2 Dividend Increases.

image Another dividend increase. As a matter of fact 2 were received and they get me that much closer to financial independence. That goal is closer and closer achieved with every increase.

The first Increase is Iron Mountain IRM and while it was small it sure is appreciated. As it helps out. You have to scroll down but you can read about the increase here. An increase is and increase and i will take it.

The raise was $.0075 cents a share since i own 43 shares it will add, $1.29 a year.

The second raise was ABBV and yeppers it was a keeper though i would have kept it even if it was smaller. You can read about this 10.2 percent raise here.

ABBV has had a bumpy ride but this dividend raise makes it worth it. I have added a lot this year and it is definitely showing. Since i own 77 shares of this wonderful company It will give me an extra $33.88 a year.

2020 raises

IRM  $1.29

ABBV $33.88

Total for the year so far $35.17

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SBUX Dividend Raise

Image result for sbux Starbucks decided to give me a raise and who would not turn down a raise? On Oct 30th SBUX decided to send me a raise., you can read about it here. Thats right a 14 percent raise from .36 cents to .41 cents.  Where else can i get that type of raise besides investing in a strong company that grows its dividend?

This is my first increase from SBUX and it is nice hopewfully contginues to grow its dividend for years and years. Since i own 32 Shares that comes out to $1.60 a quarter or $6.40 a year. This barring any surprise raises will be my last raise of the year. while we did get over $200.00 we fell short of my goal but it was fun watching those dividend increases come in and next year will be even better.

 

 

The portfolio page has been updated with these changes which you can see here.

SBUX $6.40

MSFT $12.13

O $.230

MO $31.59

MPW $1.60

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 $226.91

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2 Dividend Raises This Week.

image I had 2 dividend raises this week. The one way to ensure your dividends keep growing long after you stop adding is with dividend raises of course the plan is to keep adding so this grows and grows and grows.

Realty Income Corporation O recently announced its 103rd common stock monthly dividend hike since the company’s NYSE listing in 1994. The company will now pay 22.70 cents per share compared with the 22.65 cents paid earlier.

The increased dividend will be paid on Oct 15 to shareholders on record as of Oct 1, 2019. The latest dividend rate marks an annualized amount of $2.724 per share versus the prior rate of $2.718 per share. Based on the company’s share price of $75.77 on Sep 17, it results in a dividend yield of around 3.6%.

Notably, solid dividend payouts are the biggest enticement for REIT investors and Realty Income remains committed to boosting shareholders’ wealth. The company enjoys a trademark of the phrase “The Monthly Dividend Company”. Read here

Theses increases are small but steady and you can slowly see the difference over time. since I own 38.47 shares of O this comes out to an increase of  .23 Cents a year, not a lot but if you add them all together it sure does add up.

The second company was MSFT and it was another nice raise.

REDMOND, Wash.Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.51 per share, reflecting a 5 cent or 11% increase over the previous quarter’s dividend. The dividend is payable Dec. 12, 2019, to shareholders of record on Nov. 21, 2019. The ex-dividend date will be Nov. 20, 2019. Read here.

Since i own 60.65 shares this will add $12.13 to my yearly dividends

 

The portfolio page has been updated with these changes which you can see here.

MSFT $12.13

O $.230

MO $31.59

MPW $1.60

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 $220.51

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Altria Dividend Raise.

Image result for altria logo RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE:MO) today announced that its Board of Directors (Board) voted to increase Altria’s regular quarterly dividend for the 54th time in the past 50 years. The Board approved a dividend increase to $0.84 per common share versus the previous rate of $0.80 per common share. The quarterly dividend is payable on October 10, 2019, to shareholders of record as of September 16, 2019. The ex-dividend date is September 13, 2019. Here

I was expecting a lower raise so this is a nice surprise. Since i own 197.4781 shares this dividend increase adds $31.59 a year to my dividends. This dividend raise pushes me over the $200.00 in raises for the second straight year but it looks like i will fall short of reaching my goal i set for this year of $270.00 but i can set a new goal next year and hope i beat it. I will have a few small dividend increases left then next years start.

 

The portfolio page has been updated with these changes which you can see here.

MO $31.59

MPW $1.60

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 $208.15

Have you had any raises lately?

 

 

 

Dividend Raise MPW

Image result for medical properties trustBIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (the “Company” or “MPT”) (NYSE:MPW) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share of common stock to be paid on October 10, 2019, to stockholders of record on September 12, 2019.

“This marks the sixth consecutive year that we have declared an increase in our cash dividend,” said Edward K. Aldag., Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our strategy remains to steadily increase our cash dividend each year as we grow funds from operations through immediately and strongly accretive acquisitions. As we continue to execute on our deep and diverse pipeline, we will routinely consider future dividend increases while maintaining a conservative payout ratio.”

I love dividend raises 26 raises by 22 companies so far. This dividend is 1 cent a share increase per quarter.  This raise will bring in $1.60 a tear since i own 40 shares. Every raise gets me closer to the end goal and that is to have my bills all paid for by dividends. This is my first raise since buying MPW.

 

The portfolio page has been updated with these changes which you can see here.

MPW $1.60

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 $176.56

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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

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DUK Dividend Raise

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy today declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.945 per share, an increase of $0.0175 per share. This dividend is payable on Sept. 16, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business Aug. 16, 2019.

Another dividend raise and this will  continue a nice streak of dividend raises. who does not love a dividend raise? This raise is 1.9 percent from the previous amount.

Since i own 57 shares of DUK this will add $3.99 a year.  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.

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 $164.7

Have you had any raises lately?