Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 2017 Dividend Summary





  • BP --- $99.65
  • KO --- $96.95
  • M --- $56.28
  • PM --- $52.59
  • CSCO --- $48.13
  • TIS --- $47.54
  • TUP --- $41.27
  • KMB --- $38.96
  • DEO --- $34.52
  • MDT --- $25.95
  • GE --- $24.00
  • MO --- $21.54
  • NEA --- $16.48
  • VIAB --- $16.18
  • NKE --- $7.20

Total income received in my taxable account is $627.24.

The second quarter of 2017 started out with a a bang thanks to BP depositing its dividend in April. Last April I earned a grand total of ZERO, so I am very pleased at this year's results.

I also contributed a shit load of capital throughout this month and my forward dividends are sitting at $9,000.  This puts me close to where I was at the same time in 2014. I went on a serious tear for the remainder of that year and finished with $15,000 in forward dividends. I don't see that happening again this year, but you never know.

YOU CAN'T REACH THE TOP AIMING FOR THE MIDDLE

Friday, April 28, 2017

Limit order filled --- BBL


I just found out that yesterday I had a limit order filled with BBL.




  • BBL:  60 shares @ $29.99 --- Yield  5.34%

Total capital invested is $1806.35 and will add $96 to my yearly dividends. Well I bought share a few weeks back in the $32s, so I guess a few more shares under $30 isn't unreasonable.

Forward dividends with this purchase, DRIPs, and recent raises puts me at $9000.00.

DEFY MEDIOCRITY

JNJ raises dividend 5% --- New yield is 2.72%





Yesterday JNJ announced that it is increasing it's dividend from $.80 to $.84. This represents a 5% and pushes the yield up to 2.72%. Not as spectacular as previous years, but well above the rate of inflation.

The ex-dividend date is May 25th and the pay date is June 13th.

Since I currently own 54.17 shares, my yearly dividends will increase by $8.67.


2017 Dividend Raises

OHI:  1.64% --- $3.20
KMB:  5.43% --- $8.03
GILD:  10.64% --- $10.49
CSCO:  11.54% --- $13.92
TROW:  5.56% --- $9.09
KO:  5.71% --- $20.96
QCOM:  7.5% --- $7.20
PG:  3.00% --- $2.43
OHI:  1.61% --- $6.46  (2nd Raise)
SO:  3.57% --- $7.41
UL:  12% --- $15.36
XOM:  2.67% --- $11.70
JNJ:  5.0% --- $8.67

Total yearly dividend increase is $124.92

DEFY MEDIOCRITY

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

XOM raises dividend 2.67% --- New yield is 3.77%





Today XOM announced that it is increasing it's dividend from $.75 to $.77. This represents a 2.67% and pushes the yield up to 3.77%. Considering oil prices remain depressed, this is pretty good news in my opinion.

The ex-dividend date is May 10th and the pay date is June 9th.

Since I currently own 146.32 shares, my yearly dividends will increase by $11.70.


2017 Dividend Raises

OHI:  1.64% --- $3.20
KMB:  5.43% --- $8.03
GILD:  10.64% --- $10.49
CSCO:  11.54% --- $13.92
TROW:  5.56% --- $9.09
KO:  5.71% --- $20.96
QCOM:  7.5% --- $7.20
PG:  3.00% --- $2.43
OHI:  1.61% --- $6.46  (2nd Raise)
SO:  3.57% --- $7.41
UL:  12% --- $15.36
XOM:  2.67% --- $11.70

Total yearly dividend increase is $116.25

More grinding --- PG


I used the weakness today in PG to double my position.



  • PG:  30 shares @ $88.22 --- Yield  3.13%

Total capital invested is $2653.49 and will add $82.75 to my yearly dividends.

I have been using the strategy of adding to companies that are weak during big up days in my portfolio recently. It has worked pretty well recently including buys of RDS-b, TIS, VZ, GILD, and now PG. It's not really scientific, but it gives me a chance to add to some underweight positions.

Forward dividends are just under $8900.00.

DEFY MEDIOCRITY

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Recent Buy --- VZ


Today I added a few more share to my Verizon position.




  • VZ:  50 shares @ $46.76 --- Yield  4.96%

Total capital invested is $2344.70 and will add $116 to my yearly dividends.

This is a relatively boring purchase, but VZ has been coming down in price for a while so I added a few more share at a solid yield. In fact, I believe VZ has a higher yield than T. I can't remember that happening before. Speaking of T, it will be releasing earnings after the market closes today. If weakness follows, I'll be looking to pick up 100 shares soon.

Forward dividends are around $8780.

DEFY MEDIOCRITY

Stock Sale --- TUP


Today I sold my entire TUP position.




  • TUP:  61.36 shares @ $73.57 --- Yield  3.70%

Total proceeds are $4507.13 and this will reduce my yearly dividends by $166.90.

This has been a fantastic position for me and I made about $1400 in gains plus whatever dividends I received while owning the stock. Yesterday I was thinking that I might want to trim some overvalued positions and TUP at $65 seemed like a good candidate. Well when I opened my account this morning looking for opportunities to buy, I saw TUP up 12% at $73 and took that as an opportunity to sell.

I fully plan to reinvest the proceeds quickly and have no problems revisiting TUP somewhere in the $50s and in the 5% yield range.

Forward dividends are $8670.00.

DEFY MEDIOCRITY