Follow the dividend investment decisions of a person who has no background in financial investment and wishes to take control of their financial future to retire from their full-time job at 60.

Weekly Portfolio Summary - 27 Apr 2019 13:10

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This week was extremely light on the dividend income but luckily ever so steady JNJ came to the rescue with their annual divvy increase that helped move my forward annual income.

On the buy side once again no activity but there appears to be new things popping on the radar. Walgreens (WBA) dropped into the $52 range while 3M (MMM) & UPS gotten pummeled by the market after reporting earnings. I already own shares in UPS but increasing my position in WBA and adding a 3M position are high possibilities for future buys.

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AbbVie (ABBV)

Avangrid (AGR)

Air Products (APD)

Chevron (CVX)

Compass Minerals (CMP)

First American Financial (FAF)

GATX Corp (GATX)

Hasbro (HAS)

Iron Mountain (IRM)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Kraft-Heinz (KHC)

Marine Products (MPX)

Merck (MRK)

Microsoft (MSFT)

Procter & Gamble (PG)

Prudential Financial (PRU)

Qualcomm (QCOM)

AT&T (T)

T. Rowe Price (TROW)

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Westwood Holdings (WHG)

Waste Management (WM)

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Weyerhaeuser (WY)

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Weekly Portfolio Summary - 19 Apr 2019 15:02

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Another quiet week for buys and sells but the divvy's keep rolling in. Received two divvy increases this week with a sizable one from Bar Harbor Bankshares (BHB) clocking in at 10%.

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Cummins (CMI)

Fastenal (FAST)

Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT)

International Business Machines (IBM)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Pepsico (PEP)

Qualcomm (QCOM)

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Waste Management (WM)

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Weekly Portfolio Summary - 13 Apr 2019 11:14

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Only received dividends from Medical Properties Trust (MPW) this week so a bit a light. Big gain for the week was a nice 4% divvy raise from Procter & Gamble (PG) which was a decent boost to my forward income.

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Artesian (ARTNA)

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Fastenal (FAST)

Merck (MRK)

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Procter & Gamble (PG)

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Weekly Portfolio Summary - 06 Apr 2019 13:30

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Artesian Resources Corporation (ARTNA)

Cummins Inc. (CMI)

Compass Minerals (CMP)

Garmin Ltd. (GRMN)

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Iron Mountain (IRM)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Marine Products (MPX)

Merck (MRK)

Pfizer (PFE)

Qualcomm (QCOM)

Sabra Health Care (SBRA)

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New Buy WBA - 02 Apr 2019 20:28

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Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) earning release missed expectation and decreased their earnings outlook for the year which sent the stock tumbling down 12.81% to close at $55.36/share which in turn lowered its P/E down to 10.81.

WBA is a dividend growth and inflation beating champion and I saw this as an opportunity to buy another installment at $55.10/per share and a dividend yield of 3.19%. I now have a two thirds position and if the price drops to $50 I'll make my last buy to create a full position.

It has been rare over the last year to see a dividend champion yielding more than 3% and luckily I am in a position to capitalize.

Brokerage Buy: Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

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Purchase Price: $55.10/share
Increase in Forward Annual Div: $32
Inflation Beating Streak: 33 Years
Div Growth Streak: 43 Years
Yield: 3.19%
Payout Ratio: 36%
Most Recent Dividend Increase: 10% / June 2018 - Comments: 4


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