Stocks You May Want To Keep Forever! They Pay!

5 Stocks you may want to keep forever. 

5 stocks to build your portfolio. 

5 Stocks To Look At Now.

1.Enbridge (ENB)

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Enbridge Inc. is a Canadian multinational energy transportation company based in Calgary, Alberta. It focuses on the transportation, distribution and generation of energy, primarily in North America. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates in Canada and the United States, the longest crude oil and liquid hydrocarbons transportation system in North America. As a distributor of various fuels, it owns and operates Canada’s largest natural gas distribution network, providing distribution services in OntarioQuebecNew Brunswick and New York State.

The company was initially incorporated by Imperial Oil as Interprovincial Pipe Line Company (IPL) on April 30, 1949, after Canada’s first major oil discovery, in 1947, at Leduc, Alberta. In the same year, the company built its first oil pipeline from Leduc to Regina, Saskatchewan.. In 1950, it was expanded through Gretna, Manitoba, to Superior, Wisconsin, in the United States.To operate the United States portion of the pipeline, the Lakehead Pipe Line Company (now Enbridge Energy Partners) was created. In 1953, the pipeline was expanded to Sarnia, Ontario, and in 1956 to Toronto and Buffalo, New York

In 1953, IPL was listed on the Toronto and Montreal stock exchanges.In 1983, IPL built the Norman Wells pipeline and joined Frontier Pipeline Company.In 1986, through a series of stakes exchanges, IPL gained control of Home Oil and in 1988, it changed its name to Interhome Energy Inc. In 1991, it changed its name to Interprovincial Pipe Line Inc. 

In 1992, Interprovincial Pipe Line Inc. was acquired by Interprovincial Pipe Line System Inc., which changed its name to IPL Energy Inc. in 1994, after the acquisition of Consumers’ Gas (now Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.) and diversification into the gas distribution business. In addition, it acquired stakes in AltaGas Services and the electric utility of Cornwall, Ontario. Through the 1990s, the company expanded its gas pipeline network and acquired a stake in the Chicap oil pipeline. It also built the Athabasca Pipeline from northeastern Alberta to the main pipeline system. In 1995, the company expanded its activities outside of North America by taking a stake in the Ocensa pipeline. This stake was sold in 2009. IPL Energy became Enbridge Inc in 1998. The Enbridge name is a portmanteau from “energy” and “bridge”.

In the 2000s, Enbridge introduced several large projects. In 2006, it announced the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Project from Athabasca to Kitimat, British Columbia. The same year, it announced the Alberta Clipper pipeline project from Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, to connect oil sands production area with the existing network. This pipeline became operational in 2010. 

In 2009, Enbridge bought the Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant and expanded it up to 80 MW, which was the world’s largest photovoltaic power station at that time. 

In January 2017, Enbridge said it would acquire Midcoast Energy Partners for $170 million in cash. After the Chippewas of the Thames community filed suit against Enbridge to stop its controversial “Line 9” pipeline, in July 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada ordered the community to pay Enbridge’s legal costs. 

Merger with Spectra Energy

On September 6, 2016, Enbridge agreed to buy Spectra Energy in an all-stock deal valued at about $28 billion. Spectra, headquartered in Houston, Texas, operated in three key areas of the natural gas industry: transmission and storage, distribution, and gathering and processing. Spectra was formed in late 2006 as a spin-off from Duke Energy. Spectra owned the Texas Eastern Pipeline (TETCo), a major natural gas pipeline transporting gas from the Gulf of Mexico coast in Texas to the New York City area; TETCo was one of the largest pipeline systems in the United States. Spectra also operated three oil pipelinesnumerous other gas pipelines and was proposing to build still 3 more gas pipelines in the U.S. The merger was completed on February 27, 2017.

Pays Consistent Dividends. SEE DIVIDEND HISTORY

Distributable cash flow per share grew by 20% Strong operating results and new projects put into service translated into a 20% increase in distributable cash flow (DCF) to $4.42/share. We also increased our 2019 dividend by 10% to $2.95/share, which marks our 24th consecutive year of dividend increases. 

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3. Texas Instrument (TXN)

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Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) is an American technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally. Its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas, United States. TI is one of the top ten semiconductor companies worldwide, based on sales volume. Texas Instruments’s focus is on developing analog chips and embedded processors, which accounts for more than 80% of their revenue. TI also produces TI digital light processing (DLP) technology and education technology products including calculators, microcontrollers and multi-core processors. To date, TI has more than 43,000 patents worldwide. 

Texas Instruments emerged in 1951 after a reorganization of Geophysical Service Incorporated, a company founded in 1930 that manufactured equipment for use in the seismic industry, as well as defense electronics. TI produced the world’s first commercial silicon transistor in 1954, and designed and manufactured the first transistor radio in 1954. Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958 while working at TI’s Central Research Labs. TI also invented the hand-held calculator in 1967, and introduced the first single-chip microcontroller (MCU) in 1970, which combined all the elements of computing onto one piece of silicon. 

