Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dividend Income - July 2018

August is already halfway through and it is time to report my dividend income. In July 2018 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Quarterly dividends received from:


TELUS Corporation (TU) - € 61.57 ($ 71.78)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) - € 52.05 ($ 61.05) 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) - € 9.33 ($ 11.00) 
Golar LNG (GLNG) - € 6.39 ($ 7.50)
Baxter International Inc. (BAX) - € 9.79 ($ 11.40) 
Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) - € 14.19 ($ 16.67) 
Altria Group Inc. (MO) - € 104.20 ($ 122.50) 
Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) - € 83.03 ($ 96.90)
PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) - € 79.68 ($ 92.75)
The Coca-Cola Company (KO) - € 50.16 ($ 58.50)
Nutrien Ltd (NTR) - € 18.89 ($ 22.00)
Ventas Inc. (VTR) - € 33.85 ($ 39.50) 
W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC) - € 40.94 ($ 47.94)
VEREIT Inc. (VER) - € 38.30 ($ 44.69) 
Scotiabank (BNS.TO) - € 83.32 ($ 97.32)
TD Bank Group (TD.TO) - € 79.55 ($ 92.68)
BCE Inc. (BCE.TO) - € 51.54 ($ 60.08)  
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN.TO) - € 54.73 ($ 64.10) 


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Recent Buy - Fortis Inc. (FTS.TO)


On Monday August 13, I bought 25 shares of Fortis Inc. at CA$ 42.19 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from CA$ 41.85 to CA$ 41.97 per share. I totally hold now 100 shares of FTS and my yield on cost is 4.05%. You can look at my first purchase of FTS here.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Week in Review 32/18



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After a short vacation, I will continue my weekly review by making 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, August 11, 2018

Recent Buy - Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)


Friday August 10, I bought 10 shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. at $ 136.89 per share plus commission.


Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and sells industrial products and equipment worldwide. It operates through seven segments: Automotive OEM; Food Equipment; Test & Measurement and Electronics; Welding; Polymers & Fluids; Construction Products; and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment offers plastic and metal components, fasteners, and assemblies for automobiles, light trucks, and other industrial uses. The Food Equipment segment produces warewashing, cooking, refrigeration, and food processing equipment; kitchen exhaust, ventilation, and pollution control systems; and food equipment, maintenance, and repair services. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment produces equipment, consumables, and related software for testing and measuring of materials and structures, as well as equipment and consumables used in the production of electronic subassemblies and microelectronics. The Welding segment produces arc welding equipment; metal arc welding consumables and related accessories; and metal jacketing and other insulation products for various industrial and commercial applications. The Polymers & Fluids segment produces adhesives, sealants, lubrication and cutting fluids, and fluids and polymers for auto aftermarket maintenance and appearance. The Construction Products segment produces engineered fastening systems and solutions for the residential construction, renovation/remodel, and commercial construction markets. The Specialty Products segment offers beverage packaging equipment and consumables, product coding and marking equipment and consumables, and appliance components and fasteners. It serves the food and beverage, consumer durables, general industrial, printing and publishing, and industrial capital goods markets. The company distributes its products directly to industrial manufacturers, as well as through independent distributors. Illinois Tool Works Inc. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dividend Increase – Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO)



Yesterday Emera Incorporated announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.565 to CA$ 0.5875 per share and revised its annual dividend growth rate target to a range of four to five per cent through 2021. New quarterly dividend is payable November 15, 2018 to holders of record November 1, 2018. This represents a 3.98% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price CA$ 41.62 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.65%.

“Emera has significant regulated rate base investment opportunities, including $1.7 billion USD of investment at Tampa Electric in 600 MW of new solar generation and a modernization of the Big Bend station,” said Scott Balfour. “These projects will drive both significant value for customers and strong investment returns for shareholders. We believe that it is prudent to incorporate a higher component of internally generated funds in the capital plans to fund these accretive investments and as a result have modified our annual dividend growth target. Emera’s average EPS growth is expected to exceed dividend growth over the guidance period.”

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Week in Review 29/18



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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, July 21, 2018

Recent Buy - Canadian Utilities Limited (CU.TO)


On Friday July 20, I bought 30 shares of Canadian Utilities Limited at CA$ 32.85 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$ 35.25 to CA$ 34.57 per share. I totally hold now 100 shares of CU and my yield on cost is 4.55%. You can look at my first purchase of CU here.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Week in Review 28/18



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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.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Dividend Income - June 2018

Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In June 2018 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

 

Quarterly dividends received from: 


