Sunday, July 23, 2017

Week in Review 29/17




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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.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Recent Buy - CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

Tuesday July 18, I continued my purchase program of CVS Health Corporation and picked 14 shares of it at $ 77.85 per share plus commission.




My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 78.08 to $ 78.13 per share. I totally hold now 40 shares of CVS and my yield on cost is 2.56%. You can look at my first purchase of CVS here.  


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dividend Increase – Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI)


Yesterday Kinder Morgan, Inc. announced that it expects to declare an annual dividend of $0.80 per share for 2018, a 60 percent increase from the expected 2017 dividend. The first 2018 increase is expected to be the Q1 2018 dividend. Additionally, the company plans to increase its dividend to $1.00 per share in 2019 and $1.25 per share in 2020, a growth rate of 25 percent annually. Finally, the board authorized a $2 billion share buyback program, which represents approximately 5 percent of KMI’s current market capitalization.

Before 2016, the company made a bold statement and guided for 6% to 10% dividend growth through 2020. However, Kinder Morgan ran into some trouble with its debt and in an effort to conserve capital and maintain an investment grade rating, it ended up slashing its dividend by 75%, with the yield on shares plummeting, from over 10% to less than 3%. Time will show, if management can be trusted to keep its word this time!

If the planned increase is realized, with current price $ 19.67 (yesterdays close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.07%. 

I hold my shares despite the cut in the dividend at the end of 2015 and now I own 200 shares of KMI. If this plann happens, I am a little skeptical, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $ 44.70 and rises my YOC to 2.43%.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Income and Expenses, Savings Rate for Q2 2017



The second quarter has already passed and it is time to look at how it went and how I managed in my saving goals and how my journey towards financial independence is progressing. Since this is the third year when I keep a stricter control of my spending, I also made a comparison with last year's results. As I mentioned in my first income / expenditure report, I will make a summary on a quarterly basis, because my months in the case of income are very different. This will give me a better view of the overall situation and hopefully will inspire some of my blog readers.



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Week in Review 28/17




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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.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Recent Buy - Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)

Yesterday July 14, I bought 25 shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. at $ 45.29 per share plus commission.




My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 47.76 to $ 46.50 per share. I totally hold now 45 shares of WSM and my yield on cost is 3.39%. You can look at my first purchase of WSM here.  


Friday, July 14, 2017

Dividend Increase – Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI)


Yesterday, 13 July Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.63 to $ 0.64 per share that’s payable August 15, 2017 to holders of record August 1, 2017. This represents a 1.59% increase to regular quarterly dividends. Maybe this increase appears to be small, but it is worth remembering that, Omega Healthcare Investors prefers to raise the dividend four times a year. The August payment in 2016 was $ 0.60 so 2017's payout represents an 6.67% increase year over year. Omega Healthcare Investors has now increased dividends for 20 consecutive quarters. With current price $ 32.86 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 7.79%. 

Since I own 150 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 4.47.

That increase rises my YOC to 7.12%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Week in Review 27/17




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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.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Recent Buy - Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM)

Yesterday July 6, I bought 20 shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. at $ 47.51 per share plus commission.




Williams-Sonoma, Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of various products for home. It operates through two segments, E-commerce and Retail. The company offers cooking, dining, and entertaining products, including cookware, tools, electrics, cutlery, tabletop and bar, outdoor, furniture, and a library of cookbooks under the Williams-Sonoma brand, as well as home furnishings and decorative accessories under the Williams-Sonoma Home brand; and furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, tabletop, outdoor, and decorative accessories under the Pottery Barn brand. It also provides products designed for creating spaces where children could play, laugh, learn, and grow under the Pottery Barn Kids brand; line of furniture, bedding, lighting, decorative accents, and others for teen bedrooms, dorm rooms, study spaces, and lounges under the PBteen brand; and mixed clean lines, natural materials, and handcrafted collections under West Elm brand. In addition, the company offers a range of assortments of lighting, hardware, furniture, and home décor inspired by history under the Rejuvenation brand; and women’s and men’s accessories, small leather goods, jewelry, key item apparel, paper, entertaining and bar, home décor, and seasonal items under the Mark and Graham brand. It markets its products through e-commerce Websites, direct mail catalogs, and specialty retail stores. As of January 29, 2017, the company operated 629 stores comprising 583 stores in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico; 26 stores in Canada; 19 stores in Australia; and 1 store in the United Kingdom, as well as 66 franchised stores and/or e-commerce Websites in various countries in the Middle East, the Philippines, and Mexico. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dividend Income - June 2017

Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In June 2017 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:


Quarterly dividends received from: 

