So in a 1 million portfolio for instance one stock could. You d need over 15 000 shares of the alerian fund or 5 800 shares of at t stock.
That s at a solid 6 dividend yield but just a 0 60 per share annual payout.
How many shares do you need to make money. How much to invest for dividends. Most experts say that if you are going to invest in individual stocks you should ultimately try to have at least 10 to 15 different stocks in your portfolio to properly diversify your holdings. If you acquired 100 shares for 2 500 you would be buying 272 in annual profit plus whatever future growth or losses the company generated.
Similarly rather than buying a few dozen stocks to hedge risk it s still better to concentrate on no more than eight to 10 stocks. On the lower end you d need 2 100 shares of 3m at that 177 price and the 5 76 per share in annual dividends. Each share of stock in harrison fudge is allocated 2 72 of the company s profit 1 million profit divided by 440 000 shares.
This figure is known as the earnings per share eps.