3 Dividend Raises

Image result for walgreens logo  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.

Image result for ryder logo 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 managementdedicated 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.

Related image 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.

DAL $5.46

R $3.12

WBA $1.68

DUK $3.99

BAC  $38.32

KR $6.88

O $.228

LYB $2.00

FLO $4.00

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 $174.96

Have you had any raises lately?

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Buys and sells June 19

Another busy month this month has been, reshaping my portfolio into a better one that will  be better at dividend growth through dividend raises. now lets get started.

buys

  1. On June 6th i bought 10 shares of NRZ at $15.59 for a total of $155.89. This purchase will add $20.00 to my yearly dividends.
  2. On June 7th I bought 4 shares of DUK at $87.27 for a total of $349.09. This purchase will add $14.84 to my yearly dividends.
  3. On June 7th I bought 10 shares of NRZ at $15.18 for a total of $151.75. This purchase will add $20.00 to my yearly dividends.
  4. On June 12th I bought 15 shares of HBI at $16.01 for a total of $240.09. This purchase will add $9.00 to my yearly dividends.
  5. On June 14th I bought 6 shares of NRZ at $15.50 for a total of $92.98. This purchase will add $12.00 to my yearly dividends.
  6. On June 14th I bought 6 shares of R at $55.96 for a total of $335.76. This purchase will add $12.96 to my yearly dividends.
  7. On June 17th I bought 4 shares of DAL at $55.68 for a total of $222.70. This purchase will add $5.60 to my yearly dividends.
  8. On June 17th I bought 1 shares of LYB at $85.90 for a total of $85.90. This purchase will add $4.20 to my yearly dividends.
  9. On June 18th I bought 3 shares of MO at $50.25 for a total of $150.75. This purchase will add $9.60 to my yearly dividends.
  10. On June 19th I bought 6 shares of KR at $23.70 for a total of $142.17. This purchase will add $3.36 to my yearly dividends.
  11. On June 20th I bought 7 shares of NRZ at $15.65 for a total of $109.52. This purchase will add $14.00 to my yearly dividends.
  12. On June 20th I bought 10 shares of BAC at $28.09 for a total of $280.86. This purchase will add $6.00 to my yearly dividends.
  13. On June 20th I bought 6 shares of DAL at $55.95 for a total of $335.70. This purchase will add $8.40 to my yearly dividends.
  14. On June 21st I bought 5 shares of MO at $49.59 for a total of $247.96. This purchase will add $16.00 to my yearly dividends.
  15. On June 21st I bought 4 shares of D at $77.10 for a total of $308.42. This purchase will add $14.68 to my yearly dividends.
  16. On June 24th I bought 10 shares of KDP at $29.93 for a total of $299.34. This purchase will add $6.00 to my yearly dividends.
  17. On June 25th I bought 10 shares of ABBV at $66.54 for a total of $798.48. This purchase will add $42.80 to my yearly dividends.
  18. On June 26th I bought 10 shares of GIS at $48.91 for a total of $489.13. This purchase will add $19.60 to my yearly dividends.
  19. On June 26th I bought 5 shares of MO at $47.91 for a total of $239.54. This purchase will add $16.00 to my yearly dividends.
  20. On June 27th I bought 3 shares of MO at $47.66 for a total of $142.97. This purchase will add $9.60 to my yearly dividends.
  21. On June 27th I bought 6 shares of KR at $21.36 for a total of $128.13. This purchase will add $3.84 to my yearly dividends.

 

 

This month again was a lot of buying i made 20 buys which came to a total of $5035.23. total dividends added was 268.48

Sells

On June 6th I sold all my walmart shares for $2,108.83 including a 4 cent transaction fee. On 6/20 i sold out of AZZ for a total $1,237.61 including a 3 cent transaction fee. WMT set me back  $42.40. and AZZ set me back 19.04.

So a grand total of $207.04 was added to my dividends this month. Have you had any buys? Any sells? Dividend Portfolio page has been updated here. Let me know in the comments.

 

 

Magnificent May Dividend Report

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This my favorite time of the month not only publishing my Dividend report but reading yours also as it takes 2 to make this work and we are all doing something to make a difference in our lives no matter what the goal is.

As we enter the last month of the first half of 2019 yes you read that right we are almost half way through the year already. I want to finish out the year strong and get my portfolio to where it can better withstand A downturn of prolong time so i do not have to sell anything. I have a few more stocks to rearrange do not know when that will happen but i want focus on getting more dividends and dividend growth.

Busy month for buying and selling which you can read about here.

An magnificent total of $473.19, three straight months over $500.00 ended though.  You can compare last years results on the page and also see what percentage each dividend was. this month will be the last month it will be this high but other months will get higher and we hope make up the difference.

As you can see i was paid 12 times by 12 companies. That comes out to $39.45 per company. 3 new stocks replaced 3 that were sold with some good money coming from ABBV. Then other buys and re investments have helped make up the difference.