Unilever N.V. (AMS:UNA) - € 30.98 ($ 36.49) 
Intel Corporation (INTC) - € 103.28 ($ 120.00)
Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) - € 13.39 ($ 15.50)
Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) - € 26.51 ($ 31.15) 
WEC Energy Group Inc. (WEC) - € 7.11 ($ 8.29)
Dominion Energy Inc. (D) - € 28.86 ($ 33.40) 
Chevron Corporation (CVX) - € 57.17 ($ 67.20) 
ConocoPhillips (COP) - € 7.33 ($ 8.55) 
Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) - € 53.06 ($ 62.50) 
Target Corporation (TGT) - € 60.64 ($ 71.30)  
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - € 45.98 ($ 54.00)
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - € 68.65 ($ 79.90)
Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) - € 17.24 ($ 19.95)
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) - € 3.36 ($ 4.00)
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - € 17.19 ($ 20.20)
V.F. Corporation (VFC) - € 33.41 ($ 39.10)
Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) - € 28.70 ($ 33.30)
Triton International Limited Co (TRTN) - € 44.42 ($ 52.00)
3M Company (MMM) - € 6.95 ($ 8.16)
Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) - € 24.69 ($ 29.10) 
T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) - € 32.95 ($ 38.50)
Magna International (MGA) - € 14.02 ($ 16.51) 
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) - € 24.14 ($ 28.48)
Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) - € 103.50 ($121.20)       
Enbridge Inc. (ENB.TO) - € 66.66 ($ 77.62)
Fortis Inc. (FTS.TO) - € 21.11 ($ 24.59) 
Canadian Utilities Limited (CU.TO) - € 18.23 ($ 21.23)


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Week in Review 27/18



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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, July 7, 2018

Dividend Increase – Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)


Yesterday the Board of Directors of Duke Energy Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.89 to $ 0.9275 per share that’s payable September 17, 2018 to holders of record August 17 , 2018. This represents a 4.21% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 81.62 (yesterdays close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.55%. 


"For 92 consecutive years, the dividend has played an important role in delivering value to our shareholders," said Lynn Good, chairman, president and CEO. "This increase reflects continued confidence in our ability to produce strong financial results as we execute our long-term strategy."

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Week in Review 26/18



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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, June 24, 2018

Week in Review 25/18



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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, June 17, 2018

Week in Review 24/18



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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, June 15, 2018

Dividend Income - May 2018

Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In May 2018 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:



Annual dividend received from:


Sampo plc (SAMPO) - € 312.00 ($ 374.00) 
TELE2 B (TEL2-B.ST) - € 88.20 ($ 101.97)

Semiannual dividend received from:


Bonava AB B (BONAVA-B) - € 73.20 ($ 88.53)

Quarterly dividends received from:  


AT&T Inc. (T) - € 128.10 ($ 155.00)
General Mills Inc. (GIS) - € 24.52 ($ 29.40)
CVS Health Corporation (CVS) - € 22.94 ($ 27.50)
ONEOK Inc. (OKE) - € 33.58 ($ 39.75)
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) - € 33.86 ($ 40.00)
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) - € 103.15 ($ 122.10)
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) - € 36.49 ($ 43.20) 
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT) - € 44.35 ($ 52.50)
Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO) - € 48.64 ($ 58.49)
Oriflame Holding AG (STO:ORI) - € 420.00 ($ 495.39)
Eaton Corporation plc (ETN) - € 16.82 ($ 19.80)
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) - € 74.64 ($ 87.58)
Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) - € 16.61 ($ 19.35)
Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) - € 87.77 ($103.30) 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Recent Buy - BCE Inc. (BCE.TO)

Yesterday June 13, I bought 30 shares of BCE Inc. at CA$ 55,22 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$ 59.64 to CA$ 58.41 per share. I totally hold now 105 shares of BCE and my yield on cost is 5.17%. You can look at my first purchase of BCE here

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dividend Increase – Target Corporation (TGT)


Today the Board of Directors of Target Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.62 to $ 0.64 per share that’s payable September 10, 2018 to holders of record August 15 , 2018. This represents a 3.23% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 79.43 (todays open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.22%. 

The 3rd quarter dividend will be the company’s 204th consecutive dividend paid since October 1967 when the company became publicly held. With the increase announced today, 2018 is expected to be the 47th consecutive year in which Target has increased its annual dividend.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Week in Review 23/18



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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, June 8, 2018

Dividend Increase – Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)


Today Philip Morris International announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.07 to $ 1.14 per share that’s payable July 11, 2018 to holders of record June 22, 2018. This represents a 6.54% increase to regular quarterly dividends. The new annualized dividend rate is $ 4.56 per common share, representing a yield of 5.89% based on PM’s close stock price of $ 77.39 on June 7, 2018. This is the eleventh consecutive year in which PMI has increased its dividend, representing a total increase of 147.8%, or a compound annual growth rate of 9.5%, since PMI became a public company in 2008.

Since I own 85 shares of PM, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $ 17.73.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Week in Review 22/18



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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, May 27, 2018

Week in Review 21/18



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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, May 24, 2018

Dividend Increase – Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO)



Today the Board of Directors of Flowers Foods, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.17 to $ 0.18 per share that’s payable June 21, 2018 to holders of record June 7, 2018. This represents a 5.88% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 19.81 (todays open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.63%.

