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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dividend Increases – Realty Income Corporation (O) & W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC)



March 13 the Board of Directors of Realty Income Corporation announced a monthly cash dividend increase of from $ 0.219 to $ 0.2195 per share that’s payable April 13, 2018 to holders of record April 2, 2018. This represents a 0.23% increase to regular monthly dividends. With current price $ 50.55 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.21%.

"We are pleased that our Board of Directors has once again determined that we are able to increase the amount of the monthly dividend we pay to our shareholders," said John P. Case, Chief Executive Officer of Realty Income. "With the payment of the April dividend, we will have made 573 consecutive monthly dividend payments and paid over $5.3 billion in dividends throughout our 49-year operating history."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dividend Increase – Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)



Yesterday, March 14 the Board of Directors of Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.39 to $ 0.43 per share that’s payable May 25, 2018 to holders of record April 27, 2018. This represents a 10.26% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 53.70 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.20%.

Additionally, the Board of Directors increased the amount available for repurchases under its existing stock repurchase program to $500 million.

Laura Alber, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We value the continued support that our shareholders have shown to our company. Thanks to the hard work of our associates, we have consistently delivered profitable growth and strong cash flow. And once again, we are able to increase our quarterly dividend and stock repurchase program to further enhance returns to our shareholders.”

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Recent Buy - BCE Inc. (BCE.TO)

Yesterday March 12, I bought 30 shares of BCE Inc. at CA$ 57,16 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$ 61.21 to CA$ 59.64 per share. I totally hold now 75 shares of BCE and my yield on cost is 5.06%. You can look at my first purchase of BCE here

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Week in Review 10/18




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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, March 10, 2018

Dividend Increase – Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM)




Friday, March 9 the Board of Directors of Qualcomm Incorporated announced a quarterly dividend increase. The quarterly cash dividend will increase from $0.57 to $0.62 per share of common stock and will be effective for quarterly dividends payable after March 2, 2018.This represents a 8.77% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 63.03 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.94%.

Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, said, “We are pleased to announce an increase in our quarterly dividend, a reflection of our commitment to returning capital to stockholders. We look forward to closing the pending acquisition of NXP and expect the strong combined cash profile of Qualcomm and NXP to further strengthen our foundation for future capital returns for our stockholders.”

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dividend Income - February 2018

The second month of the year 2018 has already passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In February 2018 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Quarterly dividends received from: 


AT&T Inc. (T) - € 123.94 ($ 155.00)
General Mills Inc. (GIS) - € 23.51 ($ 29.40)
CVS Health Corporation (CVS) - € 22.07 ($ 27.50)
ONEOK Inc. (OKE) - € 30.92 ($ 38.50)
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) - € 20.12 ($ 25.00)
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) - € 97.63 ($ 122.10)
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) - € 25.55 ($ 31.95) 
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT) - € 41.08 ($ 51.38)
Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO) - € 47.15 ($ 58.49)
Oriflame Holding AG (STO:ORI) - € 74.04 ($ 90.59)
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) - € 69.60 ($ 85.53)
Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) - € 14.27 ($ 17.55)
Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) - € 83.21 ($103.30)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Recent Buy - Realty Income Corporation (O)

On Tuesday February 27, I bought 30 shares of Realty Income Corporation at $ 49.81 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 55.62 to $ 53.61 per share. I totally hold now 85 shares of O and my yield on cost is 4.90%.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Week in Review 9/18




Welcome and thanks for reading!
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 3, 2018

Dividend Increase – Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR)




On Thursday, March 1 the Board of Directors of Digital Realty Trust Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.93 to $ 1.01 per share that’s payable March 30, 2018 to holders of record March 15, 2018. This represents a 8.60% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 107.99 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.11%. 

"Our board of directors has approved an 8.6% increase in our quarterly common stock cash dividend to $1.01 per share, reflecting our expectation of continued growth in cash flow," commented Andrew P. Power, Chief Financial Officer.  "This marks the 13th consecutive year we have grown our dividend, and we are pleased to be among a select group of REITs to have raised the dividend each and every year since our initial public offering in 2004."