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 $381.42 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $15.27 a day.  This is a 38.10 percent increase over last May. Total for year now I have brought in $2631.40 which brings our total per day $17.42.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $19394.68. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6,315.36 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 $473.19 brought in this month and a total of $2631.40 I am 36.04 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300. I put  some dent in it but i was hoping to be closer to  45 percent there is still lots of time and I am hoping by the end of June to be at 47-50 percent. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend dropped from $6930.04 to 6822.34

I will be making some changes to my Portfolio, not all at once but over time to streamline it into a portfolio 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 1.88%  S&p 500 TR is 3.78%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -April 30 8.27%  S&p 500 TR is 10.73%  for the month of May it is -6.97% to -6.35%  to the S&P 500 TR

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

Buys, Sells and Dividend Cuts

I think i did a lot of buying this month every time the market dropped i was buying something it seemed like every time the market dropped.

  1. On MAY 1st I bought 3 shares of XOM at $79.51 a share for a total of $238.53. This buy adds $10.44 a year to my dividends.
  2. On May 2nd I bought 3 shares of VLO at $89.82 a share for a total of $269.46. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  3. On May 2nd I bought 10 shares of IRM at $31.94 a share for a total of $319.45. This buy adds $24.44 a year to my dividends.
  4. On May 6th I bought 6 shares of IRM at $31.14 a share for a total of $186.84. This buy adds $14.66 a year to my dividends.
  5. On May 6th I bought 2 shares of VLO at $86.26 a share for a total of $172.52. This buy adds $7.20 a year to my dividends.
  6. On May 6th I bought 4 shares of D at $75.70 a share for a total of $302.80. This buy adds $14.68 a year to my dividends.
  7. On May 7th I bought 4 shares of WBA at $53.45 a share for a total of $213.79. This buy adds $7.04 a year to my dividends.
  8. On May 10th I bought 4 shares of LYB at $81.78 a share for a total of $572.48. This buy adds $16.80 a year to my dividends.
  9. On May 13th I bought 3 shares of SBUX at $76.49  a share for a total of $229.46. This buy adds $4.32 a year to my dividends.
  10. On May 13th I bought 5 shares of R at $58.10  a share for a total of $290.50. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  11. On May 13th I bought 5 shares of WBA at $52.50 a share for a total of $262.52. This buy adds $8.80 a year to my dividends.
  12. On May 13th I bought 15 shares of MGIC at $8.84 a share for a total of $132.60. This buy adds $4.57 a year to my dividends.
  13. On May 17th I bought 5 shares of R at $59.11  a share for a total of $295.53. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  14. On May 20th I bought 2 shares of DAL at $54.51  a share for a total of $109.02. This buy adds $2.80 a year to my dividends.
  15. On May 20th I bought 4 shares of SBUX at $77.04  a share for a total of $308.16. This buy adds $5.76 a year to my dividends.
  16. On May 20th I bought 4 shares of XOM at $75.85  a share for a total of $303.39. This buy adds $13.92 a year to my dividends.
  17. On May 23rd I bought 2 shares of CVX at $117.74  a share for a total of $235.48. This buy adds $9.52 a year to my dividends.
  18. On May 23rd I bought 3 shares of VLO at $76.12  a share for a total of $228.36. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  19. On May 23rd I bought 2 shares of VLO at $78.11  a share for a total of $156.23 This buy adds $7.20 a year to my dividends.
  20. On May 24th I bought 3 shares of LYB at $77.65  a share for a total of $232.95. This buy adds $12.60 a year to my dividends.
  21. On May 28th I bought 5 shares of MO at $50.39 a share for a total of $251.95. This buy adds $16.00 a year to my dividends.
  22. On May 29th I bought 5 shares of GIS at $48.22 a share for a total of $241.08. This buy adds $9.80 a year to my dividends.
  23. On May 29th I bought 5 shares of ABBV at $77.63 a share for a total of $388.15. This buy adds $21.40 a year to my dividends.
  24. On May 30th I bought 5 shares of VLO at $73.91 a share for a total of $369.54. This buy adds $18.00 a year to my dividends.
  25. On May 30th I bought 30 shares of NRZ at $15.84 a share for a total of $475.20. This buy adds $60.00 a year to my dividends.
  26. On May 31st  I bought 6 shares of LYB at $75.63 a share for a total of $453.78. This buy adds $25.20 a year to my dividends.
  27. On May 31st  I bought 6 shares of WBA at $49.76 a share for a total of $348.29. This buy adds $10.56 a year to my dividends.

I really did lots of buying this month not every month will be like this. On the Buys I added $368.91

On May 9th due to concerns with the the ongoing stuff with OHI I sold out. I sold all 154 shares which got me $5633.32 and includes a 12 cent fee. This cost me $406.56.

Dividend Cuts I suffered my second dividend cut this year when VOD took 40% off there dividend. It cuts it from based off 138 shares  $254.64 a year to $139.38 a loss of $106.26.

So between the Cuts the sell and the buys I am still heading into the last month and the beginning of the Second half I am in good health and still should be able to hit my goals

The Portfolio page is updated with a new look. you can see it here.

Have you bought anything 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.

