In the month of May we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio and added two new additions. We took starter positions in AMGN with 2 shares for $477.04 and FAF with 8 shares for $505.76. We also increase our positions with: 2 shares of ABBV for $228.08; 3 shares of MO for $148.44; 2 shares of T for $58.98; 2 shares of AFL for $112.52; 2 shares of OHI for $73.10; 1 share of PRU for $105.23; and 5 shares of AEG for $23.40. In total we purchased $1,732.55 worth of stocks this month.
For May 2021, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from seven different companies (BMY, VZ, T, ABBV, AOS, TXN, OHI). The total was $179.34 This was a 27% decrease from May of 2020 where the total was $246.27.
The decrease is simply due to three stocks paying out in April this year as opposed to May of 2020 (CIM, MO, FL). Otherwise we had increases from all other holdings and BMY as a new payor. As noted prior, we except the year over year percentages to vary wildly from month to month as the pandemic threw off the typical months a bunch of our companies payout.
In the month of April we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio. The following were purchased: 15 shares of VZ for $858.29; 3 shares of CVX for $311.88; 1 share of ABBV for $110.94; 2 shares of MO for $94.82; 2 shares of T for $62.31; 2 shares of AFL for $107.12; 2 shares of OHI for $75.84; 1 share of PRU for $100.25; and 2 shares of AEG for $9.24. In total we purchased $1,730.69 worth of stocks this month.
For April 2021, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (LECO, GNTX, SPG, MSM, CMCSA, CSCO, FL, CIM, and MO). The total was $282.93. This was a 187% increase from April of 2020 where the total was $98.52.
The difference came from new or different month payouts from SPG, CSCO, FL, CIM and MO. Increased payments from LECO, GNTX, CMCSA, and MSM. And lastly, in spite of no payments AVGO and EVC paying out in March instead of April this year.