Albany International – Today’s Dividend Increase For Wednesday, May 30th

Albany International – Today’s Dividend Increase For Wednesday, May 30th

Is it the calm before the “storm” of a mass of dividend increases in June? I don’t know, but today was a slow day with just Albany International announcing a dividend increase on it’s quarterly payout.

Albany International Corp. (ticker: AIN) operates as a textiles and materials processing company throughoutalbany international raises quarterly dividend the world with specialties in Machine Clothing design, manufacturing, and marketing of  paper machine clothing and process belts used in the manufacture not very exciting stock returns pay long run massive cash flowof paper and paperboard.

Albany raised it’s quarterly dividend by $.01 to $.14/share giving current investors about a 3% yield.

Sometimes it’s easy to overlook a stock like AIN because let’s face it, a 3% return just isn’t very exciting. But when you’re building a diversified portfolio, you shouldn’t overlook the less exciting holdings that pay a smaller dividend – often times it’s those “base” holdings that will outperform the market in a downturn while still paying the dividend quarter after quarter.

Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Albany International AIN 3.0% .14 .13 Quarterly


Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

daily dividend financial advisor passive cash flow income report disclaimerAs always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only the fundamentals of the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership,Royalty TrustMaster Limited PartnershipBusiness Development CompanyPreferred Stock) may affect the way you report income on your annual tax return as well as the amount or percentage of tax  you will be required to pay.

Keep in mind that adding shares of any of these special entities to tax deferred / retirement accounts may also present additional issues.

Remember to review all of the fundamentals of any company BEFORE investing – you shouldn’t simply buy a stock based on the dividend payout. If you have further questions about any stock mentioned her you should first consult with your CPA or tax planner / adviser before making any investments.

Dividend Increases For Tuesday, May 29th – Niche Income Opportunities

Dividend Increases For Tuesday, May 29th – Niche Income Opportunities

Welcome Back! I hope all of you in the US enjoyed your three-day weekend and the  quasi-official start of summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere.

The Niche and The Wide Moat

This morning we’re welcomed back with 6 dividend increases by a good variety of companies that operate in some niche markets. I tend to favor companies like this that specialize in a single product or service, because often times they have a “wide moat”, meaningwide moat few competitors dividend increases cashflow rises payout investors it is very difficult for competitors to enter their product space and compete effectively. The more important thing is that these companies are often extremely profitable and thus increase their dividend payouts to share holders regularly. Often times you’ll find that these niche players have large insider ownership often by the founding family who relies on the income stream the dividend payments provide, so the principals and majority shareholders may encourage the Board of Directors to keep the dividend increases coming as long as the business cashflow will support it.

You’ll find the complete list of dividend increases listed below, or you also click this link to get online spreadsheet with all the numbers for today’s dividend changes.

I’ve started to put together the  2012 year-to-date spreadsheet that will give you a big picture view of all the dividend increases for the year.

The Daily Round-Up

Bancorp South Capt Trust (ticker: BXSpA) These are the preferred A shares of BXS which operates as a financial holdingbank atm raise dividends increase cash flow daily investor company for BancorpSouth Bank and provides commercial banking & financial services to individuals and mid- size businesses in 9 states. With today’s increase the shares are yielding ~ 7.8%.

Bunge Ltd (ticker: BG) operates a number of subsidiaries, which engage in the agriculture and food business worldwide.  BG had a dividend increase of $.02 to $..27/quarter with a new yield of 1.8%

Cato Class A (ticker: CATO) operates as a specialty retailer of fashion accessories and apparel within the Southeastern US.  CATO raised their quarterly dividend by $.02 to $.25 which will yield investors 3.4%

FedFirst Financial (ticker: FFCO) operates as a holding company for First Federal Savings Bank, providing banking and financial services to individuals and businesses primarily in southwestern Pennsylvania. FFCO raised their dividend by 25% to .04/quarter from .03/quarter for an estimated yield of 1.1%heinz ketchup daily dividend passive income investing

