2018 buy number 5 and dividend hike XOM

image Yes the big double a buy and dividend hike on the same day i knew  the hike was getting close but not sure when it would happen.

When my mom gave me her Morgan Stanley  account, it came with $2,000 dollars in  cash wich earns a paltry bit of interest. of course i missed the episode a few weeks ago where it dropped to $73. something. It may go up more it may drop more im not really trying to time the market but when i looked this morning and seen that XOM was $78.05 I had to pull that trigger.

A little about XOM.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) is the largest of the vertically integrated oil majors, as well as the largest publicly-traded corporation in the world by revenue. It was created on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. The company has several divisions and hundreds of affiliates, including Exxon Mobil, Exxon, Esso, and Mobil.

The firm generates the majority of its income from liquid and natural gas sales, with earnings of $19.7 billion in 2017. The geographical diversity of Exxon Mobil’s exploration and production (E&P) activities make it less vulnerable to the regional production uncertainties that plague the industry. The company is also an international leader in the downstream refining industry with over 5,000 owned/leased retail stations and 4.9 million barrels per day of refining capacity at the end of 2017.

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Stock gifts

Gotta love gifts right? well this one i sure do awhile back my mom started the process to gift me her stocks. 2 of them went through today. total account value of these are $13,547.84 total account value it includes 113 shares of Exxon Mobil and 48 shares of PPL. also included was 2,000.00 in cash.  Its through Morgan Stanley. they have account fees and higher buy and sell fees but  will keep the stocks in there and add money here and there till i get a good amount then make a big purchase and keep doing that.  My plan is that each of my nieces and nephew will take over an account so they will all get a nice chunk of money.  This will add $424.00 dollars a year to my dividends. Forward 12 month dividends sit at $4,535.47. Slowly but surely moving up. I have one more gift stock left it is through a different service so once i get online access i will update. 

Have you had any gifts?

Disclaimer: Long all stocks mentioned