My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2012 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.
|Div. Changes YTD||792||0.14%|
The above information covers the current month and year-to-date through the current month.
Click here for a Detailed Historical Progress Table.
For the month, annualized dividend income increased $390, and Yield on Cost (YOC) declined (0.02%). This month's changes were a net of new purchases, dividend changes and sales during the month. Let's examine each of the these categories:
Purchases: Purchases this month increased my annual dividend income by $427 and decreased my yield on cost by (0.04%). As noted in earlier updates, I generally expect YOC to drop in most months since new investments will yield less than my current YOC, and dividend increases will not be sufficient to offset the decline.
Dividend Changes: The $68 increase in annual dividend income and 0.01% increase in YOC related to the following dividend changes (a=dividend stated in annual terms, q=quarterly, m=monthly):
- $18 U.S. Preferred Stock Index (PFF) $0.20535m>$0.20957m
- $3 The Clorox Company (CLX) $0.60q>$0.64q
- $31 Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) $0.245q>$0.252q
- $16 National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN) $0.385q>$0.395q
Sales: During August, I sold my remaining shares of CL at a significant gain. CL was one of my lowest yielding dividend growth stocks and its debt to total capital is well in excess of the 45% maximum that I look for. In addition, I sold 6% of my WMT shares also at a significant gain. WMT is the lowest yielding stock that I hold and I am at my maximum allocation.
That's it for this time. The next monthly progress update will be early October.
Full Disclosure: Long all the aforementioned securities, except CL. See a list of all my dividend growth holdings here.
- 9 High-Yield Dividend Achievers With 25 Years of Increases
- 7 Dividend Stocks For A Confident And Secure Future
- Cash Just May Be Your Riskiest Investment
- 7 High Yielders With A Low Free Cash Flow Payout
- Wealth is a Journey, Dividend Stocks Can Take You There
(Photo: sanja gjenero)
Tags: [PFF] [CLX] [AMLP] [NNN]