-ADM: A lot of savvy investors have been looking closely at ADM the past few months. The share price has eroded to the point where it is trading below book value. I'm really not very familiar with Archer Daniels Midland, but know they have a long streak of dividend increases. I'll start monitoring ADM and learn more as I go.
-BDX: I'm looking to add one more stock from the healthcare sector. BDX is a dividend champion in the business of manufacturing medical instruments. Quite a few dividend growth investors like BDX, I would consider a purchase at a higher yield. I require a minimum of 2.75% yield at purchase. All it would take is a dividend increase and a lower price. This stock will likely sit on my watch list for a long time. I want to start monitoring it and become more familiar with the company.
-HRS: I am employed as a satellite technician in the US Army. We use a lot of Harris products, more than any other DOD supplier/contractor I can think of. In the past I wasn't a fan of HRS because the Harris equipment we currently use is old technology. Newer and better technology is available right now. The bottom line is the Army will continue to use the old Harris equipment because it's extremely reliable and already paid for. Reliability is key in the communications field. You don't want to lose comms and piss off some General. Anyways about a month ago a couple Harris technicians visited our site to fix a few things and train us. Obviously I used this as an opportunity to learn more about a possible portfolio candidate. What I discovered is that HRS is currently working on replacing/upgrading most of the systems at fixed satellite terminals. This is going to be a huge project down the road and likely good for dividend growth.
-NNN: This is a REIT with a nice yield and a history of dividend increases. The ticker "NNN" refers to the triple net lease structure. Basically this means the tenants are required to maintain the property, pay the insurance, and pay the taxes. National Retail Properties (and most other REITs) just sit back and collect rent/lease fees. I'm starting to look at REITs from other industries besides healthcare.
-PSX: I sold my tiny PSX position a week or two ago. I still like Phillips 66 and will continue to monitor it.
-SNH: I became a shareholder.
-WR: Seriously doubt I'd ever buy this one.