Saturday, May 6, 2017

Dividend Update - April 2017

It's time for my April dividend update! Looks like a another good month for me here as I managed to earn $362.72 in dividend income. This is a slight YOY decrease is mostly due to Kraft/Heinz paying in March instead of April this year.

Last month I made one purchase and I made no sales.

April Stock Purchases
  • Compass Minerals (CMP) - 18 shares @ $67.3 = $1554.85
April Dividend Increases
  • Walmart (WMT) - From .50 to .51 (+2%)
  • Coca Cola (KO) - From .35 to .37 (+5.7%)
  • Cisco (CSCO) -  From .26 to .29 (+11.5%)
April Dividend Income
  • Walmart (WMT) - $44.37
  • Coca Cola - (KO) - $22.57
  • New Jersey Resources - (NJR) - $90.78
  • Altria - (MO) - $57.95
  • Philip Morris - (PM) - $14.56
  • Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (BLV) - $3.50
  • Glaxso Smith Kline (GSK) - $43.98
  • Cisco (CSCO) - $31.90
  • Realty Income (O) - $3.84
  • Sysco (SYY) - $21.78
  • Powershares Muni Bond ETF (PZA) - $10.69
  • Annaly Capital (NLY) - $16.80
Total Dividends April 2017: - $362.72
In the chart below you can see my dividend growth. It looks like my quarterly moving average is finally starting to return to the upside again.


  1. Way to go Captain! $362 to put toward more stocks and grow those future dividends. 😊👍🏼

  2. Nice work capt. Great income and congrats on the 3 raises! Up and up.

  3. That is $362 extra to put towards the compounding train! Love the graph at the end to see how far you have come over the years. Will be hitting $500 soon for this month.

  4. Very nicely done, adding that little extra capital makes a big difference in the long run. I am far away from reaching over $300 in a month but I am looking forward to the day I can say I did it. Well done.

  5. Solid income for the month. That KHC really threw many of us off in April. Keep it going!!!

  6. Seems like KHC hit a lot of people with either small increases or even declines. But that will work itself out over time. Over $350 is a solid amount of dividends for April. I have to say there's a few companies that you own that I don't really know/follow so I guess I need to give them at least a quick look over.

  7. Captain -

    Nice work and still $363 is still solid as heck!! Pretty close/right where I pretty much was for the month. Damn you Kraft for skewing results!!


  8. Awesome update Captain! Seems like KHC is throwing off a lot of div bloggers too. Keep up the good work!

  9. nice for such a slow month. Great stuff.

  10. Great month ! Nice graph you have. 300$ per month is my monthly goal for 2017. April will be my record month. Posting my report out soon.

  11. Good work Dividend! And I don't want to be a downer, but it looks like your quarterly avg from 2016 on has somewhat flat-lined a bit. Any particular reason>?

  12. Nice job Captain - I love your purchase of Compass Minerals, as I bought CMP in April also, along with Polaris (PII) - PII was rockin' today...

  13. Dividends ahoy! Nice results again Captain.

  14. Captain, nice work on over $360 in dividend income. I also like how you reflect the quarterly moving average on the chart.

  15. Good job. You have a nice diversified group of companies paying you and for an off month thats not bad We share 4 companies in that group.

  16. Capitano, $360! That´s a lot. Very nice. Keep it going and you will reach $500 before you know it

  17. Great work, captain! Nice trend in your chart. Keep it up :)