Thursday, February 16, 2017

KO raises dividend 5.71% --- New yield is 3.59%




Well it looks like I get another pay raise today. KO raised its dividend up from $.35 to $.37 today. This represents a 5.71 % increase! While not a high as some previous years, this is a solid raise nonetheless.

The ex-dividend date is 3/13 and the pay date is 4/3.

Since I currently own 262.02 shares, my yearly dividends will increase by $20.96!

2017 Dividend raises
  • OHI:  1.64% --- $3.20
  • KMB:  5.43% --- $8.03
  • GILD:  10.64% --- $10.49
  • CSCO:  11.54% --- $13.92
  • TROW:  5.56% --- $9.09
  • KO:  5.71% --- $20.96

Total yearly dividend increase is $65.69


TROW raises dividend 5.56% --- New Yield is 3.2%





Earlier today TROW announced a $.57 quarterly dividend up from $.54. This represents a 5.56% which is well above inflation and is certainly welcomed news.

The ex-dividend date is 3/14 and and the pay date is 3/30.

Since I currently own 75.72 shares, my yearly income will increase by $9.09.

2017 Dividend raises
  • OHI:  1.64% --- $3.20
  • KMB:  5.43% --- $8.03
  • GILD:  10.64% --- $10.49
  • CSCO:  11.54% --- $13.92
  • TROW:  5.56% --- $9.09

Total yearly dividend increase is $44.73.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CSCO raises dividend 11.54% --- New yield is 3.53%




Cisco declared a quarterly dividend of $.29 per share up from $.26 per share. This represents an 11.54% increase which is really solid!! 

The ex-dividend date is April 4th and the pay date is April 26th.

Since I currently own 115.98 shares, my yearly dividends will increase by $13.92.


2017 Dividend raises
  • OHI:  1.64% --- $3.20
  • KMB:  5.43% --- $8.03
  • GILD:  10.64% --- $10.49
  • CSCO:  11.54% --- $13.92

Total yearly dividend increase is $35.64. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Recent Buys --- KO & GE


Today I added to my KO position and initiated a GE position..







  • KO:  50 shares @ $40.70 --- Yield  3.44%
  • GE:  100 shares @ $29.69 --- Yield  3.23%

Total capital invested is $5017.45 and this purchase will add $166.00 to my yearly dividends.

I now have over 260 shares of Coke. One of my goals this year is to reach 400 shares which based on the current dividend would pay me $560 each year. I'm slowly getting there! GE makes a nice complement to my EMR shares which have really spiked recently. 

Forward dividends are around $7250.00. $8k I'm coming after YOU!!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

GILD raises dividend 10.64% --- New yield is 3.17%




GILD recently announced a 10.64% dividend increase. The new dividend amount will be $.52 per quarter up from $.47 per quarter. When you combine a 10% raise with a 10% decrease in share price, you get an incredibly high yield of 3.17%. That is exciting stuff!!

The ex-dividend date is 3/14/2017 and the pay date is 3/30/2017. I will definitely be a buyer of more shares in the near future.

Since I own 52.45 shares, my yearly dividends will increase by $10.49.


2017 Dividend raises
  • OHI:  1.64% --- $3.20
  • KMB:  5.43% --- $8.03
  • GILD:  10.64 --- $10.49

Total yearly dividend increase --- $21.72

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Recent Buy --- BP & XOM


Today I added to my BP & XOM positions.




  • BP:  50 shares @ $34.19 --- Yield  6.96%
  • XOM:  20 shares @ $82.55 --- Yield  3.63%

Total capital invested is $3374.30 and will increase my yearly dividends by $179.00.

My energy position recently dropped to 9% of total portfolio weight, so it doesn't hurt to add a few shares of these energy behemoths right now.  If oil makes it's way back to $60, these will be a good buys.  However, if oil drops back below $50 then look out below!

Forward dividends are around $7080.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

January 2017 Recap





Here are the dividends I received during January.

  • PM --- $52.00
  • M --- $38.13
  • CSCO --- $29.90
  • DIS --- $27.30
  • MDT --- $25.80
  • MO --- $21.35
  • TUP --- $20.61
  • KMB --- $18.40
  • VIAB --- $16.08


Total dividends received in my taxable account are $249.57.

New capital invested last month was $17772.93 and this increased my yearly dividends by $725.

While this isn't life changing money, I know from experience that monthly seed planting will produce fruit over time. Plant, cultivate, and harvest is the name of the game.

Having seen some pretty massive cost restructuring at my company this month provides the motivation to continue hustling hard to build my passive income pipeline. Cost cutting can be unexpected, swift, and merciless. As a business owner (via stocks)  I welcome these types of moves as it provides longevity for the company as well as protecting future dividend payments.

On a day to day level personal level I see the devastation that results from people who have their hours cut or positions eliminated. At the end of the day business have alway been and will always be Darwinian in nature.

Anyway I'm looking forward to a great February and will continue grinding towards $10,000 in forward dividends.