Mid-Week Update Dividend Increases – REIT’s, Rockets & Refills

Mid-Week Update Dividend Increases – REIT’s, Rockets & Refills

Here’s a quick Mid-Week update with info on all the dividend increases for June 12-14th. A 10 day streak of dividend increases continues onward todaycasey general store dividend increase with two additional dividend announcements by Casey’s General Stores and Alexandria REIT.

You’ll find all of the dividend increases in the  2012 Year To Date Dividend Increases report  – just click the link to see the Google Docs Spreadsheet with all the details.

Thursday, June 14th

Alexandria REIT (ticker: ARE) is a real estate investment trust (REIT), that engages in the ownership, operation, management, development, acquisition, and redevelopment of properties for the life sciences industry. With a 4% increase in their quarterly dividend, the current yield is now 2.9%.

Casey’s General Stores (ticker: CASY) operates convenience stores under the Casey’s General Store, HandiMart, and Just Diesel names in 11 Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. CASY raised it’s dividend by 10% but only has a current yield of 1.24%.

Wednesday, June 13th

Colony Financial (ticker: CLNY) operates as a real estate finance and investment company that focuses primarily on acquiring, originating, and managing commercial mortgage loans, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. CLNY announced a $.01/share raise in it’s quarterly dividend which now brings it’s yield up to over 8%.

Tuesday, June 12th

Rockwell Automation (ticker: ROK) provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions, operating primarily in two segments, Architecture and Software, and Control Products and Solutions. Also raised it’s dividend by over 10% and now pays a quarterly dividend yielding just over 2.7%

 

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A Pair Of Dividend Increases – Pack n’ Ship

A Pair Of Dividend Increases – Pack n’ Ship

Before getting to today’s dividend increases, I thought I’d give you a brief update on the DDI Portfolio. It’s no secret thfedex delivers daily dividends income stream passive cash flowat the broader markets peaked about the 1st of May and with that, the DDI Portfolio had increased to just over $150k in total value. Painful as it is, I decided to check the value of the account yesterday. The good news was with yesterday’s small bounce, the portfolio had gained back $1200 for the day, but had come off of a low of about $140k after Monday’s declines.Dropping from $150k to $140k for the month of May, brings the short-term loss for my  portfolio to almost 7%. That’s an 84% drop on an annual basis  - ouch!

So what’s the point?

what point dividend capital gainFirst off – I think this shows that it’s usually a bad idea to take daily/weekly/monthly returns and extrapolate them into annual returns. Even during the crash of 2008, the average portfolio “only” dropped 50-60% – no where close to the 84% I quoted above.

Second – If you look back at the DDI portfolio earlier this year, it was valued in the $125-$130k range. Even with the drop in May, it’s clear that we’re still on a winning track.

Finally, I’ve said it a thousand times, but as an income portfolio, the DDI portfolio continues to generate $500-$600 per month in income, no matter what the underlying stocks do on a daily basis! That’s money that I’ll reinvest into more and more income producing stocks, that will generate more and more income…

Dividend Increases for Wednesday June 6, 2012

FedEx (ticker: FDX) – provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. FDX announced a $.01/share dividend increase in it’s quarterly payout – putting the new yield at a measly 0.7% yield.

public-storage-pays-dividends-cash-shareholders-passive-incomePublic Storage Preferred S (ticker: PSApS) – operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT), that engages in the acquisition, development, ownership, and operation of self-storage facilities in the United States and Europe. The preferred S shares of PSA now have a quarterly payout of $.3688/share, up just over $.04/share – giving investors a current dividend yield of 5.7%. These preferred shares are currently trading at a premium to their $25 call price – currently trading in the low $26 range. You’ll need to factor this potential capital LOSS in to your investment analysis before adding any shares of this self-storage play.

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That’s your daily round-up for Wednesday, June 6th – thanks for reading!

For my 2012 Year To Date Dividend Increases report  please click anywhere on the chart below.

Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
FedEx FDX 0.7% .14 .13 Quarterly
Public Storage Pr. S PSApS 5.7% .3688 .32778 Quarterly

 

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4 Dividend Increases For Tuesday June 5th, 2012 – Looking For Higher Yields?

4 Dividend Increases For Tuesday June 5th, 2012 – Looking For Higher Yields?

june monthly dividends passive retirement cashflow incomeFour dividend increases were announced today, including two with yields in the 7-8% range. I’m all for sprinkling a few higher yield holdings into the portfolio to juice the returns, but keep in mind the risk:reward trade off that goes along with higher yielding investments.

A Quick Update About The DDI Blog

While I’ll continue profiling the daily dividend updates on days when increases are announced, however I’ve decided to stop producing the daily update spreadsheets. Instead, I’ll just add each of the daily increases to the 2012 Daily Dividend Increases Report.

