Thursday, November 20, 2014

INTC dividend increase




In a bit of a surprise, today, Intel announced that it is raising it's quarterly dividend from $.225 to $.24.

This represents a 6.6% raise and is the first raise since May 2012 when the quarterly dividend went from $.21 to $.225.

Since I own 707 shares, this will increase my annual go-forward dividends by $42.42.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sharebuilder DRIP Purchases- BP, BBL, CVX, DEO

Reporting my weekly buys that went through earlier this week.

This weeks purchases 11/18 (Dow 17,688):
  • $500 of BP at $41.28. Yield 5.81%
  • $250 of BBL at $52.20. Yield 4.76%
  • $200 of CVX at $115.42. Yield 3.71%
  • $200 of DEO at $119.05. Yield 2.91%
$1150 of new capital invested adding $54.20 to my annual dividend income.

Note:  Energy continues to be attractive and I will keep on adding.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sharebuilder DRIP Purchases- BBL, DEO

Reporting my weekly buys that went through today.

This weeks purchases 11/4 (Dow 17,384):
  • $250 of BBL at $51.54. Yield 4.81%.
  • $250 of DEO at $115.67. Yield 2.99%
$500 of new capital invested adding $19.51 to my annual dividend income.

Note: My lowest priced buy of BBL.  Will keep adding at these levels.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sharebuilder DRIP Purchases- BBL, MCD, DEO

Reporting my weekly buys that went through yesterday.

This weeks purchases 10/28 (Dow 17,006):
  • $300 of BBL at $52.90. Yield 4.69%.
  • $250 of MCD at $91.86. Yield 3.70%.
  • $250 of DEO at $115.63. Yield 2.99%
$800 of new capital invested adding $30.79 to my annual dividend income.

Note: Initial purchase of Diageo (DEO).   Had my eye on them for a while and think $115 is a decent entry point to start building my position. They have stumbled a bit this year, wide moat, appear to be at fair value, and I'm a big fan of their products!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sharebuilder DRIP Purchases- CVX, MCD, ACN

Reporting my weekly buys that went through today.  Today's purchases went through on a big up day with the Dow gaining 215 points.

This weeks purchases 10/21 (Dow 16,615):
  • $250 of CVX at $113.15. Yield 3.78%.
  • $250 of MCD at $91.05. Yield 3.73%.
  • $250 of ACN at $77.27. Yield 2.64%
$750 of new capital invested adding $25.40 to my annual dividend income.

Note:  McDonalds is also now approaching 4%. Today's purchase is the highest initial yield I have gotten on MCD since I started my position in March 2012.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sharebuilder DRIP Purchases- CVX, RDS.B, BBL, GE

Volatility has returned to the market and we are starting to enter 10% correction territory.

Here are my weekly buys that went through yesterday-

This weeks purchases 10/13 (Dow 16,315):
  • $300 of CVX at $112.07. Yield 3.82%.
  • $300 of BBL at $54.05. Yield 4.59%. 
  • $250 of RDS.B at $72.31. Yield 5.20%.
  • $200 of GE at $24.50. Yield 3.59%.
$1050 of new capital invested adding $45.40 to my annual dividend income.

Note: Chevron is now approaching 4%.  I have been a shareholder since the middle of 2010 and the highest initial yield I have seen was 3.94% back in July 2010.  It was trading at $73 and paying out $.72 quarterly.  I will continue to add at these levels and will be more aggressive at 4% ($107).  I would like to bring CVX to a full position.

This was my first addition to Shell this year.  I have a full position in Shell but will start adding more if it gets below $70.

On my radar for next week: CVX, BBL, MCD, V, ACN, AFL

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sharebuilder DRIP Purchases- CVX, PM, BBL

Reporting my weekly buys that went through last week and today.  Today's purchases went through on an extra ugly day with the Dow dropping 272 points.

Last weeks purchases 9/30 (Dow 17,043):
  • $200 of CVX at $120.41. Yield 3.55%.  
  • $200 of PM at $82.47. Yield 4.85%
$400 of new capital invested adding $16.81 to my annual dividend income.


