Sunday, July 12, 2020

Week in Review 28/20


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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Week in Review 27/20


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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Week in Review 26/20


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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Week in Review 25/20


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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Dividend Income - May 2020


A month has passed again and it is time to report my dividend income. In May 2020 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Week in Review 24/20


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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Dividend Increase – Target Corporation (TGT)


Today, June 11th the Board of Directors of Target Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.66 to $ 0.68 per share that’s payable September 10, 2020 to holders of record August 19, 2020. This represents a 3.03% increase over last quarterly dividend.

The 3rd quarter dividend will be the company's 212th consecutive dividend paid since October 1967 when the company became publicly held.  With the increase announced today, 2020 is on track to be the 49th consecutive year in which Target has increased its annual dividend.

With current price $ 118.57 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.29%.


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Week in Review 23/20


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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Week in Review 22/20



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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Week in Review 21/20


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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Week in Review 20/20


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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Week in Review 19/20


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Friday, May 8, 2020

Dividend Increase – Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN)


Thursday, May 7th the Board of Directors of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.1410 to $ 0.1551 per share that’s payable July 15, 2020 to holders of record June 30, 2020. This represents a 10.0% increase over last quarterly dividend.

The common share dividend will be paid in cash or, if a shareholder has enrolled in the shareholder dividend reinvestment plan (the "Plan"), dividends will be reinvested in additional common shares ("Plan Shares") of APUC as per the Plan.  Plan Shares will be acquired by way of a Treasury Purchase at the average market price as defined in the Plan less a 5% discount.

With current price CA$ 19.12 (Thursday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.52%.


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Dividend Income - April 2020



A month has passed again and it is time to report my dividend income. In April 2020 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Week in Review 18/20



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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Week in Review 17/20



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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Week in Review 16/20



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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Dividend Increase – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)




Today April 14 the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.95 to $ 1.01 per share that’s payable June 9, 2020 to holders of record May 26, 2020. This is the 58th consecutive annual dividend increase authorized by the Johnson & Johnson, and represents a 6.32% increase over last year’s dividend.

“In recognition of our 2019 results, strong financial position and confidence in the future of Johnson & Johnson, the Board has voted to increase the quarterly dividend for the 58th consecutive year,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.

With current price $ 139.77 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.89%.


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Week in Review 15/20



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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Dividend Income - March 2020




The first quarter of the year is over and it's time to report my dividend income from March 2020.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Week in Review 14/20


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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Week in Review 13/20



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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Week in Review 12/20



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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Week in Review 11/20




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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Dividend Income - February 2020




The second month of the year 2020, February has already passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In February my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Sunday, March 8, 2020

Week in Review 10/20




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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Dividend Increase – General Dynamics Corporation (GD)



Yesterday, March 4 the Board of Directors of General Dynamics Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.02 to $ 1.10 per share that’s payable May 8, 2020 to holders of record April 10, 2020. This is the 23rd consecutive annual dividend increase authorized by the General Dynamics board, and represents a 7.84% increase over last year’s dividend.

The board also provided management with the authority to repurchase an additional 10 million shares of the company’s issued and outstanding common stock on the open market.

With current price $ 163.44 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.69%.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Week in Review 9/20



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Friday, February 28, 2020

Dividend Increase – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)



Yesterday, February 27 the Board of Directors of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.08 to $ 1.12 per share that’s payable March 31, 2020 to holders of record March 17, 2020. This represents a 3.70% increase to the last quarter dividend. 

"Our board of directors has approved a 4% increase in our quarterly common stock cash dividend to $1.12 per share, reflecting confidence in the underlying strength of our business," commented Andrew P. Power, Chief Financial Officer.  "This marks the 15th 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."

With current price $ 129.22 (Thursday's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.47%.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dividend Increase – TD Bank Group (TD)



Today, February 27 the Board of Directors of TD Bank Group announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.74 to CA$ 0.79 per share that’s payable April 30, 2020 to holders of record April 9, 2020. This represents a 6.76% increase to the last quarter dividend.  

With current price CA$ 71.25 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.44%.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Dividend Increase – The Home Depot Inc. (HD)



Today, February 25 the Board of Directors of The Home Depot Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.36 to $ 1.50 per share that’s payable March 26, 2020 to holders of record March 12, 2020. This represents a 10.29% increase to the last quarter dividend.

"As a testament to our commitment to create value for our shareholders and a demonstration of confidence in the business going forward, the board has increased the dividend for the eleventh consecutive year," said Richard McPhail, CFO and executive vice president.

With current price $ 246.10 (today's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.44%.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Dividend Increase – Royal Bank of Canada (RY)



Friday, February 21 the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 1.05 to CA$ 1.08 per share that’s payable May 22, 2020 to holders of record April 23, 2020. This represents a 5.88% increase year-over-year and a 2.86% increase to the last quarter dividend.

It should be noted that RY normally increase dividend twice in the calendar year, in Feb and in Aug.

With current price CA$ 109.21 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.96%.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Week in Review 8/20



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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Dividend Increase – Magna International Inc. (MGA)



Yesterday, February 21, the Board of Directors of Magna International Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase from $ 0.365 to $ 0.40 per share that’s payable March 20, 2020 to holders of record March 6, 2020. This represents a 9.59% increase to the last quarterly dividend.

During the three months and year ended December 31, 2019, Magna repurchased 4.7 million shares for $254 million and 25.8 million shares for $1.29 billion, respectively. In addition, we paid dividends of $111 million and $449 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2019, respectively.

With current price $ 51.55 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.10 %.

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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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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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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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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