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



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.

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




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 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 %. 

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