In 1987, TI invented the digital light processing device (also known as the DLP chip), which serves as the foundation for the company’s award-winning DLP technology and DLP Cinema. In 1990, TI came out with the popular TI-81 calculator which made them a leader in the graphing calculator industry. In 1997, its defense business was sold to Raytheon, which allowed TI to strengthen its focus on digital solutions. After the acquisition of National Semiconductor in 2011, the company had a combined portfolio of nearly 45,000 analog products and customer design tools, making it the world’s largest maker of analog technology components.

Texas Instruments was founded by Cecil H. GreenJ. Erik JonssonEugene McDermott, and Patrick E. Haggerty in 1951. McDermott was one of the original founders of Geophysical Service Inc. (GSI) in 1930. McDermott, Green, and Jonsson were GSI employees who purchased the company in 1941. In November, 1945, Patrick Haggerty was hired as general manager of the Laboratory and Manufacturing (L&M) division, which focused on electronic equipment. By 1951, the L&M division, with its defense contracts, was growing faster than GSI’s Geophysical division. The company was reorganized and initially renamed General Instruments Inc. Because there already existed a firm named General Instrument, the company was renamed Texas Instruments that same year. From 1956 to 1961, Fred Agnich of Dallas, later a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, was the Texas Instruments president. Geophysical Service, Inc. became a subsidiary of Texas Instruments. Early in 1988 most of GSI was sold to the Halliburton Company.

Pays consistent Dividend. SEE DIVIDEND HISTORY>>>

4.Travelers insurance, The Travelers Companies (TRV)

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The Travelers Companies, Inc., commonly known as Travelers, is an American insurance company. It is the second largest writer of U.S. commercial property casualty insurance and the third largest writer of U.S. personal insurance through independent agents. Travelers is incorporated in Minnesota, with headquarters in New York City and its largest office in Hartford, Connecticut. Travelers also maintains a large office in St. Paul, Minnesota. It has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since June 8, 2009. 

The company has field offices in every U.S. state, plus operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore, China, Canada, and Brazil. Travelers ranked No. 106 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations with total revenue of $28.9 billion. 

Travelers, through its subsidiaries and approximately 14,000 independent agents and brokers, provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals. The company offers insurance through three segments:

  • Personal Insurance, which includes home, auto and other insurance products for individuals
  • Business Insurance, which includes a broad array of property and casualty insurance and insurance-related services in the United States
  • Bond and Specialty Insurance, which includes surety, crime, and financial liability businesses which primarily use credit-based underwriting processes, as well as property and casualty products that are predominantly marketed on an international basis.

TRV pays a consistent Dividend. See DIVIDEND HISTORY>>>>

for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 (from the 10K Filed 2/22/2019) TRV COMPANY WROTE>>

Other revenue decreased by $248 million primarily due to custom ASIC products and the recognition of royalties in OI&E instead of revenue, which began in the first quarter of 2017. Operating profit decreased by $150 million.

Financial condition

At the end of 2018, total cash (cash and cash equivalents plus short-term investments) was $4.23 billion, a decrease of $236 million from the end of 2017.

Accounts receivable were $1.21 billion, a decrease of $71 million compared with the end of 2017. Days sales outstanding at the end of 2018 were 29 compared with 31 at the end of 2017.

Inventory was $2.22 billion, an increase of $260 million from the end of 2017. Days of inventory at the end of 2018 were 152 compared with 134 at the end of 2017.

Liquidity and capital resources

Our primary source of liquidity is cash flow from operations. Additional sources of liquidity are cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and a variable rate, revolving credit facility. Cash flows from operating activities for 2018 were $7.19 billion, an increase of $1.83 billion from 2017. This increase was due to higher net income, which benefited from a lower effective tax rate.

Our revolving credit facility is with a consortium of investment-grade banks and allows us to borrow up to $2 billion until March 2023. This credit facility also serves as support for the issuance of commercial paper. As of December 31, 2018, our credit facility was undrawn, and we had no commercial paper outstanding.

Investing activities for 2018 used $78 million compared with $1.13 billion in 2017. Capital expenditures were $1.13 billion compared with $695 million in 2017 and were primarily for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in both periods. We had sales of short-term investments, net of purchases, that provided cash proceeds of $1.07 billion compared with purchases of short-term investments, net of sales, that used cash of $460 million in 2017. We received $9 million from asset sales compared with $40 million in 2017.

