Saturday, September 29, 2012

September 2012 Dividend Income Update

Dividends Received

Largest month ever as I almost broke the $1000 mark.  2 of my holdings (BBL and BHP) pay dividends semi-annual and I received them this month.  Total dividends received during the month were $966.69:
  • BBL $142.46
  • RDS.B $138.43
  • EXC $119.85
  • JNJ $102.90
  • LMT $97.48
  • PEP $71.69
  • BDX $57.55
  • CVX $50.67
  • AFL $47.16
  • TEVA $34.25
  • BHP $32.80
  • EMR $28.67
  • MCD $22.68
  • GS $14.14
  • RDS.A $4.22
  • FTR $1.74


This months purchases:
  • $1450 of EXC at $35.73. Yield 5.88%.
  • $849 of MCD at $91.55. Yield 3.36%.
  • $799 of TEVA at $40.36. Yield 1.94%.
  • $500 of EXC at $37.38. Yield 5.62%. 
  • $399 of AFL at $47.35. Yield 2.79%.
  • $251 of CAT at $82.79. Yield 2.51%
  • $200 of BBL at $57.80. Yield 3.94%. 
Also reinvested all dividends.
$4,871.69 in total new capital added (including reinvested dividends) with initial yield of 3.84%. 

Dividend Increases

  • LMT 15% raise. +$59.13 annual income.
  • PM 10% raise. +$57.00 annual income. 
  • MCD 10% raise. +$11.14 annual income.
  • VZ 3% raise. +$4.73 annual income.

All together, annualized dividend income increased by $314 from last months total of $7,420 to $7,734. This means my dividend stocks will pay $7,734 in dividends over the next 12 months.


  1. Wow! That's awesome!!!

    Huge month. I have wet dreams over the day I see monthly dividend totals that high.

    Congratulations. You're hard work is really paying off here!

    I'll have to look at some of your holdings for potential additions to my own portfolio. I've looked at BBL from time to time. I'll have to revisit that one. Also, I do like TEVA, but that tax bite is pretty harsh..and the yield is already low. The reclaiming of the foreign tax withholding does help.

    Best wishes!

  2. Hi Dividend Mantra,

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Alot of my positions all "hit" the same month. That, combined with the BBL and BHP semi-annual div payments accounted for the large (for me) month's total.

    I look forward to the day that I receive $1000 plus dividends every month!

    I am having a harder time finding value in today's QE3 pumped up market. I believe TEVA and BBL do represent decent value. You are correct about TEVA's tax bite (15%) and the yield is pretty low but I consider it more of a growth play.

    I also think that precious metals have a place in everyone's portfolio but I do not like the fact that they do not pay me to hold them. BBL/BHP are a play on materials and they pay a decent yield to hold them.