Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dividend Increase – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)


Today the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.80 to $0.84 per share that’s payable June 13, 2017 to holders of record May 30, 2017. This represents a 5.0% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $123.58 (todays open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.72%. 

"In recognition of our 2016 results, strong financial position and confidence in the future of Johnson & Johnson, the Board has voted to increase the quarterly dividend for the 55th consecutive year," said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Since I own 60 shares of JNJ, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $7.15.

That increase rises my YOC to 3.44%.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Week in Review 16/17





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In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dividend Increase - Unilever N.V.


Today the Board of Directors of Unilever announced a quarterly dividend increase of from 0.3201 to 0.3585 per share that’s payable June 7, 2017 to holders of record May  5, 2017. This represents a 11.99% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price 48.11 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.98%. 

Since I own 80 shares, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by 9.15.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.02%.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Recent Buy - CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

On Tuesday, April 18, I doubled my holdings of CVS Health Corporation and bought 13 shares at $ 77,90 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 77.88 to $ 78.08 per share. I totally hold now 26 shares of CVS and my yield on cost is 2.56%. You can look at my first purchase of CVS here.  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Income and Expenses, Savings Rate for Q1 2017



The first quarter has already passed and it is time to look at how it went and how I managed in my saving goals and how my journey towards financial independence is progressing. Since this is the third year when I keep a stricter control of my spending, I continued to make a small comparison with last year's results also. As I mentioned in my first income / expenditure report, I will make a summary on a quarterly basis, because my months in the case of income are very different. This will give me a better view of the overall situation and hopefully will inspire some of my blog readers.



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Week in Review 15/17




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In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dividend Increase – Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI)


Thursday, 13 April Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.62 to $0.63 per share that’s payable May 15, 2017 to holders of record May 1, 2017. This represents a 1.61% increase to regular quarterly dividends. Maybe this increase appears to be small, but it is worth remembering that, Omega Healthcare Investors prefers to raise the dividend four times a year. The May payment in 2016 was $0.58 so 2017's payout represents an 8.62% increase year over year. Omega Healthcare Investors has now increased dividends for 19 consecutive quarters. With current price $34.06 (Thursday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 7.40%. 

Since I own 150 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $4.47.

That increase rises my YOC to 7.01%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Week in Review 14/17




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In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Recent Buy - CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

On Wednesday April 5, I Bought 13 shares of CVS Health Corporation at $ 77,50 per share plus commission.




CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order, specialty pharmacy and infusion services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, Medicare Part D plans, managed Medicaid plans, plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Caremark, CarePlus CVS Pharmacy, CVS Specialty, Accordant, SilverScript, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and ACS Pharmacy names. As of December 31, 2016, it had 23 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 13 specialty mail order pharmacies and 4 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 84 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as offers photo finishing services. It has 9,709 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, CVS Pharmacy y más, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 38 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dividend Income - March 2017

Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In March 2017 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Quarterly dividends received from: 

Intel Corporation (INTC) - € 97.97 ($ 104.00)
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - € 70.86 ($ 75.20)
ConocoPhillips (COP) - € 7.54 ($ 7.95)
HCP inc. (HCP) - € 35.22 ($ 37.00)
Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) - € 17.99 ($ 19.20) 
Target Corporation (TGT) - € 64.75 ($ 69.00) 
Chevron Corporation (CVX) - € 60.82 ($ 64.20)  
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - € 45.26 ($ 48.00) 
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) - € 18.11 ($ 19.20)
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - € 17.52 ($ 18.80)  
Unilever N.V. (AMS:UNA) - € 25.61 ($ 27.50)  
Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) - € 56.28 ($ 60.00)
Eaton Corporation (ETN) - € 16.76 ($ 18.00
Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) - € 27.57 ($ 29.60
V.F. Corporation (VFC) - € 25.35 ($ 27.30 
Magna International (MGA) - € 12.73 ($ 13.75 
Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) - € 17.05 ($ 18.20 
Triton International Limited Co (TRTN) - € 42.21 ($ 45.00)
T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) - € 29.37 ($ 31.35)
Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) - € 103.00 ($111.60)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Week in Review 13/17




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In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Week in Review 12/17




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In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Recent Buy - General Mills, Inc. (GIS)

On Tuesday March 21, I bought 20 shares of General Mills, Inc. at $ 58.46 per share plus commission.



