In the month of June we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio. It was basically a repeat of our May purchases as we look to get to “full” positions in AMGN and FAF, as well as, add to some of our higher yielders. We purchased 3 shares of AMGN for $729.12; 9 shares of FAF for $556.74; 1 share of ABBV for $112.57; 3 shares of MO for $141.80; 1 share of T for $28.74; 1 share of OHI for $36.43; 1 share of PRU for $102.03; and 6 shares of AEG for $24.66. In total we purchased $1,732.09 worth of stocks this month.
For June 2021, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from twenty-three different companies (AFL, PSX, V, INTC, HON, SWKS, JNJ, SNA, CVX, EVR, WBA, MET, LYB, FAF, RHI, NWL, TSN, PRU, SEIC, TROW, LEA, EVC, AVGO). The total was $379.85 This was a 123% increase from June of 2020 where the total was $170.46.
The increase was due to new payouts from AFL, INTC, CVX, MET, FAF, SEIC. A resumption of dividends in LEA. TROW, EVC, AVGO paying out in June this year instead of July. And finally increased payouts from PSX, V, HON, SWKS, JNJ, SNA, EVR, WBA, LYB, RHI, NWL, TSN, PRU. As noted prior, we expect 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. However, we’re happy to take these 100% increases and tracking the yr/yr we are well ahead of where we were last year.
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 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.
In the month of March we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio. The following were purchased: 12 shares of VZ for $689.64; 10 shares of CVX for $1,049.80; 3 shares of ABBV for $325.59; 3 shares of MO for $153.87; 2 shares of TROW for $345.24; 3 shares of T for $90.93; 3 shares of AFL for $153.69; 3 shares of OHI for $110.79; 3 shares of PRU for $274.27; and 31 shares of AEG for $146.94. In total we purchased $3,349.76 worth of stocks this month.
This large purchase amount used up the rest of the profit we achieved from our sale of GME in January. As noted in January, we still hold 1/2 of our original position in GME. For April we will be back to our normal purchase amounts.
For March 2021, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from twenty different companies (AFL, PSX, V, INTC, SWKS, JNJ, SNA, PRU, EVR, WBA, HON, RHI, NWL, MET, TSN, LYB, VALE, TROW, EVC, and AVGO). The total was $1,298.68. This was a 526% increase from March of 2021 where the total was $207.55.
This marks the first time the Portfolio has hit the four figures mark for any one month. It’s also more income than the Portfolio received in it’s first entire year just a short three years ago.
The heavy lifting was done this month by VALE who paid out $979.02 itself. Last year, due to COVID VALE paid out their March payment in August, however it was significantly less. The remainder of the March dividends came from new payments from AFL, INTC, JNJ, HON, & MET. Increased payments from V, SWKS, PSX, SNA, PRU, EVR, WBA, RHI, NWL, TSN, LYN, LEA, & TROW. EVC and AVGO also paid out in March this year instead of April like last year. And lastly, in spite of no payments from F, or SPG this March.
In the month of February we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio as well as four new names. The following were purchased: 155 shares of KT for $1728.23; 28 shares of BMY for $1728.72; 5 shares of CVX for $496.65; 5 shares of VZ for $280.10; 2 shares of TROW for $161.37; 3 shares of MO for $131.72; 4 shares of T for $113.72; 3 shares of OHI for $112.86; 3 shares of PRU for $259.77; 30 shares of AEG for $142.80; 3 shares of AFL for $145.05 and 3 shares of WBA for $143.93. In total we purchased $5,606.03 worth of stocks this month.
This large purchase amount used up most of the profit we achieved from our sale of GME in January, which netted us over $7000.00. As noted in January, we still hold 1/2 of our original position in GME and the stock once again is trading near its January highs, we may take some more profits depending on what happens in the next few weeks.
For February 2021, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from five different companies (T, TXN, AOS, ABBV, and OHI). The total was $135.87. This was a 193% decrease from February of 2021 where the total was $398.97. As noted in the January post, this was expected as FL, CIM, and MSM all paid out in January this year as opposed to their typical February payment. Further, MSM last February paid out their regular dividend plus a special one-time dividend of $5/share which really boosted Feb 2020s total. We hope to turn things around in March and get back to seeing increases yr/yr.
For January 2021, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from ten different companies (SEIC, MO, LECO, GNTX, CSCO, SPG, MSM, CMCSA, FL, and CIM). The total was $274.08. This was a 167% increase from January of 2020 where the total was $102.76. The increase was due to new payments from LECO, SEIC, CSCO. Increased payments from MO, GNTX, and CMCSA. We also had FL, CIM, and MSM pay out in January instead of Feb like last year, which will lower Feb’s payout. And despite payments from AVGO and EVC paying out in December this year instead of Jan like in 2020.
Below is a list of all the stocks in our portfolio and their respective increases and or decreases. Out of the 39 stocks currently in our portfolio: (5) stocks saw a dividend cuts; (1) stock completely suspended its dividend (7) stocks did not increase their dividends; (1) resumed payments after suspending them in 2019; and (25) stocks did increase their dividend. Please note the month of increase is based off the pay date not ex-div date or announcement of the increase.
As compared to 2019 there were more decreases and no changes, but during a global pandemic we feel the portfolio held up well. The resumption of the VALE dividend really helped exceed our goals. As VALE a significant percentage of our portfolio, both in dividend income and market value. Interestingly enough, VALE was weighted over 20% of our total portfolio in 2019. Part of our goal for 2020 was to decrease it to a range of 10%-15%. We were on track to hit this goal, but then VALE had a great run at the end of the year (nearly doubling). It now sits right back at 20% of our portfolio again. A problem we are not going to complain about!
MSM was another interesting player. It elected not to increase its $0.75/quarter payout during 2020, but instead pay out a whopping $5/share special dividend in Feb (announced in Dec before the pandemic) and then another $3.50/share special dividend in December. We’re curious to see if this will become a switch in policy – where instead of increases the dividend yearly, special dividends will be issued when management sees fit.
Lastly, the largest year over year increase (excluding VALE with resuming payments and MSM with the special payouts) was 18.4% and came from TROW. This was slightly lower than our largest % increase in 2019 which came at 22.62% from AVGO.
For 2021 we hope not to see any new decreases and if the pandemic eases in the second half of the year possibly some new increases.
2020 DIVIDEND INCREASES IN PORTFOLIO STOCKSBelow is a list of all stocks that are currently in the Divs4Jesus Portfolio. Please note some of these increases occurred prior to the purchase of the stock, however we still wanted to show the increases that happened in 2020.
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