Dividend Increases - 9-18-14

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Microsoft (MSFT) declares $.31/share quarterly dividend, 10.71% increase from previous dividend of $0.28. Forward yield 2.7%.   My portfolio consists of 16.6 shares of MSFT, which increases my annual dividends to $20.59. My yield-on-cost is is 3.1%.

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McDonald's (MCD) declares $0.85/share monthly dividend, 4.94% increase from prior dividend of $0.81. Forward yield 3.64%  My portfolio consists of 11.8 shares of MCD, which increases my annual dividends to $40.25. My yield-on-cost is is 3.56%.

Dividend Increases - 9-14-14

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Dividends

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YUM Brands (YUM) declares $.41/share quarterly dividend, 10.81% increase from previous dividend of $0.37. Forward yield 2.3%.   My portfolio consists of 1.7 shares of YUM, which increases my annual dividends to $2.91. My yield-on-cost is is 2.3%.

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Realty Income Corporation (O) declares $0.1831/share monthly dividend, 0.2% increase from prior dividend of $0.1828. Forward yield 4.92%  My portfolio consists of 6 shares of O, which increases my annual dividends to $13.20. My yield-on-cost is is 5.4%.

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Philip Morris (PM) declares $1.00/share quarterly dividend, 6.4% increase from previous dividend of $0.94. Forward yield 4.73%.  This would mark the 7th straight year of increases after the spinoff from Altria Group.  My portfolio consists of 10 shares of PM, which increases my annual dividends to $40.00. My yield-on-cost is is 4.9%.

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Verizon (VZ) declares $0.55/share quarterly dividend, 3.8% increase from prior dividend of $0.53. Forward yield 4.5%  My portfolio consists of 2 shares of VZ, which increases my annual dividends to $4.40 My yield-on-cost is is 4.6%.

 

Dividend Income Update August 2014

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Dividends

dividendsAnother month has passed and its now time to update what I made in dividend income.  August was another very successful month on my way to becoming financially independent.  

In August, I took in $116.87, which is more than 4x the income I took in from a year ago.

My total value of Dividend Paying Stocks also increased from $33,281 to $60,033.  My future 12 month dividends increased from $1,372 to $1959 which was almost $600 increase in a single month.  One of the big reasons that I hit my goal early was that Centamin initiated a bi-annual dividend which you can read more about here.  This is why both categories jumped as much as they did in a single month.

Now all year, my goals were to have an account value of greater than $50,000 with 12 month future dividends coming in at $2000.  Since I hit $50,000 and I am very close to hitting the $2000 mark in future dividends I am once again updating my goals.  By the end of the year I would like to have $75,000 in dividends companies with over $2500 in future income

Overall, I am very excited each month to see those dividends keep rolling in.  Looking ahead to the month of September, I plan to put an additional $2500-$3500 of capital to work in new or existing companies within my portfolio.  As long as McDonald's continues to be down I plan on continuing my dollar cost averaging via my Loyal3 account.

You can find my total dividends received each month located here.

Thanks for reading.

Dividend Increases - 8-15-14

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Dividends

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Rogers Communications (RCI) declares $0.4575/share quarterly dividend, 9.18% increase from previous dividend of $0.419. Forward yield 4.60% Payable Oct. 1; for shareholders of record Sept. 12; ex-div Sept. 10.  My portfolio consists of 4 shares of RCI, which increases my annual dividends to $7.32. My yield-on-cost is is 4.7%.

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Bank of America Corporation (BAC) declares $0.05/share quarterly dividend, 400.0% increase from prior dividend of $0.01. Forward yield 1.30% Payable Sept. 26; for shareholders of record Sept. 5; ex-div Sept. 3.  My portfolio consists of 6 shares of BAC, which increases my annual dividends to $.30 My yield-on-cost is is 1.2%.

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Aqua America (WTR) declares $0.165/share quarterly dividend, 8.6% increase from prior dividend of $0.152. Forward yield 2.80% Payable Sept. 1; for shareholders of record Aug. 15; ex-div Aug. 13.  My portfolio consists of 1 share of WTR, which increases my annual dividends to $.66 My yield-on-cost is is 2.7%.

