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Dividend Update - May

|Includes: GIS, HCP, HRL, NNN, AT&T Inc. (T)

Wow, I can't believe May is already over. That went so fast. Finally the weather is starting to turn and get warmer. I get to spend a lot more time outside playing sports and just enjoy the summer time. The best thing to remember though is, while you are out having fun, your invested money is still working for you! Let's take a look at how my portfolio performed in May. See more details from May below:

Dividends

T- $22.72

HCP- $18.62

NNN - $13.05

GIS - $7.74

HRL - $5.10

May dividends, add up to $67.23 which represents a 7% increase from last year where I made $62.88.

Not a huge increase that I like to see but when every little bit helps, I'm ok with any increase. It Means the portfolio is moving in the right direction. First off, I noticed HCP is back on schedule paying their dividends after they changed the month last time it paid out. As for the small increase, it came from being paid from one extra company this month. My recent buy of HRL paid out for the first time for me. Sadly, I missed the ex-dividend date on my recent purchase of O, but that should start paying out this month and continue paying dividends monthly.

How did your portfolio perform in May? Did you make any new purchases? Did any stock pay out for the first time for you? What is your favorite thing to do when the weather is nice? Comments are always welcome below.

Disclosure: I am/we are long T, HCP, NNN, GIS, HRL.