5 Dividend Increases For Friday May 25th, 2012

5 Dividend Increases For Friday May 25th, 2012

While the msputtering stock market daily dividend investor blog shows passive income stream wealth accumulationarkets continue to sputter again this week, and the DOW now below the 12,500 mark, investors continue to look to income equities to pad their wallets.  Four companies helped out income focused investors by delivering increases – Viacom the cable TV operator increased both their A and B shares from $0.25 to $0.275 with yields around 2%.

With the 5 dividend increases announced today, we logged a total of 18 dividend increases for the week. Starting with today’s round up, I’ll be offering a link to an online spreadsheet with all the numbers for today’s dividend changes.

Additionally, I’ll be adding each daily round-up to a 2012 year-to-date spreadsheet that will give you a big picture view of all the dividend increases for the year.

The Daily Round-Up

In addition to the two increases from Viacom (ticker: VIA / ticker: VIAB) here’s a brief recap of our three other dividend increases:

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Dividend Increases For Thursday, May 24, 2012 – Fashion Rules The Day

Dividend Increases For Thursday, May 24, 2012 – Fashion Rules The Day

After a quiet day with no dividend increases on Wednesday, investors were rewardedfashion brands dsw ralph lauren prada gucci dolce passive income stream retire young today with four companies announcing that they would increase the amount of their cash payouts.

Included in today’s mix were two fashion and clothing related names, DSW (ticker: DSW) Designer Show Warehouse and Ralph Lauren (ticker: RL) along with two insurance related names: W.R. Berkley (ticker: WRB) and Independence Holding Co. (ticker: IHC).

Doing The Research

As I’ve mentioned before, I take a few minutes to do a quick background check and lookstock investing requires research daily dividend investor creates passive cash flow stream for life over a few key financial facts for each company that makes a daily dividend increase announcement. As I was looking at DSW the shoe retailer, I was actually surprised to learn that the company has been in business since 1917, almost 100 years.

When I find a company in a niche field, like selling shoes that has also been in business for over 50 years that is often a good sign that there may be a trend in long term dividend payments to shareholders, possibly even increasing dividends. Looking back to 2008 at Ddesigner shoe warehouse dividend increase may passive income portfolio names blogSW’s dividend history, I found that the company has only paid one small dividend until reviving the payout at the beginning of 2012.

I’ll add DSW to my watch list for potential investments, however, they’ll have to establish a longer term series of dividend payments before becoming a member of the DDI portfolio.

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Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
DSW Class A DSW 1.2% .18 .15 Quarterly
Independence Holdings IHC 0.8% .035 .025 Semi-Annual
Ralph Lauren Class A RL 1.1 .40 .20 Quarterly
WR Berkley WRB 0.9% .09 .08 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.

 

When A Dividend Increase Isn’t

When A Dividend Increase Isn’t

things dont go as planned investment ideas bad daily passive income streamWhile there were a couple of companies that announced initial dividends today, Georgia Gulf (ticker: GGC) and Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ticker: ROYT), there were no companies announcing dividend increases today.

Normally on days when there are companies announcing a dividend increase I take a few minutes to look over each company to see if it might be worthy of further research for inclusion in the Daily Dividend Investor Portfolio. However, since there was little to research today, I took a few minutes to look back over some of the more recent increases of the last week or so.

The Royalty Trust Dilema

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Dividend Increases For Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – Technology Drives The Economy

Dividend Increases For Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – Technology Drives The Echewlett packard increase daily dividend passive income stream cash flowing brokeronomy

Anyone who lives in or around Silicon Valley will tell you – “Tech is back.” The morning commute is a parking lot, home prices are rising and many people who were out of work for 2 years or more are now working again. While it’s a far cry from the Tech Boom of the early 2000′s, we’re seeing many signs that the tech companies of Silicon Valley are heating up again.

meg whitman increases dividend payout hp shareholders daily investor passive incomeHewlett-Packard (ticker: HPQ) showed investors today that it remains confident about it’s  business prospects by announcing a 10% increase in their quarterly dividend. Interestingly enough, rumors have been swirling over the last few days about a possible layoff of 10,000 or more at the tech giant. While the layoffs would be a blow to current HP employees, Meg Whitman appears committed to increasing shareholder value.

