- HD - HD has held its dividend constant at $0.225/share for the last six quarters, and I suspect it will continue for at least one more quarter. That's ok if you have a double-digit yield, but at 3+% I expect more. This stock is currently "On The Shelf".
- WMT - Unlike HD, WMT raised its dividend at the appointed time, but at 8.0% it wasn't enough to keep my model smiling. At the current yield and a lower growth rate the NPV MMA Diff. is now negative. WMT is no longer a buy but is also "On The Shelf".
- STI - As noted in an earlier post, I am holding too many different bank stock (6) and I am looking to sell 2-3 of them. From a total return standpoint STI is my worst performer of all income stocks that I hold, which has put it "On The Shelf".
- MTB - Ditto STI above. From a total return standpoint, MTB is my second-worst performer of all income stocks that I hold, which too has put it "On The Shelf".
- SFI - Within my income investments, SFI is by far my most risky investment. This is reflected in its ~20% yield. SFI is normally above-average when it comes to volatility, but recently, its volatility has been especially high. SFI is currently not "On The Shelf", but I am watching it closely.
Full Disclosure: At the time of this writing, I own shares of all the above-mentioned stocks.
What are your 5 least-favorite stocks in your portfolio?