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This is my first post i have been investing since 2001 it has been a slow ride and bumpy from time to time but the end results will be worth it when i get there. Of course as allows my life and hopefully my posts will point to my life in Christ. I hope you all will enjoy my journey as we do this together

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2 Dividend Increases

image Yes 2 increases on the same day, how awesome is that? To me its very awesome.

First one on Sept. 18th and the one we will start with is O. Yes the fifth raise since last year that is awesome just in itself. these raises are generally smaller but still raises. They all count though no matter how small.

Realty Income Corp:

* 98TH COMMON STOCK MONTHLY DIVIDEND INCREASE DECLARED BY REALTY INCOME

* INCREASE IN COMPANY’S COMMON STOCK MONTHLY CASH DIVIDEND TO $0.2205 PER SHARE FROM $0.22 PER SHARE.

I own 38 shares this will add $0.22 cents a year. Every dollar counts and we are counting this also.

Second raise goes to Microsoft. Lots of speculation as to how big this one was. Most were expecting a bigger increase, some were expecting a special dividend even though they said it was not going to do that. but the did raise it. Tuesday, the MSFT company’s board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 46 cents a share, up from 42 cents, for an increase of 9.5%.

Not bad but not the greatest and i will take it as it adds to my  growing

This is a 9.5% increase. I own 60 shares this will add $9.60. Every dollar counts and we are counting this also.

Unless i get an unexpected raise which those are good also this will be

MSFT $9.60

O $0.22 5th raise.

MO $59.60

MGIC $3.42

Main $6.30

DUK $5.55

BAC-$27.36

O-$.192   4th raise for this year

Flo – $3.61

AAPL- 32.38

XOM-  $26.4

O- $.192

MO $18.97

PPL $2.88

PEG $32.64

WMT .79

KO $1.27

CVX .32

OHI $5.92

O- $1.08

announced 2017 effective 2018

T $2.028

O-.0825

2018-total raises is $240.73

Have you had any raises lately?

August Dividend Report

image My favorite time of the month is here when we start reading peoples dividend reports and see how great you guys did and compute mine so we can see how I did. This month is no exception September is here Pumpkin spice coffee is already at SBUX and is probably best thrown in the trash after you order it but none the less another month is in the books.

August was the first full month that my sharebuilder account had been transferred over to Merrill Edge. So now while its hard to say its now a  Merrill Edge account.

Along with my bigger purchase of KDP earlier in the month which I wrote about I alo purchased a smaller amount of VOD on August 20th for 5 shares with a price of $22.97 for a total of $114.85, commission free. This buy adds $8.75 to my forward dividends. Small buys count  also and I want every dollar to count so we are. smaller buys we will  describe here unless i make a few of them throughout a week.

Continue reading “August Dividend Report”

Dividend Increase MO

image Yes today was the big day the big increase. And it was no slouch.

Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA (cigarettes), UST (smokeless), John Middleton (cigars), Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, NuMark Corp (vapor) & Philip Morris Capital Corp. PMUSA enjoys a 51% share of the US cigarette market, led by its top cigarette brand Marlboro. MO also owns over 10% of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer. In March 2008 it spun off its int’l cigarette business to shareholders.

Altria Group Inc. said late Thursday its board of directors has approved a 14% increase to the cigarette maker’s quarterly dividend to 80 cents a share from 70 cents a share. The dividend is payable Oct. 10 to shareholders of record Sept. 14, Altria said.

I have had larger increase with less shares but this one is one of the biggest in terms of dollar wise i have ever had hopefully a i can get a few other companies up like this, LOL.

I own 149 shares of Altria so this gives me an increase of $14.90 per quarter or $59.60 per year. when you add the earlier increase in it comes out to an astounding $78.57 a year raise

 

This is a 14% increase. I own 149 shares this will add $59.60. Every dollar counts and we are counting this also.

MO $59.60

MGIC $3.42

Main $6.30

DUK $5.55

BAC-$27.36

O-$.192   4th raise for this year

Flo – $3.61

AAPL- 32.38

XOM-  $26.4

O- $.192

MO $18.97

PPL $2.88

PEG $32.64

WMT .79

KO $1.27

CVX .32

OHI $5.92

O- $1.08

announced 2017 effective 2018

T $2.028

O-.0825

2018-total raises is $230.91

Have you had any raises lately?

Buy #13 KDP

On Tuesday Aug  8 I made another buy.  It was KDP and it was my second buy of KDP. this becomes my 13th buy  this year.

