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 CU 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.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Week in Review 17/18


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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, April 26, 2018

Dividend Increase – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)



Today the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.84 to $0.90 per share that’s payable June 12, 2018 to holders of record May 29, 2018. This represents a 7.14% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $126.62 (todays open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.84%. 

In recognition of our 2017 results, strong financial position and confidence in the future of Johnson & Johnson, the Board has voted to increase the quarterly dividend for the 56th consecutive year," said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.


Monday, April 23, 2018

Dividend Increase – ONEOK, Inc. (OKE)



Thursday, April 19 the Board of Directors of ONEOK, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.77 to $ 0.795 per share that’s payable May 15, 2018 to holders of record April 30, 2018. This represents a 3.25% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 59.54 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.34%.

ONEOK maintains its previously announced dividend guidance and expects approximately 90 to 95 percent of this dividend to be a return of capital. Additional information regarding return of capital distributions is available at ONEOK's investor relations website, ir.oneok.com, under Stock Information

ONEOK has increased its dividend by 29 percent since the close of the ONEOK and ONEOK Partners merger transaction in June 2017. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Week in Review 16/18



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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, April 21, 2018

Recent Buy - Canadian Utilities Limited (CU.TO)

On Friday April 20, I bought 40 shares of Canadian Utilities Limited at CA$ 34.78 per share plus commission.




My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$ 35.77 to CA$ 35.25 per share. I totally hold now 70 shares of CU and my yield on cost is 4.46%. You can look at my first purchase of CU here


Friday, April 20, 2018

Dividend Increase – Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)



Wednesday, April 18 the Board of Directors of Kinder Morgan, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.125 to $ 0.20 per share that’s payable May 15, 2018 to holders of record April 30, 2018. This is a 60 percent increase from last quarter’s dividend, and is consistent with the plan KMI announced during the summer of 2017. KMI continues to expect to use cash in excess of dividend payments to fully fund growth investments, further strengthening its balance sheet. With current price $ 16.54 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.84%.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dividend Increase - Unilever N.V.



Today the Board of Directors of Unilever announced a quarterly dividend increase of from 0.3585 to 0.3872 per share that’s payable June 6, 2018 to holders of record May  4, 2018. This represents a 8% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price 46.38 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.34%. 


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Week in Review 15/18



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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, April 13, 2018

Dividend Increase – Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (SKT)



Yesterday, April 12 the Board of Directors of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.3425 to $ 0.35 per share that’s payable May 15, 2018 to holders of record April 30, 2018. This represents a 2.19% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 22.64 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 6.18%.

Since becoming a public company in May 1993, the Company has paid a cash dividend each quarter and has increased its dividend each year.

During the first quarter of 2018, Tanger repurchased approximately 444,000 of its common shares at a weighted average price of $22.52 per share for total consideration of approximately $10 million.  The Company's $125 million share repurchase authorization is valid through May 2019 and currently has $65.7 million remaining for future share repurchases.  

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Recent Buy - Dominion Energy, Inc. (D)


Tuesday April 10, I bought 20 shares of Dominion Energy, Inc. at $ 65.97 per share plus commission.


Dominion Energy, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company's Power Delivery segment engages in the regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. Its Power Generation segment is involved in the electricity generation activities through gas, coal, nuclear, oil, renewables, biomass, hydro, solar, and power purchase agreements; and related energy supply operations. It also comprises generation operations of the company's merchant fleet and energy marketing, and price risk management activities for its assets. The company's Gas Infrastructure segment engages in the regulated natural gas distribution, gas transmission pipeline and storage, liquefied natural gas, and nonregulated retail natural gas marketing operations, as well as natural gas gathering and processing activities. This segment serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. As of December 31, 2017, the company's portfolio of assets included approximately 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity; 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines; 57,900 miles of electric distribution lines; 14,800 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipelines; and 51,800 miles of gas distribution pipelines. It served approximately 6 million utility and retail energy customers; and operated underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity. In addition, Dominion Energy, Inc. sells electricity at wholesale prices to rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and into wholesale electricity markets. The company was formerly known as Dominion Resources, Inc. and changed its name to Dominion Energy, Inc. in May 2017. Dominion Energy, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Week in Review 14/18



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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, April 5, 2018

Dividend Income - March 2018


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

Quarterly dividends received from: 

Intel Corporation (INTC) - € 96.94 ($ 120.00)
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - € 64.66 ($ 79.90)
ConocoPhillips (COP) - € 6.97 ($ 8.55)
WEC Energy Group Inc. (WEC) - € 6.76 ($ 8.29)
HCP inc. (HCP) - € 30.04 ($ 37.00)
Enbridge Inc. (ENB.TO) - € 63.42 ($ 78.11)
Fortis Inc. (FTS.TO) - € 10.71 ($ 13.19) 
Canadian Utilities Limited (CU.TO) - € 7.43 ($ 9.16) 
Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) - € 23.65 ($ 29.10) 
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) - € 1.60 ($ 2.00)
Target Corporation (TGT) - € 57.57 ($ 71.30) 
Chevron Corporation (CVX) - € 54.23 ($ 67.20)  
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - € 40.68 ($ 50.40) 
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) - € 22.98 ($ 28.48)
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - € 16.42 ($ 20.20)
Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) - € 25.59 ($ 31.45) 
Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) - € 25.35 ($ 31.15)
V.F. Corporation (VFC) - € 31.76 ($ 39.10)
Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) - € 11.55 ($ 14.25)   
Unilever N.V. (AMS:UNA) - € 28.68 ($ 35.41)  
Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) - € 50.52 ($ 62.50)
Eaton Corporation (ETN) - € 16.03 ($ 19.80)
Magna International (MGA) - € 13.36 ($ 16.51)  
Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) - € 16.22 ($ 19.95)  
Triton International Limited Co (TRTN) - € 36.58 ($ 45.00)
T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) - € 31.30 ($ 38.50)
Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) - € 97.45 ($121.20)

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Week in Review 13/18



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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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

HCP, Inc. (HCP) out of the portfolio - Ventas, Inc. (VTR) in the portfolio


On Monday, March 26, I sold 100 shares of HCP at $22.15 per share and bought 50 shares of Ventas Inc. at $ 47.95 per share plus commission.


I've been thinking for quite some time that I will change HCP's shares to another healthcare facilities REIT, and now I have done it.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Week in Review 12/18



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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.