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Sept 2013 MCD Dividend Increase

McDonalds (MCD) recently increased its quarterly cash dividend to $0.81 per share ($3.24 annualized) payable on December 16, 2013 to shareholders on record as of December 2, 2013. While this is only a 5.2% increase compared with MCD’s 14.4% and 11.1% 5-year and (prior) 1-year dividend growth rates, respectively, it...

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New Healthcare Position and Purchase of More Coca-Cola

I wanted to tell you guys about a couple of changes to my investing account. You can follow my entire portfolio here: Investing Portfolio. First off, I sold my remaining 69.2905 shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) at $42.05. I originally bought this at around $27 for the purpose of...

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Increase in HRS Dividend 2013

Harris Corporation (HRS) has just authorized an increase in its quarterly cash dividend by 13.5% from $0.37 per share to $0.42. It has also approved a new $1B share repurchase. My anticipated annual dividends has increased from $71.56 to $81.23 on this news. I will also continue reinvesting each set...

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Purchase of KO

Coca-Cola was the first stock that I bought back in 1996. I held onto it until I needed the money to pay for my education. Really wish I would have continued to hold onto it because the amount of dividends coming in (and capital gain) would have been huge after...

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July/August Dividends

July 2013 Dividends Received Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) – $17.51 August 2013 Dividends Received Apple Inc (AAPL) – $20.30 Bristol-Myers Squid Co (BMY) – $24.06 Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) – $53.18 Realty Income Corp (O) – $12.16 Total dividends received during the month of July: $17.51. While still a small...

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Update to Dividend Tracker Spreadsheet

I recently read about a cool thing that Passive Income Pursuit was tracking on his portfolio. It is keeping track of the payback period for his dividend stocks. He talks about it on his blog here. Essentially, it just calculates the percentage of invested capital that has been returned as...

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Q2 2013 KMI Dividend Increase

Kinder Morgan (KMI) recently increased its quarterly cash dividend to $0.40 per share ($1.60 annualized) payable on Aug. 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of July 31, 2013. This is an increase in 5.5% from the prior dividend of $0.38/share. This will increase my annual dividend from $202.07 to...

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Purchase of GE, MCD, and O

Today I purchased three additional equities, bringing my total number of positions up to 14. My entire portfolio can be found here. My first purchase was General Electric (GE). I had originally owned GE back in 2004 and, up until 12/2011, had been contributing a little bit monthly via a...

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Purchase of Additional KMI

Today I transferred an additional $1,300 into my Roth IRA to give me the maximum allowed per year contribution of $5,500. Rather than purchase an entirely new equity, I decided to purchase an additional 32 shares of KMI. I had a very minimal unrealized loss (on the order of around...