June Dividend and Portfolio Review

June is done and in the history books. What a month it was. I will look at my dividends Portfolio and Net worth, and give you a synopsis of everything.

Ticker Dividends
KR $32.40
VLO $71.54
HBI $36.45
V $5.14
CVX $68.34
XOM $148.20
MSFT $34.54
WBA $41.14
MAIN $29.37
O $12.62
NEE $25.41
DUK $89.75
R $50.40
LYB $64.41
USHYX $64.14
FLO $34.37
BAC $56.52
FDUS $86.80
FDUS $22.40
PEG $232.77
MRCC $43.46
Total $1,250.17

What a great month for dividends. You can see this is firing on all cylinders. Twenty companies 21 payouts. This month is 18 percent higher than last June. Quarterly is up 30 percent. Total brought in so far this year is $5236.66 which is 23 percent higher than last year at this time. If I can keep the yearly above 25 percent I would be ecstatic.

My net worth I figure up quarterly and this last quarter it fell just shy of rising by about $30,000 dollars the main drivers of this are my portfolio and TSP which is now over $90,000. Since I started tracking this at the end of Q3 2016 my Net worth has grown 107 percent. Since last quarter it has grown 5.5 percent.

My overall portfolio has risen nicely the last quarter the value is over $316,000 dollars right now hitting that mark was great in early April. Top ten stocks have not changed much as they are the same all over $10,000. Except for a couple of position switches.

Total portfolio value $316,985.35
Forward annual dividend $10,895.80
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,064.06 Expected dividend as of 2021 $10473.32
Net worth as of March $531,103.33
Sells
Bought AQN, OMF, KR. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises KR, BAC, O.
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $37,300 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

March 21 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Starting the second quarter of the year, and the 4th month. Hard to believe how times flies when the stock market is going up. It is starting to warm up outside and my portfolio is about to heat up also.

Ticker Dividend
KR $32.40
V $4.17
VLO $71.54
SBUX $31.50
HBI $34.65
CVX $59.34
XOM $146.10
MSFT $34.46
WBA $41.14
NEE $19.64
MAIN $28.92
O $12.59
LYB $59.85
DUK $89.75
Flo $32.17
R $50.40
USHYX $68.67
BAC $56.52
FDUS $86.80
FDUS $19.60
MRCC $42.41
PEG $230.81
Dividend $1,253.43

As you can see this month was a great month and it was the highest ever. Compared to last March this month was 24.9 percent higher. My current yearly dividends are 14.9 percent higher than the first quarter last year. Nothing to complain about except I want more money and I know the solution to that problem. Buy great stocks.

Delving into the stats I was paid 22 times by 21 companies. My portfolio is growing by leaps and bounds. This month it my portfolio went up by $17,400. That is just a little shy of what my military retirement brings in a year. My total portfolio value just fell shy of $300,000. So it will pass that real soon. The last portfolio update I did was with my Merrill Edge account but since then I added my non dividend stocks into my tracker. It took 7.5 months or so for my Merrill edge account to add $50,000 in value. My net worth crossed the half a million mark this month. I have updated to the next level I want to achieve. I love to update these as it shows I am moving forward.

Total portfolio value $296,405.78
Forward annual dividend $10,393.04
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9413.16 Expected dividend 2021 $9797.92
Net worth as of March $503,169.05
Sells
Bought FLO, KDP, DHI, NEE. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises O, MGIC
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $300,000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $35,700 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

February 21 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Another month down. This year is flying and the dividends are coming in. Dividend increases coming in at a nice pace.

Ticker Dividend
T. $214.05
APPL. $69.84
ABBV. $215.89
MAIN. $28.75
O. $12.59
CFFN. $31.73
USHYX $56.24
Amount $629.09

As you can see this was a great month growing dividends. SBUX put off their dividend till next month or it would have been higher. This month was 23.3 percent higher than last years dividend. Year over year total right now is 9.01 percent. Very happy considering last month was negative. This will be my last dividend for CFFN as I sold it off for OMF. Portfolio value is up 2.9 percent since the start of the year

I am moving forward and will soon have to update some of my future goals. Don’t know when but I imagine sometime this year at the way things are going. Even if I reach them next year it’s ok.