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dividend Increase – Altria Group, Inc. (MO)


Yesterday the Board of Directors of Altria Group Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.66 to $ 0.70 per share that’s payable April 10, 2018 to holders of record March 15, 2018. This represents a 6.06% increase to regular quarterly dividends. Altria has increased its dividend 52 times in the past 49 years. The new annualized dividend rate is $ 2.80 per common share, representing a yield of 4.30% based on Altria’s closing stock price of $ 64.59 on February 23, 2018.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dividend Increase – Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)



Today the Board of Directors of Toronto-Dominion Bank announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.60 to CA$ 0.67 per share that’s payable April 30, 2018 to holders of record April 10, 2018. This represents a 11.67 % increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price CA$ 74.00 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.62 %. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dividend Increase - Eaton Corporation plc (ETN)



Today, February 28, the Board of Directors of power management company Eaton announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.60 to $ 0.66 per ordinary share that’s payable March 23, 2018 to holders of record March 12, 2018. This represents a 10.0 % increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 81.96 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.22 %. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Dividend Increase – Scotiabank (BNS)



Today the Board of Directors of Scotiabank announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.79 to CA$ 0.82 per share that’s payable April 26, 2018 to holders of record April 3, 2018. This represents a 7.89 % increase over the second quarter 2017 dividend of CA$ 0.76 per share and a 3.80 % increase over for the fourth quarter 2017 of CA$ 0.79 per share. With current price CA$ 78.79 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.16 %. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Week in Review 8/18




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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, February 23, 2018

Dividend Increase – Royal Bank of Canada (RY)





Today the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.91 to CA$ 0.94 per share that’s payable May 24, 2018 to holders of record April 25, 2018. This represents a 8.05 % increase over the first quarter 2017 dividend of CA$ 0.87 per share and a 3.30 % increase over for the third quarter 2017 of CA$ 0.91 per share. With current price CA$ 102.16 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.68 %

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dividend Increase – Magna International Inc. (MGA)


Today, February 22 the Board of Directors of Magna International Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.275 to $ 0.33 per share that’s payable March 23, 2018 to holders of record March 9, 2018. This represents a 20.0 % increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 55.29 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.39 %.

“Our strong earnings growth and cash flow have enabled us to return significant amounts of capital to shareholders. Our 20% dividend increase, the ninth consecutive annual dividend increase, reflects the confidence that both management and our Board have in Magna’s future.”
- Vince Galifi, Magna’s Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Recent Buy - Fortis Inc. (FTS.TO)

On Monday February 12, I bought 40 shares of Fortis Inc. at CA$ 41.29 per share plus commission.






Fortis Inc. operates as an electric and gas utility company in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. It generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to approximately 420,000 retail customers in a territory comprising approximately 2,991 square kilometers located in southeastern Arizona, including the greater Tucson metropolitan area in Pima county, as well as parts of Cochise county; and 95,000 retail customers in Arizona's Mohave and Santa Cruz counties with an aggregate capacity of 2,994 megawatts (MW) comprising 54 MW of solar capacity. The company also sells wholesale electricity to other entities in the western United States; owns gas-fired and hydroelectric generating capacity totaling 64 MW; and distributes natural gas to approximately 994,000 customers in approximately 135 communities in British Columbia, Canada. In addition, it owns and operates the electricity distribution system that serves approximately 549,000 customers in southern and central Alberta; owns 4 hydroelectric generating facilities with a combined capacity of 225 MW; and provides operation, maintenance, and management services to hydroelectric generating facilities. Further, the company distributes electricity in the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador serving approximately 264,000 customers with an installed generating capacity of 139 MW; and on Prince Edward Island serving approximately 79,000 customers through generating facilities with a combined capacity of 145 MW. Additionally, it provides integrated electric utility service to approximately 65,000 customers in Fort Erie, Cornwall, Gananoque, Port Colborne, and the District of Algoma in Ontario; approximately 43,200 customers on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and approximately 15,000 customers on certain islands in Turks and Caicos, as well as holds long-term contracted generation assets in British Columbia and Belize, and Aitken Creek. Fortis Inc. was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in St. John's, Canada.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Week in Review 7/18




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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, February 17, 2018

Dividend Increase – AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)






On Thursday AbbVie announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.71 to $ 0.96 per share that’s payable May 15, 2018 to holders of record April 13, 2018. This represents a 35.21% increase to regular quarterly dividends.


