Recent Sell- Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) and Norfolk Southern (NSC) 7

Hello my precious readers! Just wanted to give you a quick update. Today I sold out Canadian Natural Resources and Norfolk Southern.

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1. Canadian Natural Resources


Canadian Natural Resources is probably one of the best oil&gas companies in Canada but I wanted to reduce oil&gas exposure and take the sweet capital gain. As you know I have been buying quite a bit of oil&gas companies or oil&gas servicing companies for a while since the oil crash and I feel that 30% of gain is good enough for me to exit. I may repurchase it again if the price gets attractive but until then I will look for other companies for now.



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Sold 122 shares at $37.12 less 9.99 commission netted $4,518.65. Including dividend of $84.18 during last 7 months of holding, total gain is $1,104.14 which is about 32%. I will take it 🙂



2. Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern is one of my favorite companies. Well… it is a railway and due to its monopolistic servicing power and high entry to barrier, the company made so many investors very rich over time. I am sadden to let it go but I needed some US dollars to buy more attractively priced companies which I will post when purchases are made. So long Norfolk. It has been great. I will buy back when opportunity knocks again.



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Sold 34 shares at $90.20 less 9.99 commission netted $3,056.74. Including dividend of $40.12 during last 9 months of holding, total gain is $308.25 which is about 11%. I will take it 🙂

That’s it for today! Stay tuned to see what I purchase with the new capital!


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7 thoughts on “Recent Sell- Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) and Norfolk Southern (NSC)

  • DivHut

    I don’t think I recall a time when reading about so many sales among the dividend bloggers and this is the first time I read about a rail sale. I know many in the DGI community love the rail stocks even though they are going through a rough patch these days. Look forward to seeing where you deploy this money.

    • Be Smart Rich Post author

      I totally agree with you. I hated to sell Norfolk Southern but I had to for a stock that was punished even more severely. I will buy back Norfolk again for sure in a near future. The currency isn’t favorable at the time so I have very limited access to US stocks. Thanks for your comments DivHut! Much appreciated!


    • Be Smart Rich Post author

      I like oil stocks as they were punished hard lately but I agree oil stocks shouldn’t be solid long term investments with a few exceptions (Exxon and Chevron). They are for trades. I believe 30% of capital gain with some dividends for 7 months of holding is a good number for me to sell it off. Will buy again if the stock gets punished again!


  • Jeff

    Excellent sells BSR!

    Oil definitely made a rally as of lately. Too bad I got rid of my oil stocks at the early stages of the rally. Are you hoarding cash now?

    • Be Smart Rich Post author

      Oil made a rally for sure. It will go up eventually to $100 level someday but I figured $1,000 gain is a good number for me to crystallize. I was very hesitant to sell Norfolk Southern but I figured GILD is a better opportunity at this time. I have about $12K of cash to deploy however still hasn’t found a good investment yet. I will patiently wait for now on the side line with the cash.