Sunday, February 18, 2018

Week in Review 7/18




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.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dividend Increase – AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)






On Thursday AbbVie announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.71 to $ 0.96 per share that’s payable May 15, 2018 to holders of record April 13, 2018. This represents a 35.21% increase to regular quarterly dividends.


With current price $ 115.23 (Friday's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.33%. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Dividend Increase – The Coca-Cola Company (KO)


Yesterday the Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company announced a quarterly dividend increase of from  $ 0.37 to $ 0.39 per share that’s payable April 2, 2018 to holders of record March 15, 2018. This represents a 5.41% increase to regular quarterly dividends. 

With current price $44.78 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.48%. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dividend Increase – Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)



Yesterday the board of directors of Cisco Systems, Inc. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.29 to $ 0.33 per share that’s payable April 25, 2018 to holders of record April 5, 2018. This represents a 13.79% increase to regular quarterly dividends. 

Cisco’s board of directors has also approved a $25 billion increase to the authorization of the stock repurchase program. There is no fixed termination date for the repurchase program. The remaining authorized amount for stock repurchases including the additional authorization is approximately $31 billion.
 
With current price $ 42.09 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.14%. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Dividend Increase – T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW)


Yesterday T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.57 to $ 0.70 per share that’s payable March 29, 2018 to holders of record March 15, 2018. This represents a 22.8% increase to regular quarterly dividends.  This will mark the 32nd consecutive year since the firm's initial public offering that the company will have increased its regular annual dividend.

With current price $ 103.94 (tuesday's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 2.69%. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dividend Increase – PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP)




Today The Board of Directors of PepsiCo, Inc announced a 15 percent increase in its annualized dividend per share to $3.71 from $3.22 per share, effective with the dividend expected to be paid in June 2018. This represents the Company’s 46th consecutive annual dividend per share increase. Total dividends to shareholders are expected to be approximately $5 billion and share repurchases are expected to be approximately $2 billion.

The Company also announced a new share repurchase program providing for the repurchase of up to $15 billion of PepsiCo common stock commencing on July 1, 2018 and expiring on June 30, 2021. This will replace the $12 billion repurchase program which commenced on July 1, 2015 and expires on June 30, 2018.

With current price $ 112.00 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.31%. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Nordic companies in the portfolio, Dividend Proposals, Week 6, 2018





The reporting period is in full swing and the Nordic companies in my portfolio will continue to publish their year-end report and dividend proposals. Here is a brief summary of week 6 announcements and their impact on my dividend income.