Total portfolio value $278,932.04
Forward annual dividend $10,324.11
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9176.46 Expected dividend 2021 $7176.30
Net worth as of December $469,714.13
Sells CFFN, BRK.B
Bought OMF, NEE, KR, and NRZ, ABBV. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises KO, MPW, NEE FDUS, PEG
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $300,000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $500,000
This month I went over $34,500 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

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

Dec 2020 and Portfolio Review

Happy New Year. While we are marching into 2021 we are going to examine what we brought in this month and over the past year. While 2020 wasn’t a banner year for some it was a great year for others. Not focusing on the problems helps keep life in perspective. I am looking for a great 2021

We are going to start this section looking at our forward dividends getting to $10,000 would be a goal wether it happened this year or next well NRZ after cutting its dividend earlier in the year has given 3 raises the last one on Dec 17 put me over $10,000 dollars in forward dividends the next major milestone will be $15,000 but I am looking forward to getting to $11,000.

Total portfolio value has been doing good we are marching forward $300,000. Right now it stands at $269,960.82. This is a 2.37% increase from last month.

Quarterly net worth is done and figured out and wow what more could I ask for? The total came out to $469,714.13 which is a 10.95 percent increase over last quarter. Since I started tracking at the end of quarter 3 2016 my net worth has grown by 83 percent.

Now for what every came here to read about dividends. This month was a great month that saw us end the year right. And when I say right I mean right. I brought in $1239.20. The most every in a month. Also as far as quartet income it came in over $2500. Consistent buying brings results and this write up shows it.

Ticker Dividends
KR $30.24
HBI $34.65
CFFN $48.52
LYB $59.85
CVX $59.34
XOM $143.21
VLO $71.54
Main $28.39
MSFT $34.37
WBA $41.14
FLO $23.76
O $11.86
KO $29.11
DUK $89.75
FDUS $49.80
FDUS $6.64
R $50.40
USHYX $70.95
BAC $55.80
MRCC $40.25
MRCC $36.27
PEG $219.19
V $4.17
Total $1,239.20

Total portfolio value $269,969.82
Forward annual dividend $10,112.91
Expected dividend 2020 $9076.55
Net worth as of December $469,714.13
No sells
Bought MRCC, FLO, AQN. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises O, NRZ
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $300,000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $500,000
As you can see I went over $10,000 dollar in forward annual dividends.
This month I went over $33,000.00 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

Have you had any raises? How was your dividends this month? Any records set?

September Dividend Review

Love this meme for this month, it never gets old. We have completed three quarters of the year and are gearing up for a great 4th quarter to end the year strong but first we have to see how I did this month.

As with any month I want to break down and show what I got

Ticker Dividend
HBI $34.65
KR $24.48
VLO $54.88
LYB $59.85
CVX $50.31
XOM $140.01
MSFT $31.23
MGIC $20.46
FLO $23.56
WBA $37.87
DUK $80.90
MAIN $27.42
O $11.37
R $50.40
D $40.42
BAC $54.18
FDUS $49.80
USHYX $42.92
MRCC $37.25
PEG $217.96
V $2.70
MRCC $35.04
Total $1,127.66

Well there you have it my September dividends and it was a nice haul. What we have is 4 straight quarter ending months with over $1000,00 dollars. This month was a 29 percent increase over last June’s $870.88. Barring a barrage of dividend cuts December should be a great month.

Total portfolio value $235,548.19
Forward annual dividend $9759.65
Expected dividend 2020 8,658.96
Net worth as of Sep $423,363.33
Sold D
Bought DUK APPL Cvx. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises MSFt NRZ and O
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $300,00.00
Forward annual dividends of $10,000.00
Future net worth $500,000
As you can see I am very close to 10,000.00 dollar in forward annual dividends. As long as there is no dividend cuts it should be doable by early next year or earlier.
This month I went over $30,000 lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything.

Have you had any raises? How was your dividends this month? Any records set?

JUNE 2020 Dividend Report

This meme always seems appropriate for this month. June is always my largest month of the quarter and this month is no exception.