Four Daily Dividend Increases

Flowers Foods (ticker: FLO) – produces and markets bakery products in the United States, where it operates in two segments, Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) and Warehouse Delivery. FLO announced a $.01/share dividend increase in it’s quarterly payout – putting the new yield at 2.8%

Hospitality Property Trust REIT Preferred D (ticker: HPTpD) – is a real estate investment trust (REIT), that engages in buying, owning, and leasing hotels including Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, and Staybridge Suites. The new quarterly payout is $.4453/share, giving investors a current dividend yield of 6.7%

John Hancock Holdings Equity Fund (ticker: HEQ) – is  an equity and income fund managed by John john hancock equity fund passive income stream daily dividend investorHancock Companies. HEQ announced an increase to $0.3337/share in it’s quarterly dividend, which brings the yield to an eye-poping 8.8% yield.

Lowe’s Company (ticker: LOW) – together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer. LOW announced a $.02/share dividend increase in it’s quarterly payout – the new yield is ~2.4%

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Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Flowers Foods FLO 2.8% .16 .15 Quarterly
Hospitality Prop. Tr. Pf. D HPTpD 6.7% .4453 .43047 Quarterly
John Hancock Hld Eq Fund HEQ 8.8% .3337 .3237 Quarterly
Lowe’s Companies LOW 2.4% .16 .14 Quarterly


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As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only the fundamentals o smart investing ideas daily dividend investor dividendguy considerations  income stream portfolio stocks retiree passive cashflow mutual fundsf the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership,Royalty TrustMaster Limited PartnershipBusiness Development CompanyPreferred Stock) may affect the way you report income on your annual tax return as well as the amount or percentage of tax  you will be required to pay. Adding shares of any of these special entities to tax deferred / retirement accounts may also present additional issues.

Please remember to review all of the fundamentals of any company BEFORE you invest – do not simply buy a stock based on the dividend payout. As always, if you have further questions about any stock mentioned her you should first consult with your CPA or tax planner / advisor before making any investments.

 

Dividend Increases For Monday June 4th, 2012 – Electricity & Real Estate

Dividend Increases For Monday June 4th, 2012 – Electricity & Real Estate

add new items daily dividend investorAfter another rough week of declines in the broader markets, we have two companies announcing dividend increases this morning. When I´m looking to add new positions to my income portfolio, the first place I look is at the list of dividend increases for the year. When ever there are dividend increase announcements, I try to provide a brief outline each company as a first step to determine if they warrant further investigation as a possible addition to the DDI portfolio. However, if you miss a day or want to look back at the dividend trends,  just look at my year to date dividend round up here:  2012 Daily Dividend Increases Report.

Two Dividend Increases

El Paso Electric Co. (ticker: EE) – is  a public utility company that engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity primarily in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. EE announced a $.03/share dividend increase in it´s quarterly payout – the new yield is ~3.2%

Health Care REIT Preferred J (ticker: HCNpJ) -  is an independent equity real estate investment trust that primarily invests in senior living and health care retirement living older adults daily income passive cashflowproperties. HCN raised the payout on it´s preferred J shares only – not it´s common shares. The new quarterly payout is $.4063/share, which is more than double from the previous amount of $.17153 giving investors a current dividend yield of 6.2%

What Is Your Best Investment Idea?

Equity investors have had a rough road over the last decade or so, but there have still been good opportunities to grow your wealth as well as provide cashflow and income streams if you invested your money wisely. I´d love to hear more about where you are putting your money? What´s your best investment?

Cash? Stocks? Gold? Comic Books? Let me know what you’re thinking.

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Thanks!

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Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
El Paso Electric EE 3.2% .25 .22 Quarterly
Health Care REIT Pr. J HCNpJ 6.2% .4063 .17153 Quarterly

 


Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only the fundamentals o smart investing ideas daily dividend investor dividendguy considerations  income stream portfolio stocks retiree passive cashflow mutual fundsf the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership,Royalty TrustMaster Limited PartnershipBusiness Development CompanyPreferred Stock) may affect the way you report income on your annual tax return as well as the amount or percentage of tax  you will be required to pay. Adding shares of any of these special entities to tax deferred / retirement accounts may also present additional issues.

Remember to review all of the fundamentals of any company BEFORE investing – do not simply buy a stock based on the dividend payout. If you have further questions about any stock mentioned her you should first consult with your CPA or tax planner / advisor before making any investments.

 

The Rockefeller Secret

rockefeller secret business cashflow passive daily dividend investorReally, there are no secrets in business – but John D. Rockefeller knew how to build businesses that threw off large amounts of cash. Take for example, Standard Oil a true “Cash Cow” that paid out over 60% of it’s income in dividends. It was that cash flow that made Rockefeller a very wealthy man.

As you’re kicking back – relaxing and enjoying some time off this weekend, I thought I’d share this quick video put together by John Dobosz over at Fortune Magazine. If you’re new to dividend investing it’ll give you some basic ideas for places to look for income, from the Dogs of the DOW to REITS and MLPS as well as the utilities and telco’s like AT&T and Verizon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll talk to you again next week!