"This dividend increase reflects confidence by Flowers' board and management team in the company's long-term ability to generate solid cash flows and deliver value to shareholders," said Allen L. Shiver, Flowers Foods' president and CEO. "As we make significant progress with our strategic initiatives under Project Centennial, we intend to use our strong financial position to support brand growth, make capital investments, deliver shareholder returns, and pursue strategic acquisitions."
Since I own 185 shares of FLO, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $ 5.51.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week in Review 20/18



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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, May 17, 2018

Recent Buy - Fortis Inc. (FTS.TO)

On Friday May 11, I bought 35 shares of Fortis Inc. at CA$ 42.30 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from CA$ 41.38 to CA$ 41.85 per share. I totally hold now 75 shares of FTS and my yield on cost is 4.06%. You can look at my first purchase of FTS here

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dividend Income - April 2018


A month has passed again and it is time to report my dividend income. In April 2018 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Annual dividend received from:

Fortum Corporation (FORTUM) - € 1320.00 ($ 1631.50)
Orion Corporation (ORNBV) - € 435.00 ($ 535.22)
UPM-Kymmene (UPM) - € 1265.00 ($ 1561.52)
Kesko Corporation (KESKOB) - € 220.00 ($ 270.86)
Gjensidige Forsikring (GJF.OL) - € 295.75 ($ 365.51)

Semiannual dividend received from:

Neste Corporation (NESTE) - € 340.00 ($ 421.06)
Telia Company (TELIA1) - € 329.40 ($ 407.90)
NCC AB B (NCC-B) - € 114.45 ($ 142.80)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Week in Review 19/18



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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, May 12, 2018

Dividend Increase – Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN)



Thursday, May 10 the board of directors of  Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.1165 to $ 0.1282 per share that’s payable July 13, 2018 to holders of record June 29, 2018. This represents a 10.04% increase to regular quarterly dividends.

With current price $ 10.18 (Friday's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.04%. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Dividend Increase – TELUS Corporation (TSX: T, NYSE: TU)


Yesterday the Board of Directors of TELUS Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.505 to CA$ 0.525 per share that’s payable July 3, 2018 to holders of record June 8, 2018. This represents a 6.6% increase year-over-year and 3.96% increase to the last quarter dividend. This was a fifteenth dividend increase since TELUS announcing their multi-year dividend growth program in May 2011. With current price CA$ 45.74 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.59%.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dividend Increase – Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH)


Wednesday May 9, the Board of Directors of Cardinal Health, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.4624 to $ 0.4763 per share that’s payable July 15, 2018 to holders of record July 2, 2018. This represents a 3.0% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 52.76 (yesterdays close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.61%.

Since I own 30 shares of CAH, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $ 1.24.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Recent Buy - Dominion Energy, Inc. (D)

Yesterday May 8, I bought 20 shares of Dominion Energy, Inc. at $ 63.65 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 66.15 to $ 64.99 per share. I totally hold now 40 shares of D and my yield on cost is 5.14%. You can look at my first purchase of Dominion here

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dividend Increase – Baxter International Inc. (BAX)


Today, 8 May the Board of Directors of Baxter International announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.16 to $ 0.19 per share that’s payable July 2, 2017 to holders of record June 1, 2017. This represents a 18.75% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 70.15 (todays open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 1.08%.  

“Baxter is pleased to raise our quarterly dividend rate,” said José (Joe) E. Almeida, chairman and chief executive officer. “The new rate reflects our strong financial position and continued transformation to deliver industry-leading performance, as we strategically deploy capital to fuel growth and enhance stockholder value.”

This was Baxter's second dividend increase after Baxalta spinoff.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Week in Review 18/18



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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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Recent Buy - 3M Company (MMM)

Friday April 27, I bought 6 shares of 3M Company at $ 194.61 per share plus commission.


3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company's Industrial segment offers tapes; coated, non-woven, and bonded abrasives; adhesives; ceramics; sealants; specialty materials; purification products; closure systems for personal hygiene products; acoustic systems products; automotive components; and abrasion-resistant films, and paint finishing and detailing products. Its Safety and Graphics Business segment provides personal protection products, transportation safety products, commercial graphics systems, commercial cleaning and protection products, floor matting, roofing granules for asphalt shingles, and fall protection products. The company's Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. Its Electronics and Energy segment provides optical films; packaging and interconnection devices; insulating and splicing solutions; touch screens and touch monitors; renewable energy component solutions; and infrastructure protection products. The company's Consumer segment offers sponges, scouring pads, high-performance cloths, repositionable notes, indexing systems, home improvement and care products, and protective materials; and consumer and office tapes and adhesives. It serves automotive, electronics and automotive electrification, appliance, paper and printing, packaging, food and beverage, construction, medical clinics and hospitals, pharmaceuticals, dental and orthodontic practitioners, health information systems, food manufacturing and testing, consumer and office retail, office business to business, home improvement, drug and pharmacy retail, and other markets directly, as well as through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.