Moving on with the LOYAL3 stock picks, I’m resorting to some help from a trusted financial expert. Well, not really a financial expert but an expert in toys. My current list of LOYAL3 stocks is down to 6 potential picks and 2 of those are toy/game companies. I want my final list to have a little diversification so either MAT or HAS has to go. Both companies seem to have respectable, dividend-paying stocks. I’m pulling in my son, an expert in toys/games, to help me make this difficult decision. Logo recognition is huge in the commercial world so I let my son pick which company he’d like to own by showing him a list of companies’ logos from LOYAL3’s website. He looked at the list thoughtfully and ultimately chose Hasbro over Mattel. Sorry Mattel, but you and your awesome 3.93% dividend yield have to go.
So, how did my son do with picking Hasbro? Is he a Warren Buffet in the making? Or has Hasbro’s marketing seeped into his brain better than Mattel’s? Let’s take a look at HAS:
– 7 stock splits since 1977
– Since 1977 they’ve paid dividends every year except 1980
– Current yield is just above 3%
– 10-yr growth of approximately 204%
– 20-yr growth of approximately 259%
– 30-yr growth of approximately 2425%
Overall, a very solid stock over the last 30 years.
My list now has 5 stocks left: UL, HAS, MCD, TGT, KO. Honestly, I could probably randomly pick any 2 of these remaining stocks and do well in the long-term.