Tuesday morning, General Mills reported fiscal 2017 third-quarter results, which was a small disappointment in the market, and I decided to put in the bid. My offer already went through on Pre-Market and, therefore, I grabbed a few more shares of GIS. 

My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 59.70 to $ 59.21 per share. I totally hold now 40 shares of GIS and my yield on cost is 3.24%. You can look at my first purchase of GIS here.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dividend Increase – Intel Corporation (INTC)



Today the Board of Directors of Intel Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.26 to $ 0.2725 per share that’s payable June 1, 2017 to holders of record May 7, 2017. This represents a 4.81% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 35.39 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.08%. 

Since I own 400 shares of INTC, this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 14.90.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.85%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Recent Buy - LTC Properties Inc. (LTC)

On Monday March 20, I Bought 25 shares of LTC Properties Inc. at $ 46.15 per share plus commission.




My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 47.75 to $ 46.97 per share. I totally hold now 45 shares of LTC and my yield on cost is 4.85%. You can look at my first purchase of LTC here.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week in Review 11/17




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In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Recent Buy - Inter Pipeline Ltd. (TSE:IPL)

On Tuesday March 14, I bought 50 shares of Inter Pipeline Ltd. at CA$ 27.63 per share plus commission.




My overall cost basis of this position increases from CA$ 26.12 to CA$ 26.44 per share. I totally hold now 250 shares of IPL and my yield on cost is 6.13%. You can look at my first purchase of IPL here.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Week in Review 10/17




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In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Recent Buy - V.F. Corporation (VFC)

On Tuesday March 7, I bought 20 shares of V.F. Corporation at $ 52.49 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 52.94 to $ 52.88 per share. I totally hold now 65 shares of VFC and my yield on cost is 3.18%. You can look at my first purchase of VFC here.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dividend Income - February 2017

The second month of the year 2017 has already passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In February 2017 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Quarterly dividends received from: 

AT&T Inc. (T) - € 141.16 ($ 151.90)
ONEOK Inc. (OKE) - € 29.07 ($ 30.75)
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) - € 23.44 ($ 25.00)
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) - € 87.74 ($ 93.00)
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) - € 27.17 ($ 28.80) 
Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO) - € 39.32 ($ 41.96)
Oriflame Holding AG (STO:ORI) - € 59.71 ($ 63.07 )
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) - € 71.38 ($ 76.07
Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) - € 105.39 ($112.50)


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Week in Review 9/17




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In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Recent Buy - LTC Properties Inc. (LTC)

Yesterday on March 3, I Bought 20 shares of LTC Properties Inc. at $ 47.50 per share plus commission.



LTC Properties, Inc. operates as a health care real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It invests in senior housing and long term healthcare properties, including skilled nursing properties, assisted living properties, independent living properties, and combinations through mortgage loans, property lease transactions, and other investments. Its portfolio consists of 89 skilled nursing properties, 102 assisted living properties, 14 other senior housing properties, 2 schools, and a parcel of land under development. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of net taxable income to its stockholders. LTC Properties, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in Westlake Village, California.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dividend Increase – Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR)


On Wednesday, March 1 the Board of Directors of Digital Realty Trust Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.88 to $ 0.93 per share that’s payable March 31, 2017 to holders of record March 15, 2017. This represents a 5.68% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 107.99 (Thursday's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.44%. 

Since I own 120 shares of DLR, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $ 17.88.

That increase rises my YOC to 7.79%.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Thanks for stopping by!