UPS Stock

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by Kounter Klockwize, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. I know we get a %5 discount and the yield is pretty solid, and there is a $10000.00 is the max to contribute in one full year.
    What I would like to know, is can you buy more shares at regular stock cost after contributing $10000.00 max %5 for the year and still have the stock money come out of your check to purchase additional shares?
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    No I don't think so but SERIOUSLY ... why would you want to?

    Don't put that much in UPS.

    No one should put more than 10% of their investments in any one stock.

    Also, consider how much your pension and retiree insurance is dependent on UPS.

    Nothing against UPS but it's just another stock priced at the whim of the market - diversification.
     
  3. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Hoke is being overly generous with the 10% benchmark.
    5% is a more prudent approach.
     
  4. my investments are pretty diversified. and I have a few bucks of overflow cash at the end of the year. Ups is a very good tool to use as investments. ups and fdx are never going anywhere in my lifetime. ups will make %50 more earned profits in the next 5 years. If it was any other company than ups and fdx I will agree with you on %10 invst on your own company all daylong. ups is a very special company.
     
  5. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    ups is a very special company.

    Yep,
    That is why UPS stock is only 1.75% of my portfolio.
     
  6. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    The market is open from 9:30-4:00 eastern time. You can buy all you want.
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    There is nothing special about UPS as an investment in publicly traded companies.
     
  8. upsoldtimer

    upsoldtimer Member

    …."UPS is a very special company." You can say that again! Good bet that the dividend will be increased in very near future to get yield back up due to current share price. That is going to be sweet baby!
     
  9. Benben

    Benben Active Member

    IMO yield is not the driving factor. Increased divi amount is the critical aspect!

    Let me elaborate. Keeping a yield constant is not the goal. Keeping a yield at say 3% is not enticing to DGI investors. The market can tumble (2009) and the company can slash divi's and still maintain 3%. A DGI investor looks at the company's history of increasing dividends. Companies that increase divi's every year, regardless of market tantrums, are the cream of the crop! Look, the market will always go up (given the proper time frame) but if it goes up at the same rate as inflation it becomes a zero-sum game. When you increase the divi's every year you beat inflation and that's DGI in a nutshell.

    If you want more information check out Seeking Alpha!
     
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  10. upsoldtimer

    upsoldtimer Member

    Works for me baby.....keep on increasing those dividends!
     
  11. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    If you are just looking for divys the are better animals out there. Example lower PE higher yields.
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Agree ... there is not a stock in my portfolio that does not pay better % Yield than UPS.
     
  13. upsoldtimer

    upsoldtimer Member

    UPS divys are just fine for me....no wish to pay the 15% capital gains at this point......I roll with what I know baby....
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Whatever floats your boat ... I try to maximize ROI.
     
  15. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    I sold all my UPS in 09-10. It was yielding almost 10% (roi). I rolled it into LVS. Now it's earnig almost 20% roi). But at sometime it's time to sell, after all its just a piece of paper. If you arn't paying taxes, you arn't making any money.
     
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  16. upsoldtimer

    upsoldtimer Member

    Well between my pension and my divys I have a 6 figure retirement income and won't even have to touch the 401K until required by law. That makes me one happy old timer baby....
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and yet you can't afford teeth....
     
  18. upsoldtimer

    upsoldtimer Member

    Hey
    Hey....don't knock gumming your food until you try it baby.....teeth are overrated...
     
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Sold 200 shares in September. Now I get to pay taxes on a 14k profit.
     
  20. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    14k is a nice paycheck....and no union dues.