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.
For December 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from twenty-one different companies (V, INTC, HON, LYB, JNJ, SNA, SWKS, EVR, WBA, MET, RHI, MSM, NWL, TSN, PRU, LEA, TROW, EVC, AVGO). The total was $444.73. This was a 174% increase from December of 2019 where the total was $162.27. The increase was due to new payments from AFL, PSX, INTC, HON, JNJ, MET, MSM (Special Dividend). Increased payments from V, LYB, SNA, SWKS, EVR, WBA, RHI, NWL, TSN, PRU, TROW. Payments from AVGO and EVC paying out in December this year instead of Jan 2021. And finally, despite no payment from F, and a decreased payment from LEA.
This massive December payment put us well over the $3000.00 mark for the year, with the total dividends in 2020 coming in at $3,426.54.
A full recap of 2020 and comparison year over year will be posted in the coming weeks.
For November 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from six different companies (ABBV, AOS, MSM, OHI, T, TXN). The total was $149.29. This was a 10% decrease from November of 2019 where the total was $166.70. It was the first time this year that we’ve seen a percentage decrease year over year for any month. However, there is good news. As noted in the October report – CIM and FL paid out in October this year instead of November like in 2019. If these two stocks would have paid out in November instead, we would have had a 28% increase and October still would have been a blow out month. So we can’t complain too much!
Also while we didn’t quite crack $3,000.00 for the year in dividends with the November totals, we had a few December 1st payers that officially put us over the $3,000 mark. So we hit our target and December’s totals will just be icing on the cake.
Lastly, while not typically discussed on this blog, we want to point out one final milestone of the portfolio that occurred in November. On November 24th the Divs4Jesus portfolio for the first time ever closed above $100,000.00 dollars. While we don’t track overall portfolio value on a monthly basis, since it will rise and fall with market swings, it is never the less important to mark these milestones. This portfolio was started in November 2017 at zero dollars with $319 purchase of 11 shares of OHI. In just 3 short years we now are at the 6 figure amount with 39 different stocks. This is even more remarkable considering the portfolio hit a low this year in March at $46,000.00. It gives us motivation to push forward to the next $100,000.00. It also severs as a reminder to stay the course even when the sky seems like its falling.
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!
On July 31, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in some of our existing holdings. We purchased the following: 5 shares of ABBV for $493.79; 1 share of TROW for $134.14; 5 shares of MO for $203.45; 8 shares of T for $235.05; 10 shares of SEIC for $515.41; 2 shares of PRU for $125.46; 1 share of SPG for $62.38; 2 shares of OHI for $63.80; 2 shares of CIM for $17.94; 5 shares of GNTX for $133.20; and 1 share of AEG for $2.95. In total we purchased $1,653.61 in these existing holdings.
On September 30, 2019, 21 shares of MSM were purchased. The cost, including fees, was $1,530.80. For an average cost per share of $72.90