4 Recent Dividend Raises

image Every so often after i have invested in a company they reward me with a raise. sometimes those raises or small and other times they are better. but they are raises none the less. When i think about complaining about a raise being small i just have to remember it could have been cut. I have experienced dividend cuts in the past and  I will in the future just have to take that one raise or cut at a time and see if i am getting a good bang for my buck.

First raise was PPL

Shares of PPL Corp. PPL, +0.59% edged up 0.3% in premarket trading Friday, after the utility reported a fourth-quarter profit that beat expectations but revenue that missed, and announced a 1/4-cent dividend increase. Net income fell to $364 million, or 48 cents a share, from $415 million, or 57 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per share rose to 57 cents from 52 cents, above the FactSet consensus of 53 cents. Revenue increased to $1.95 billion from $1.94 billion, but was below the FactSet consensus of $2.05 billion. The company expects 2020 EPS of $2.40 to $2.60, which surrounds the FactSet consensus of $2.52, while lowering its 2021 guidance range to $2.40 to $2.60 from $2.50 to $2.80. PPL increased its quarterly dividend to 41.50 cents a share from 41.25 cents, with the new dividend payable April 1 to shareholders of record on March 10. Based on Thursday’s closing price of $36.28, the new annual dividend rate implies a dividend yield of 4.58%, compared with the yield for the SPDR Utilities Select Sector ETF XLU, -0.18% of 2.73% and the S&P 500’s SPX, -1.05% implied yield of 1.79%. PPL’s stock has gained 7.9% over the past three months while the utilities ETF has climbed 11.6% and the S&P 500 has gained 9.0%. Read the rest here.

This dividend increase is a 0.6% increase.  I own 84 shares of PPL  so this raise will add $0.84 cents a year to my dividends.

The next raise is MPW and it is  the second raise in the last 6 months from MPW

BIRMINGHAM, 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 $0.27 per share of common stock to be paid on April 9, 2020, to stockholders of record on March 12, 2020. Read more here.

This is a nice raise and 4 percent to boot. I don’t own a lot but i will take any raise i can get. I own 40 shares of MPW and this  gives me $1.60  a year extra.

The third stock that raised was PEG.

The Board of Directors of Public Service Enterprise Group today declared a quarterly common stock dividend for the first quarter of 2020 of $0.49 per share payable on March 31, 2020 to shareholders of record on March 10, 2020. This action represents a $0.02 per share, or 4.3% increase in the company’s quarterly common stock dividend and brings the indicative annual dividend rate to $1.96 per share. Read more here.

I currently own 435.728 shares of PEG and this raise gives me $34.85 to my dividends.  This is one of the dividends i look forward to seeing every year.

The 4th stock was KO

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company today approved the company’s 58th consecutive annual dividend increase, raising the quarterly dividend 2.5 percent from 40 cents to 41 cents per common share. Read more here.

Since i own 38 shares of KO this gives me $1.52 extra a year.

I love getting raises. combined these raises raised my annual dividend by $38.81. while that might not seem like much it adds up over time and over time this will grow and grow.

 

2020 raises

KO $1.52

PEG $34.85

MPW $1.60

PPL $0.84

CVX $9.60

VLO $15.04

O $1.93

T $14.11

D $2.34

O $.2322

IRM  $1.29

ABBV $33.88

Total for the year so far $117.42

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CVX Dividend Raise

image Another dividend raise. This time CVX, i love it when i give a company some of my money and they reward me for that trust, and this is one of those times.

Chevron Corp. CVX, -3.82% said late Wednesday its board of directors has authorized a dividend increase of more than 8% to $1.29 a share. The dividend is payable March 10 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 18. Shares of Chevron were flat in the extended session after ending the regular trading day down 0.7%. Chevron and Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, -4.12% are slated to report fourth-quarter earnings before the bell on Friday amid concerns for reduced demand for oil. Read more Here.

Lots to love about this raise. Lots  to love about any company that gives me money when i trust them with my money.  These raises  will eventually help put me on pace  to be able to pay every bill  and the ones i inherit, when i take over the house. I own 24 shares of CVX so that gives me a raise of $9.60 a year. I am making good progress, last year when the CVX raise was anounced it put me at around $25.00 dollars in raises this year i am way ahead of that.

