August Purchase

Hello everyone, today I wanted to share with you a purchase I made last week. I decided to add to a position I already hold instead of adding another stock to the portfolio. When looking at what stock to buy, I looked at the tech sector which is one of my weakest sectors of my portfolio. The purchase was made in my Tax Free Savings Account so my two options were Enghouse and Open Text.

I didn’t have a preference to which stock to buy as I like them both. One thing I did notice that Open Text’s share price had fallen to $58 from $61.50 I thought this was a good price to buy at so I executed the trade.

Open Text Profile

Open Text Corporation provides a suite of software products and services. The company offers content services; business network that manages and connects data within the organization; Cyber Resilience, a solution for defending against cyber threats and preparing for business continuity and response in the event of a breach; OpenText security solutions that addresses information security and digital investigations; AI and analytics that leverages structured or unstructured data; and OpenText Information Management software platform that provides multi-level, multi-role, and multi context security information platforms. It also offers digital process automation, which enables organizations to transform into digital data-driven businesses through automation; Customer Experience Management, a set of processes used to track customer interactions throughout the customer journey; and Discovery suite that provides forensics and unstructured data analytics for searching, collecting, and investigating enterprise data to manage legal obligations and risk. In addition, the company offers customer support programs that include access to software upgrades, a knowledge base, discussions, product information, and an online mechanism to post and review trouble tickets. Further, it provides professional services, such as consulting and learning services relating to the implementation, training, and integration of its licensed product offerings, as well as cloud services. The company serves organizations, enterprise companies, mid-market companies, and public sector agencies worldwide. It has strategic partnerships with SAP SE, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Salesforce.com Corporation, Google Cloud, Amazon AWS, Accenture plc, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Tata Consultancy Services, ATOS, ATOS International S.A.S., Capgemini Technology Services SAS, and Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corp.

(Source: Yahoo Finance)

I was able to buy 8 additional shares with this purchase at a price of $57.99 per share. This was the exact same price I paid for the stock in June. Open Text has a dividend yield of 1.63% and pays a quarterly dividend of $0.1746. With this purchase my quarterly income will rise $1.40 and annually by $5.60.

Thanks

Matthew

15 thoughts on “August Purchase

  1. I never heard of this company before. Just when I thought I had a good pulse on all dividend stocks I learn about a new one. A little too low of a yield for me to consider these days. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great to see you revisiting your strategy and adding more and more tech sector despite low dividend yield . Although tech names are all time high I believe cautiously adding companies like Otex, Enghouse won’t let you regret in the long run. i myself started adding tech names in late 2018 after getting a bit tired with only dividend growth strategy. This is also after factoring my age/income and overall financial situation. I felt like the opportunity cost was enormous when only focusing on divided growth while living and working in canada (country full of house lust). In any case i am not discouraging dividend growth investment but just stressing on importance of looking into all possible investment opportunities depending on where you live. I still hold 90 % of my portfolio in divided stocks . Since late 2018 I started adding growth names despite low yield or no yield like apple, microsoft, Facebook, Baba and shopify and they all have been great performers . Thus far 19% of portfolio is on tech sector I added Otex in June this year and a bit scared to add tech names right now, goal is to have 25% tech exposure (mostly mature dividend paying tech names with growth if all possible). Thank you for sharing your purchase . Good luck!

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