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 Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – Technology Drives The Economy

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Anyone who lives in or around Silicon Valley will tell you – “Tech is back.” The morning commute is a parking lot, home prices are rising and many people who were out of work for 2 years or more are now working again. While it’s a far cry from the Tech Boom of the early 2000’s, we’re seeing many signs that the tech companies of Silicon Valley are heating up again.

meg whitman increases dividend payout hp shareholders daily investor passive incomeHewlett-Packard (ticker: HPQ) showed investors today that it remains confident about it’s  business prospects by announcing a 10% increase in their quarterly dividend. Interestingly enough, rumors have been swirling over the last few days about a possible layoff of 10,000 or more at the tech giant. While the layoffs would be a blow to current HP employees, Meg Whitman appears committed to increasing shareholder value.

 

Talk Back

To all of you who’ve written me recently, I want to thank you for your input and feedback. I’ve had a number of family issues that have taken up the majority of my time of late, but hope that now I can get back to focusing on the DDI portfolio and blog once again. As always, I’d love to hear from you, so please drop me a line and let me know if you have questions or just want to share about your own investing or income portfolio. Thanks!

You can reach me at: dailydividendinvestor@gmail.com

Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only smart investing ideas daily dividend investor dividendguy considerations  income stream portfolio stocks retiree passive cashflow mutual funds 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. 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.

For more detailed information about all of today’s dividend increases please refer to the chart below.

Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Hewlett-Packard HPQ 2.4% .132 .12 Quarterly
Permian Basin* PBT 8.6 .1375 .11128 Monthly
Span-America Medical Systems SPAN 2.8% .125 .11 Quarterly

 

Dividend Increases For Monday, May 21, 2012 – Tiffany’s Blue Box Get’s A Little Bigger

Dividend Increases For Monday, May 21, 2012 – Tiffany’s Blue Box Get’s A Little Bigger

After peaking on May 1, the DOW has stayed true to the old saying “Sell in May and go away!” As of this writing,tiffany blue box daily dividend investor passive cashflow increase for life gift diamond jewelery girls best friend it appears that some bargain hunters may have come out to pickup some oversold stocks as the DOW is currently up just over 100 points in early morning trading.

I’ve been keeping a little extra cash on hand in the portfolio with the hopes of either creating some new positions or adding to some of the existing DDI holdings as the market takes a bit of a breather this spring. If we see continued weakness this week after today’s bounce, I’ll be looking to deploy some of that cash that’s been sitting on the sidelines.

In addition, I’m going to be looking to sell a few positions which on the surface appears to go against the, “Buy and hold forever.” mantra of the DDI portfolio. However, I’m looking to simplify the tax reporting of the portfolio by moving out of any Limited Partnerships or Royalty Trusts. I’ll discuss this more later, for today we’ll focus on the dividend increases.

Dividend Increases for Monday, May 21, 2012

kilroy raises dividend reit preferred daily investor passive income stream retireSix companies announced dividend increases today including Key Corp (ticker: KEY) with a 66% dividend payout increase. Tiffany (ticker: TIF) the classic jewelry and gift store famous for the “Blue Box” also increased it’s dividend payout by just over 10%. For those looking for a higher yield Kilroy Realty  increased the payout on their Preferred-G shares (ticker: KRCpG) by almost 100% to bring the payout to 6.8% yield. I’ve listed all of today’s increases in the chart below – additionally I’m planning on starting a year to date spreadsheet of all the dividend increases for the year that I’ll publish to the resources tab shortly.

Talk Back

To all of you who’ve written me recently, I want to thank you for your input and feedback. I’ve had a number of family issues that have taken up the majority of my time of late, but hope that now I can get back to focusing on the DDI portfolio and blog once again. As always, I’d love to hear from you, so please drop me a line and let me know if you have questions or just want to share about your own investing or income portfolio. Thanks!

You can reach me at: dailydividendinvestor@gmail.com

Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only smart investing ideas daily dividend investor dividendguy considerations  income stream portfolio stocks retiree passive cashflow mutual funds 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. 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.

For more detailed information about all of today’s dividend increases please refer to the chart below.

Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Ashland Inc ASH 1.5% .225 .175 Quarterly
KeyCorp KEY 2.7% .05 .03 Quarterly
Kilroy Realty Corp Pf-G KRCpG 6.8% .4297 .22917 Quarterly
Marsh&McLenan MMC 2.9% .23 .22 Quarterly
Tiffany & Co. TIF 2.1% .32 .29 Quarterly
Williams Cos WMB 4.0% .30 .25875 Quarterly

 

 

Weekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of January 9, 2012 – A Slow Start…

Daily Dividend Investor Update

To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the blog over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks – most likely until the new year, but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

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Weekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of January 9, 2012 – A Slow Start…

slow start year dividend investing low yieldJanuary is definitely off to a slow start as far as dividend increases go. This week only two companies reported dividend increases including an industrial machinery & goods company, Robbins & Myers (ticker: RBN) as well as Plains All American Pipeline, LP (ticker: PAA) an oil and natural gas pipeline management firm.

The weekly wrap

As I do each week, I´ve provided a Google Doc spreadsheet at the bottom of this post with all the specifics, that you can refer back to at any time.

Each week as I go through the list of companies that have reported dividend increases, I´m often surprised to learn about new companies I´ve never heard of, even though many of them have been in business for 50 to 100 year or longer!

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Weekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of January 2, 2012 – Back in the swing of things.

Daily Dividend Investor Update

To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the blog over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks – most likely until the new year, but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

Thanks!

Neil

 

Dividend Increases for the week of  January 2, 2012

welcome back daily dividends weekly increase report smart guy dividend passive income blog richAs things return to normal this week, we saw six companies come to market with announcements of a dividend increase. The companies reporting increases were spread broadly across several sectors including retail, real estate, business development, banking as well as a heating & cooling equipment supply company.

