MAIN Dividend increase

Related image Another dividend raise to report and yes i like it. Main is going to raise its divividend and do away with its supplemental dividends so i expect the December supplemental will be smaller yet but thats ok more money in my pocket sooner.

HOUSTON, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) (“Main Street”) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors declared regular monthly cash dividends of $0.205 per share for each of July, August and September 2019.  These monthly dividends, which will be payable pursuant to the table below, total $0.615 per share for the third quarter of 2019 and represent a 7.9% increase from the regular monthly dividends paid for the third quarter of 2018 and a 2.5% increase from the regular monthly dividends declared for the second quarter of 2019.

This is a nice increase from last year. I could live with these $.005 dividend raises every quarter for a long time. LOL

Since i own 108 shares of Main I will get  $6.48 a year. A small dividend raise but  someday it will turn into something bigger.

So what does this mean for me? It means more money in my pocket or to be used to buy another stock. Who does not like more money.

Main $6.48 2nd raise

APTS $.35

AAPL $12.90

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $116.16

Have you had any raises lately?

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APTS dividend Increase

 

Another Dividend increase this one albeit a small one and very small but they all add up over time. Lets see what i got.

Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:APTS), or PAC, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.2625 per share for the second quarter of 2019.  This is an increase of $0.0025 per share or approximately 1.0% over the prior quarterly dividend rate of $0.26 per share paid to common stockholders for the first quarter of 2019 and an increase of $0.0075 per share or approximately 2.9% over the dividend rate of $0.255 paid to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2018.  This also represents an annualized dividend growth rate of 13.8% since our first dividend following PAC’s IPO in April 2011.  The dividend is payable on July 15, 2019 to all common stockholders of record as of June 14, 2019.

Since i own 35 shares of APTS I will get .35 cents a year. A small dividend raise but  someday it will turn into something bigger.

So what does this mean for me? It means more money in my pocket or to be used to buy another stock. Who does not like more money.

APTS $.35

AAPL $12.90

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $109.68

Have you had any raises lately?

April 2019 Dividends

image Awesome April has come and gone and left us with some dividends to count And counting we will do. as we need to figure out how much dividends we got. The best thing about dividends are they come in no matter if the market is up or down.

 

Busy month for buying and 1 sell and a trim off of GOOG which you can read about  here  .

An Awesome total of $502.68, three straight months over $500.00 What is not to like about this? You can compare last years results on the page and also see what percentage each dividend was.

As you can see i was paid 16 times by 16 companies. That comes out to $31.41 per company.

If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 30 is $89.01.  That would  leave me with a nice $413.58 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $16.75 a day.  This is a 19.61 percent increase over last April. Total for year now I have brought in $2157.91 which brings our total per day $17.98.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $18921.19. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6,473.73 based on this month, through the end of 2019. You can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously. This month would pay 3 of my bills, but when i inherit the house i will have more so i want to be able to cover most of those also. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of  dividend was from each company this month.  You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

With $502.68 brought in this month and a total of $2157.91 I am 29.56 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300. I put a some dent in it but i was hoping to be closer to  35 percent there is still lots of time and I am hoping by the end of June to be at 50 percent or higher we will see. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend dropped from $6978.31 to 6930.04

I will be making some changes to my Portfolio, not all at once but over time to streamline it into a poertfolio that is driven by dividend increases. This will take time and will have some sells and hard decisions. but in the end i will have a better portfolio.

For those that like total return I am  gonna start including it in here, I myself just care about the dividends but some like the total return

Since June 18 when i first moved my money i through April 30, 2019 i have a 9.52 percent S&p 500 TR is 10.83 percent increase. Increase from Jan 1st -April 30 15.66 percent S&p 500 TR is 17.12 percent for the month of March it is 2.69 percent to 4.05 percent to the S&P 500 TR

How was your month? Let me know in the comments below.

AAPL Dividend Raise

Image result for apple stockAnother raise to report this time from AAPL. On APril 30th  Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.77 per share of the Company’s common stock, an increase of 5 percent. The dividend is payable on May 16, 2019 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 13, 2019.

Dividend raises are starting to come in again after a slow time and should pick up steam heading into the third Quarter.

Since i own 80.6484 shares this will give me an extra $12.90 in dividends a year. Every raise i get gets me closer to a goal of being totally able to use my dividends for every purchase. Someday it will happen.

 

So what does this mean for me? It means more money in my pocket or to be used to buy another stock. Who does not like more money.

AAPL $12.90

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $109.33

Have you had any raises lately?

April Buys and Sells

April was a nice month weather wise here has been warm and i think some nice buys came my way, of course I also had 2 sells. We will start with the buys.

