Friday, June 3, 2016

Dividend Stocks Portfolio (UPDATE) - May 2016

Here is the recent update to our dividend stocks portfolio – May 2016.

SALES 

During the last two months, we have been selling shares from our family's dividend stocks portfolio in an effort to take some profits off the table.  We felt that the market has had a nice rebound since the slow start to the year and before it decides to give some of gains back we thought we'd cash out some profits. In all, a total of 2 sell orders were executed. Below are the actual executed sales transactions (no commission was charged since we get 100 free trades per year):

05/5/16 - ORI (Old Republic Int'l Corp) - 35 shares/$18.88
05/10/16 - PM (Phillip Morris Int'l Inc) 4 shares/$100.88
  • SUMMARY OF SALES:
    • Original cost basis: $833.32
    • Total value of all sales: $1,064.32*
    • Net Profit: $231.00 (27.7% gain)

* All sales were stocks owned for more than 1-year to the gains will be taxed at capital gains rate.


Unfortunately, the recent sells did impact our annual dividends. Overall, our 2 stock sells this past month decreased our annual dividends by: $42.57  No regrets as I plan to re-invest the proceeds into more dividend paying stocks. The goal is to find ones at better values than the ones we sold.  


PURCHASES

It has been since early February, but we are happy to report that we finally made a purchase for our family's dividend stocks portfolio. Below is our actual purchase but you can also find additional details from our recent post from May 29th.


05/19/16 - TGT (Target Corporation) - 10 shares/$67.25
TOTAL SPENT ON NEW ACQUISITION: $672.50

OVERALL INCREASE TO ANNUAL DIVIDENDS$22.40

Our estimated annual income currently stands at $3,625 (including our Edward Jones account) or and average of approximately $302/month.

DIVIDENDS

During the past month, our family received dividends from a total of 14 companies/ETFs/Partnerships!! The total dividends received from those 14 companies/ETFs/Partnerships was: $195.70

Below is a breakdown of the dividends received this past month:


WELLS FARGO INVESTMENT ACCOUNT:
05/02/16 - VZ (Verizon Communications): $19.78
05/02/16 - TD (Toronto Dominion Bank): $8.78
05/02/15 - DE (Deere & Company): $10.80
05/02/16 - T (AT&T Inc): $19.37
05/03/16 - POT (Potash Corp): $5.00
05/13/15 - OKS (Oneok Partners LP): $18.96
05/16/16 - TIS (Orchids Paper Product): $14.00
05/16/16 - OHI (Omega Healthcare REIT Investors): $5.80

05/16/16 - KMI (Kinder Morgan Inc
): $14.00
05/20/16 - CAT (Caterpillar Inc): $6.16
05/24/16 - RY (Royal Bank of Canada): $6.16
05/24/16 - HCP (Health Care Properties Inc): $5.18


05/26/16 - COF (Capital One Financial): $2.80
05/27/16 - ARTNA (Artesian Resource Corp): $13.49

EDWARD JONES INVESTMENT ACCOUNT:
05/2/16 - (AT&T Inc): $45.42

OVERALL DIVIDENDS TOTAL THIS MONTH: $195.70


In case you interested, our family's dividend stocks portfolio 
may be found by clicking on the link below:

8 comments:

  1. AFFJ,

    It never hurts to take a profit. There will always (like TGT) be an opportunity to put the money back to work. Keep up the great progress!

    MDP

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    1. Thanks MDP. The market has somewhat healthy and moving forward so value buys are a little harder to find so hopefully we don't have to sit on these profits for too long. AFFJ

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  2. Congrats on the Target purchase and on the monthly dividend income. I bought TGT last month as well.

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    1. Thanks IH. Great minds think alike. Congrats on your purchase as well! Keep it up my friend.

      Best wishes. AFFJ

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  3. I see you are buying Target. I have some shares but can't decide which next stock to buy. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome HHWG. With the market doing so well lately, it is harder to find value buys these days. We have found ourselves on the sidelines as well these days. ;)

      Thanks for visiting. AFFJ

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  4. AFFJ,

    Nice job buying Target - great aristocrat, no doubt. Further, about 33%+ come from T & VZ - curious on how you feel? Looking to add more to those two at all or are happy with the position?

    -Lanny

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    1. Thanks again Lanny. Regarding the T and VZ positions, they both have been a nice and stable source of income quarter after quarter. Not much growth but we own them more for the dividends income stream. Although AT&T and Verizon provides a large portion of our FEB, MAY, AUG, NOV dividends, we aren't too worried about their percentage of the monthly income stream. As long as the dividends keep coming, we will continue to hang on to them both. Not sure if we will add more shares anytime soon unless we see a huge dip in their prices. AFFJ

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