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!

Dividend Update: December 2017

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 December?

Last month 24 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $373.

With the sole exception of September 2017 (which came in with a dividend tally of $379) this was my highest amount ever. $400 in dividends in a single month is coming real close!

December’s $372 also adds nicely to my dividend goals for 2017. In a next post I will revisit my goals for 2017 and add them to see whether I indeed got to my $3,000 goal for the entire year.

The following table shows the tickers of the companies that made a December 2017 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
WFC$13.65
SBUX$22.5020.00%
GWW$6.40
F$22.50
ADM$32.00
DAL$24.40
AMGN$20.70
MGA$13.75
UTX$7.00
ROK$8.359.87%
EMR$24.251.04%
JNJ$10.08
ADI$9.00
UL$12.651.86%
STAG$5.88
QCOM$28.50
IP$14.403.78%
GLW$15.50
VFC$13.809.52%
BP$18.00
TROW$14.25
GILD$13.00
CLDT$11.00
TRV$10.80

 

The fact that 24 companies sent me dividend checks is great in and of itself. But out of those 24 there were 6 companies who decided to raise their pay-outs. Really putting the growth in Dividend Growth Investing here.

Within those dividend increases three stand out.

Starbucks decided to turn my dividend Tall into a Grande by raising it by 20% (!). Double digit dividend increases are rare, but Starbucks have been serving them for years now. I hope they can keep it up, and continue to drive growth in China – opening a new store every 15 hours –  and even in the home of the espresso, Italy.

The other dividend increase that stands out is that of Rockwell Automation, coming in at nearly 10%. The company’s stock price has been on a tear almost all of 2017 and was pursued by another company in my portfolio – Emerson.

Finally, VF Corporation also delivered a near 10% dividend increase. The company – with it’s broad portfolio of brands – continues to do well and has proven to be a reliable dividend payer.

Comparing the dividend payout of December 2016 to December 2017 (below) shows an increase from $180 to $373- YoY growth of 107%.

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