STOCK PURCHASES :: ABBV, AFL, INTC, CSCO, MET, OHI, MO, PRU, T, TSN, WBA, & AEG

On January 29, 2021, we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio. The following were purchased: 3 share of ABBV for $306.54; 6 shares of INTC for $335.70; 11 shares of CSCO for $492.25; 10 shares of MET for $480.37; 11 shares of AFL for $494.21; 3 shares of MO for $123.78; 3 shares of T for $86.34; 3 shares of OHI for $109.08; 3 shares of PRU for $235.14; 30 shares of AEG for $121.05; 3 shares of TSN for $191.28 and 2 shares of WBA for $101.36. In total we purchased $3,077.10 worth of stocks this month.

In January we also had our first SELL ever in the Divs4Jesus portfolio. We sold half our GME position for $7,208.84 during the wild run up. With an original purchase price of $1379.45 half of that would be a $689.73 cost basis for a realized return of 945%. We deployed some of this cash in the purchases above, but are also sitting on the close to $6,000, which will be deployed over the coming months. We still own 50.542 shares in GME.

STOCK PURCHASES:: AFL, CSCO, INTC, MET, MO, ABBV, OHI, PRU, SEIC, TSN, WBA, T

On December 31, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in companies we currently own in our portfolio. The following were purchased: 1 share of ABBV for $106.44; 5 shares of INTC for $247.54; 5 shares of CSCO for $221.10; 5 shares of MET for $233,68; 5 shares of AFL for $220.50; 3 shares of MO for $121.08; 3 shares of T for $85.26; 2 shares of OHI for $73.40; 1 share of PRU for $77.77; 1 share of SEIC for $56.97; 2 shares of TSN for $125.79 and 2 shares of WBA for $78.34. In total we purchased $1,647.87 worth of stocks this month.

DIVIDEND REPORT :: NOVEMBER 2020

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.

DIVIDEND REPORT :: AUGUST 2020

For August 2020, the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received dividend income from seven different companies (CIM, T, OHI, VALE, ABBV, AOS, TXN). The total was $425.27. This was a 483% increase from August of 2019 where the total was only $72.91. The difference was increased payments from T, TXN, AOS, ABBV, OHI. Further CIM paid out in August this year instead of July like in 2019. However, the largest part of the increase was from VALE who reinstated their dividend after suspending it back in early 2019 due to a dam collapse at one of their facilities. As VALE is our biggest paying company we’re happy to see regular dividends to start up again. Overall, this is a another great month in spite of everything going on in the world. We cautiously hope to continue the streak month over month to finish out the year strong.

STOCK PURCHASE :: OHI, MO, SPG, SEIC, T, PRU, ABBV, TROW, GNTX, MSM, CIM, AEG

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.

STOCK PURCHASE :: ABBV, TROW, MO, T, SEIC, PRU, SPG, OHI, CIM

On June 30, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in some of our existing holdings plus one new purchase in SEIC. We purchased the following: 5 shares of ABBV for $490.85; 1 share of TROW for $123.12; 5 shares of MO for $196.25; 2 shares of T for $60.27; 10 shares of SEIC for $546.90; 2 shares of PRU for $121.92; 1 share of SPG for $68.55; 1 share of OHI for $29.68; and 1 share of CIM for $9.61. In total we purchased $1,647.15 in these existing and new holdings.

STOCK PURCHASE :: MO, T, PRU, OHI, SPG, CIM

On May 29, 2020, we purchased a number of shares in some of our existing holdings. We purchased the following: 10 shares of MO for $387.65 for an average cost per share of $38.76; 10 shares of T for $307.45 for an average cost per share of $30.74; 8 shares of PRU for $492.36 for an average cost per share of $61.65; 5 shares of OHI for $156.25 for and average cost per share of $31.25; 5 shares of SPG for $288.44 for an average cost per share of $57.69; and 2 shares of CIM for $16.61 for an average cost per share of $8.30. In total we purchased $1,648.76 in these existing holdings.

Over 1000% Dividend Growth Year over Year for February

February 2018 was the first month the Divs4Jesus Portfolio received a dividend payment. The payment was $7.26 from one company, OHI, and was the only amount received that month. Fast forward one year and for February 2019 the D4J Portfolio received a total of $84.26 in dividend payments. This time the payments came from three separate companies: CIM; T; and OHI.  A total increase of $77.00 over the prior year’s amount and a massive 1,060.61% increase on a percentage basis. Of course, this is almost completely due to additional capital contributions over 2018 and will surely level off to much smaller increases in the future, but it’s a good motivator to show that sticking to a routine and  a savings strategy can produce solid returns.

In fact, OHI’s dividend payment was $0.47 greater than the year before or a 6.47% increase year over year. This was despite that fact that there was no increase in dividends payments. The increase was simply due to DRIPing the dividend payments throughout the year, which D4J didn’t actually institute until May 2018. AND YES – this is not a “true” growth increase as dividend payments from OHI were ‘money in hand’ to do as we please… so investment of the “new” OHI capital should not be looked at as growth. However, we track the DJ4 account using the three Cs: 1. YIELD ON CASH – dividends vs the actual dollar amount contributed into the D4J Portfolio; 2. YIELD ON COST – dividends vs the actual dollar amount transferred into the D4J Portfolio + the cost of all DRIP purchases and 3. YIELD ON CURRENT – dividends vs current market value of the D4J Portfolio.

And we are always happy to see our Yield on Cash increasing.