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, 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
Six 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.
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!
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As always when evaluating investment opportunities it’s important to keep in mind not only the fundamentals of the stock itself, but also how the holding entity (Limited Partnership,Royalty Trust, Master Limited Partnership, Business Development Company, Preferred 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.
|Kilroy Realty Corp Pf-G||KRCpG||6.8%||.4297||.22917||Quarterly|
|Tiffany & Co.||TIF||2.1%||.32||.29||Quarterly|