On January 28, 2020, 3 shares of AVGO were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $941.82. For an average cost per share of $313.94.
For December 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from thirteen different companies (F, V, LYB, SNA, PRU, WBA, EVR, RHI, TSN, NWL, SWKS, LEA, TROW). The total was $162.27. This was a 13% increase from December 2018 where the total was $143.79.
With the strong finish in December, we were able to come back from the blow of losing 62% of our 2018 dividend income (GME and VALE suspended there dividends in 2019). The Divs4Jesus portfolio ended 2019 with a total of $1,389.58 vs. $1,229.41 in 2018. This is $160.17 increase over 2018 is a 13.03% increase year over year. A full recap of 2019 will be posted in the coming weeks.
On December 23, 2019, 11 shares of SPG were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,603.47. For an average cost per share of $145.77.
On December 18, 2019, 21 shares of MSM were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,582.56. For an average cost per share of $75.36.
For November 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from eight different companies (CIM, FL, T, AOS, ABBV, TXN, OHI, and MSM). The total was $166.70. This was a 104% increase from November 2018 where the total was $81.90. We are now only $2.10 away from bringing in more dividend income than last year. December should more than cover this as its another big month for payouts. We hope to finish out the year strong!
For October 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from five different companies (EVC, AVGO, MO, GNTX, and CMCSA). The total was $97.56. This was a 42% increase from October 2018 where the total was $68.57. It was great to see an increase even as we lost the income from GME’s dividend suspension and TROW which was paid out in September this year instead of October. The increases were attributed to DRIPing and/or dividend increases from EVC, GNTX, and CMCSA; plus new payments from AVGO and MO. After two months in in negative for year over year growth, we are glad to see a strong increase for October.
We are hoping to close out the year strong and still beat out last year’s total. Originally we were targeting to crack $2,000.00 at the beginning of the year however, we will be content with surpassing 2018’s total in light of the fact both VALE and GME suspended their dividends in 2019. Those two stocks accounted for 62% of the total income generated in 2018. So losing 62% of our income, but still coming out ahead will suffice for now. Further, it will be a giant boost to the portfolio once these stocks resume payments (likely for VALE not likely for GME anytime soon).
On September 30, 2019, 21 shares of MSM were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,530.80. For an average cost per share of $72.90
On July 30, 2019, 10 shares of SNA were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,552.65. For an average cost per share of $155.27.
For June 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (F, V, SWKS, WBA, TSN, NWL, LYB, PRU, & AEG). The total was $121.60. This was a 48% increase from June 2018 where the total was $81.99. The increase was due both to new stocks added to the portfolio since last year, as well as repeat payments from F, V, and TSN. The 48% increase is great to see since the Portfolio had another dividend suspension this month. GME has suspended its dividend indefinitely as it tries to figure out a path for the future. The Divs4Jesus Portfolio has now lost its two biggest dividend paying stocks; GME and VALE. GME’s looks gone for the foreseeable future, but I hope to see VALE’s resumed before the end of the year if it gets its dam and safety issues under control. The good news is even without these two top payers the portfolio is ahead of where it was last year. Through continued diversification we still hope to top our total dividends from 2018. Let’s see how the second half the year turns out for the Divs4Jesus portfolio.