Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Recent Buy - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

I love the times when I have enough money in my brokerage account that allows me to make a purchase. Yesterday was one of those days. I was sitting on the cusp of my self imposed minimum purchase limit of $1000 and lo and behold I received dividends from three different stocks which allowed me to make a purchase!

I've always tried to keep my dividend payments fairly balanced each month without getting too OCD about it. My lowest dividend month has been in the first month of the quarter so this months purchase was specifically geared toward a dividend payer there. There's not as many choices as there seem to be in the other months but I did find one that looked reasonable here.

I purchased 25 shares of GSK at $44.00

GlaxoSmithKline PLC incorporated in United Kingdom. The Company creates, discoveres, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products including vaccines, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health-related consumer products.

GSK Stock Chart

GSK Basic Statistics
  • Ticker Symbol: GSK
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Yield: 5.48%
  • Market cap:$104 Billion
  • Beta: 1.15
  • Morningstar Fair Value: $47
  • Value Line Target Price: $55
  • Website:

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

July Dividend Update

It's been a pretty quiet month for me here in July, not a lot of purchases and no real dividend raises to speak of. My latest purchase was KMI a couple of weeks ago and I sure wish I would have waited to buy. You know what they say about hindsight though. My dividend total for the month was $256.50 which is my lowest monthly total since January. This was due to Walmart's  (WMT) dividend paying in late June rather than early July.

In comparison, last years July total was $179.34 which means my dividend's for the month have grown by 43% year over year! I was also able to cover 11.5% of my living expenses in July from my dividend income. Looking forward to next month as it should be an all time record month for me.

July Purchases
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) - 31 Shares @ $36.50
July Dividend Increases
  • Realty Income (O) - From .1895 to .19 (+0.2 %)
July Dividend Income
  • Coca Cola (KO) - $20.13
  • Glaxso Smith Kline (GSK) - $30.22
  • Philip Morris (PM) - $14.00
  • Altria (MO) - $49.40
  • Realty Income (O) - $19.00
  • Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) - $52.80
  • Sysco (SYY) - $19.80
  • Hatteras Financial (HTS) - $27.50
  • Kraft Heinz (KHC) - $23.65
Total Dividends For July 2015: - $256.50

Monday, July 20, 2015

Recent Buy - Kinder Morgan (KMI)

As I mentioned in my last update, this may be a slow month for me in terms of purchases. Not that I don't want to make more purchases, there are always opportunities out there that I'd like to take advantage of but I only have so much money. So this months purchase was in Kinder Morgan (KMI). KMI is down nearly 18% from it's highs earlier this year largely due to negative sentiment surrounding anything related to oil. Additionally a recent earnings miss has not helped the share price any either. I thought I'd put some money to work here.

I purchased 31 shares of KMI at $36.50

Recently the company announced another dividend raise to .49 and plans to meet the $2.00 goal by years end remain on track. This brings KMI's forward yield up to 5.3% ! Distributable Cash Flow (DCF) continues to outpace dividend growth as well which means the dividend can continue growing safely. KMI reaffirmed dividend growth of 10% per year for 2016 through 2020.

While oil prices have taken a beating natural gas growth in the US continues to expand as the country moves away from coal to natural gas. Kinder Morgan has the pipelines to move that natural gas to end users like utilities across the nation. The future looks bright for natural gas and KMI in the long term.

KMI Stock Chart

KMI Basic Statistics
  • Ticker Symbol: KMI
  • Sector: Energy
  • Yield: 5.3%
  • Dividend Growth Rate:10%
  • Market cap:$80 Billion
  • Beta: .55
  • Morningstar Fair Value: $43
  • Value Line Target Price: $50
  • Website:

KMI Dividend Growth

Saturday, July 4, 2015

June Dividend Update

Happy 4th of July for those of you in the USA. Time for my June update. This months dividend total was a new record high for me at $288.03 which is up 14% from the $252.03 that I made last quarter in March.

In comparison, last years June total was $227.91 which means my dividend's for the month have grown by 26% year over year. I also purchased 3 stocks in June which is the most I think I've ever done since just starting out. July will likely be a slower month for purchases since I'm a bit tapped out.

June Purchases
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) - 17 Shares @ $83.50
  • Travelers (TRV) - 12 Shares @ $99.81
  • Compass Minerals (CMP) - 18 Shares @ $83.76
June Dividend Increases
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - From .41 to .44 (+7.1 %)
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) - From .69 to .73 (+ 5.7%)
  • Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT) - From .635 to .64 (+0.7%)
  • Pepsi (PEP) - From .655 to .703 (7.3%)
June Dividend Income
  • Walmart (WMT) - $16.66
  • Unilever (UL) - $17.58
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - $28.50
  • Chevron(CVX) - $57.78
  • Lorillard (LO) - $18.48
  • Realty Income (O) - $18.95
  • Exxon Mobil (XOM) - $18.98
  • McDonalds (MCD) - $29.75
  • Avista (AVA) - $19.14
  • Universal Health Realty Income Trust (UHT) - $32.00
  • Pepsi (PEP) - $30.21

Total Dividends For June 2015: - $288.03