Dividend Update: October 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 October?

Last month 12 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $256.

October is typically an ‘off month’ for receiving dividends as the majority of companies tend to pay out in March, September, October and December.

However, $256 is still a nice chunk of change though and adds nicely to my dividend goals for 2017.

The following table shows the tickers of the companies that made a October 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
KMB$15.52
DEO$20.199.12%
EQR$10.08
SOUHY$3.2077.78%
CAH$18.50
HASI$16.50
LHO$31.50
STAG$5.88
WPC$70.350.50%
CSCO$29.00
CLDT$11.00
BNS$24.531.07%

 

Some interesting dividend increases across the board here.

Out of the four increases South32 (SOUHY) stands out with an increase almost 78% (!). While that increase looks great, in absolute terms it’s still a minor increase of a minor position.

A more substantial is the 9% dividend increase that come from Diageo (DEO). Reason to crack open a Guiness and celebrate their soon to be opened US brewery.

Comparing the dividend payout of October 2016 to October 2017 (below) shows an increase from $162 to $256- YoY growth of 58%.

 

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

Dividend Update: September 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 September?

Last month 25 companies sent me a dividend payout, adding up to a total of $379.

Last September was the first month I received more than $300 a month in dividends. In fact, $379 is  already getting pretty close to $400!.

It’s pretty amazing how fast my dividends have grown. After all, I am only in my third year of investing and we are already talking over $3,000 per year in received dividends.

The following table shows the tickers of the companies that made a September 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$13.652.37%
GWW$6.40
F$22.50
UL$12.428.15%
ADM$12.80
AMGN$20.70
UTX$7.006.06%
ROK$7.60
EMR$24.00
JNJ$10.08
DAL$24.4050.62%
STAG$5.88
IP$13.88
MGA$13.75
VFC$12.60
ADI$9.00
QCOM$28.50
BP$18.00
BBL$38.707.50%
TROW$14.25
GILD$13.00
VTR$12.40
GLW$15.50
TRV$10.80
CLDT$11.00

 

Nice dividend increases across the board here. Out of the five increases Delta Airlines (DAL) stands out with an increase of over 50% (!).

That’s not a typo, but is part of a great and hopefully continuing dividend growth streak of this airline.

Comparing the dividend payout of September 2016 to September 2017 (below) shows an increase from $168 to $379- YoY growth of 126%.

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