Dividend Update: January 2018

It’s time for my favorite type of post: a tally of the dividends I received in the prior month.

Given my strategy of DGI, it is really the dividend payouts that I care about. For each of the companies I invest in, I like to see a steady and growing stream of dividend payouts.

So how did I do in January?

Last month 12 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $298.

Starting the year with almost $300 in received dividends is a nice start on my way to my goals for 2018.

It also comes down to about $10 a day for doing absolutely nothing but collecting the dividend.

The following table shows the tickers of the companies that made a January 2018 dividend payout to my portfolio.

It features the dividend amount I received and any change in payout as compared to the last payout moment.

TickerDividends ReceivedDividend per Share Change
KMB$33.95
HASI$16.50
DIS$19.507.69%
EQR$10.08
VTR$12.641.94%
WPC$70.700.50%
STAG$5.88
LHO$31.50
CAH$30.06
CSCO$29.00
CLDT$11.00
BNS$25.594.32%

 

The fact that 12 companies sent me dividend checks is great in and of itself. But out of those 12 there were 4 companies who decided to raise their pay-outs. Really putting the growth in Dividend Growth Investing here.

Within those dividend increases the one from Disney (DIS) stand out.

The ‘House of the Mouse’ delivered an almost 8% dividend raise. Having recently announced good numbers again (in particular on Theme Parks) and yet another Star Wars franchise – this company will do well for decades to come. Happy shareholder over here, and looking forward to keep collecting growing dividends.

Comparing the dividend payout of January 2018 to January 2018 (below) shows an increase from $223 to $298- YoY growth of 34%.

How was your January and its dividend?  Leave a comment/reply to share your thoughts!

Author: Tall Investing

www.tallinvesting.com

7 thoughts on “Dividend Update: January 2018”

  1. Nice work. That is some pretty good year over year growth. Always nice to see some dividend increases too. I share a few companies with you but my positions are smaller. Good luck in the rest of 2018!

    1. Thank you DD,

      The dividend increases are the best part of the invesment strategy – and the pace seems to be picking up. Just this week TROW and CSCO announced some significant dividend increases.

      Thanks and good luck to you as well!

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