Sunday, March 24, 2019

Week in Review 12/19



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, March 21, 2019

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



Yesterday, March 20, the Board of Directors of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.43 to $ 0.48 per ordinary share that’s payable May 31, 2019 to holders of record April 26, 2019. This represents a 11.63 % increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 58.30 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.29 %.

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

Since I own 45 shares of WSM, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $ 6.71.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Week in Review 11/19



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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dividend Income - February 2019



The second month of the year 2019 has already passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In February 2019 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:



Quarterly dividends received from:

$

$
Oriflame Holding AG (ORI.ST)
120.00
136.09
CVS Health Corporation (CVS)
24.04
27.50
AT&T Inc. (T)
137.78
158.10
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)
17.07
19.35
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)
35.36
40.00
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI)
108.08
122.10
ONEOK, Inc. (OKE)
38.06
43.00
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (SKT)
46.47
52.50
General Mills, Inc. (GIS)
25.66
29.40
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO)
78.51
89.52
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)
42.62
48.15
Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO)
51.05
57.66






Monthly dividends received from:

$
Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN)
22.40
25.35
LTC Properties Inc. (LTC)
16.43
16.25
Realty Income Corp (O)
16.95
18.79
Inter Pipeline Ltd. (IPL.TO)
30.96
34.92
Global X SuperDividend ETF (SDIV)
71.44
81.12

TOTAL
€882.88
$1,002.97


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Week in Review 10/19



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.


Friday, March 8, 2019

Recent Buy - Magna International Inc. (MGA)


On Wednesday, March 6 I bought 50 shares of Magna International Inc. at $ 52.12 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 38.43 to $ 45.50 per share. I totally hold now 100 shares of MGA and my yield on cost is 3.21%. I purchased my first MGA's shares in June 2016, which you can read here.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Recent Buy - The Home Depot (HD)


Friday March 1, I bought 15 shares of The Home Depot at $ 182.98 per share plus commission.


The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and décor products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself and professional customers. The company also offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets, countertops, water heaters, and sheds; and professional installation in various categories sold through its in-home sales programs, such as roofing, siding, windows, cabinet refacing, furnaces, and central air systems, as well as acts as a contractor to provide installation services to its do-it-for-me customers through third-party installers. In addition, it provides tool and equipment rental services. The company primarily serves home owners; and professional renovators/remodelers, general contractors, handymen, property managers, building service contractors, and specialty tradesmen, such as installers. It also sells its products through online. As of January 28, 2018, the company operated 2,284 stores, including 1,980 in the United States, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam; 182 in Canada; and 122 in Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


Monday, March 4, 2019

Dividend Increase – Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)



Thursday, February 28, the Board of Directors of Toronto-Dominion Bank announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.67 to CA$ 0.74 per ordinary share that’s payable April 30, 2019 to holders of record April 10, 2019. This represents a 10.45 % increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price CA$ 75.48 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.92 %.

Since I own 180 shares of TD, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by CA$ 37.55.


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Week in Review 9/19



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.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Dividend Increase - Eaton Corporation plc (ETN)



Wednesday, February 27, the Board of Directors of power management company Eaton announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.66 to $ 0.71 per ordinary share that’s payable March 22, 2019 to holders of record March 9, 2019. This represents a 7.58 % increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 81.25 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.50 %.

Since I own 30 shares of ETN, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $ 4.47.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Dividend Increase – Scotiabank (BNS)



Yesterday, February 26 the Board of Directors of Scotiabank announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.85 to CA$ 0.87 per share that’s payable April 26, 2019 to holders of record April 2, 2019. This represents a 6.10% increase year-over-year and 2.35% increase to the last quarter dividend. With current price CA$ 73.17 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.76%.

Since I own 155 shares of BNS, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by CA$ 9.24.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Dividend Increase – Royal Bank of Canada (RY)




Friday, February 22 the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.98 to CA$ 1.02 per share that’s payable May 24, 2019 to holders of record April 25, 2019. This represents an 8.51% increase year-over-year and 4.08% increase to the last quarter dividend. With current price $ 101.74 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.01%.


