Sunday, December 18, 2022

Week in Review 50/22



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.



Received Dividends:



December 12, 2022


  • € 28.62 – Unilever (AMS:UNA)
  • € 87.08 – Target Corporation (TGT)
  • € 59.74 – Chevron Corporation (CVX)
  • € 21.87 – Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)


December 13, 2022


  • € 33.65 – Global X SuperDividend ETF (SDIV)


December 15, 2022


  • € 42.59 – Avance Gas Holding Ltd (AVANCE.OL)
  • € 15.50 – Avista Corporation (AVA)
  • € 13.15 – QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)
  • € 20.08 – The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)
  • € 21.31 – McDonald's Corporation (MCD)
  • € 23.25 – Raytheon Technologies Corporation (RTX)
  • € 71.85 – Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU)


December 16, 2022


  • € 8.98 – NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)
  • € 28.64 – Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO)
  • € 20.12 – Main Street Capital (MAIN)
  • € 21.80 – Realty Income Corporation (O)


Week 50: Total net dividends € 518.23


Dividend income is reported after the deduction of taxes. Check more at my Monthly Dividend sheet.



My Portfolio's Transactions:



December 15, 2022


  • I purchased 65 shares of Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) at C$23.95 per share plus commission.



Portfolio Holdings News:



December 12, 2022


  • Amgen Inc. (AMGN) to Acquire Horizon Therapeutics plc; AMGN announced to acquire rare-disease-focused Horizon Therapeutics for $116.50 per share in cash, valuing the Ireland-based biotech at nearly $27.8 billion. Per the terms, AMGN will form a new private company called Pillartree Limited for the cash offer, which values Horizon’s (HZNP) ordinary share capital at approximately $27.8B on a fully diluted basis and nearly $28.3B, including debt.


  • Amgen Inc. (AMGN) Increases Dividend; AMGN announced that its Board of Directors declared a $2.13 per share dividend for the first quarter of 2023. The dividend will be paid on March 8, 2023, to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 15, 2023. This represents a 10% increase from that paid in each of the previous four quarters.


  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation (RTX) Authorizes $6 Billion Share Repurchase Program; RTX’s Board of Directors authorized today the repurchase of up to $6 billion of the company's outstanding common stock. The new authorization replaces the company's previous program, approved Dec. 7, 2021. Share repurchases may take place from time to time, subject to market conditions and at the company's discretion, in the open market, through privately negotiated transactions or other means. 




December 13, 2022


  • WEC Energy Group, Inc. (WEC) Announces Plan to Increase Dividend; WEC announced that it is planning to raise the quarterly dividend on the company's common stock to 78 cents per share in the first quarter of 2023. This would represent an increase of 5.25 cents per share, or 7.2 percent. In addition, the company introduced earnings guidance for 2023. Calendar year 2023 earnings are expected to be in a range of $4.58 to $4.62 per share. The midpoint of the range is $4.60 per share, which represents growth of 6.7 percent from the midpoint of the company's original guidance for 2022.


  • Pfizer Inc. (PFE) was awarded a $1.96B modification to a contract for the oral therapeutic Paxlovid.


  • Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) to Acquire Papa Pita Bakery; FLO announced a definitive agreement to acquire Papa Pita Bakery, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality bagels, tortillas, breads, buns, English muffins, and flat breads. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. FLO plans to fund the transaction with cash on-hand and existing credit facilities.


  • Realty Income Corporation (O) Increases Monthly Dividend; O announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company's common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.2485 per share from $0.248 per share. The dividend is payable on January 13, 2023, to stockholders of record as of January 3, 2023. This is the 118th dividend increase since Realty Income's listing on the NYSE in 1994.


December 15, 2022




  • CVS Health Corporation (CVS) Increases Quarterly Dividend; CVS announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of sixty and a half cents ($0.605 cents) per share on the Common Stock of the Corporation, an increase of 10 percent over the previous quarterly dividend. The dividend is payable on February 1, 2023, to holders of record on January 20, 2023.


  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation (RTX) was awarded a $619.07M firm-fixed-price, fixed-price incentive, cost reimbursable modification to a previously awarded contract.


December 16, 2022


  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) was awarded a $302.24M undefinitized contract action for the proof of manufacture, production, spares, production support material, and engineering support for components related to the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo all up round and also awarded a $245.75M against a previously issued basic ordering agreement.



Articles that caught my attention:






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