Monday, December 30, 2013

Review of the Year 2013 and goals for the next year

Year 2013 is behind us, so it's time to look at what happened to my portfolio during the year.

I did  24 transactions during the year, 21 purchases and 3 sales , I got dividends from 21 companies.
In January, I sold my 200 Orion's shares. because in my view, their value had risen too high. I left, however, a further 300 Orion's shares in my portfolio, because I still believe in Orion's ability to pay good dividends. In February, I sold about 73% of the SP corporate bond fund, because I wanted to move the weight more on direct equity investments. The third-sales I made in December, I reduced the number of my holding in Tele2, from my 500 shares, I sold 300 shares, because I'm a little skeptical of Tele2's ability to pay good dividends for years to come. These sales generated a total of  8,069 income, after-tax, my net income will be 5,648.44.

December Dividend Income

In December, the portfolio dividend income was as follows:

PFE $48.00
INTC $90.00
SDIV $74.10
KO $42.00
GLNG $135.00
TAL $70.00
Total income was €334.93 ($459.10), after tax my net income will be €259.74.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Procter & Gample Dividend Stock Analysis

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. The Beauty segment offers antiperspirants and deodorants, cosmetics, personal cleansing, skin care, hair care, hair colors, prestige products, and professional salon products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, SK-II, and Wella brand names. The Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and electronic hair removal devices under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, and Prestobarba brand names. The Health Care segment offers feminine care and incontinence products; toothbrush, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory,

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Exxon Mobil Dividend Stock Analysis

Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products. The company also transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. It has approximately 37,228 gross and 31,264 net operated wells. The company manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, polypropylene plastics, and specialty products. It also has interests in electric power generation facilities. The company has a strategic cooperation agreement with Rosneft to jointly participate in exploration and development activities in Russia, the United States, and other parts of the world. It operates in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is based in Irving, Texas.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chevron Dividend Stock Analysis

Chevron Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in petroleum, chemicals, mining, power generation, and energy operations worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment is involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas; liquefaction, transportation, and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas; transportation of crude oil through pipelines; and processing, transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas, as well as holds interest in a gas-to-liquids project. The Downstream segment engages in refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products through pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car; and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals and fuel and lubricant additives, as well as plastics for industrial uses. The company is also

Friday, December 20, 2013

Dividend Increases in December

13th December 2013 AT&T Inc. announced that its board of directors has approved a 2.2 percent increase in the company’s quarterly dividend to stockholders.
AT&T directors increased the quarterly dividend rate from $0.45 to $0.46 a share on a quarterly basis, or an increase from $1.80 to $1.84 a share on an annualized basis.
The dividend will be payable on Feb. 3, 2014 to common stockholders of record on Jan. 10, 2014.

16th December 2013 the board of directors of Pfizer Inc. declared a 26-cent first-quarter 2014 dividend on the company’s common stock, payable March 4, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 7, 2014.  Pfizer increased the dividend by more than 8 percent, to 26 cents from 24 cents per share.
“The dividend increase is a testament to our continued commitment to returning capital to shareholders and our confidence in the business,” stated Ian Read, Pfizer chairman and chief executive officer.  “As always, we are focused on maximizing total shareholder return, of which the dividend is a key component.”

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Unilever Dividend Stock Analysis

Unilever PLC operates as a fast-moving consumer goods company in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Europe, and the Americas. The company operates through four segments: Personal Care, Foods, Refreshment, and Home Care. The Personal Care segment offers skincare and haircare products, deodorants, and oral care products. The Foods segment provides soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines, and spreads. The Refreshment segment offers ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products, and nutritionally enhanced staples. The Home Care segment provides home care products, such as laundry tablets, powders and liquids, soap bars, and various cleaning products. Unilever PLC offers its products under various brand names, such as Axe, Becel, Flora,Ben & Jerry's, Bertolli, Blue Band, Rama, Brylcreem, Cif, Clear, Comfort, Domestos, Dove, Fissan, Heartbrand, Hellmann's, Amora, Knorr, Lifebuoy, Lipton, Lux, Omo, Pond's, Radox, Rexona, Signal, Closeup, Simple, St Ives, Sunlight, Sunsilk, Surf, TRESemmé, Timotei, VO5, and Vaseline. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Unilever PLC is a subsidiary of The Unilever Group.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Golar LNG Interim Report January–September 2013



  • Golar reports a third quarter 2013 net loss of $13.1 million (including a non-cash loss of $8.2 million on interest rate swaps) 
  • EBITDA generated in the quarter amounts to loss of $3.3 million but cash from operating activities improves from Q2 level to $23m in 
  • Q3 Golar concludes $1.1 billion funding facility for eight of its thirteen newbuilds 
  • Ten year FSRU time charter for the Golar Eskimo concluded with the Heshemite Kingdom of Jordan Five year FSRU time charter for the Golar Igloo concluded with the Kuwait National Petroleum Company 
  • Golar Tundra shipbuilding contract amended to include FSRU capability with a revised delivery date of November 2015 
  • Spot charter rates hold firm but market remains volatile and inefficient – as a result Gimi and Viking experience prolonged periods of offhire 
  • Board maintains dividend at $0.45 for the quarter
For more information, click the link below
Golar LNG Q3-2013