This was the first increase, its my first from Wlagreens also.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq:WBA) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 45.75 cents per share, an increase of 4 percent. The increased dividend is payable September 12, 2019 to stockholders of record as of August 20, 2019, and raises the annual rate from $1.76 per share to $1.83 per share. This marks the 44th consecutive year that Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have raised the dividend.
Since i own 24 shares of WBA this will add $1.68 a year. 4 percent is a decent raise. It beats inflation so that is a very good thing.
The second dividend increase was from R and it was also my first dividend from them.
The Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today July 11, 2019 declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.56 per share of common stock, to be paid on September 20, 2019, to shareholders of record on August 19, 2019. This dividend reflects an increase of $0.02 from the $0.54 cash dividend that Ryder had been paying since July 2018.
This is Ryder’s 172nd consecutive quarterly cash dividend – marking more than 43 years of uninterrupted dividend payments. this increase is 3.7 percent increase.
Since i own 24 shares of R this will add $3.12 a year. 3.7 percent is a raise. It beats inflation so that is a very good thing.
The third dividend was Delta and its also my first dividend raise from them. The Board of Directors today July 11, 2019 declared a quarterly dividend of $0.4025 per share, an increase of 15% over previous levels. This marks the sixth consecutive increase in Delta’s dividend since it was established in 2013. The September quarter dividend will be payable to shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 25, 2019, to be paid on August 15, 2019.
Since i own 26 shares of DAL this will add $5.46 a year. 15 percent is a kick butt raise. It beats inflation by a long shot, so that is a very good thing.
I am still well short of my goal of $270 dollars in dividend raises this year but am ahead of last year by a few dollars at this point. I have added to other positions which will position me nicely for some hopefully good dividend raises next year.
Every raise i gets puts me closer to the goal of having everything paid for by dividends, when this happens i will be financially free
The portfolio page has been updated with these changes which you can see here.
Main $6.48 2nd raise
O $.228 3rd raise
O $2.052 2nd raise
2019 total increases $174.96
Have you had any raises lately?