 

Talk Back

To all of you who’ve written me recently, I want to thank you for your input and feedback. I’ve had a number of family issues that have taken up the majority of my time of late, but hope that now I can get back to focusing on the DDI portfolio and blog once again. As always, I’d love to hear from you, so please drop me a line and let me know if you have questions or just want to share about your own investing or income portfolio. Thanks!

You can reach me at: dailydividendinvestor@gmail.com

Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only smart investing ideas daily dividend investor dividendguy considerations  income stream portfolio stocks retiree passive cashflow mutual funds the fundamentals of 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.

For more detailed information about all of today’s dividend increases please refer to the chart below.

Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Hewlett-Packard HPQ 2.4% .132 .12 Quarterly
Permian Basin* PBT 8.6 .1375 .11128 Monthly
Span-America Medical Systems SPAN 2.8% .125 .11 Quarterly

 

Dividend Increases For Monday, May 21, 2012 – Tiffany’s Blue Box Get’s A Little Bigger

Dividend Increases For Monday, May 21, 2012 – Tiffany’s Blue Box Get’s A Little Bigger

After peaking on May 1, the DOW has stayed true to the old saying “Sell in May and go away!” As of this writing,tiffany blue box daily dividend investor passive cashflow increase for life gift diamond jewelery girls best friend it appears that some bargain hunters may have come out to pickup some oversold stocks as the DOW is currently up just over 100 points in early morning trading.

I’ve been keeping a little extra cash on hand in the portfolio with the hopes of either creating some new positions or adding to some of the existing DDI holdings as the market takes a bit of a breather this spring. If we see continued weakness this week after today’s bounce, I’ll be looking to deploy some of that cash that’s been sitting on the sidelines.

In addition, I’m going to be looking to sell a few positions which on the surface appears to go against the, “Buy and hold forever.” mantra of the DDI portfolio. However, I’m looking to simplify the tax reporting of the portfolio by moving out of any Limited Partnerships or Royalty Trusts. I’ll discuss this more later, for today we’ll focus on the dividend increases.

Dividend Increases for Monday, May 21, 2012

kilroy raises dividend reit preferred daily investor passive income stream retireSix companies announced dividend increases today including Key Corp (ticker: KEY) with a 66% dividend payout increase. Tiffany (ticker: TIF) the classic jewelry and gift store famous for the “Blue Box” also increased it’s dividend payout by just over 10%. For those looking for a higher yield Kilroy Realty  increased the payout on their Preferred-G shares (ticker: KRCpG) by almost 100% to bring the payout to 6.8% yield. I’ve listed all of today’s increases in the chart below – additionally I’m planning on starting a year to date spreadsheet of all the dividend increases for the year that I’ll publish to the resources tab shortly.

Talk Back

To all of you who’ve written me recently, I want to thank you for your input and feedback. I’ve had a number of family issues that have taken up the majority of my time of late, but hope that now I can get back to focusing on the DDI portfolio and blog once again. As always, I’d love to hear from you, so please drop me a line and let me know if you have questions or just want to share about your own investing or income portfolio. Thanks!

You can reach me at: dailydividendinvestor@gmail.com

Investment Considerations- Read Before Investing

As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only smart investing ideas daily dividend investor dividendguy considerations  income stream portfolio stocks retiree passive cashflow mutual funds the fundamentals of 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.

For more detailed information about all of today’s dividend increases please refer to the chart below.

Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Ashland Inc ASH 1.5% .225 .175 Quarterly
KeyCorp KEY 2.7% .05 .03 Quarterly
Kilroy Realty Corp Pf-G KRCpG 6.8% .4297 .22917 Quarterly
Marsh&McLenan MMC 2.9% .23 .22 Quarterly
Tiffany & Co. TIF 2.1% .32 .29 Quarterly
Williams Cos WMB 4.0% .30 .25875 Quarterly