Wow… October is over, isn’t it? World Series baseball has SPIKED and our beloved Cleveland Indians are making some history vs. the Cubs. What a great way to end October and intro to November! The cold and warm weather also keep battling on who is getting the last laugh, as it has swung from 75 to 50 back to 75 a few times over the last week. However, we all know that the cold always wins towards the end of the year here in Ohio! Enough about baseball and weather, you are here for dividends, so let’s see what I was able to rake in for the month in the dividend income investing world!
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.
This week, I felt like taking a different approach to finding hidden gem dividend growth stocks. Typically, as I did with my watch list last week, I run the Dividend Diplomats Stock Screener and try to identify a sample of stocks that fit my metrics that I can buy at that moment in time. And if that doesn’t work, Lanny or I will run a different screener and create a “Top 5” stock list of some sorts and identify a certain type of dividend stock we are targeting. For example, we have run screeners for low dividend yield, high dividend growth rate stocks and dividend growth stocks with low debt to equity ratios in the past. This time, my approach was to identify an industry that is not represented in my portfolio and check out a few dividend stocks in the sector and see what I’m missing. Maybe they will fit, maybe they won’t….but there is only one way to find out. For today, I wanted to check out some grocery store stocks that pay a dividend.
Dividend increases – one major reason why we are in the dividend investing community, right? The month of April is always a fun month for the Dividend Diplomat Portfolio, as there are a few DOW companies that increase their dividend through this wonderful month. We wanted to write an article to bring forth those notable dividend increases this month of April and to see the impact on my portfolio and then to see how you and other investors benefited. Don’t worry – I’ll keep it to 3 stocks! Now… let’s dive on in! Continue reading
So Lanny jumped the gun a little bit when he posted his November dividend income summary last week. Hey Lanny…news flash….November ended yesterday, not last week. Who knows, maybe he had too much turkey on Thanksgiving and forgot that the month wasn’t actually over. Now that November has officially come to a close and we enter the FINAL month of 2015, it is time to take a look at the dividends received in November and check my progress compared to the previous quarter and year. As a community, we have made amazing strides as evidence through our monthly summary of dividend income from around the community. So let’s see if we could keep the momentum rolling in November!
It has been some wild ride this month – no doubt. Companies have begun/continued to release their ever so exciting dividend increases and I’m here smiling to receive them, that’s for sure. Some have increased them at a not so high level, some right on where you’d expect and others have had surprisingly nice dividend increases. I’m sadly going to be very conceited and focus on the dividend stocks in my portfolio that have made announcements mid-way through November. I primarily will be focused on the companies, years they have increased, the impact to the portfolio and essentially, bringing it all together to show why we are dividend investors. Okay, enough of this Italian typing away, let’s get to the article.
August is already in the midst of wrapping up and I have tallied my dividend income total for the month. Again, not a typically high month for me as a dividend income investor, but everything has been truly phenomenal and I am grateful for any dollar that I receive for efforts that I had placed in the past. That’s what the journey is about, to start seeing the fruit from the seeds being planted, weeks, months and years ago. August, thank you – let’s see what you brought in from the patch.