This weeks purchases 10/7 (Dow 16,719):
  • $350 of CVX at $117.83. Yield 3.63%.
  • $250 of BBL at $53.95. Yield 4.60%.
$650 of new capital invested adding $24.20 to my annual dividend income.

Note: Bit of a sell-off over the past month or so.  BBL, CAT, and a few of the big oil names have lost around 10%.

BBL's initial yield of 4.60% is highest I have seen in the 2.5 years that I have owned the company.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sharebuilder DRIP Purchases- BBL, AFL

Reporting my automatic buys from last week.

Last weeks purchases 9/23 (Dow 17,056):
  • $250 of BBL at $57.06. Yield 4.35%.  
  • $200 of AFL at $58.43. Yield 2.54%
.$450 of new capital invested adding $15.94 to my annual dividend income.


Note: BBL at 52 week lows.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sharebuilder DRIP Purchases- MCD, BBL, PM

Reporting my weekly buys that went through last week and today.

Last weeks purchases 9/9 (Dow 17,014):
  • $350 of MCD at $91.66. Yield 3.53%.  
  • $150 of BBL at $60.51. Yield 4.10%
.$500 of new capital invested adding $18.52 to my annual dividend income.


This weeks purchases 9/16 (Dow 17,132):
  • $250 of MCD at $93.54. Yield 3.46%.
  • $150 of PM at $84.45. Yield 4.74%.
  $400 of new capital invested adding $15.77 to my annual dividend income.


Note: First buy of BBL since 11/13.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

July & August 2014 Update


Time and life seem to be flying by as we come to the end of summer and the beginning of football season.  I am a huge football fan (as I type this watching the Stanford/ USC game) and my wife likes to joke that she loses her husband for 6 months during the season.

August was a good month as we celebrated my son's second birthday.  September will be extra special as we will be welcoming #2- a little girl-  into the world towards the end of the month.  

Keep plugging along with my investments and building my passive income.  I need to!  Raising kids in Southern California is expensive! 

Anyways, I didn't post an July update so here is a quick summary:

  • Dividends received $691.13:  $292.64 PM, $204.95 GE, $177.67 MO, $15.87 IDGTX
  • Purchases $1725: $400 PM at $85.31, $350 MCD at $96.12, $275 GE at $26.19, $250 ACN at $80.33, $225 KMR at $77.32, $125 PG at $79.30, $100 AFL at $62.81,
  • $2416 in total new capital including reinvested dividends
  • Dividend increases +$38.59
  • Annualized dividend income increased $140 from $13,313 to $13,253
  • Lending Club & interest income $286.98
  • Total passive income $978.11

Now for the August numbers:

Dividends Received

Total dividends received during the month were $925.34
  • KMR $247.53
  • KMI $148.96
  • ABBV $119.57
  • PG $96.31
  • CAT $80.65
  • PAYX $55.77
  • AAPL $51.35
  • VZ $45.09
  • ABT $61.02
  • CLX $18.82

Purchases

This months purchases ($2450):
  • $1000 of MCD at $94.07. Yield 3.45%
  • $600 of AFL at $59.64. Yield 2.48%
  • $350 of PM at $83.02. Yield 4.53%
  • $350 of CVX at $127.89. Yield 3.35%
  • $150 of V at $209.82. Yield  .76%.
Also reinvested all dividends.
 
$3,375 in total new capital added (including reinvested dividends) with initial yield of 3.48%. 

Dividend Increases

  • BBL 5.1% raise. +$31.63 annual income.
  • BHP 5.1% raise. +$3.69 annual income.
  • MO 8.3% raise. +$59.89 annual income.

Annualized Dividend Income

All together, annualized dividend income increased by $213 from last months total of $13,253 to $13,465. This means my dividend stocks will pay $13,465 in dividends over the next 12 months.

Other

  • Lending Club interest received: $226.22
  • Bank interest received: $39.63

Total passive income: $1,191.19. 

Note: YTD have brought home $7,845 in dividend income and $9,675 in total passive income.  Look to be on track to hit my 2014 goal of $14,500 passive income.