Three quarters of 2016 completed, only one more to go. So we are not very far from the moment when it's time to wrap up the full year. But not just yet! Last year in September I managed to collect $124.57.
Looking for an improvement again, but there are some changes in my portfolio that made it a bit tricky. Compared to last year, relatively high yielding stocks Avista (AVA), Chevron (CVX) and ConocoPhillips (COP) are wiped off the table. Then again there are also newcomers in my portfolio; in total 17 companies paid dividend to me this month. Here is the comparison table of September 2015 and 2016 dividends:
|Company||Symbol||September 2015||September 2016|
|Archer-Daniels Midland Co||ADM||0||12,00|
|Emerson Electric Co||EMR||7,99||9,51|
|Gilead Sciences Inc||GILD||2,15||6,11|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||12,00||16,00|
|Lockheed Martin Corp||LMT||12,00||13,20|
|Main Street Capital Corp||MAIN||5,25||5,40|
|Norfolk Southern Corp||NSC||5,91||7,08|
|Old Republic International||ORI||7,40||9,38|
|Pinnacle West Capital||PNW||10,71||11,25|
|Realty Income Corp||O||6,08||6,45|
All right, so the total this September was $160.23. This means 28,6% increase year over year. Great, every month I try to squeeze 20% increase at least, so this was a good result. Clearly ADM did the heavy lifting going from zero to twelve bucks. Great progress also in Target and Unilever thanks to dividend raises and additional shares bought. Other than these biggest payments came from JNJ, LMT, and PNW.
Total dividends during months 1-9 this year: $2,291.88. This is 2,6% increase from last year. So, I'm on the positive side, but not too much. Here are my dividends in a graph:
All these companies should pay again in December, and I'm looking to buy additional shares at least in MMM, AMGN, CU.TO, GILD and UNA.AS.
Please note that I don't make any currency conversions here. I report dividends as they appear in their own currency. This time CU.TO and ENB.TO were paid in CAD, UNA.AS in EUR and the rest in USD. Additionally all numbers are before taxes. This prevents currency fluctuations and tax hassles from affecting my progress.
Disclosure: Long MMM, AMGN, ADM, CU.TO, EMR, ENB.TO, ES, GILD, JNJ, LMT, MAIN, NSC, ORI, PNW, O, TGT, UNA.AS
Thanks for reading. Dividend Income page has been updated to include September dividends.
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