Financing activities for 2018 used $6.33 billion compared with $3.73 billion in 2017. In 2018, we received net proceeds of $1.50 billion from the issuance of fixed-rate, long-term debt and retired maturing debt of $500 million. In 2017, we received net proceeds of $ 1.10 billion from the issuance of fixed-rate, long-term debt and retired maturing debt of $625 million. Dividends paid in 2018 were $2.56 billion compared with $2.10 billion in 2017, reflecting an increase in the dividend rate, partially offset by fewer sh ares outstanding. We used $5.10 billion to repurchase 49.5 million shares of our common stock compared with $2.56 billion used in 2017 to repurchase 30.6 million shares. Employee exercises of stock options provided cash proceeds of $373 million compared wi th $483 million in 2017.

We had $2.44 billion of cash and cash equivalents and $1.80 billion of short-term investments as of December 31, 2018. We believe we have the necessary financial resources and operating plans to fund our working capital needs, capital expenditures, dividend and debt-related payments, and other business requirements for at least the next 12 months.

TRV pays a consistent Dividend. See DIVIDE

Travelers insurance company dividend history 2017 2018

Stock Number 5>>>> (NYSE:DIS)

Disney stock pays. it’s dividends.

5. The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

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The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Walt Disney is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world’s largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, ahead of NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia, Disney was originally founded on October 16, 1923 by brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio; it also operated under the names The Walt Disney Studio and Walt Disney Productions before officially changing its name to The Walt Disney Company in 1986. The company established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks.

Since the 1980s, Disney has created and acquired corporate divisions in order to market more mature content than is typically associated with its flagship family-oriented brands. The company is known for its film studio division, Walt Disney Studios, which includes Walt Disney PicturesDisneynatureWalt Disney Animation StudiosPixarMarvel StudiosLucasfilm20th Century FoxFox Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios. Disney’s other main divisions are Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Disney Media Networks, and Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. Disney also owns and operates the ABC broadcast network; cable television networks such as Disney ChannelESPNFreeformFXNational Geographic network, and A&E Networks; publishing, merchandising, music, and theater divisions; and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a group of 14 theme parks around the world.

The company has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1991. Cartoon character Mickey Mouse, created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, is one of the world’s most recognizable characters, and serves as the company’s official mascot.

The Walt Disney Company operates four primary business units, which it calls “business segments”: Studio EntertainmentMedia NetworksDirect-to-Consumer & International, and Parks, Experiences & Products, which includes the company’s theme parkscruise line, travel-related assets, consumer products and publishing divisions.  Studio Entertainment includes the company’s primary business unit, The Walt Disney Studios, which includes its film, music recording label, and theatrical divisions. Media Networks includes ESPN, Inc. and Walt Disney Television, and consists of the company’s broadcast, cable, radio and publishing and digital businesses.  The Direct-To-Consumer division includes digital subscription streaming services and international holdings. Marvel Entertainment is also a direct CEO reporting business, while its financial results are primarily divided between the Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products segments. 

The company’s main entertainment holdings include the Walt Disney StudiosDisney Music GroupDisney Theatrical GroupWalt Disney TelevisionRadio DisneyESPN Inc.Disney InteractiveDisney Consumer ProductsDisney India Ltd.The Muppets StudioPixarMarvel EntertainmentMarvel Studios20th Century FoxUTV Software CommunicationsLucasfilm, and Disney Digital Network. The company’s resorts and diversified related holdings include Walt Disney Parks and ResortsWalt Disney WorldDisneyland ResortTokyo Disney ResortDisneyland ParisHong Kong Disneyland ResortShanghai Disney ResortDisney Vacation ClubDisney Cruise Line, and Adventures by Disney.

Disney Media Networks

Disney Media Networks division operates the company’s various television networkscable channels, associated production and distribution companies and owned and operated television stations. Media Networks also manages Disney’s interest in its joint venture with Hearst Communications for A+E Networks (50%) and ESPN Inc. (80%). It is the only division with two leaders or “co-chairs”: the presidents of ESPN and Walt Disney Television

Revenue US$59.434 billion (2018)
Operating income US$15.706 billion (2018)
Net income US$12.598 billion (2018)
Total assets US$98.598 billion (2018)
Total equity US$52.832 billion (2018)
Number of employees201,000 (September 30, 2018)

The Walt Disney Company News

RECENTLY dis Disney in the News. 

  • Dis is appears to be in an uptrend as Disney shares rocketed more than 10% on 4/12/19 morning to a record high after the company released details of its new streaming service, Disney Plus.
  • The company says the entire “Star Wars” series and the first 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” will be available to stream at launch.
  • Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox will develop a powerhouse picture studio system.
  • Disney’s studio, the greater of the two, nevertheless will find opportunity in converting Fox to their own image. 

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See DIS Disney Dividend history Here.

On July 28th2018 The Walt Disney Company DIS, Board of Directors announced a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.88 per share, payable January 10, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 10, 2018. The Company last paid a semi-annual dividend of $0.84 per share. DIS Disney Dividend history Here.

Disney Dis 4 year chart 2015-2019

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