In the month of April we picked up shares in TROW and FL as well as a few others in our current portfolio. As prices fall we may even add some new names. But for now this is what we purchased in April: 6 more shares of TROW for $763.98; 3 shares of MO for 169.08; 2 shares of FL for $59.86; 2 shares of OHI for $52.32; 5 shares of VZ for $235.65; 2 shares of PRU for $222.74; 2 shares of WBA for $87.05; 1 share of ABBV for $142.36; 2 shares of INTC for $88.70; and 2 shares of AEG for $10.49. In total we purchased $1,832.23 worth of stocks this month.
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.
In the month of March we continuing picking up shares of TROW and FL as they slide further down as well as a few other minor purchases. We purchased 5 shares of TROW for $767.05, another 25 shares of FL for $751.00. We also purchased 3 shares of MO for $156.93; 3 shares of WBA for $133.38; and 2 shares of AEG for $10.72. In total we purchased $1,819.08 worth of stocks this month.
In the month of February we made a few purchases in companies we already own. Continuing from last month TROW is still below our buy range so we picked up another 5 shares for a total of $710.85. We also picked up another 25 shares of FL for $735.21. FL took a massive drop on news that Nike will stop selling a number of products through FL stores in a bid to sell more directly to consumers. While this is bad news for FL, as Nike products made up somewhere around 70% of its sales in 2021, Nike isn’t ending its distribution deal with FL completely and FL will look other brands to replace those Nike product sales. We also purchased 3 shares of MO for $153.33; and 2 shares of PRU for $220.02. In total we purchased $1,819.41 worth of stocks this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.