On February 28, 2020, 21 shares of LECO were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,699.11. For an average cost per share of $80.91.
For February 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from eight different companies (FL, CIM, T, MSM, TXN, ABBV, AOS, OHI). The total was $398.97. This was a 373% increase from February 2019 where the total was $84.26. The difference was increased payments from CIM, T, OHI, new payments from FL, MSM, TXN, ABBV, and AOS as well a one time bonus dividend of $211.06 from MSM. This is a another great start to the year, but we will had to temper our expectation in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic. We hope to see dividends continue throughout this crisis, but we are well aware suspensions and cuts are likely.
Below is a list of all the stocks in our portfolio and their respective increases and or decreases. Out of the 30 stocks currently in our portfolio: (2) stocks which saw a dividend cut; (4) stocks did not increase their dividend; and (24) stocks did increase their dividend. Please note the month of increase is based off the pay date not ex-div date or announcement of the increase.
2019 DIVIDEND INCREASES IN PORTFOLIO STOCKSBelow is a list of all stocks that are currently in the Divs4Jesus Portfolio. Please note some of these increases occurred prior to the purchase of the stock, however we still wanted to show the increases that were had in 2019.
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On January 28, 2020, 3 shares of V were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $609.03. For an average cost per share of $203.01.
On November 25, 2019, 13 shares of LEA were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,583.40. For an average cost per share of $121.80.
For September 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from twelve different companies (F, V, SNA, LYB, PRU, WBA, TSN, NWL, RHI, SWKS, AEG, and TROW). The total was $153.35 This was a 64% decrease from September 2018 where the total was $423.81. The decrease was due to VALE suspending its dividend this year and is a similar result as March when VALE also did not pay. We knew September was going to be a tough month as we anticipated the non-payment from VALE, which accounted for $366.42 of last September’s $423.81 total. After two months in in negative year over year growth we hope to close out the year strong. Our goal is to beat out last year’s total.
For August 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from five different companies (T, TXN, AOS, ABBV, & OHI). The total was $72.91 This was a 9% decrease from August 2018 where the total was $80.43. The decrease was due to CIM paying out in July this year instead of August. We didn’t beat August of 2018 total, but we came close thanks to the new payments from AOS, TXN, and ABBV. Let’s see how September plays out as we are anticipating a non-payment from VALE this year, which will be a big hit since it accounted for $366.42 of last September’s $423.81 total.
For July 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from seven different companies (EVC, TROW, AVGO, MO, GNTX, CMCSA & CIM). The total was $159.10. This was a 1,163% increase from July 2018 where the total was $12.60. The increase was due both to new stocks added to the portfolio since last year, as well as repeat payments from EVC and CMCSA. EVC paid out 4.8% more than last year due to DRIPing and CMCSA paid out 12.89% more than last year due to DRIPing and a dividend increase. We should note CIM paid out in August last year so it was not included in the July 2018 total. Let’s see if we can top August of 2018’s total even without CIM since it’s been included in July’s total this year.
For May 2019, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from six different companies (CIM, MO, T, ABBV, OHI, TXN). The total was $172.77. This was a 2280% increase from May 2018 where the total was $7.26. Most of this was due to the increasing amount of stocks that were added to the portfolio over the year and also that CIM hit in May instead of April this year. Either way, this is awesome to see and I’ll take a 2000% increase any day of the week. Let’s see how June turns out. As of now the Divs4Jesus portfolio is now ahead of its 2018 totals at this time last year. This is even with the suspension from VALE.