This is also the 200th post since I have started posting which is another milestone.

 

2020 raises

CVX $9.60

VLO $15.04

O $1.93

T $14.11

D $2.34

O $.2322

IRM  $1.29

ABBV $33.88

Total for the year so far $78.43

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2 Dividend Raises

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE: O), The Monthly Dividend Company(R) , today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company’s common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.2325 per share from $0.2275 per share. The dividend is payable on February 14, 2020 to shareholders of record as of February 3, 2020. This is the 105(th) dividend increase since Realty Income’s listing on the NYSE in 1994. The ex-dividend date for February’s dividend is January 31, 2020. The new monthly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $2.79 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $2.73 per share. Read the rest here.

Represents 3.1% Growth as Compared to February 2019. another raise from O and i will take it. Slowly but surely is the motto and this fits. I own 38.7035 so this will add $1.93 a year to my dividends

 

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Board of Directors of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”) has approved an increase in the company’s regular quarterly cash dividend on common stock from $0.90 per share to $0.98 per share, effective with the quarterly dividend the Board has declared to be payable on March 4, 2020, to holders of record at the close of business on February 12, 2020. The increase in the dividend raises the annualized cash dividend rate on Valero’s common stock to $3.92 per share. reads the rest here.

What an increase. I own 47 shares so this adds $15.04 a year to my dividends what is not to like about this?

Combined these  2 raises gave me an additional $16.97 a year.

 

 

 

 

2020 raises

VLO $15.04

O $1.93

T $14.11

D $2.34

O $.2322

IRM  $1.29

ABBV $33.88

Total for the year so far $68.83

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3 Dividend Increases.

Those raises are stating to come in and heat up for next year. While small percantage wise these raises combined added a nice little chunk when combined together

First one is Realty Income which announced on DEC 11th

Realty Income Corporation O recently announced its 104th common stock monthly dividend hike, since the company’s NYSE listing in 1994. The company will now pay 22.75 cents per share compared with the 22.70 cents paid earlier.

The increased dividend will be paid on Jan 15, to shareholders on record as of Jan 2, 2020. The latest dividend rate marks an annualized amount of $2.73 per share versus the prior rate of $2.724 per share. Based on the company’s share price of $75.61 on Dec 10, it results in a dividend yield of around 3.61%. Read the rest here.

This raise adds $.2322 to my dividends

The second raise was Dominion or D it is the first raise i got from them

RICHMOND, Va.Dec. 13, 2019 The board of directors of Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) today established a 2020 dividend of $3.76 per share of common stock, up from $3.67 per share in 2019, or a 2.5 percent increase. Subject to board declaration in January, the first quarterly dividend of 94 cents per share will be payable in March 2020. The expected 2020 dividend increase would mark the 17th consecutive year in which the annual dividend rate rose from the previous year’s rate Read the rest here.

Another small dividend raise but ill take it. Since i own 26 shares of D this raise will add 2.34 a year to my dividends.

Now the 3rd raise i recently received was T and like clockwork they delivered.

AT&T Inc. T, -0.23% said Friday its board has agreed to increase its quarterly dividend by 2% to 52 cents a share. The new dividend is payable Feb. 3 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 10. The company said it has begun retiring shares after entering a $4 billion accelerated share repurchase program and plans to retire about $100 million worth in the first quarter of 2020. AT&T is also on track to hit its 2019 net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA ratio target in the 2.5 times range and expects its leverage ratio to range from 2.0 times to 2.25 times by the end of 2022. Shares were slightly lower Friday, but have gained 34% in 2019, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.01% has gained 26%. Read the rest of the article here.

since i own 352.93 shares this adds 14.11 to my dividends. These raises combined added $16.6894 to my dividends. What is not to like about that? Looks like we are going to get next year started fast and furious with these raises taking affect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 raises

T $14.11

D $2.34

O $.2322

IRM  $1.29

ABBV $33.88

Total for the year so far $51.86

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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.

 

 

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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

 

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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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