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|Subject: Re: VZ - hold or sell?||Date: 10/12/2013 1:40 PM|
|Author: Rayvt||Number: 73500 of 75383|
If you bought in 2005 do you know what your yield on it is? You might investigate that before you sell it all. I would bet that it is yielding pretty high. The stock is not overvalued and a pretty safe stock in my opinion.
Verison's yield is 4.50%, regardless of when you bought it. http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=vz
Whether a stock is "overvalued" and/or "pretty safe" are just opinions -- which have no bearing on the matter. As far as keeping a stock like VZ untouched for 15 years ..... take a look at Nokia. That's a high-risk industry.
The biggest issue I see is the risk, as AJ noted. 15% (30K of 180+30) of your portfolio in one company is much too risky.
Taking a quick look, from Jan'05 to now, the price-only (excluding dividends) gains are: VZ 40%, SPY 40%, FCNTX 63%.
Both SPY and FCNTX are lower risk than VZ, since they both contain hundreds of stocks.
With dividends reinvested, these are:
VZ 103% (indeed, doubled)
So not only has Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX) approximately matched VZ, but it contains 300+ stocks, not just one. Much less risky.
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