Friday, February 21, 2020

Dividend Increase – The Coca-Cola Company (KO)



Yesterday, February 20, the Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 0.40 to $ 0.41 per share that’s payable April 1, 2020 to holders of record March 16, 2020. This represents a 2.50% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

The company returned $6.8 billion in dividends to shareowners in 2019, bringing the total amount given back to shareowners through dividends since Jan. 1, 2010, to $54.9 billion.

This represents the Company’s 58th consecutive annual dividend per share increase.

With current price $ 59.72 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.75 %.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Recent Buy - United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)


Yesterday, February 18, I bought 15 shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. at $ 105.94 per share plus commission.



My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 105.37 to $ 105.68 per share. I totally hold now 45 shares of UPS and my yield on cost is 3.82%.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Dividend Increase – PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)




Thursday, February 13, the Board of Directors of PepsiCo, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 0.955 to $ 1.0225 per share effective with the dividend expected to be paid in June 2020. This represents a 7.07% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

This represents the Company’s 48th consecutive annual dividend per share increase.

With current price $ 146.99 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.78 %.


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Week in Review 7/20



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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 15, 2020

Dividend Increase – United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS)



Thursday, February 13, the Board of Directors of United Parcel Service Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 0.96 to $ 1.01 per share that’s payable March 10, 2020 to holders of record February 25, 2020. This represents a 5.21% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

For nearly 50 years, UPS has either increased or maintained its dividend. Since 2000, UPS’s dividend has more than quadrupled.

With current price $ 105.95 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.81 %.


Friday, February 14, 2020

Dividend Increase – Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)



Wednesday, February 12, the Board of Directors of Cisco Systems, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 0.35 to $ 0.36 per share that’s payable April 22, 2020 to holders of record April 3, 2020. This represents a 2.86% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

"We executed well this quarter by delivering strong margins and EPS growth while driving more software and subscriptions," said Kelly Kramer, CFO of Cisco. "Our increased dividend shows confidence in the strength of our ongoing cash flows and demonstrates our commitment to shareholder return."

With current price $ 47.32 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.04 %.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

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



Yesterday, February 12, the Board of Directors of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 0.76 to $ 0.90 per share that’s payable March 30, 2020 to holders of record March 16, 2020. This represents a 18.42% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

This will mark the 34th consecutive year since the firm’s initial public offering that the company will have increased its regular annual dividend.

With current price $ 138.48 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.60 %.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dividend Income January 2020




The first month of 2020 is over and it is time to report my dividend income. In January 2020 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Monday, February 10, 2020

Distribution Increase – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP)



Today the 10th of February the Board of Directors of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. announced a quarterly distribution increase from $ 0.5025 to $ 0.5375 per share that’s payable March 30, 2020 to holders of record February 28, 2020. This represents a 6.97% increase to the last quarter distribution.

With current price $ 54.31 (today's open), this raise brings their distribution yield to 3.96 %.

Since I own 96 shares of BIP, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net distribution income by $ 10.01.


Sunday, February 9, 2020

Week in Review 6/20



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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, February 6, 2020

Dividend Increase – BCE Inc. (BCE)



Today, February 6, the Board of Directors of BCE Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase from CA$ 0.7925 to CA$ 0.8325 per share that’s payable April 15, 2020 to holders of record March 16, 2020. This represents a 5.05% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

Mirko Bibic, Bell's President and Chief Executive Officer said "I am also pleased to announce today the latest increase in BCE's dividend to $3.33 per common share – our 12th consecutive year of 5% or higher growth in the common share dividend."

With current price CA$ 62.87 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.30 %.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Dividend Increase – Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)



Yesterday, February 4, the Board of Directors of Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 0.63 to $ 0.68 per share that’s payable March 30, 2020 to holders of record March 13, 2020. This represents a 7.94% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

With current price $ 67.40 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.04 %.


