Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in April, extending the streak to 10 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 39 of the last 41 months.
My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and updated in my 2011 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.
|Div. Changes YTD||120||0.06%|
The above information covers the current month and year-to-date through the current month.
For the month, annualized dividend income increased $383, and Yield on Cost (YOC) was down -0.02%. This month's changes were a net of new purchases, dividend changes and sales. Let's examine each of the these categories:
The $472 increase in annual dividend income and -0.02% decrease in YOC related to the following purchases (yield at the time of purchase):
- $216 Harleysville Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HGIC) 4.3%
- $156 Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) 3.6%
- $100 Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) 3.0%
All the above purchases lowered my YOC. As noted in earlier updates, I generally expect YOC to drop in most months since new investments will yield less than my current YOC, and dividend increases will not be sufficient to offset the decline.
The $127 increase in annual dividend income and the 0.02% increase in YOC related to the following dividend changes (a=dividend stated in annual terms, q=quarterly, m=monthly):
- $18 The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) $0.44q>$0.47q
- $12 Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) $0.27141q>$0.33438q
- $60 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) $0.3025q>$0.365q
- $16 Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) $0.66q>$0.70q
- $1 Realty Income Corp. (NYSE:O) $0.14425m>$0.14456m
- $5 MLP Infrastructure ETN (NYSEARCA:MLPI) $1.54a>$1.55a
- $29 Intel Corporation (INTC) $0.1575q>$0.1812q
The $216 decrease in annual dividend income and the -0.02% decrease in YOC related to the following sale:
- ($216) Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY)
As a result of significant price appreciation and a failure to raise its dividend in 2010, I sold 67% of my TEG holdings in February. TEG is now a Golden Stock since I have recouped 104.5% of my original investment through dividends and share sales.
After April, I am still on track to reach my goal of $15,500 in annualized dividend income by December 31, 2011.
That's it for this time. The next monthly progress update will be early June.