Intel Corporation (INTC) - € 97.57 ($ 109.00)
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - € 67.24 ($ 75.20)
ConocoPhillips (COP) - € 7.09 ($ 7.95)
Enbridge Inc. (ENB.TO) - € 8.02 ($ 9.03)
Unilever N.V. (AMS:UNA) - € 28.68 ($ 32.29)
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) - € 24.26 ($ 27.20)  
Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) - € 25.73 ($ 28.80) 
Magna International (MGA) - € 12.27 ($ 13.75
Target Corporation (TGT) - € 61.56 ($ 69.00) 
Chevron Corporation (CVX) - € 57.81 ($ 64.80)  
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - € 44.96 ($ 50.40) 
Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) - € 53.30 ($ 60.00)
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - € 16.86 ($ 18.80)  
V.F. Corporation (VFC) - € 32.03 ($ 35.70)
Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO) - € 28.10 ($ 31.45)
Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) - € 15.91 ($ 18.20 
Triton International Limited Co (TRTN) - € 40.24 ($ 45.00)
T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) - € 27.40 ($ 31.35)
Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR) - € 97.92 ($111.60)

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Week in Review 26/17




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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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Recent Buy - General Mills, Inc. (GIS)

On Thursday June 29, I bought 20 shares of General Mills, Inc. at $ 54.97 per share plus commission.




My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $ 59.21 to $ 57.88 per share. I totally hold now 60 shares of GIS and my yield on cost is 3.39%. You can look at my first purchase of GIS here.



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Recent Buy - Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

Today on June 29 I Bought 35 shares of  Cisco Systems, Inc. at $ 31.33 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 28.05 to $ 28.70 per share. I totally hold now 185 shares of CSCO and my yield on cost is 4.04%. You can look at my first purchase of CSCO here.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dividend Increase – General Mills, Inc.


Today the Board of Directors of General Mills announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.48 to $ 0.49 per share that’s payable August 1, 2017 to holders of record July 10 , 2017. This represents a 2.08% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 55.52 (yesterdays close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 3.53%.

Since I own 40 shares of GIS, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $ 1.19.

That increase rises my YOC to 3.31%.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Week in Review 25/17




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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.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Recent Buy - Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT)

On Wednesday June 21, I Bought 50 shares of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. at $ 25.44 per share plus commission.



Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is an owner and operator of outlet centers in the United States and Canada. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), which focuses on developing, acquiring, owning, operating and managing outlet shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, its portfolio consisted of 36 outlet centers, with a total gross leasable area of approximately 12.7 million square feet, which were 98% occupied and contained over 2,600 stores representing approximately 400 store brands. Its outlet centers and other assets are held by, and all of its operations are conducted by, Tanger Properties Limited Partnership and subsidiaries (Operating Partnership). Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. was founded in 1981, and is based in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Week in Review 24/17




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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.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dividend Increase – Target Corporation (TGT)


Yesterday the Board of Directors of Target Corporation announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $ 0.60 to $ 0.62 per share that’s payable September 10, 2017 to holders of record August 16 , 2017. This represents a 3.33% increase to regular quarterly dividends. With current price $ 57.50 (yesterdays open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.31%. 

The 3rd quarter dividend will be the company’s 200th consecutive dividend paid since October 1967 when the company became publicly held. With the increase announced today, 2017 is expected to be the 46th consecutive year in which Target has increased its annual dividend. 

Since I own 115 shares, this will increase my portfolio's projected annual net dividend income by $ 6.85.

That increase rises my YOC to 4.22%.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Recent Buy - Enbridge Inc. (ENB)

On Monday June 12, I Bought 25 shares of Enbridge Inc. at CA$ 51,15 per share plus commission.




My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$ 55.93 to CA$ 53.39 per share. I totally hold now 45 shares of ENB and my yield on cost is 4.57%. You can look at my first purchase of ENB here.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Week in Review 23/17




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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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dividend Income - May 2017

Again, one month passed and it is time to report my dividend income. In May 2017 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:



Annual dividend received from:

Sampo plc (SAMPO) - € 230.00 ($ 250.33) 
TELE2 B (TEL2-B.ST) - € 121.44 ($ 134.71)

Quarterly dividends received from: 

AT&T Inc. (T) - € 138.82 ($ 151.90)
General Mills Inc. (GIS) - € 17.62 ($ 19.20)
CVS Health Corporation (CVS) - € 11.93 ($ 13.00)
TD Bank Group (TD.TO) - € 72.07 ($ 78.98)  
ONEOK Inc. (OKE) - € 28.02 ($ 30.75)
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) - € 22.58 ($ 25.00)
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) - € 86.10 ($ 94.50)
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) - € 26.24 ($ 28.80) 
Emera Incorporated (EMA.TO) - € 45.04 ($ 49.91)
Eaton Corporation plc (ETN) - € 16.06 ($ 18.00)
Oriflame Holding AG (STO:ORI) - € 224.33 ($ 250.96)
HCP Inc. (HCP) - € 33.09 ($ 37.00) 
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) - € 69.05 ($ 77.85
Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) - € 96.78 ($107.50)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Week in Review 22/17




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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.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Recent Buy - V.F. Corporation (VFC)

Yesterday May 31, I bought 20 shares of V.F. Corporation at $ 53.65 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 52.88 to $ 53.12 per share. I totally hold now 85 shares of VFC and my yield on cost is 3.16%. You can look at my first purchase of VFC here.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Week in Review 21/17




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.