Unfortunately the amount of this fresh capital was not as large as it should have been, but that's because we spent some time in the city of London. It's a great place to be, although it's not very cheap.
We did the usual sightseeing and went to one of the most succesful musicals ever: Les Miserable.
A very exciting experience! We had a great time.
In the midst of all this, I'm in the process of buying my first apartment!
More about that soon, as it is not yet finalized.
Let's get back to business!
Wells Fargo & co (WFC)
Buy 12 shares @ $51.32 at 9/30/2015
During the Great Recession the entire financial sector took a big hit and WFC was no exception. The stock went from $39 to $8 in a matter of months.
|WFC stock price during the Great Recession (source: Google Finance)|
|WFC stock price after 2008 (source: Google Finance)|
The impact of the recession is also shown in the graph below, which shows the dividend payouts of WFC from 2002 until now.
This graph leads to the following DGR numbers.
With an earnings per share of $4.11 and a very small payout ratio of 36.54%, there should be more than enough room for WFC to grow their business and their dividends to the $0.52 per quarter they once paid. The low forward P/E of 12.49 is just another metric of showing this potential.
I can definitely see why Warren Buffet has so many of shares of this great company.
What do you think of this purchase?
Thanks for reading!