HJ Heinz (ticker: HNZ) manufactures and markets food products for consumers, and foodservice and institutional customers in worldwide, primarily offering ketchup, condiments, soups and sauces, since founding in 1869. HNZ increased their quarterly dividend to $.515/quarter giving a new yield of 3.9%

Munro Muffler Brake (ticker: MNRO) was started in 1957 and provides automotive undercar repair, muffler, exhaust and tire services, primarily for passenger cars, light trucks, and vans. Today’s 10% increase in the dividend to $.10/quarter brings MNRO’s yield to 1.2%

Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Bancorp South Cap Trust BXSpA 7.8% .5094 .50938 Quarterly
Bunge Ltd BG 1.8% .27 .25 Quarterly
Cato Class A CATO 3.4% .25 .23 Quarterly
FedFirst Financial FFCO 1.1% .04 .03 Quarterly
HJ Heinz HNZ 3.9% .515 .48 Quarterly
Munro Muffler Brake MNRO 1.2% .10 .09 Quarterly

 

 

 

 

Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

daily dividend financial advisor passive cash flow income report disclaimerAs always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only the fundamentals of the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership,Royalty TrustMaster Limited PartnershipBusiness Development CompanyPreferred Stock) may affect the way you report income on your annual tax return as well as the amount or percentage of tax  you will be required to pay.

Keep in mind that adding shares of any of these special entities to tax deferred / retirement accounts may also present additional issues.

Remember to review all of the fundamentals of any company BEFORE investing – you shouldn’t simply buy a stock based on the dividend payout. If you have further questions about any stock mentioned her you should first consult with your CPA or tax planner / adviser before making any investments.

Happy Memorial Day! – Dividend Investing Video Review

Happy Memorial Day!  – Dividend Investing Video Review

Memorial Day, for many people in the US is considered the “official” start of memorial day remember soldiers stock market closedSummer – however, it was originally called Decoration Day, and is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

Won’t you take a moment today to stop and pause to remember those gave their lives so that you may enjoy the many freedoms given to all citizens of the United States?

Stock Markets Closed – Homework Time

homework time daily dividend investing for passive cashflow lifetime retirement incomeSince the US stock markets are all closed today in observance of Memorial Day, I thought it might be good opportunity to review some of the basics of dividend investing. Josh Peters over at Morningstar put together this great video about what to look for when evaluating adding a dividend stock to your portfolio.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

DDI Monthly Income Update: April 2012 / Back In The Saddle Again

DDI Monthly Income Update: April 2012  / Back In The Saddle Again

Yeah, it’s been awhile.

As I’ve mentioned in several posts over the last few days, I got off to a rough start in the first quarter of 2012 back in saddle return daily dividend investing passive income stream retirement livingdue to some illnesses and other family issues. But the good news is that even while I was away tending to my family, the DDI portfolio just kept doing it’s thing. Not only did it continue to generate “daily” passive income, but the income continued to increase as well!

The best “surprise” of all (which really isn’t a surprise), is that while the DOW, Nasdaq and S&P were all barreling ahead, the DDI portfolio was right there along for the ride! After trading between $125-$130k for the later part of 2011, the DDI portfolio recently hit a high of just over $150k. While the portfolio has pulled back with the recent market declines, it remains comfortably in the mid $145k range.

April’s Income Results

show me money now passive income dividends royalty stream life ddi blogWe’re here for the passive income though, so let’s get back to the monthly income results for April. As the first month of the quarter, April’s results will tend to lag those of the second and third months…

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5 Dividend Increases For Friday May 25th, 2012

5 Dividend Increases For Friday May 25th, 2012

While the msputtering stock market daily dividend investor blog shows passive income stream wealth accumulationarkets continue to sputter again this week, and the DOW now below the 12,500 mark, investors continue to look to income equities to pad their wallets.  Four companies helped out income focused investors by delivering increases – Viacom the cable TV operator increased both their A and B shares from $0.25 to $0.275 with yields around 2%.

