The holiday seasons are upon us and I hope everybody had a good and hearty Thanksgiving meal. I hope the best for you and your family in the upcoming new year. May everybody stay healthy and your dividend portfolios continue to bring joy :).
Nothing too exciting with the portfolio this past month. Well, I shouldn’t say that exactly. This was the first full month of having DRIP activated on my portfolio and it was great seeing my high-quality dividend growth stocks automatically increase themselves. I’m still in the process of bringing my emergency fund back up to its normal amount after a few months of unexpected costs.
- $293.56 in dividends for the month of November.
- I added $168.68 to my annual income.
No deposits for the month of November. All stock purchases were done with cash in the account or through DRIPs.
|MAIN||Main Street Capital||11.89|
Added +$293.56 to my account.
- 5 shares of MO @ $45.15
Altria continues to be priced at a good value. The dividend yield is touching at 7% and there’s been a sprinkle of good news in the swarm of bad lately. But if you’re okay with riding the waves and buying the low tranches, this is still worthy of a spot in the portfolio. This adds +$16.80 to my annual income.
- 3 shares of IBM@$136.30
IBM has its fair share of headwinds and issues that it needs to figure out but I’m okay with sticking it out at the current evaluation. This adds +$19.44 to my annual income.
- 35 shares of MDP@ $35.25
A new position to the portfolio. MDP is one of the more interesting companies in my portfolio. They are a diversified media company that operates in Local Media and National Media segments. Primarily their money has been in magazine publishing but they are making moves towards marketing in digital and mobile media, as well as owning television stations. This adds +$80.50 to my annual income.
- 2 shares of MMM@ $169.75, 5 shares @ $166.50
This adds +$40.32 to my annual income.
Total = +$157.06 added to my annual income!
A full month of DRIP’s this time and I couldn’t be more happy. Here’s a quick rundown of them all.
- 0.649 GIS @ 51.321
This adds ~$1.27 to my annual income.
- 0.419 VZ @ 60.2188
This adds ~$1.03 to my annual income.
- 1.967 T @ 39.1555
This adds ~$4.01 to my annual income.
- 0.405 CVS @ 67.8911
This adds ~$0.81 to my annual income.
- 0.044 LOW @ 113.4799
This adds ~$0.09 to my annual income.
- 0.058 AAPL @ 264.0599
This adds ~$0.17 to my annual income.
- 0.276 MAIN @ 43.1038
This adds ~$0.67 to my annual income.
- 0.167 O @ 78.6947
This adds ~$0.45 to my annual income.
- 0.54 ABBV @ 89.1165
This adds ~$2.54 to my annual income.
- 0.196 PG @ 122.0296
This adds ~$0.58 to my annual income.
Total = +$11.62 added to my annual income!
I mentioned last month in my dividend portfolio update that I was debating on selling my shares of $PZZA. I definitely weighed the pros and cons and decided to sell.
- Sold 24 shares of PZZA @ $60.00.
Just seeing the DRIP section of my update makes me happy. As of today, I have every stock in my portfolio DRIPing. Not sure if I will keep it like that but I want to bask in its glory for as long as I can. Hopefully, everything gets back to normal for me financially and I can continue to add more funds to my dividend growth portfolio.
Thanks for reading everybody! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.