The weekly wrap

After the announced dividend increases, the new yields ranged from a low of 1.45% up to 8.51%. This week’s winner for highest yield was Pennant Park Floating Rate Capital (ticker: PFLT) – yield 8.51%. It should come as little surprise to DDI readers that Pennant Park is a Business Development Company ( also known as a BDC). Like many of the BDC’s we’ve seen in the dividend update recently, Pennant Park has increased their payout three times since June, 2011.

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In a sign that the economy may finally be getting back on solid ground, we were pleasantly surprised with Macy’s (ticker: M)  dividend increase this week to $.80/annually. That is a 100% increase over their previous dividend payout. Will this be the beginning of more dividend increases to come from the likes of Gap, Target, Nordstrom and Walmart? While some retailers like Sears Holdings (ticker: SHLD) said their holiday season wasn’t so merry – the general consensus seems to be that more good news lies ahead for retailers.

Daily Dividend Portfolio Due Diligence

Each week when I put together the list of dividend increases, I’m on the lookout for new investment ideas that I may want to add to the DDI portfolio. Because I’ve added a few BDC’s (Solar Capital: ticker SUNS) to the portfolio recently, I would probably pass on adding Pennant Park to my review list presently even though it does pay monthly with an above average yield.

due diligence daily dividend investor smart passive income guy stream blog cashflowThe two ideas that seem most compelling at the moment are Watsco (ticker: WSO), the heating & cooling equipment supply company yielding 3.67% and Macy’s (ticker: M) the clothing and home-furnishing retailer yielding 2.31%. Even though I’m currently targeting new holdings with a dividend yield at or above 4% I would add these two companies to my consideration list because they would provide sector / industry diversification that I’m currently lacking.

There were no current DDI portfolio holdings that reported a dividend increase this week. A spreadsheet containing the weekly dividend increase round up for the week of January 2, 2012 can be found here – or by clicking on the spreadsheet image located at the bottom of today’s post.

Investment Considerations

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only daily dividend investor dividendguy smart portfolio personal investment considerations retiree passive cashflow income stream portfolio stocks bonds mutual funds 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. 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.

For more detailed information about all of today’s dividend increases please refer to the chart below.

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Weekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of December 26, 2011 – Yawn!….

Dividend Increases for the week of  December 26, 2011 – Yawn!

yawn dividend guy investor passive cash flow smart choice income streamWhat a boring week! I debated if it was even worth reporting the ONE, yep that’s right, one company that announced a dividend increase this week. Since many companies shut down or start to close out their accounts for the year, it’s not all that surprising that this week was a bit of a YAWN.

The weekly wrap

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Weekly Dividend Increase Report for the Week of December 19, 2011

Daily Dividend Investor Update

To my loyal Daily Dividend Investor readers: Please note that I have migrated the blog over to a managed server located at: www.dailydividendinvestor.com

I will continue to update this WordPress site with duplicate content for a few weeks – most likely until the new year, but you may want to check in at my new hosted location for all the latest content. I am also using a better – easier to read theme that I hope you’ll enjoy. Thanks for reading and following along and don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook page!

Thanks!

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Dividend Increases for the week of  December 19, 2011

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With the holidays upon us, this week was a fairly quiet one for dividend increases as we approach the end of the year. This week’s update includes 10 companies announcing dividend increases, with 2 notable increases of 150% over their previous payout!

The weekly wrap

For the investor looking for a safe “blue chip” holding, this week’s holiday gift was AT&T (ticker: T) which raised it’s annual dividend by $.04 to $1.76/share for a yield of 5.89%.

Considering that most CD and bank savings accounts are paying 1% or less – AT&T may offer a good alternative. In recent quarters there has been some concern that with AT&T’s landline revenues continuing to disappear, perhaps the AT&T dividend could be at risk – but with the increase this week, those fears have been put to rest, at least for the time being.

Dividend Growth

When investing for income, one of the most important factors to consider, besides the ongoing safety of the dividend payout, is to look for those companies that are continuing to grow their dividend stream. This week offers two potential opportunities for the investor looking to add dividend growth.

village supermarket daily dividend investor income passive blogVillage Supermarket (ticker: VLGEA) and Spreadtrum Communications (ticker: SPRD) which both raised their quarterly payout by a jaw dropping 150%. Village Supermarket now pays $1.00/share and yields 3.45% while Spreastrum Communications pays $.40/share with a new yield of 1.91%.

 As always, I have provided a link below to the Google document online spreadsheet with all of the details of this week’s announcements. I have also highlighted the two top two stocks with the highest dividend increase in green as well as highlighting the stock with the highest overall yield in yellow.
I should caution you as always, that because a stock is highlighted does not mean you should add it to a buy list, my intent is to simply point out those stocks with unique characteristics for your review.

One other notable name in this week’s roundup is Norwood Financial (ticker: NWFL).Norwood is now yielding 4.43% after it’s dividend increase to $1.20/share.  What caught my eye about Norwood was it’s 141 years of  successful business operations.

It’s no secret that I’ve added some riskier positions to the DDI portfolio, but I believe part of the “secret sauce” is continually finding niche companies that have remained profitable for long periods of time (50 years or longer ideally) that also offer ongoing dividend growth.

The DDI portfolio remains unchanged this week as none of the companies reporting a dividend increase are currently members of the portfolio.

For more detailed information about all of today’s dividend increases please refer to the chart below.

Investment Considerations

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only daily dividend investor portfolio personal investment considerations retiree passive cashflow income stream portfolio stocks bonds mutual funds 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. 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.

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