Sunday, September 24, 2023

Week in Review 38/23


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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.

Received Dividends:

September 18, 2023

  • €9.69– NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)
  • €21.19– McDonald's Corporation (MCD)
  • €3.68– Kontoor Brands, Inc. (KTB)

September 19, 2023

  • €63.43 – Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC)

September 20, 2023

  • €18.66– Dominion Energy, Inc. (D)
  • €17.82– V.F. Corporation (VFC)
  • €8.62– Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU)

September 21, 2023

  • €14.00– QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

Week 38: Total net dividends €157.09

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

Portfolio Holdings News:

September 18, 2023

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) is awarded a ~$196.54M cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost reimbursable contract. This contract provides for the upgrade of the verification and validation systems being utilized in the U.S. Reprogramming Laboratory; and the Norway Italy Reprogramming Laboratory, in support of aligning with the upgraded Block Two and Five capabilities, as well as automating and accelerating the verification and validation process for mission data files for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Work is expected to be completed in June 2028.

September 19, 2023

  • Visa Inc. (V) and Swift Team Up to Enhance Transparency, Speed and Security in Global B2B Money Movement; V and Swift today announced a collaboration to streamline international business-to-business (B2B) payments by strengthening connectivity between their networks that move trillions in value globally. Working together, the organizations aim to provide financial institutions and their customers with more choice when sending money across borders, while improving the end-to-end speed and transparency of their transactions.

  • Fortis Inc. (FTS) Announces Dividend Increase; The Board of Directors of FTS declared a common share dividend of $0.59 per share representing an approximate 4.4% increase in the quarterly dividend, payable on December 1, 2023 to Shareholders of Record at the close of business on November 17, 2023, marking 50 consecutive years of increased dividends.

September 20, 2023

  • General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Reports Fiscal 2024 First-quarter Results; GIS reports Non-GAAP EPS of $1.09, beating analyst estimates by $0.01 but decreasing 1% year-over-year. Revenue of $4.9 billion was in line with analyst estimates and increased 4.0% versus the same quarter last year. Management reaffirmed its full-year fiscal 2024 financial targets, adjusted operating profit and adjusted diluted EPS are each expected to increase 4 to 6 percent in constant currency.

  • Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) Announces Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend; SBUX announced that its Board of Directors approved an increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend from $0.53 to $0.57 per share of outstanding Common Stock. This increase will be effective with the dividend payable on November 24, 2023, to shareholders of record on November 10, 2023, and raises the company’s annual dividend rate to $2.28 per share.

September 21, 2023

  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Acquire Splunk; CSCO and Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), the cybersecurity and observability leader, today announced a definitive agreement under which Cisco intends to acquire Splunk for $157 per share in cash, representing approximately $28 billion in equity value. The acquisition has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both Cisco and Splunk. It is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of calendar year 2024, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions including approval by Splunk shareholders.

  • Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) Increases Dividend; TXN will raise its quarterly cash dividend 5%, from $1.24 per share to $1.30, or $5.20 annualized. The higher dividend will be payable November 14, 2023, to stockholders of record on October 31, 2023, contingent upon formal declaration by the board of directors at its regular meeting in October.

  • W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC) Announces Strategic Plan to Exit Office; WPC announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to exit the office assets within its portfolio by spinning-off 59 office properties into Net Lease Office Properties ("NLOP"), so that it will become a separate publicly-traded REIT and implementing an asset sale program to dispose of 87 office properties retained by W. P. Carey. The Spin-Off is expected to close on or around November 1, 2023, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, and all sales under the Office Sale Program are targeted to be completed by January 2024.

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