When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest! Given the first quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 3 months. This is not any old reflection, but specifically about dividend increases and their impact on my portfolio this year. Now that tax reform was 2018 news, how are the dividend increases stacking up this year?
This month, let’s ignore the fluff and get right into it. For those of you that are new, each month we discuss companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase before the calendar flips again. We also summarize the previous month’s results. There were a TON of dividend increases in April and we need to start summarizing them right away. Here are the expected dividend increases in May 2019!
Once again, as I sip on a delicious, warm cup of coffee, I have found myself shaking my head. This time, the disappointment was at the hands of Pepsico (PEP). Their recent 3% dividend increase left a lot to be desired. It is significantly lower than last year and their 5-year average dividend growth rate. But Pepsi wasn’t the only company that has made me feel this way in 2019. We’re noticing a frustrating trend in 2019….slowing dividend growth.
When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest! Given another quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 9 months. I do not mean just any old reflection, but I am going to be specifically talking about dividend increases and their impact on my portfolio this year. Tax reform has been rewarding, as companies have been sending portions of the cost savings to their shareholders.
Dividend investing at it’s finest! I thought now would be a great time to reflect on what has occurred over the last 6 months in the dividend income portfolio of mine. I do not mean just any old reflection, but I am going to be specifically talking about dividend increases and what the impact has been on my portfolio this year. Tax reform has truly showed their colors and companies have been sending the savings, or part of, to their shareholders.
If you want to talk about how fast time flies, here is a perfect example. I was prepared to re-visit a dividend stock analysis that I thought I performed over Realty Income (“O”) a couple of quarters ago. When I looked at the date on the original analysis…it was November 2015. I cannot believe 12 months have flown by that quickly…where has time gone? Even though I have reviewed the company in the past, I thought it would be a good idea to update the stock analysis I performed considering the recent pullback in price, the fact that they were one of the four stocks on my October Watch List, and the company’s recent earnings release. A lot can change over 12 months, I think we can all attest to that in some capacity. So let’s re-run Realty Income through our stock screener.
We are now entering December! Gearing up after this one for the FINAL dividend posting and last month + to reach your annual goals. Extremely excited for things coming down the pipeline and dividend income will be looking solid going into December. Now… to the numbers!