With current price $ 115.23 (Friday's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.33%. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Dividend Increase – The Coca-Cola Company (KO)


Yesterday the Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company announced a quarterly dividend increase of from  $ 0.37 to $ 0.39 per share that’s payable April 2, 2018 to holders of record March 15, 2018. This represents a 5.41% increase to regular quarterly dividends. 

With current price $44.78 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.48%. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dividend Increase – Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)



Yesterday the board of directors of Cisco Systems, Inc. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.29 to $ 0.33 per share that’s payable April 25, 2018 to holders of record April 5, 2018. This represents a 13.79% increase to regular quarterly dividends. 

Cisco’s board of directors has also approved a $25 billion increase to the authorization of the stock repurchase program. There is no fixed termination date for the repurchase program. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases including the additional authorization is approximately $31 billion.
 
With current price $ 42.09 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.14%. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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


Yesterday T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.57 to $ 0.70 per share that’s payable March 29, 2018 to holders of record March 15, 2018. This represents a 22.8% increase to regular quarterly dividends.  This will mark the 32nd consecutive year since the firm's initial public offering that the company will have increased its regular annual dividend.

With current price $ 103.94 (tuesday's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.69%. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dividend Increase – PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)




Today The Board of Directors of PepsiCo, Inc announced a 15 percent increase in its annualized dividend per share to $3.71 from $3.22 per share, effective with the dividend expected to be paid in June 2018. This represents the Company’s 46th consecutive annual dividend per share increase. Total dividends to shareholders are expected to be approximately $5 billion and share repurchases are expected to be approximately $2 billion.

The Company also announced a new share repurchase program providing for the repurchase of up to $15 billion of PepsiCo common stock commencing on July 1, 2018 and expiring on June 30, 2021. This will replace the $12 billion repurchase program which commenced on July 1, 2015 and expires on June 30, 2018.

With current price $ 112.00 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.31%. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Nordic companies in the portfolio, Dividend Proposals, Week 6, 2018





The reporting period is in full swing and the Nordic companies in my portfolio will continue to publish their year-end report and dividend proposals. Here is a brief summary of week 6 announcements and their impact on my dividend income.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Week in Review 6/18




Welcome and thanks for reading!
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 10, 2018

Recent Buy - WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC)



Tuesday February 6, I bought 15 shares of WEC Energy Group, Inc. at $ 59.49 per share plus commission.


WEC Energy Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates and distributes electric energy. The company operates through Wisconsin, Illinois, Other States, Electric Transmission, We Power, and Corporate and Other segments. It generates electricity from coal, natural gas, oil, hydroelectric, wind, and biomass. The company provides electric utility services to customers in the paper, food products, foundry, mining, printing, and retail industries, as well as to governmental and health services. It also provides retail natural gas distribution services in the state of Wisconsin, as well as transports customer-owned natural gas; and generates, distributes, and sells steam. The company serves approximately 1.6 million electric customers and 2.8 million natural gas customers. In addition, it invests in and develops real estate properties, including business parks and other commercial real estate projects primarily in southeastern Wisconsin. The company was formerly known as Wisconsin Energy Corporation and changed its name to WEC Energy Group, Inc. in June 2015. WEC Energy Group, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Dividend Increase – BCE Inc. (BCE)




Yesterday the board of directors of BCE Inc. announced a dividend increase of from CA$ 0.7175 to CA$ 0.755 per share that’s payable April 15, 2018 to holders of record March 15, 2018. This represents a 5.23% increase to regular quarterly dividends. Today's dividend announcement is BCE's 14th increase to its annual common share dividend since Q4 2008, representing a 107% increase. This is BCE's 10th consecutive year of 5% or better dividend growth, while maintaining the dividend payout ratio within the target policy range of 65% to 75% of free cash flow. The higher dividend for 2018 is fully supported by projected growth in free cash flow.

With current price CA$ 57.57 (Thursday's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.25%.