Sunday, January 22, 2017

Week in Review 3/17



Welcome and thanks for reading!
In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Recent Buy - Target Corporation (TGT)

Yesterday on January 18, I Bought 15 shares of  Target Corporation at $ 67.10 per share plus commission.




After Target lowers 4Q profit and sales outlook, the share price fell significantly. The Company now expects full-year 2016 Adjusted EPS of $ 5.00 to $ 5.10, compared with prior guidance of $ 5.10 to $ 5.30.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 57.45 to $ 58.75 per share. I totally hold now 115 shares of TGT and my yield on cost is 4.08%. I bought my first TGT's shares in the summer of 2014, so now it was a time to grab some more, because I think the reaction of the market was quite big.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Review of the Year 2016, Goals for the year 2017




The year 2016 is behind us, so it's time to see how I reached my goals, and how my portfolio developed during the year. I will also set my goals for the 2017.

I did 27 transactions during the year, 22 purchases and five sales, I got dividends from 55 companies and distributions from two ETFs. My portfolio now includes 54 companies and two ETFs that pay dividends. Comparing to 2015: 34 transactions, 30 purchases and four sales, got dividends from 46 companies and from two ETFs. About a year ago I set my target to focus mainly on raising the proportion of low-weight companies in my portfolio.
However, this not realized because I added ten new companies in my portfolio, which in the future will hopefully pay me growing dividends. I do not have any particular objective to increase the number of companies this year, but I keep my eyes open, and if the market is favorable, I might add my portfolio diversification. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied that I added more companies to my portfolio and increased diversification during the last year.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dividend Increase – Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (AQN)


Yesterday the board of directors of  Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. announced a dividend increase of from $ 0.1059 to $ 0.1165 per share that’s payable April 14, 2017 to holders of record March 31, 2017. This represents a 10.01% increase to regular quarterly dividends.

With current price $ 8.52 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 5.47%. 

Since I own 400 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $ 12.64.

That increase rises my YOC to 5.19

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Week in Review 2/17




Welcome and thanks for reading!
In this review, I will make a summary of important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. Also, I will put together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Dividend Increase – Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI)


Yesterday Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.61 to $0.62 per share that’s payable February 15, 2017 to holders of record January 31, 2017. This represents a 1.64% increase to regular quarterly dividends. Maybe this increase appears to be small, but it is worth remembering that, Omega Healthcare Investors prefers to raise the dividend four times a year. The February payment in 2016 was $0.57 so 2017's payout represents an 8.77% increase year over year. Omega Healthcare Investors has now increased dividends for 18 consecutive quarters. With current price $32.51 (today's open), this raise brings their dividend yield to 7.63%. 

Since I own 150 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $4.47.

That increase rises my YOC to 6.90%

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Recent Buy - AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)

Yesterday on , January 10, I Bought 15 shares of  AbbVie Inc. at $ 63.99 per share plus commission.


My overall cost basis of this position increases from $ 63.14 to $ 63.54 per share. I totally hold now 45 shares of ABBV and my yield on cost is 4.03%. You can look at my first purchase of ABBV here.