Sunday, February 2, 2020

Week in Review 5/20



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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, January 31, 2020

Dividend Increase – Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)





Yesterday, January 30, the Board of Directors of ADM announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 0.35 to $ 0.36 per share that’s payable March 5, 2020 to holders of record February 13, 2020. This represents a 2.860% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

This is ADM’s 353rd consecutive quarterly payment, a record of 88 years of uninterrupted dividends. As of Dec. 31, 2019, there were 557,307,980 shares of ADM common stock outstanding.


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Dividend Increase – Chevron Corporation (CVX)



Yesterday, January 29, the Board of Directors of Chevron Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 1.19 to $ 1.29 per share that’s payable March 10, 2020 to holders of record February 18, 2020. This represents an 8.40% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

With current price $ 110.37 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.68 %.


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Week in Review 4/20



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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, January 25, 2020

Dividend Increase – Intel Corporation (INTC)



Thursday, January 23, the Board of Directors of Intel Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 0.315 to $ 0.33 per share that’s payable March 1, 2020 to holders of record February 7, 2020. This represents a 4.76% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

With current price $ 68.47 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 1.93 %.


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Week in Review 3/20



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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, January 16, 2020

Dividend Increase – ONEOK Inc. (OKE)



Yesterday, January 15, the Board of Directors of ONEOK, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 0.915 to $ 0.935 per share that’s payable February 14, 2020 to holders of record January 27, 2020. This represents a 2.19% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

With current price $ 76.67 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.88 %.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Dividend Increase – Realty Income Corporation (O)



Yesterday, January 14, the Board of Directors of Realty Income Corporation announced a monthly dividend increase from $ 0.2275 to $ 0.2325 per share that’s payable February 14, 2020 to holders of record February 3, 2020. This represents a 2.20% increase to the last monthly dividend.

This is the 105th dividend increase since Realty Income's listing on the NYSE in 1994.

"The continued strength of our operating performance has allowed us to increase the dividend for the 105th time since our company's public listing in 1994," said Sumit Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Realty Income. "We continue to maintain a conservative payout ratio and remain committed to our company's mission of paying dependable monthly dividends that increase over time. With the payment of the February dividend, shareholders will realize a 3.1% increase in the amount of the dividend as compared to the same month in 2019."

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Recent Buy - General Dynamics Corporation (GD)



Friday January 10, I bought 10 shares of General Dynamics Corporation at $ 179.96 per share plus commission.


General Dynamics Corporation is an aerospace and defense company, which engages in the provision of tanks, rockets, missiles, submarines, warships, fighters and electronics to all of the military services. It is organized into four business segments: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems. The Aerospace segment delivers a family of Gulfstream aircraft and provides a range of services for Gulfstream aircraft and aircraft produced by other original equipment manufacturers. The Combat Systems segment offers combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions for the U.S. government and its allies around the world. The Information Technology segment provides technologies, products and services in support of thousands of programs for a wide range of military, federal civilian, state and local customers. The Mission Systems segment provides mission-critical C4ISR products and systems. The Marine Systems segment designs, builds and supports submarines and surface ships. The company was founded on February 21, 1952 and is headquartered in Falls Church, VA.


Monday, January 13, 2020

Distribution Increase – Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (BEP)



Today the 13th of January the Board of Directors of Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. announced a quarterly distribution increase from $ 0.515 to $ 0.5425 per share that’s payable March 30, 2020 to holders of record February 28, 2020. This represents a 5.34% increase to the last quarter distribution.

“In light of our recent growth, strong balance sheet and access to capital, we are pleased to announce that our Board of Directors has declared a 5% increase to the quarterly distribution, bringing our annual payout to $2.17 per unit,” added Mr. Shah.


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Week in Review 2/20



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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, January 10, 2020

Dividend Increase – Canadian Utilities Limited (TSX: CU)



Yesterday the 9th of January the Board of Directors of Canadian Utilities Limited announced a quarterly dividend increase from CA$ 0.4227 to CA$ 0.4354 per share that’s payable March 1, 2020 to holders of record February 6, 2020. This represents a 3.08% increase to the last quarter dividend.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Dividend Income - December & Full Year 2019, Goals for the year 2020




December, the last month of the year and the decade has passed and it's time to declare my dividend income. Dividend income for the last month was as follows:


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Week in Review 1/20



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.