Ok, I must admit that the image here exaggerates, but it was a very good month nevertheless. Second month of a quarter, August has been a middle month for me. Bigger than July but smaller than September. Last year I ended up with $71.82. This year one of my Nordic investments, Metso, arranged a big surprise. Usually Nordic companies pay annual dividends during spring, but now Metso paid extra dividend in August.
AT & T (T) - 13.16
Deere & Co (DE) - 6.00
General Mills (GIS) - 7.04
HCP Inc (HCP) - 14.69
Kinder Morgan (KMI) - 17.15
Main Street Capital (MAIN) - 4.90
Metso (MEO1V) - 40.00
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) - 10.45
ONEOK Inc (OKE) - 9.68
Procter & Gamble Co (PG) - 7.95
Realty Income (O) - 6.08
Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) - 6.16
Textainer Group Holdings (TGH) - 10.34
This means 113,9% increase from August 2014! This is really insane increase on my scale. Well, but if I exclude Metso's extra dividend, then my total makes $113.60 with 58,2% increase from August 2014. Those are still very good numbers. Other than Metso, biggest payments came from familiar names KMI, HCP and T. Received my first dividend from OHI, and with that fat yield it was right after my biggest payers.
Total dividends from eight first months this year: $2109.19. This is 18,7% increase from last year's $1777.37. Very pleased with this progress. In July recap I set the goal for this year's dividends: $2600. That means in four months I should collect about $490. With my current portfolio this will not happen, so I need to make some serious purchases that will still pay during rest of the year.
Most of these stocks will pay again in November, so what kind of thoughts does that provoke? Well, I should buy more OHI, PG and RY.TO at least. Actually I already pinched one more share in DE, as I wrote in the last post. T and GIS are also on my radar when considering those November dividends.
Dividend Income page has been updated to include August dividends.
Disclosure: Long all stocks mentioned.
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