March 2019 buys and sell

Well its time to look at what i bought in March and what i sold in March.   i believe in buying quality dividend payers and while i dont like to sell i will if a security gets to dangerous or falls out of favor with me. While March is not over yet i wont be buying anymore as the next trading day is April 1st and that is not a joke.

Buys

3/07 I bought 20 shares of Kr at $27.70 a share for a total of $495.17 this added $11.2 a year  to my dividends.

3/07 I bought 2 shares of VLO at $80.86 a share for a total of $161.72 this added $7.20 a year to my dividends.

3/07 I bought 2 shares of DAL at $49.00 a share for a total of $98.00 this added $2.80 a year to my dividends.

3/08 I bought 4 shares of R at $58.75 a share for a total of $235.00 this added $8.64 a year to my dividends

3/19 I bought 15 shares of VOD at $19.29 a share for a total of $289.31 this added $26.25 a year to my dividends

3/19 I bought 4 shares of DUK at $89.02 a share for a total of $356.07 this added $14.84 a year to my dividends

3/20 I bought 5 shares of DAL at $49.96 a share for a total of $249.80 this added $7.00 a year to my dividends

3/22 I bought 3 shares of BAC at $26.83 a share for a total of $80.49 this added $1.80 a year to my dividends.

3/22 I bought 4 shares of KR at $24.20 a share for a total of $96.78 this added $2.24 a year to my dividends.

3/25 I bought 5 shares of AGNC at $17.94 a share for a total of $89.70 this added $10.8 a year to my dividends 

Sells

3/04 I sold 51 shares of WRE at $27.70 a share for a total of $1,412.43 with a $.02 cent transaction fee. This sell took $61.20 off my dividends.

 

Total from the buys I added $92.77 subtracting the $61.20 gives me a nice $31.57 gain on the month  of course I would like to add $90.00 plus every month with no sells..

I have now added more to my stocks that raise their dividends regularly and will benifit more in the long run.

 

Have you bought or sold any stock lately?

February 2019 buys and sell

As its the last day of the month i can assure you i wont buy anymore this month but no promises on how much i buy next month.  Now on to the buys

  1. On 2/4 i bought 1 share of SBUX for a total of $67.22 this raises my  dividend by $1.44
  2. On 2/4 i purchased 3 shares of KDP at $27.21 for $81.63 this raises my yearly dividend by $1.8
  3. On 2/4 I purchased 2 shares of R at $58.36 for a total of $116.72 This is a new position and raises my dividend by $4.32
  4. On 2/7 I purchased 10 shares of R at $57.98 for a total of  $579.80 this raises my  dividend by $21.60
  5. On 2/8 I purchased 4 shares of CIM at $19.04 for a total of $76.15 this raises my  dividend by $8.00
  6. On 2/11 I purchased 3 shares of BAC at $28.28 for a total of $84.84 this raises my  dividend by $1.80
  7. On 2/11 I purchased 3 shares of KR at $27.61 for a total of $82.82 this raises my  dividend by $1.68
  8. On 2/12 I purchased 3 shares of OHI at $36.51 for a total of $109.54  this raises my  dividend by $7.92
  9. On 2/14 I purchased 6 shares of VLO at $83.22 for a total of $499.35 this is  a new buy and raises my  dividend by $21.60
  10. On 2/14 I purchased 5 shares of KO at $46.21 for a total of $231.05 this raises my  dividend by $8.00
  11. On 2/15 I purchased 2 shares of KO at $45.59 for a total of $91.17 this raises my  dividend by $3.20
  12. On 2/20 I purchased 5 shares of ABBV at $79.75 for a total of $398.75 this raises my  dividend by $21.4
  13. On 2/22 I purchased 3 shares of KDP at $27.65 for a total of $82.94 this raises my  dividend by $1.80
  14. On 2/26 I purchased 10 shares of D at $73.66 for a total of $736.55 This is a new buy and raises my dividend by $36.70
  15. on 2/27 i purchased 5 shares pf SBUX at $70.48 for a total of $352.40 this raises my  dividend by $7.20
  16. On 2/27 i purchased 2 shares of ABBV at $79.35 for a total of $158.70 this raises my  dividend by $8.56
  17. On 2/28 I purchased 2 shares of ABBV at $79.06 for a total of $158.12 this raises my  dividend by $8.56
  18. On 2/28 I purchased 3 shares of DAL at $49.81 for a total of $149.43 this raises my  dividend by $4.20
  19. On 2/28 I purchased 2 shares of VLO at $82.20 for a total of $164.41 this raises my  dividend by $7.20
  20. On 2/28 I purchased 11 shares of KDP at $25.50 for a total of $280.49 $6.60

My one sell was SJT  of 152 shares on 2/11 which i got $642.17 minus -.01 cent fee it has a variable rate but it lowered my total by about $50.00 But with Turmoil in NM im glad to be out of it.

21 transactions made this month i was busy  My buys totaled $4501.78 I was helped with the sell total dividends broought in is $183.58-$50 = $133. wish i could do this every month, I am very pleased with this months haul. Have you bought anything lately?