With the 5 dividend increases announced today, we logged a total of 18 dividend increases for the week. Starting with today’s round up, I’ll be offering a link to an online spreadsheet with all the numbers for today’s dividend changes.

Additionally, I’ll be adding each daily round-up to a 2012 year-to-date spreadsheet that will give you a big picture view of all the dividend increases for the year.

The Daily Round-Up

In addition to the two increases from Viacom (ticker: VIA / ticker: VIAB) here’s a brief recap of our three other dividend increases:

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Dividend Increases For Thursday, May 24, 2012 – Fashion Rules The Day

Dividend Increases For Thursday, May 24, 2012 – Fashion Rules The Day

After a quiet day with no dividend increases on Wednesday, investors were rewardedfashion brands dsw ralph lauren prada gucci dolce passive income stream retire young today with four companies announcing that they would increase the amount of their cash payouts.

Included in today’s mix were two fashion and clothing related names, DSW (ticker: DSW) Designer Show Warehouse and Ralph Lauren (ticker: RL) along with two insurance related names: W.R. Berkley (ticker: WRB) and Independence Holding Co. (ticker: IHC).

Doing The Research

As I’ve mentioned before, I take a few minutes to do a quick background check and lookstock investing requires research daily dividend investor creates passive cash flow stream for life over a few key financial facts for each company that makes a daily dividend increase announcement. As I was looking at DSW the shoe retailer, I was actually surprised to learn that the company has been in business since 1917, almost 100 years.

When I find a company in a niche field, like selling shoes that has also been in business for over 50 years that is often a good sign that there may be a trend in long term dividend payments to shareholders, possibly even increasing dividends. Looking back to 2008 at Ddesigner shoe warehouse dividend increase may passive income portfolio names blogSW’s dividend history, I found that the company has only paid one small dividend until reviving the payout at the beginning of 2012.

I’ll add DSW to my watch list for potential investments, however, they’ll have to establish a longer term series of dividend payments before becoming a member of the DDI portfolio.

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Cash? Stocks? Gold? Comic Books? Let me know what you’re thinking.

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Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
DSW Class A DSW 1.2% .18 .15 Quarterly
Independence Holdings IHC 0.8% .035 .025 Semi-Annual
Ralph Lauren Class A RL 1.1 .40 .20 Quarterly
WR Berkley WRB 0.9% .09 .08 Quarterly

Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only the fundamentals o smart investing ideas daily dividend investor dividendguy considerations  income stream portfolio stocks retiree passive cashflow mutual fundsf the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership,Royalty TrustMaster Limited PartnershipBusiness Development CompanyPreferred Stock) may affect the way you report income on your annual tax return as well as the amount or percentage of tax  you will be required to pay. Adding shares of any of these special entities to tax deferred / retirement accounts may also present additional issues.

Remember to review all of the fundamentals of any company BEFORE investing – do not simply buy a stock based on the dividend payout. If you have further questions about any stock mentioned her you should first consult with your CPA or tax planner / advisor before making any investments.

 

When A Dividend Increase Isn’t

When A Dividend Increase Isn’t

things dont go as planned investment ideas bad daily passive income streamWhile there were a couple of companies that announced initial dividends today, Georgia Gulf (ticker: GGC) and Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ticker: ROYT), there were no companies announcing dividend increases today.

Normally on days when there are companies announcing a dividend increase I take a few minutes to look over each company to see if it might be worthy of further research for inclusion in the Daily Dividend Investor Portfolio. However, since there was little to research today, I took a few minutes to look back over some of the more recent increases of the last week or so.

The Royalty Trust Dilema

While going through the list, I realized that quite often, we see Royalty Trust shares end up in the list of dividend increases. Some of the Continue reading “When A Dividend Increase Isn’t”