We highlighted in an earlier postthat DMP would be built, primarily around dividend investing. The core of DMP is made up of 5 stocks, namely ONGC, Clariant Chemicals (I) Ltd., Balmer Lawrie & Company, Graphite India, Tata Investment Corp Ltd. And let us confess. We did receive a few brickbats about our stock selection for forming the core of DMP. So here we would like to offer a few thoughts –
- These 5 stocks are selected on basis of our (not your) risk appetite.
- These stocks have been selected for long term (10+ years) and not for trading on daily or even monthly basis.
- We do not expect these to be multibaggers. Though we would love them if they become one.
- Selecting these 5 stocks in core does not rule out any further addition to core in future.
- These stocks do not disturb our sleep at night.
- We may or may not be comfortable with stocks current price.
- We are comfortable and very happy with present dividend policy and consistency of these 5 stocks.
As you can see in above table, all 5 stocks have been consistent dividend payers for last 5 and 10 years.
But at present, multiples at which Clariant Chemicals (I) Ltd is trading are not cheap. A P/E of 17.5 is much above our liking and so is P/BV of 3.3 (Read a good analysis on Clariant at SN). As far as we are concerned, we would start accumulating once the stock comes down on these parameters. Tata Investments is primarily an investor in famous Tata companies which include cyclicals like Tata Motors and Tata Steel. Current P/E of 15.4 is not to our liking and we would rather wait before further buying.
Part from these 5, we also proposed 7 large cap stocks in DMP. Though we picked these stocks for their stability, a good and regular dividend payout can be an added advantage.
BHEL, NTPC, BOB and NHPC have quite tempting dividend yields considering the fact that initially, we picked them for their large capitalization and stability
(Note- NHPC has not been as stable as we would have liked and has been consistently falling after its IPO. But we feel that at CMP of 18, it can be a decent bet for long term.)
As far as growth stocks are concerned (Yes Bank, Cairn India, GSPL & Sterlite Industries), we don’t expect such stocks to pay dividends (consistent or not) for a few years as they are in growth phases and would be reinvesting money in their own businesses.
Dead Monk’s Disclaimer – No matter how careful we are, as an investor, we will never be able to eliminate the risk of being wrong.
PS – Please do check ‘Stock Screeners’ in widget area on right side. These can be good starting points for shortlisting good stocks.
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