Sunday, August 19, 2018

Week in Review 33/18

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.

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

Welcome and thanks for reading!
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.”