Sunday, October 17, 2021

Week in Review 41/21

 



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In this review, will not be any summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings, just a few pictures, because Hawk was in holiday mode.  Probably week 42 will be business as usual.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Week in Review 40/21

 


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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, October 8, 2021

Dividend Increase #68 of 2021 - Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

 


 

Wednesday, September 29th the Board of Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.45 to $ 0.49 per share that’s payable November 26, 2021 to holders of record November 12, 2021. This represents a 8.89% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

Starbucks initiated its dividend in 2010 and has increased it in each of the past 11 years.

 

With current price $ 112.58 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 1.74%.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Dividend Increase #67 of 2021 - Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS)

 


Wednesday, September 29th the Board of Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.505 to CA$ 0.535 per share that’s payable December 1, 2021 to holders of record November 17, 2021. This represents a 5.94% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

Fortis' dividend increase is in line with the Corporation's guidance of 6% average annual dividend growth through 2025.

 

With current price CA$ 55.58 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.85%.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Week in Review 39/21

 


 

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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, October 2, 2021

Dividend Increase #66 of 2021 - Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA)

 


 

Friday, September 24th the Board of Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from CA$ 0.6375 to CA$ 0.6625 per share that’s payable November. This represents a 3.92% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

“We continue to see opportunity for growth as we execute on our strategy of investing in a lower carbon energy transition that is affordable and reliable for our customers,” said Scott Balfour, President and CEO of Emera Inc. “These investments are expected to continue to drive cash flow and EPS growth, which supports the increase in our dividend for 2022 and the extension of our dividend growth target of four to five percent through 2024.”

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dividend Increase #65 of 2021 - McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

 


 

Thursday, September 23rd the Board of McDonald's Corporation (MCD) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.29 to $ 1.38 per share that’s payable December 15, 2021 to holders of record December 1, 2021. This represents a 6.98% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

McDonald's has a strong history of returning capital to its shareholders and has raised its dividend for 45 consecutive years since paying its first dividend in 1976. The new dividend of $1.38 per share is equivalent to $5.52 annually.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Dividend Increase #64 of 2021 - Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT)

 


 

Thursday, September 23rd the Board of Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 2.60 to $ 2.80 per share that’s payable December 27, 2021 to holders of record December 1, 2021. This represents a 7.69% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

Additionally, the company's board has authorized the purchase of up to an additional $5 billion of Lockheed Martin common stock under its share repurchase program. With this increase, total authorization for future repurchases under the share repurchase program is approximately $6 billion. The number of shares purchased and the timing of purchases are at the discretion of management and subject to compliance with applicable law and regulation.

 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Week in Review 38/21

 


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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.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Week in Review 37/21

 


 

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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, September 17, 2021

Dividend Increase #61 of 2021 - Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

 


 

Wednesday, September 15th the Board of Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.20 to $ 1.25 per share that’s payable October 14, 2021 to holders of record September 29, 2021. This represents a 4.17% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

This is the 14th consecutive year PM’s Board has approved a quarterly dividend increase.

 

With current price $ 102.12 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.90%.

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Dividend Income - August 2021

 


 

Summer is gone, autumn has begun and it is time to report my dividend income. In August 2021 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Week in Review 36/21

 


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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.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Dividend Increase #59 of 2021 - Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

 


 

Thursday, September 2nd the Board of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.6275 to $ 0.64 per share that’s payable November 1, 2021 to holders of record October 8, 2021. This represents a 1.99% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

This is the 15th consecutive year Verizon’s Board has approved a quarterly dividend increase.

 

Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg said, “We continue to deliver value to our shareholders as we execute our multi-purpose network strategy and grow the top and bottom lines.”

 

With current price $ 55.43 (Friday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.62%.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Week in Review 35/21

 


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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.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Week in Review 34/21

 


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Friday, August 27, 2021

Dividend Increase #58 of 2021 - Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

 

  

Yesterday, August 26th the Board of Directors of Altria Group, Inc. (MO) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.86 to $ 0.90 per share that’s payable October 12, 2021 to holders of record September 15, 2021. This represents a 4.65% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

Today’s dividend increase reflects Altria’s intention to return a large amount of cash to shareholders in the form of dividends and is consistent with Altria’s long-term objective of a dividend payout ratio target of approximately 80% of its adjusted diluted earnings per share. This increase marks the 56th dividend increase in the past 52 years.

