STOCK PURCHASES :: (TROW, MO, CMCSA, INTC, VZ, WBA, SMG, & SWK)

In the month of September we continued buying stocks we already own that we feel have fallen below their fair value and finally pulled the trigger on two new names thanks to the continued turmoil in the markets. The two new adds were SWK and SMG. We only added a share or two as we feel the market will continue down a bit so we’ll build into a position slowly. Here’s what we purchased in September: 10 more shares of TROW for $1,079.00; 3 shares of MO for $123.00; 4 shares of CMCSA for $121.28; 6 shares of INTC for $158.46; 1 share of WBA for $31.56; 4 shares of VZ for $153.96; 1 share of SWK (a new add to the portfolio) for $77.53; and 2 shares of SMG (the other new add) for $86.22. In total we purchased $1,831.01 worth of stocks this month.

STOCK PURCHASES :: (TROW, MO, CMCSA, INTC, VZ, AEG)

In the month of August we continued buying more of some of the stocks we already own that have dipped in price or remained low. Still on the lookout for new companies to add but they haven’t hit our buy targets just yet, however a few are within 5% of our targets so maybe they’ll get added in September depending on what the market does. Here’s what we purchased in August: 10 more shares of TROW for $1,208.00; 3 shares of MO for $135.33; 4 shares of CMCSA for $145.03; 3 shares of INTC for $96.30; 5 shares of AEG for $22.50; and 5 shares of VZ for $211.10. In total we purchased $1,818.26 worth of stocks this month.

STOCK PURCHASES :: (TROW, MO, CMCSA, INTC, & AEG)

In the month of July we continued buying more TROW as the price has remained low. We also picked up a number of shares in companies we already own. As I noted last month – we are on the lookout for new companies to add but they haven’t hit our buy targets just yet. Here’s what we purchased in July: 10 more shares of TROW for $1,,222.00; 3 shares of MO for $131.93; 8 shares of CMCSA for $299.60; 4 shares of INTC for $142.52; and 5 shares of AEG for $22.10 In total we purchased $1,818.15 worth of stocks this month.

DIVIDEND REPORT :: JULY 2022

For July 2022, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies. (AEG, MO, LECO, GNTX, MSM, CMCSA, CSCO, CIM, and FL). The total was $396.19. This was a 59% decrease from July of 2021 where the total was $969.50. The decrease was the first month over month decrease since the start of the year and can be contributed to the the special dividend payment from VALE that was received in 2021 but not this year. Also SPG paid out in June this year vs July last year. Excluding the special dividend payment we would have had an increase so we are not so concerned and hope to switch back to increases in August.

DIVIDEND REPORT :: APRIL 2022

For April 2022, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (T, LECO, GNTX, MSM, CMCSA, CSCO, CIM, FL, MO). The total was $366.80. This was a 30% increase from April of 2021 where the total was $282.93. The increase was due to increased payments from eight of the companies. Technically the payment from T was not a dividend payment but cash in lieu of fractional shares for the spin-off of WBD, which for now we are still holding in the portfolio. This was only $11.06 of the total monthly payout so it’s good to see the monthly amount increasing even when it’s all the same payors. In fact it’s even excluding SPG who paid out in March this year instead of April like in 2021. We hope this momentum continues throughout the year.

DIVIDEND REPORT :: JANUARY 2022

For January 2022, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (SEIC, MO, LECO, GNTX, MSM, CMCSA, CIM, & FL). The total was $329.09. This was a 20% increase from January of 2021 where the total was $274.08. The increase was due to increased payments from all nine companies and despite no payment from SPG which paid out in December in 2021 instead of January. A great way to start the new year with a 20% gain from 1 less payout.

DIVIDEND REPORT :: OCTOBER 2021

This massive month was all due to a huge payout from VALE. VALE alone paid out over $2,000.00 this month. This was a regular dividend payment from VALE but the large amount was due mostly to iron-ore prices more than doubling during the pandemic. The spot price has since fallen to more normal levels so we unfortunately don’t expect repeat cash outs like this but no complaints when they come in. Further, comparing with last October there was no new payers this month and actually one less payment as SPG paid out in September this year instead of October.

Last month we noted we crossed our goal of $4,000.00 for the year. One month later we’ve now crossed $6,000.00 for the year. With two months left we’re going to see if we can cross $7,000.00. If we can. the real challenge then will be trying to top it in 2022.

DIVIDEND REPORT :: JULY 2021

The increase was mostly due to (2) special dividend payments. One from TROW at $3.00/share and the other from VALE at $0.436/share. VALE has been crushing it this year and the CEO even suggested a possible special fourth (VALE typically pays bi-annually) dividend in December. We also saw payments from FL and AEG who this time last year had suspended their payments.

We had one new payment from CSCO, CIM paying out in July instead of August like last year, and increased payments from MO, LECO, GNTX, CMCSA, SPG, and MSM. This was all in spite of regular payments from AVGO, EVC, and TROW hitting in June this year instead of July as in 2020. As noted throughout our posts this year, 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 know things are going well as we just passed our 2020 total dividends and there’s still FIVE months to go in 2021.

DIVIDEND REPORT :: JANUARY 2021

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.

We are excited to start 2021 off with another triple digit increase year over year. However, we except the year over year percentages to vary wildly from month to month this year as the pandemic through off the typical months a bunch of our companies payout. As such the yearly total will be most important to beat.

DIVIDEND REPORT: JULY 2020

For July 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from nine different companies (TROW, AVGO, EVC, MO, LECO, GNTX, CMCSA, SPG, & MSM). The total was $202.21. This was a 27% increase from July 2019 where the total was $159.10. The difference was increased payments from TROW, AVGO, MO, GNTX, and CMCSA. New payments from LECO, MSM, and SPG. And in spite of EVC cutting their dividend and CIM not paying dividends this July, but instead in August. Overall, this is a another good month and we cautiously hope to continue the streak month over month as the companies in our portfolio deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic. The great news is with the increase this month we have now surpassed our entire yearly total from 2019 ($1,389.58) and we still have five more months to go!