For August 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from seven different companies (CIM, T, OHI, VALE, ABBV, AOS, TXN). The total was $425.27. This was a 483% increase from August of 2019 where the total was only $72.91. The difference was increased payments from T, TXN, AOS, ABBV, OHI. Further CIM paid out in August this year instead of July like in 2019. However, the largest part of the increase was from VALE who reinstated their dividend after suspending it back in early 2019 due to a dam collapse at one of their facilities. As VALE is our biggest paying company we’re happy to see regular dividends to start up again. Overall, this is a another great month in spite of everything going on in the world. We cautiously hope to continue the streak month over month to finish out the year strong.
On July 31, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in some of our existing holdings. We purchased the following: 5 shares of ABBV for $493.79; 1 share of TROW for $134.14; 5 shares of MO for $203.45; 8 shares of T for $235.05; 10 shares of SEIC for $515.41; 2 shares of PRU for $125.46; 1 share of SPG for $62.38; 2 shares of OHI for $63.80; 2 shares of CIM for $17.94; 5 shares of GNTX for $133.20; and 1 share of AEG for $2.95. In total we purchased $1,653.61 in these existing holdings.
On June 30, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in some of our existing holdings plus one new purchase in SEIC. We purchased the following: 5 shares of ABBV for $490.85; 1 share of TROW for $123.12; 5 shares of MO for $196.25; 2 shares of T for $60.27; 10 shares of SEIC for $546.90; 2 shares of PRU for $121.92; 1 share of SPG for $68.55; 1 share of OHI for $29.68; and 1 share of CIM for $9.61. In total we purchased $1,647.15 in these existing and new holdings.
On March 25, 2019, 20 shares of ABBV were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,587.75. For an average cost per share of $79.39.