Friday, October 19, 2018

Recent Buy - Lazard Ltd (LAZ)


Monday October 15, I bought 50 shares of Lazard Ltd at $ 42.88 per share plus commission.


Lazard Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial advisory and asset management firm worldwide. Its Financial Advisory segment offers various financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising, shareholder advisory, and various other financial matters. This segment serves corporate, partnership, institutional, government, sovereign, and individual clients. The company's Asset Management segment offers a range of investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies; and alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor funds, financial intermediaries, and private clients. Lazard Ltd was founded in 1848 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dividend Increase – Fortis Inc. (FTS.TO)



Monday, October 15th the Board of Directors of Fortis Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.425 to CA$ 0.45 per share that’s payable December 1, 2018 to holders of record November 20, 2018. This represents a 5.88% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price CA$ 41.86 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.30%.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Recent Buy - Fortis Inc. (FTS.TO)


On Friday October 12, I bought 40 shares of Fortis Inc. at CA$ 40.95 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$ 41.97 to CA$ 41.71 per share. I totally hold now 140 shares of FTS and my yield on cost is 4.08%. You can look at my first purchase of FTS here.


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Week in Review 41/18



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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, October 12, 2018

Recent Buy - Canadian Utilities Limited (CU.TO)


On Tuesday October 9, I bought 50 shares of Canadian Utilities Limited at CA$ 29.85 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$ 34.57 to CA$ 33.02 per share. I totally hold now 150 shares of CU and my yield on cost is 4.76%. You can look at my first purchase of CU here.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dividend Income - September 2018


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


Quarterly dividends received from:


Unilever N.V. (AMS:UNA) - € 30.98 ($ 36.01)
Intel Corporation (INTC) - € 103.18 ($ 120.00)
Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) - € 13.20 ($ 15.50)
Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) - € 27.78 ($ 32.46)
WEC Energy Group Inc. (WEC) - € 7.16 ($ 8.29)
Dominion Energy Inc. (D) - € 28.36 ($ 33.40)
Chevron Corporation (CVX) - € 57.92 ($ 67.20)
ConocoPhillips (COP) - € 7.38 ($ 8.55)
Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) - € 53.22 ($ 62.50)
Target Corporation (TGT) - € 63.44 ($ 73.60)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - € 46.53 ($ 54.00)
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - € 68.27 ($ 79.90)
Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) - € 17.14 ($ 19.95)
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) - € 5.98 ($ 7.04)
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - € 17.31 ($ 20.20)
V.F. Corporation (VFC) - € 33.22 ($ 39.10)
Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) - € 28.65 ($ 33.30)
Triton International Limited Co (TRTN) - € 44.28 ($ 52.00)
3M Company (MMM) - € 7.02 ($ 8.16)
Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) - € 25.10 ($ 29.10)
T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) - € 33.17 ($ 38.50)
Magna International (MGA) - € 14.19 ($ 16.51)
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) - € 24.50 ($ 28.48)
Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) - € 102.62 ($121.20)
Enbridge Inc. (ENB.TO) - € 65.67 ($ 76.38)
Fortis Inc. (FTS.TO) - € 27.73 ($ 32.26)
Canadian Utilities Limited (CU.TO) - € 25.66 ($ 29.85)


Monday, October 8, 2018

Dividend Increase – ConocoPhillips (COP)



Friday, October 5th the Board of Directors of ConocoPhillips announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.285 to $ 0.305 per share that’s payable December 3, 2018 to holders of record October 15, 2018. This represents a 7.02% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 78.39 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 1.56%. It should be noted that this is the second dividend increase in the current calendar year as it was also raises by $ 0.02 in February 2018.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Week in Review 40/18



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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Week in Review 39/18



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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Recent Buy - W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC)


On Monday September 24 I bought 23 shares of W. P. Carey Inc. at $ 64.97 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 60.567 to $ 62.06 per share. I totally hold now 70 shares of WPC and my yield on cost is 6.61%. I purchased my first WPC's shares more than three years ago, you can read my first acquisition of WPC here.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Week in Review 38/18



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Friday, September 21, 2018

Dividend Increase – McDonald's Corp. (MCD)



Yesterday McDonald's announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.01 to $ 1.16 per share that’s payable December 17, 2018 to holders of record December 3, 2018. This represents a 14.9% increase to regular quarterly dividends.

McDonald's has raised its dividend each and every year since paying its first dividend in 1976. With current price $ 160.79 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.89%.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Week in Review 37/18



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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dividend Income - August 2018


Summer is over, autumn has begun and it is time to report my dividend income from August. In August 2018 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:



Quarterly dividends received from:


Oriflame Holding AG (STO:ORI) - € 120.00 ($ 138.76)
AT&T Inc. (T) - € 132.56 ($ 155.00)
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) - € 35.17 ($ 40.00)
ONEOK Inc. (OKE) - € 36.36 ($ 41.25)
General Mills Inc. (GIS) - € 25.21 ($ 29.40)
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) - € 38.08 ($ 43.20)
CVS Health Corporation (CVS) - € 23.58 ($ 27.50)
Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM) - € 16.65 ($ 19.35)
Eaton Corporation plc (ETN) - € 17.31 ($ 19.80)
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) - € 107.62 ($ 122.10)
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT) - € 46.27 ($ 52.50)
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) - € 74.50 ($ 86.54)
Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO) - € 49.07 ($ 55.82)
Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) - € 90.29 ($103.30)


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Week in Review 36/18



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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Week in Review 35/18



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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Dividend Increase – Scotiabank (BNS)



Today the Board of Directors of Scotiabank announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.82 to CA$ 0.85 per share that’s payable October 29, 2018 to holders of record October 2, 2018. This represents a 3.66 % increase from prior dividend. It should be noted that this is the second dividend increase in the current calendar year as it was also raises by CA$ 0.03 in February 2018. So the increase in this calendar year is CA$ 0.06 or 7.59% from the last dividend paid in October 2017. With current price CA$ 78.30 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.34 %. 


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Week in Review 34/18



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Friday, August 24, 2018

Dividend Increase – Altria Group, Inc. (MO)



Yesterday the Board of Directors of Altria Group Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.70 to $ 0.80 per share that’s payable October 10, 2018 to holders of record September 14, 2018. This represents a 14.3% increase to regular quarterly dividends. Altria has increased its dividend 53 times in the past 49 years. The new annualized dividend rate is $ 3.20 per common share, representing a yield of 5.35% based on Altria’s closing stock price of $ 59.82 on August 23, 2018.

Wednesday, August 22, 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$ 0.94 to CA$ 0.98 per share that’s payable November 23, 2018 to holders of record October 25, 2018. This represents a 4.26 % increase from prior dividend. It should be noted that this is the second dividend increase in the current calendar year as it was also raises by CA$ 0.03 in February 2018. So the increase in this calendar year is CA$ 0.07 or 7.69% from the last dividend paid in November 2017. With current price CA$ 102.59 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.82%. 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Week in Review 33/18



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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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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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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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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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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Week in Review 25/18



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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Week in Review 24/18



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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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