  1. 4/1/19 2 shares of DUK bought at a price of $88.89 for a total of $177.78. This will add $7.42 a year to my dividends.
  2. 4/2/19 10 shares of VOD bought at a price of $18.49 for a total of $184.95. This will add $17.01 a year to my dividends.
  3. 4/2/19 2 shares of DUK bought at a price of $88.99 for a total of $177.97. This will add $7.42 a year to my dividends.
  4. 4/3/19 6 shares of WBA bought at a price of $54.81 for a total of $328.83 This will add $10.56 a year to my dividends.
  5. 4/12/19 3 shares of DUK bought at a price of $89.96 for  total of $269.88. This will add $11.13 a year to my dividends
  6. 4/12/19 2 shares of CVX bought at a price of $119.05 for a total of $238.10. This will add $9.52 a year to my dividends.
  7. 4/16/19 2 shares of ABBV bought at a price of $80.88 for a total of $161.77. This will add $8.42 a year to my dividends.
  8. 4/16/19 2 shares of DUK bought at a price of $89.84 for a total of $179.69. This will add $7.42 a year to my dividends.
  9. 4/17/19 6 shares of ABBV bought at a price of $77.89 for a total of $467.34. This will add $25.68 a year to my dividends.
  10. 4/22/19 3 shares of AZZ bought at a price of $45.35 for a total of $136.05. This will add $2.04 a year to my dividends.
  11. 4/23/19 2 shares of WBA bought at a price of $53.57 for a total of $107.14. This will add $3.52 a year to my dividends.
  12. 4/26/19 4 shares of CVX bought at a price of $115.99 for a total of $463.96. This will add $19.04 a year to my dividends.
  13. 4/26/18 6 shares of VLO bought at a price of $89.47 for a total of $536.80. This will add $21.60 a year to my dividends.
  14. 4/29/19 3 shares of PPL bought at a price of $30.64 for a total of $91.92. This will add $4.95 a year to my dividends.
  15. 4/30/19 2 shares of R bought at a price of $62.45 fro a total of $124.91. This will add $4.32 a year to my dividends

Now i had 2 sells which is a rarity but one wasnt a dividend stock the first sell was GOOG I sold it for $1,205.19 after the $.02 cent fee was $1,205.17 the second sell was a result of a dividend cut, While i like my high yielders 3 cuts since i owned it is enough I sold 109 shares of AGNC for $1,939.62 which the fee was $.04 cents on this one it will be impossible to make up every month the dividend lost for awhile but hopefully dividend raises and buys will soon enough. AGNC cut its dividend by $.02 cents a month last month which dropped my down $26.16 a year by selling the rest i lost $209.28.

I spent and reallocated $3,647.09 dollars this month my future dividend growth is going to be fantastic over the next couple if years. These buys added $160.05 a year to my dividends,  my net dividend for the year though because of the AGNC sell dropped $75.39, it will take a little while to get that back but overall i dont think it will affect my goals this year yet.

What have you bought and sold lately?

XOM Dividend hike

Image result for xomAnother hike came in today and i like it. one of the things that owners of stocks get is dividend raises and after time they all add up.

The Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) today declared a cash dividend of $0.87 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable on June 10, 2019 to shareholders of record of Common Stock at the close of business on May 13, 2019. This is 6.1% increase from prior dividend of $0.82.

Since i own 137 shares of this great company i will get an extra $27.40 a year.

 

So what does this mean for me? It means more money in my pocket or to be used to buy another stock. Who does not like more money.

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $96.138

Have you had any raises lately?

March 2019 Dividends.

yall-got-any-more-of-them-dividends Marvelous March Madness dividends are in and they are good. as matter of fact they are so good i set a new record with them. That means some other months will be even better when i look at the my future dividends.

What my goal is is to build a passive income stream that pays all my bills and givves me enough left to have fun on. Right now i can pay most of my bills, I own half my house split with my mom so she pays most of the house bills but eventually i will be paying those. I want to jump ahead of the game and not have to worry if they are covered. I have my military retirement and VA disability which help out but if i just relied on that i would fall short when its my time to take over paying the house bills.

I have structured my dividends as a mix of income and future growth, so i have a good mix of stocks that are pleasently safe but as we have seen with GE and KHC and a few others companies can cut or even eliminate  their dividend at anytime. I dont own those but i have owned companies that have both cut and eliminated their dividend.  I dont believe in diversification just for diversification but to build a nice passive income stream.

As you can see this was a record month with total dividends at $699.49. I dont plan on it but most of the stocks i added to or bought till recently was not in the third quarter ending month. While i fell a little short and do i mean a little, but that might be to much maybe a smidgen short of $700 that was due to selling of stocks going back to last year of course i helped out other months UVE was sold and added to ATT and SJT and WRE were recently sold. I made up the  dividend almost in the Quarter ending month akready with a purchase of D last month. Ford the last 3 years has paid a supplemental dividend but this year did not and that is ok as  I would rather not rely on a one for long even though i have others and if another company pays me one i will not complain. I do believe this will be my last Quarter ending month under $700.00.

Slower  month for buying and 1 sell than the last few months which you can read about here .

A marvelous total of $699.49 What is not to like about this? You can compare last years results on the page and also see what percentage each dividend was. With this dividend reinvestment of PEG it now is my first stock of many hopefully that go over $800.00 so it has joined that club.

As you can see i was paid 20 times by 20 companies. That comes out to $34.97 per company. New companies D and DAL and R helped out with their first payment this month. The rest is from additional buys and some dividend reinvestment.

If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 31 is $92.07.  That would  leave me with a nice $607.42 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $22.56 a day.  This is a 2.4  percent increase over last March. Total for year now I have brought in $1655.23 which brings our total per day $18.39.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $18418.51. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6,620.92 based on this month, through the end of 2019. You can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously. This month would pay 2 of my bills, but when i inherit the house i will have more so i want to be able to cover most of those also. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of  dividend was from each company this month.  You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

With $699.49 brought in this month and a total of $1655.23 I am 22.67 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300. we put a serous dent in it but i was hoping to be closer to 25 percent there is still lots of time and I am hoping by the end of June to be at 50 percent or higher we will see. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend is now at $6978.31.

For those that like total return im gonna start including it in here, I myself just care about the dividends but some like the total return

Since June 18 when i first moved my money i through MAR 31 2019 i have a 6.65 percent S&p 500 TR is 6.51 percent increase. Increase from Jan 1st -Mar 31 13.33 percent S&p 500 TR is 13.65 percent for the month of March it is 3.1 percent to 1.94 percent to the S&P 500 TR

How was your month? Let me know in the comments below.