 

With current price $ 48.75 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 7.38%.

 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Week in Review 33/21

 


 

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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.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Dividend Income - July 2021

 

 


July is gone and it's time to look at how the month went in terms of my dividend income. In July 2021 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Week in Review 32/21

 


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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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Dividend Increase #57 of 2021 - Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)

 


Friday, August 6th the Board of Directors of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.14 to $ 1.22 per share that’s payable October 14, 2021 to holders of record September 30, 2021. This represents a 7.02% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

With current price $ 230.71 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.12%.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Week in Review 31/21

 


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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.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Dividend Increase #56 of 2021 - Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN)

 


 

Tuesday, August 3rd the Board of Directors of Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) announced a monthly dividend increase of from $ 0.205 to $ 0.21 per share. First raised dividend is payable October 15, 2021 to holders of record September 29, 2021. This represents a 2.44% increase over the prior monthly dividend.

 

With current price $ 41.61 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 6.06%.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Week in Review 30/21

 

 


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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.

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Week in Review 29/21

 


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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.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Dividend Income - June 2021

 

 


A month has passed again and the first half of the year is over. In June 2021 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Week in Review 28/21

 


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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, July 16, 2021

Dividend Increase #55 of 2021 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

 


Wednesday, July 14th the Board of Directors of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.4675 to $ 0.4775 per share that’s payable September 10, 2021 to holders of record August 20, 2021. This represents a 2.14% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have paid a dividend in 355 straight quarters (more than 88 years) and have raised the dividend for 46 consecutive years.

 

With current price $ 46.25 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.13%.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Dividend Increase #54 of 2021 - Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

 


Monday, July 12th the Board of Directors of Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.965 to $ 0.985 per share that’s payable September 16, 2021 to holders of record August 13, 2021. This represents a 2.07% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

Duke Energy has paid a cash dividend on its common stock for 95 consecutive years.

 

With current price $ 101.53 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.88%.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Week in Review 27/21

 


 

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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.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Week in Review 26/21

 


 

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Week in Review 25/21

 


 

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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, June 24, 2021

Dividend Income - May 2021

 


The month has passed again, it is already midsummer time and we are slowly starting to go towards autumn, it is time to report my dividend income. In May 2021 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

 

 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Week in Review 24/21

 


 

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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.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Week in Review 23/21

 


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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, June 11, 2021

Dividend Increase #51 of 2021 - Target Corporation (TGT)

 


Tuesday, June 9th the Board of Directors of Target Corporation (TGT) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.68 to $ 0.90 per share that’s payable September 10, 2021 to holders of record August 18, 2021. This represents a 32.35% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

Michael Fiddelke, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Target Corporation, said "The dividend increase we're announcing today reflects our ongoing commitment to disciplined capital deployment, with priorities that have remained consistent for decades: We first look to invest fully in our business, in projects that meet our strategic and financial criteria. We then look to support our dividend, and build on our record of increasing the annual dividend, which we've maintained for nearly 50 years. And finally, over time, we look to return any other excess cash through share repurchases, within the limits of our strong, middle-A credit ratings. Given strong operating performance and cash generation, our business is well-positioned to support this robust increase in the dividend, even as we ramp up capital investments in our business and continue to invest in our team."

 

With current price $ 231.66 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 1.55%.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Recent Buy - Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

 

Tuesday, June 8th, I bought 50 shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) at $ 56.81 per share plus commission. 

