Dividend Increases - 2-11-16

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Dividends

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) declares $0.53/share quarterly dividend, 10.4% increasefrom prior dividend of $0.48. Forward yield 2.37% 

Cisco Systems (CSCO) declares $0.26/share quarterly dividend, 25% increase from prior dividend of $0.21. Forward yield 4.2%.  I own 5 shares and will be looking to add to my position.

TransCanada (TRP) declares $0.565/share quarterly dividend, 8.7% increase from prior dividend of $0.52. Forward yield 6.53% 

Kimberly-Clark (KMB) declares $0.92/share quarterly dividend, 4.5% increase from prior dividend of $0.88. Forward yield 2.92% 

United Parcel Service (UPS) declares $0.78/share quarterly dividend, 6.8% increase from prior dividend of $0.73. Forward yield 3.25% 

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EPD: Adding to longer Term Holdings

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Trade Ideas

Enterprise Products Partners

EPD is probably one of the most conservative MLP's in the sector.  They have continued to raise each quarter.  Stock looks to be coming up to major support.

Insider just purchased 100 million dollars worth last month.  They continue to buy.

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Weekly Purchases - 2/07/16

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Weekly Update

I Bought:

Over the last two week I increased my annual income by $161.70.  Here is what I purchased...

  • 4 shares of American Express (AXP) - This will increase my annual dividends by $4.16
  • 3 share of Cisco Systems (CSCO) - This will increase my annual dividends by $2.52
  • 8 share of Gilead Sciences (GILD) - This will increase my annual dividends by $15.04
  • 1 share of T Rowe Price (TROW) - This will increase my annual dividends by $2.08
  • 5 shares of Tiffany Co (TIF) - This will increase my annual dividends by $8.00
  • 4 shares of WellTower (HCN) - This will increase my annual dividends by $13.76
  • 1 share of Apple Inc (AAPL) - This will increase my annual dividends by $2.08
  • 1 share of Disney (DIS) - This will increase my annual dividends by $1.32
  • 1 share of United Technologies (UTX) - This will increase my annual dividends by $2.56
  • 20 shares of Lending Club (LC)
  • 32 shares of Alliance Resrouce Partners (ARLP) - This will increase my annual dividends by $86.40
  • 5 shares of Qualcom (QCOM) - This will increase my annual dividends by $9.60
  • 1 share of Allied World Assurance (AWH) - This will increase my annual dividends by $1.04
  • 5 shares of Phizer Inc (PFE) - This will increase my annual dividends by $6.00
  • 46 shares of Sprott Inc (SPOXF) - This will increase my annual dividends by $4.14
  • 1 share of Praxair Inc (PX) - This will increase my annual dividends by $3.00

I Sold:

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Symbol Open Date Close Date Days Held Quantity Purchase Price Sale Price Current Price Cost Basis Net Proceeds $ Gain / (Loss) % Gain / (Loss) Dividends Received Net Gain / (Loss) Net % Gain / (Loss)
O 2/15/2015 1/27/2016 342 10 $47.04 $55.36 $55.89 $470.40 $553.59 $83.19 17.68% $21.12 $104.31 22.17%
O 2/15/2015 2/2/2016 347 4 $47.04 $57.20 $55.89 $188.16 $228.80 $40.64 21.60% $8.45 $49.09 26.09%

 

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Dividend Increases - 1-29-16

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Dividends

UPDATED 2-3-16

3M (MMM) declares $1.11/share quarterly dividend, 8.3% increase from prior dividend of $1.025. Forward yield 3.0%

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) declares $1.20/share quarterly dividend, 7.14% increase from prior dividend of $1.12. Forward yield 3.6%. I own 33 shares and my Yield on Cost is 3.5%

Gilead Sciences (GILD) declares $1.88/share quarterly dividend, 10% increase from prior dividend of $1.72. Forward yield 2.2%. I own 17 shares and my Yield on Cost is 2%

Welltower (HCN) declares $0.86/share quarterly dividend, 4.2% increase from prior dividend of $0.825. Forward yield 5.7% I own 10 shares and my Yield on Cost is 5.2%

HCP (HCP) declares $0.575/share monthly dividend, 1.8% increase from prior dividend of $0.565. Forward yield 6.58%. I own 15 shares and my Yield on Cost is 6.57%

Sunoco Logistics (SXL) declares $0.479/share quarterly dividend, 4.6% increase from prior dividend of $0.458. Forward yield 9.34%. I own 21 shares and my Yield on Cost is 5%

 

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Review of 2015 Goals

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Goals

Goal 1:  Contribute between $3500 and $4000 a month of my salary to Dividend Growth companies

Success - In 2014, I was able to contribute $39,117 of new funds towards my Dividend Portfolio.  In 2015, I blew this total out of the water by adding $55,865.  This was over 50% of my take home pay last year. I feel pretty confident that I will meet or exceed this total in 2016.  I continue to pay down some outstanding debt which will only add to my cashflow this year.

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Goal 2:  Have $120,000 invested in Dividend Paying Equities

Fail - Well you can't control the markets.  I would have easily had over $120,000 Dividend Portfolio, but since my portfolio is heavily invested in the commodities sector it got hit hard towards the end of the year.  The final value was $116,517.

Goal 3:  Have $5000 in future annualized dividends by the end of 2015

Success - Even though I had several companies cut their dividends substantially, I still managed to greatly exceed my target of $5000.  I ended the year at $5645 in future dividends. 

Goal 4:  Lose 20 pounds

Failed AGAIN! - My biggest issue with losing weight is that I love food.  I love bread, pizza, ice cream, etc.  My problem isn't a lack of working out, as I generally do that 4-6 times a week.  I am generally pretty lazy when it comes to my eating habits.  I don't take the necessary time to prepare a healthy meal for myself, I snack a lot, and make poor choices.I am starting a new program next week with my wife.  It will help working together on changing our eating life style.

Goal 5: Spend less time on the computer and phone

Fail - Although I have improved, I still would like to spend less time in front of my phone and computer.  I always feel the need to check stock quotes or read recent articles others have posted within the dividend community. 

Goal 6: Cut out the fat!

Success - In 2015 I did several things that lowered my overall spending.  I signed up with a friends cellular family plan and now my wife and I only pay a combine rate of $40 per month for unlimited everything on our cell phones.  I used to pay upwards of $80-$100 a month.  This lowered my annual spending by around $600.

I also was successful in cutting my stockcharts.com membership.

 

Well there you have it. I was successful at 3 out of the 6 goals that I listed for 2015.  Expect over the next 1-2 weeks a write up of my 2016 goals.  

So how do you think I did with my 2015 goals?  Were you successful at yours?

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Weekly Purchases - 1/24/16

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Weekly Update

I Bought:

Over the last two week I increased my annual income by $76.42

  • 12 shares of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) - This will increase my annual dividends by $13.44
  • 1 share of Cisco Systems (CSCO) - This will increase my annual dividends by $.84
  • 1 share of Gilead Sciences (GILD) - This will increase my annual dividends by $1.72
  • 1 share of Intel Corp (INTC) - This will increase my annual dividends by $.96
  • 1 share of Tiffany Co (TIF) - This will increase my annual dividends by $1.60
  • 1 share of Visa (V) - This will increase my annual dividends by $.56
  • 3 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) - This will increase my annual dividends by $6.00
  • 27 shares of Emerson Electric (EMR) - This will increase my annual dividends by $51.30

I Sold:

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