KDP is a leading producer of 1) specialty coffee and single-serve brewing systems available in more than 20mn homes and offices in North America. Keurig has partnerships with many global coffee, tea and cocoa brands. 2) Dr Pepper is the 3rd largest carbonated beverage producer in the US with strength in flavored (non-cola) carbonated beverages. It also has a diverse portfolio of non-carb beverages. 

This buy was for 11 shares at $23.80 a share this came at a cost of $261.80. because I am a Platinum rewards member with BAC/Merrill Edge this was a free trade. At .60  Cents a share this will add $6.60 dollars a year to my dividends.

Have you bought anything lately?

Dividend increase MGIC

Magic Software Enterprises logoAnother dividend increase. i love these as they help take back my time and time is precious. Dividend raises help you get  where you are going faster. whther its just bills paid or work part time or just the freedom to do what you want from time to time.

Declaration of Dividend for the First Half of 2018

In accordance with its dividend distribution policy, the Company’s board of directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend in the amount of $0.155 per share and in the aggregate amount of about $7.6 million, reflecting approximately 75% of its distributable profits for the first half of 2018.

The dividend is payable on September 5, 2018 to all of the Company’s shareholders of record at the close of the NASDAQ Global Select Market on August 22, 2018.

In accordance with Israeli tax law, the dividend is subject to withholding tax at source at the rate of 30% (if the recipient of the dividend is at the time of distribution or was at any time during the preceding 12-month period the holder of 10% or more of the Company’s share capital) or 25% (for all other dividend recipients) of the dividend amount payable to each shareholder of record, subject to applicable exemptions.

The dividend will be paid in US dollars on the ordinary shares of Magic Software Enterprises that are traded both on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

This is a 24% increase. I own 57 shares this will add $3.42. Every dollar counts and we are counting this also.

MGIC $3.42

Main $6.30

DUK $5.55

BAC-$27.36

O-$.192   4th raise for this year

Flo – $3.61

AAPL- 32.38

XOM-  $26.4

O- $.192

MO $18.97

PPL $2.88

PEG $32.64

WMT .79

KO $1.27

CVX .32

OHI $5.92

O- $1.08

announced 2017 effective 2018

T $2.028

O-.0825

2018-total raises is $171.31

Have you had any raises lately?

Dividend increase Main

Main Street Capital Corporation  Gotta love dividend raises as i got another one. All these raises added together sure add up whether they are big or small I love them all.

HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN) (“Main Street”) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors declared regular monthly cash dividends of $0.195 per share for each of October, November and December 2018.  These monthly dividends, which will be payable pursuant to the table below, total $0.585 per share for the fourth quarter of 2018 and represent a 2.6% increase from both the regular monthly dividends paid for the fourth quarter of 2017 and the regular monthly dividends declared for the third quarter of 2018.  Since its October 2007 initial public offering, Main Street has periodically increased the amount of its regular monthly dividends paid per share, and has never reduced its regular monthly dividend amount per share.  Including all dividends declared to date, Main Street will have paid $23.96 per share in cumulative cash dividends since its October 2007 initial public offering at $15.00 per share.

That is sweet information. While i didnt get in quite that early i have gotten a good chunk of dividends from Main. And this will help add to that.

I own 105 shares with this $.005 raise it adds $6.30 a year to my dividends.

 

Main $6.30

DUK $5.55

BAC-$27.36

O-$.192   4th raise for this year

Flo – $3.61

AAPL- 32.38

XOM-  $26.4

O- $.192

MO $18.97

PPL $2.88

PEG $32.64

WMT .79

KO $1.27

CVX .32

OHI $5.92

O- $1.08

announced 2017 effective 2018

T $2.028

O-.0825

2018-total raises is $167.96

Have you had any raises lately?

July 18 Dividend report

image As we march into August and the days remain hot. we know one thing remains constant. the constant is that of dividends hitting our account. Wether the days are hot the days are cold as they will be in a short time, wether the market is up or the market is down, we know that dividends will always be constant.

This month was no exception but it was good non the less as we keep marching on and on. 33.2 percent

This month you will have to scoll to see the chart.

As you can see i brought in $366.03 from 11 different companies. If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 31 is 92.07. That leaves me with a nice $273.96 to put towards my bills with 31 days in July we brought in $10.83 a day. Total for year now we have brought in $3168.69 which brings our total per day $14.94. total lifetime tracked dividends is $13,978. definatly seeing the results as our estimated income for this year stands at $5432 Dollars for this year. the 12 month rolling estimated dividend stands at $6154.45. you can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously.

How was your dividend haul? Did you do better than expected? Let me know in the comments below.