KR $20.64
VLO $54.88
HBI $26.70
CVX $37.41
XOM $134.35
MSFT $31.14
WBA $31.11
MAIN $25.88
O $11.35
LYB $56.70
DUK $67.10
FLO $23.36
R $50.40
D $35.72
USHYX $65.80
MGIC $9.30
BAC $52.38
FDUS $49.80
MRCC $31.50
MRCC $22.73
PEG $215.81
V $1.80
Total $1,055.86

Not a bad month considering 2 companies with dividend cuts were FdUS and MRCC and MGIC. Companies that had been giving raises but didn’t were XOM BAC and R and LYB. Received dividend raises from Duk, WBA and KR. hopefully get some good raises once they start raising the dividend again in March bought quite a few companies in this group. All considering the YOY was 25.7 percent compared to the $839.59 I received last June. Hope your month was good

March Dividend Income

This won’t be as fancy as my regular posts as I need to catch up. But March was an awesome month for dividends for me. I had a couple of dividend cuts of around $1,200 most of them were from my higher dividend stocks.

KR $19.20
VLO $48.02
LYB $48.30
CVX $30.96
XOM $131.86
HBI $23.70
DAL $28.98
MSFT $31.04
WBA $22.88
Flo $19.17
MAIN $23.00
O $9.00
DUK $65.21
D $26.32
R $35.84
USHYX $58.19
BAC $49.14
FDUS $64.74
MRCC $38.85
V $0.90
MRCC $26.92
PEG $213.51

Total $1,015.73

March 2019 total was $699.49. The YOY increase is 42.1 percent. Buys and dividend increases were the main drivers. I added a lot more buys this month as markets were good for adding. Hope your portfolio did good.

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.

Dec 19 Dividend Review

yall-got-any-more-of-them-dividends Do you? Because I sure do and I have a good report to give.  As we close 2019 its important to look back at what we accomplished what we didn’t accomplish and what we plan to accomplish.

I believe we had an excellent year as far as buys and got a lot bigger and better dividend payers that will grow the dividend good.

As far as our 2019 goals we we invested in quality stocks, we did not get as much dividends as far as dividend growth as we would have liked and we are waiting in anticipation to see if we hit our Bronze goal of $7300 in dividend for the year?

Well we finally did it to a tune of $1,085.56 first comma i have received also this month  I blew my Va compensation away which is $879.36 this is the first month i have had more dividends than my VA compensation. This month based on a 24 hour day i bought in $1.45 an hour not bad things keep looking 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 $993.49 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $35.01  a day.  This is a 56.06 percent increase over last December. Total for year now I have brought in $7487.93 which brings our total per day  to $20.51.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $24,251.21. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $8,170.44 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 all 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.  The MRCC in the red is in my Roth and you can see that it accounts for 1.9 percent of my income for the month. You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

With $1,085.56 brought in this month and a total of $7487.93 I am over 100 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.   My 12 month out  Prospective dividend fell from $8185.67 to $8,170.44

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 DEC 31, 2019 I have a 23.73%  S&p 500 TR is 23.23%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -DEC 31 31.48%  S&p 500 TR is 31.49%  for the month of December it is 3.31% to 3.02%  to the S&P 500 TR.

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

September 2019 Dividend Review.

yall-got-any-more-of-them-dividendsYes we are done with September and onto October. While it is still hot during the day it is cooling down at night and feels great in the morning.  That is what we did was we went around the monopoly board and collected money except this money is not fake. it is the real deal and the results i have show it. Of course there are a few disappointments but that was to be expected with some of the dividend cuts and selling. 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 21 times by 21 companies. That comes out to $41.47 per company. 6 new stock and 3 sells throughout the year for this month.  Buys and re investments have helped bring this up. $870.88 is my new record and this record will continue to grow and grow and grow.

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 $781.78 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 29.02 a day or $1.20 an hour on a 24 hour day this is the second month getting over $1.00.  This is a 36.40% increase over last September. Total for year now I have brought in $5295.85 which brings our total per day $19.39.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $22,059. 85. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $7061.13 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 $870.88 brought in this month and a total of $5295.85 I am 72.54  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 $7490.12 to $7600.12

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 September 30th, 2019 I have a 12.15%  S&p 500 TR is 12.98%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -September 30th 19.18%  S&p 500 TR is 20.55%  for the month of August it is 4.44% to 1.87%  to the S&P 500 TR.

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