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

While going through the list, I realized that quite often, we see Royalty Trust shares end up in the list of dividend increases. Some of the Continue reading When A Dividend Increase Isn’t →

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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

 

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Markets Are Down – But Dividends Keep On Increasing

Markets Are Down – But Dividends Keep On Increasingfacebook daily dividend investment income stream passive payments

Even with the much anticipated Facebook IPO today, the US stock markets all logged another day of declines with the Dow down 73 points, the Nasdaq down 34 points and the S&P down 9 points, closing another loosing week for US stocks.

southwest airlines dividend increase friday may 18 daily investor passive income stream for lifeBut all is not lost – 11 companies announced dividend increases today including a 50% plus dividend increase from DDI portfolio holding Southwest Airlines (ticker: LUV). Other notable names include Northrop Grumman (ticker: NOC), Primerica (ticker: PRI) and Xcel Energy (ticker: XEL).

 

Today’s Dividend Increases

Here’s a quick list of today’s winners with dividend increases:

Company Ticker Yield New Old Frequency
Holly Frasier HFC 2.1% .15 .10 Quarterly
Insperity NSP 2.7% .17 .15 Quarterly
Northrup Grumman NOC 3.8% .55 .50 Quarterly
Pacific Continental PCBK 2.6% .06 .05 Quarterly
Pennsylvania REIT PEI 5.0% .16 .15 Quarterly
Primerica PRI 0.8% .05 .03 Quarterly
Republic Bancorp Cl A RBCAA 3.1% .165 .154 Quarterly
Southwest Airlines LUV 0.5% .01 .0045 Quarterly
Spartan Stores SPTN 1.8% .08 .065 Quarterly
Wabtec WAB 0.3% .05 .03 Quarterly
Xcel Energy XEL 4.0% .27 .26 Quarterly
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Trusting Financial Service Experts Might Cost You Thousands

Trusting Financial Service Experts Might Cost You Thousands

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