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

Have you had any raises yet?

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

JAN 2020 Dividend Review

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Monopoly was always fun collecting money, what would be better than that? Hmmmm. wait dividend investing is because its real money and real money always is better than fake money especially when you are beating inflation. We are looking forward to a great year and to greatly increase our dividends in the upcoming years. It is with great enjoyment that i enjoy reading all of your dividend reports also, as i enjoy putting this one out.

My total for the month of is $587.16 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 $495.09 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $18.94  a day.  This is a 34.53 percent increase over last January. Total for year now I have brought in $587.16 which brings our total per day  to $18.94.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $24,838.37.  The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $7034.04 based on this month, through the end of 2020. 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 most of my bills. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of  dividend was from each company this month.  AQN and APTS in the red is in my Roth and you can see that it accounts for 2.2 percent of my income for the month. You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

With $587.16 brought in this month and a total of $587.16 I am 6.1  percent of my Bronze level goal of $9600.00.   My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $8,170.44 to $8,782.52.

I have been making some changes to my Portfolio,  to streamline it into a portfolio that is driven by dividend increases. The portfolio will be better in the long run because of this. The portfolio page has been updated here.

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  through Jan 31, 2020 I have a 22.29% S&p 500 TR is 24.08%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -Jan 31 -1.28%  S&p 500 TR is -0.04%.

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

Oct 19 Dividend Review

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Less than 2 months left in the year.  We have our sights set on finishing out the year strong and finishing this out. As i looked around the blogosphere and commented on a comment i came to conclusion that once you start getting a nice dividend its like having a part time job without that much work. Review and buy a few stocks and walla next thing you know you have a nice little bit of dividends coming in.

Yes we are done with October and onto November. While it is warm during the day it is cold  at night. $659.82 is what i bought in this month and it makes this the best non quarter ending month ever for me On the monopoly board you go  around the board and collect money except this money is not fake. It is the real deal and the results i have show it. . As the markets turn one day up and the next day down one thing that is basically constant is the dividends hitting my dividend account. One of the goals is to be able to live off the dividends. While i could right now combined with my military retirement and disability, i am not settling and going forward and going to see how much dividend income i can accumulate before I officially call it quits and start using the dividend income. As you can see I was paid 13 times by 13 companies. That comes out to $41.47 per company. 3 new stock and 3 sells throughout the year for this month.  Buys and re investments have helped bring this up. 

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 $567.75 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 21.28 a day.  This is a 53.50% increase over last September. Total for year now I have brought in $5955.67 which brings our total per day $19.59.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $22,718.95. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $7146.80 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 with a little left over, 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 $659.82 brought in this month and a total of $5955.67 I am 81.58 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.   I still expect to make my goal this year. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $7600.12 to $7666.06

I have been making some changes to my Portfolio,  to streamline it into a portfolio that is driven by dividend increases. The portfolio will be better in the long run because of this. The portfolio page has been updated here.

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  through October 31st, 2019 I have a 15.67%  S&p 500 TR is 15.43%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -October 31st 22.92%  S&p 500 TR is 23.16%  for the month of October it is 3.14% to 2.17%  to the S&P 500 TR.

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

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

Have you had any raises lately?

July 2019 Dividend Review

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Jumping July dividends are in the books and we are pleased to show them to you. I love sharing my dividends with you and love reading yours. My goal in this adventure is to get enough to pay all expenses when i take over the house from my MOM we have the house split 50/50 right now.

I have been going through selling some stocks to make my portfolio better which in the long run will benefit me better right now as i generally consider myself a buy and hold guy i do not want to fall in love with a stock where i lose lots of money.  I do not consider buying them a mistake its just that changes in what a want to do with my portfolio and those no longer apply. You can read about the buying and selling here.

As you can see I was paid 12 times by 12 companies. That comes out to $38.91 per company. 6 new stocks.  Buys and re investments have helped make up the difference. $466.95 was a nice haul for the first month of the quarter.

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 $374.88 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 15.06 a day.  This is a 27.57 percent increase over last July. Total for year now I have brought in $3937.94 which brings our total per day $18.57.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $20701.22. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6750.75 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 with a little left over, 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 $466.95 brought in this month and a total of $3937.94 I am 53.94  percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.  This quarter it will probably drop a little before surging back in Quarter 4, I still expect to make my goal this year. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $6941.98 to 7262.14

I have been making some changes to my Portfolio,  to streamline it into a portfolio that is driven by dividend increases. The portfolio will be better in the long run because of this.

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  through July 31st, 2019 i have a 9.81%  S&p 500 TR is 12.69%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -July  31st 16.69%  S&p 500 TR is 20.24%  for the month of July it is 1.57% to 1.44%  to the S&P 500 TR.

 

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

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.

January 2019 Dividends

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The first Dividends of 2019 and you get to count them up with me. We had some cold weather early in the month but it warmed up for the end. But my dividends never cooled down.

You can see the Jan buys HERE

As you can see i was paid 15  times by 15 companies. That comes out to $29.04 per company.

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 $343.64 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $14.05 a day.  This is a 34.56  percent increase over last January. Total for year now I have brought in $435.71 which brings our total per day $14.05.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $17,198.99. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $5,228.52, 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 $435.71 brought in I am 5.9 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300. It doesnt look good now but lots of months left to go. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend is now at $6692.56.

How was your dividend haul? Did you do better than expected? Let me know in the comments below.

October 2018 buys

Lots of buying going on in community and for once i didnt want to miss out and for once i didnt. I have done a lot of buying since October began, way to much to put into the dividend report for OCT.

Oct 3rd I bought 30 shares of SPKKY at $13.20 for a total of $396.00  adds  $20.56 in dividends

On OCT 5 i bought 10 shares of KR at  $29.30 for a total of $293.00  adds $5.60 in dividends

40 shares of MPW at $14.37 for a total of $574.80 adds $40.00 in dividends

On Oct 12 i bought 4 shares of KR at $26.79 for  $107.16 adds $2.24 in dividends,

2 shares of KO at $44.76 for $89.52 adds $3.12 in dividends,

10 shares of CFFN at $12.31 for $123.14 adds $3.50 in dividends,

3 shares of MAIN at $37.45 for $112.37 adds $7.02 in dividends,

5 shares of ABBV at $90.83 for $454.15  adds $19.2 in dividends,

2 shares of SBUX at $56.31 for $112.63 adds $2.88 in dividends,

15 shares of F at $8.63 for $129.40 adds $9.00 in dividends,

On OCT 15 i bought 4 shares of ABBV at $89.63 for $358.52 adds $15.36 in dividends.

All in all i spent $2750.69, New companies were MPW and ABBV to my portfolio the others were adds although small they still count. these buys totaled together will add $128.48 a year to my dividends. Have you been buying anything? Let me know in the comments.

Disclaimer: Long all stocks bought.