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Week in Review 8/19



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 23, 2019

Dividend Increase – Magna International Inc. (MGA)



Yesterday, February 22 the Board of Directors of Magna International Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.33 to $ 0.365 per share that’s payable March 22, 2019 to holders of record March 8, 2019. This represents a 10.6% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 54.44 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.68%.

“Our financial strategy remains focused on maintaining a strong balance sheet, reinvesting in the business, and returning capital to shareholders. In 2018, we returned $2.3 billion to our shareholders between share buybacks and dividends while simultaneously investing $1.7 billion in fixed assets. Our 11% dividend increase, the tenth consecutive annual increase, reflects the confidence that both management and our Board have in Magna's future.” - Vince Galifi, Magna’s Chief Financial Officer


Friday, February 22, 2019

Dividend Increase – Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR)



Yesterday the Board of Directors of Digital Realty Trust Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.01 to $ 1.08 per share that’s payable March 29, 2019 to holders of record March 15, 2019. This represents a 6.93% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 116.73 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.70%.

"Our board of directors has approved a 7% increase in our quarterly common stock cash dividend to $1.08 per share, reflecting our expectation of continued growth in cash flow," commented Andrew P. Power, Chief Financial Officer.  "This marks the 14th 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."

Dividend Increase – The Coca-Cola Company (KO)



Yesterday the Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.39 to $ 0.40 per share that’s payable April 1, 2019 to holders of record March 15, 2019. This represents a 2.56% increase to regular quarterly dividends. 

The board authorized a new share repurchase program for 150 million additional shares of the company’s common stock. The program will take effect at the conclusion of the company’s current program.

With current price $45.86 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.49%. 


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dividend Increase – PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)



On Friday, February 15th PepsiCo Inc. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.9275 to $ 0.955 per share effective with the dividend expected to be paid in June 2019.This represents a 2.96% increase to regular quarterly dividends. This represents the Company’s 47th consecutive annual dividend per share increase.

With current price $ 115.91 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.30%.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Week in Review 7/19



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.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Dividend Increase – Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)



On Wednesday February 13th, Cisco Systems, Inc. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.33 to $ 0.35 per share that’s payable April 24, 2019 to holders of record April 5, 2019. This represents a 6.06% increase to regular quarterly dividends.
Cisco's board of directors has also approved a $15 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 $24 billion.

With current price $ 48.40 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.89%.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

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



Yesterday T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.70 to $ 0.76 per share that’s payable March 29, 2019 to holders of record March 15, 2019. This represents an 8.57% increase to regular quarterly dividends. This will mark the 33rd consecutive year since the firm's initial public offering that the company will have increased its regular annual dividend.

With current price $ 98.13 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.10%.

The Board also approved a 10 million share increase in the company’s authorization to repurchase its common stock. This brings the total repurchase authorization to nearly 22.4 million shares.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dividend Income January 2019


The first month of 2019 is over and it is time to report my dividend income. In January 2019 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Quarterly dividends received from:

$

$
Telus Corporation (TU)
63.60
72.14
Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN)
22.25
25.35
Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO)
53.64
61.05
Nutrien Ltd (NTR)
20.80
23.65
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP)
2.42
2.82
Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR)
104.79
121.20
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)
11.25
13.00
Ventas Inc. (VTR)
34.55
39.63
Golar LNG (GLNG)
19.52
22.50
W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC)
63.17
72.10
Baxter International Inc. (BAX)
10.05
11.40
VEREIT Inc. (VER)
39.23
44.69
Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH)
21.42
24.77
Scotiabank (BNS.TO)
87.26
99.27
Altria Group Inc. (MO)
121.91
140.00
TD Bank Group (TD.TO)
80.34
91.85
Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)
84.46
96.90
BCE Inc. (BCE.TO)
52.49
59.78
PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)
81.07
92.75
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN.TO)
56.26
64.10
Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)
17.39
20.00









Monthly dividends received from:

$
LTC Properties Inc. (LTC)
16.25
16.25
Realty Income Corp (O)
16.44
18.79
Inter Pipeline Ltd. (IPL.TO)
30.66
34.92
Global X SuperDividend ETF (SDIV)
70.88
81.12

TOTAL
€1,195.55
$1,368.17