Sunday, February 19, 2017

Week in Review 7/17




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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, February 18, 2017

Recent Buy - General Mills, Inc. (GIS)



Yesterday on February 17, I Bought 20 shares of General Mills, Inc. at $ 59.45 per share plus commission.


General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States. It operates in three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Convenience Stores and Foodservice. The company offers ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, soup, meal kits, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, frozen pizza and pizza snacks, grain and fruit and savory snacks, stable and frozen vegetables, and ice cream and frozen desserts, as well as various organic products, including meal kits, granola bars, and cereal. The company markets its products under the Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Bugles, Cascadian Farm, Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Fiber One, Food Should Taste Good, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto’s, Go-Gurt, Gold Medal, Golden Grahams, Häagen-Dazs, Helpers, Jeno’s, Jus-Rol, Kitano, Kix, La Salteña, Lärabar, Latina, Liberté, Lucky Charms, Muir Glen, Nature Valley, Oatmeal Crisp, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Progresso, Raisin Nut Bran, Total, Totino’s, Trix, Wanchai Ferry, Wheaties, Yoki, and Yoplait names. General Mills, Inc. also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. It sells its products directly, as well as through broker and distribution arrangements to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, e-commerce grocery providers, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as drug, dollar, and discount chains. The company operates 530 ice cream parlors; and franchises 344 branded ice cream parlors. General Mills, Inc. also exports its products primarily to Caribbean and Latin American markets. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Dividend Increase – The Coca-Cola Company (KO)


Yesterday the Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company announced a quarterly dividend increase of from  $ 0.35 to $ 0.37 per share that’s payable April 3, 2017 to holders of record March 15, 2017. This represents a 5.71% increase to regular quarterly dividends. 

With current price $41.20 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.59%. 

Since I own 150 shares, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $ 8.94.

That increase rises my YOC to 3.95%.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dividend Increase – T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW)




Today T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.54 to $ 0.57 per share that’s payable March 30, 2017 to holders of record March 16, 2017. This represents a 5.56% increase to regular quarterly dividends.  This will mark the 31st consecutive year since the firm's initial public offering that the company will have increased its regular annual dividend.

With current price $ 71.00 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.21%. 

Since I own 55 shares of TROW, this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 4.92.

That increase rises my YOC to 3.07% 

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Dividend Increase – Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)



Yesterday the board of directors of Cisco Systems, Inc. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.26 to $ 0.29 per share that’s payable April 26, 2017 to holders of record April 6, 2017. This represents a 11.54% increase to regular quarterly dividends.  

With current price $ 32.82 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.53%. 

Since I own 150 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 13.41.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.14

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week in Review 6/17




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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, February 10, 2017

Recent Buy - TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU, TSE:T)

On Thursday, the ninth February I added 30 shares of TELUS Corporation (TU) at $32.95 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 33.24 to $ 33.22 per share. I totally hold now 180 shares of TU and my yield on cost is 4.40%. You can look at my first purchase of TU here.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dividend Income - January 2017



The first month, January of 2017, is over and it is time to report my dividend income. In January 2017 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

Quarterly dividends received from:

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) - € 7.50 ($ 7.80) 
TELUS Corporation (TU) - € 51.49 ($ 53.58)
PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) - € 71.17 ($ 75.25)
Golar LNG (GLNG) - € 7.10 ($ 7.50) 
Altria Group Inc. (MO) - € 100.36 ($ 106.75) 
Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) - € 83.56 ($ 88.40)
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN.TO) - € 40.89 ($ 42.36)
Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) - € 99.65 ($ 105.60) 
W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC) - € 43.71 ($ 46.53) 
VEREIT Inc. (VER) - € 42.02 ($ 44.69) 
Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) - € 8.44 ($ 8.98)
Agrium Inc. (AGU) - € 20.45 ($ 21.88)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) - € 36.29 ($ 39.00)
General Electric Co. (GE) - € 46.89 ($ 50.40)
Scotiabank (BNS.TO) - € 81.67 ($ 87.22)
TD Bank Group (TD.TO) - € 70.36 ($ 75.92) 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dividend Increase – Gilead Sciences (GILD)


Yesterday the board of directors of Gilead Sciences announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.47 to $ 0.52 per share that’s payable March 30, 2017 to holders of record March 16, 2017. This represents a 10.64% increase to regular quarterly dividends.  

With current price $ 73.13 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.84%. 

Since I own 35 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 5.22.

That increase rises my YOC to 2.71

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dividend Increase – Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)


Today the board of directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.30 to $ 0.32 per share that’s payable March 14, 2017 to holders of record February 21, 2017. This represents a 6.67% increase to regular quarterly dividends. This is ADM’s 341st consecutive quarterly payment, a record of 85 years of uninterrupted dividends. 

With current price $ 44.02 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.91%. 

Since I own 60 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 3.58.

That increase rises my YOC to 3.89

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Week in Review 5/17




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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, February 2, 2017

Recent Buy - Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

Tuesday on January 31, I Bought 35 shares of Pfizer Inc. at $ 31.45 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 28.63 to $ 29.07 per share. I totally hold now 235 shares of PFE and my yield on cost is 4.40%. I bought my first PFE's shares in the summer of 2013, so now it was a time to grab some more.