 


Verizon Communications Inc. offers communications, technology, information, and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental entities worldwide. Its Consumer segment provides postpaid and prepaid service plans; internet access on notebook computers and tablets; wireless equipment, including smartphones and other handsets; and wireless-enabled internet devices, such as tablets, and other wireless-enabled connected devices, such as smart watches. It also provides residential fixed connectivity solutions, including internet, video, and voice services; and sells network access to mobile virtual network operators. As of December 31, 2020, it had approximately 94 million wireless retail connections, 7 million broadband connections, and 4 million Fios video connections. The company's Business segment provides network connectivity products, including private networking, private cloud connectivity, virtual and software defined networking, and internet access services; and internet protocol-based voice and video services, unified communications and collaboration tools, and customer contact center solutions. This segment also offers a suite of management and data security services; domestic and global voice and data solutions, including voice calling, messaging services, conferencing, contact center solutions, and private line and data access networks; customer premises equipment; installation, maintenance, and site services; and Internet of Things products and services. As of December 31, 2020, it had approximately 27 million wireless retail postpaid connections and 482 thousand broadband connections. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Week in Review 22/21

 


 

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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.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Dividend Increase #50 of 2021 - Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO)




Thursday, May 27th the Board of Directors of Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.20 to $ 0.21 per share that’s payable June 24, 2021 to holders of record June 10, 2021. This represents a 5% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

"The board is confident that the company's leading brands will drive growth in-line with our long-term financial targets," said Ryals McMullian, Flowers Foods president and CEO. "That expected growth and our strong cash flow enables the company to invest strategically and enhance our business while also continuing our long history of rewarding shareholders with a growing dividend."

 

With current price $ 24.55 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.42%.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Week in Review 21/21

 


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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, May 27, 2021

Dividend Increase #49 of 2021 - Unum Group (UNM)

 

 

Thursday, May 27th the Board of Directors of Unum Group (UNM) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.285 to $ 0.30 per share.  The new rate of 30.0 cents per common share, or $1.20 per share on an annual basis, will be effective with the dividend expected to be paid in the third quarter of 2021. This represents a 5.26% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

With current price $ 30.33 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.96%.

 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Week in Review 20/21

 


 

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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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Dividend Income - April 2021

 


 

A month has passed again and it is time to report my dividend income. In April 2021 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Week in Review 19/21

 


 

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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, May 14, 2021

Dividend Increase #48 of 2021 - Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)

 


Yesterday, May 13th the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.97 to $ 1.07 per share that’s payable June 30, 2021 to holders of record May 28, 2021. This represents a 10.31% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

“I am pleased to report our dividend increase,” said Jennifer Hamann, Union Pacific executive vice president and chief financial officer. “This increase is consistent with the financial guidance outlined at our recent Investor Day to target a dividend payout ratio of 45%.”

 

With current price $ 225.18 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 1.90%.

 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Dividend Increase #46 of 2021 - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN)

 


Thursday, May 6th the Board of Directors of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.1551 to $ 0.1706 per share that’s payable July 15, 2021 to holders of record June 30, 2021. This represents a 9.99% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

With current price CA$ 18.83 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.38%.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Week in Review 18/21

 


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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, May 6, 2021

Dividend Increase #44 of 2021 - UGI Corporation (UGI)

 


 

Wednesday, May 5th the Board of Directors of UGI Corporation (UGI) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.33 to $ 0.345 per share that’s payable July 1, 2021 to holders of record June 15, 2021. This represents a 4.55% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

“We are pleased to mark the 34th consecutive year of increasing UGI’s dividend,” said John L. Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer of UGI. “UGI has a strong legacy of growing earnings and cash flow throughout different economic cycles and conditions, and consistently creating value for its shareholders. This consistency demonstrates the resiliency of our businesses and the confidence we have in our future outlook. Over the past five years, UGI’s dividend has a compound annual growth rate of 7.8%, well above our 4% commitment to shareholders.”

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Week in Review 17/21

 


 

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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, April 30, 2021

Dividend Increase #41 of 2021 - Chevron Corporation (CVX)

 


 

Wednesday, April 28th the Board of Directors of Chevron Corporation (CVX) announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 1.29 to $ 1.34 per share that’s payable June 10, 2021 to holders of record May 19, 2021. This represents a 3.88% increase over the last quarterly dividend.

 

This increase puts Chevron on track to make 2021 the 34th consecutive year with an increase in annual dividend payout per share.

 

With current price $ 106.90 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.01%.

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