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The Hershey Company (HSY) declares $0.535/share quarterly dividend, 10.3% increase from prior dividend of $0.485. Forward yield 2.28% Payable Sept. 15; for shareholders of record Aug. 25; ex-div Aug. 21.  My portfolio consists of 1.3 shares of HSY, which increases my annual dividends to $2.94 My yield-on-cost is is 2.2%.

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Kellogg Company (K) declares $0.49/share quarterly dividend, 6.5% increase from prior dividend of $0.46. Forward yield 3.00% Payable Sept. 15; for shareholders of record Sept. 2; ex-div Aug. 28.  My portfolio consists of 1.5 shares of K, which increases my annual dividends to $3.07 My yield-on-cost is is 3%.

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On August 6th, Walgreens announced a quarterly dividend increase to $0.3375 per share, or $1.35 per share on an annualized basis. This distribution, which represents a 7.1% percent increase over the $0.315. My portfolio consists of 1 share of WAG, which increases my annual dividends to $1.35. The yield based on Friday's closing price is 2.2% and my yield-on-cost is is 2.3%.

Casey's General Stores, Inc. (CASY) Increases Dividend

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Dividends

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Some how I missed this one, but about a month ago Casey's General Stores, Inc announced a quarterly dividend increase to $0.20 per common unit, or $.80 per unit on an annualized basis. The quarterly distribution will be paid on, August 15th, 2014. This distribution, which represents a 11 percent increase over the $0.18 per unit.

My portfolio consists of 3 shares of CASY, which increases my annual dividends to $2.40. The yield based on Friday's closing price is 1.1% and my yield-on-cost is is 1.2%.

Jim Puplava’s Big Picture: Be Greedy When Others Are Fearful, and Fearful When Others Are Greedy

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Dividends

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I highly recommend all my readers listen to this weeks audio update by Jim Puplava.

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Jim’s first Big Picture topic this week is a reference to the Warren Buffett quotation. He uses this sage market advice to critique the “fear” industry, which is always trying to scare investors, no matter the economic fundamentals or reality. The second topic is “A Guaranteed Stock Market Correction”, which refers to investors that are afraid of a 15-20% correction, and decide to go to cash. By panicking and selling everything, the investor is obligated to pay capital gains taxes on any gains, and thus it’s a “guaranteed correction” for that investor. The last Big Picture topic is “The Hunt for Red Hot Yields”. In this time of extremely low interest rates, the search for adequate yield is difficult. Jim discusses the attractive dividend yields currently available in the energy, utilities, health care and consumer staples sectors.

Dividend Income Update July 2014

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Dividends

dividendsAnother month has passed and its now time to update what I made in dividend income.  July was another very successful month on my way to becoming financially independent.  But first I need to update my income from June.  For some reason I added up only $112.94, but I reconfigured the totals and the actual amount added up to $126.81.

In July, I took in $88.91, which is more than 4x the income I took in from a year ago.

My total value of Dividend Stocks added up to $33,281 with future 12 month dividends coming in at $1,372.

My goal for the end of the year is to have an account value of greater than $50,000 with 12 month future dividends coming in at $2000.  

Overall, I am very excited each month to see those dividends keep rolling in.  Looking ahead to the month of August, I plan to put an additional $2500-$3500 of capital to work in new or existing companies within my portfolio.

You can find my total dividends received each month located here.

Thanks for reading.

Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) Increases Dividend

Written by MrStockFox. Posted in Dividends

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Some how I missed this one, but a couple weeks ago Enterprise Products Partners announced a quarterly dividend increase to $0.72 per common unit, or $2.88 per unit on an annualized basis. The quarterly distribution will be paid on Thursday, August 7, 2014, to unitholders of record as of the close of business on Thursday, July 31, 2014. This distribution, which represents a 5.9 percent increase over the $0.68 per unit distribution declared with respect to the second quarter of 2013, is the 49th distribution increase since Enterprise’s initial public offering in 1998 and the 40th consecutive quarterly increase.

My portfolio consists of 2 shares of EPD, which increases my annual dividends to $5.76. The yield based on Friday's closing price is 3.8% and my yield-on-cost is is 4.9%.

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Omega Healthcare Inc (OHI) Increases Dividend

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Last week Omega Healthcare Inc announced a quarterly dividend increase of $0.01 from $0.50 to $0.51 per share.  This increase represents a 2% increase.

My portfolio consists of 2 shares of OHI. The yield based on Friday's closing price is 5.5% and my yield-on-cost is is 6.75%.