Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Dividend Increases: August 5-9, 2019

This article series provides a weekly summary of dividend increase announcements and a summary of ex-dividend dates for the next two weeks.

One way to identify dividend growth stocks for further analysis is to monitor dividend increases. I like monitoring dividend increases for stocks on my watch list. Companies that regularly raise dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings.

Three of this week's dividend increases are double-digit percentage increases!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Recent Sells (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of my article on recent sells.

I've been using a slightly modified version of David Van Knapp's quality scoring system to assess the quality of my DivGro stocks. The system is simple and does a great job identifying high-quality stocks, and also lower quality positions that may be candidates for the chopping block.

In Part 1 of this article, I discussed four lower quality positions and decided to close one of them, EPR Properties (EPR). In Part 2, I'm covering three additional lower quality stocks and my decision to close out two of them.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Recent Sells (Part 1)

Lately, I've been using David Van Knapp's quality scoring system presented in this article on high-quality, high yield DG stocks. I love the simplicity of the system and it appears to do a remarkable job identifying high-quality stocks. Also, there appears to be a positive correlation between quality scores and my recent ranking of the top holdings of dividend ETFs (presented here and here).

So I decided to rank the dividend growth [DG] stocks in my DivGro portfolio by quality score with the objective to identify and potentially close weaker positions. The results of this ranking can be found here.

Seven of my DG stocks got quality scores below 15. For reference, only DG stocks with quality scores of 15 and above are considered to be high-quality stocks.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Home Run Number 19

More than a year has passed since I last celebrated a home run.

Recall that I use the term home run to identify a stock in my portfolio that crosses the 100% mark in total returns.

My last home run was Apple (AAPL), which became the first $1T publicly-traded company shortly after it became my eighteenth home run stock.

This article presents my 19th home run stock, a list of previous home runs, and shortlist of home run contenders.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dividend Increases: July 29-August 2, 2019 (Part 2: Remaining Sectors)

Companies that regularly increase their dividends show confidence in the potential growth of future earnings. I monitor dividend increases to identify candidates for further analysis.

Part 1 of this article covered dividend increases announced for stocks in the Industrials, Materials, and Financials Sectors.

This is Part 2, which covers the remaining sectors.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Dividend Increases: July 29-August 2, 2019 (Part 1: Industrials, Materials, And Financials Sectors)

I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase their dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential.

In this two-part article, I provide a summary of recent dividend increases. Part 1 covers dividend increases announced for stocks in the Industrials, Materials, and Financials sectors. Part 2 will cover dividend increases from stocks in the remaining sectors.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Monthly Review of DivGro: July 2019

Welcome to another monthly review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. My goal with these reviews is to share updates of my portfolio and to detail the dividends I received during the month. Additionally, I look at how the month's activities have impacted DivGro's projected annual dividend income (PADI).

In July, I added shares to four existing positions. Eight DivGro stocks announced dividend increases in July. The net result of these changes is that PADI increased by about 2.4% in July. Year over year, PADI increased by 17.9%.

As for dividend income, in July I received dividends totaling $1,556 from 23 stocks in my portfolio, a year over year increase of about 26%. So far in 2019, I've collected $14,626 in dividends or about 58% of my 2019 goal of $25,200.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Options Update: July 2019

Welcome to another options update article!

I write these monthly updates to summarize options trades and to keep track of options income. Each update also serves as a status report on open options and the obligations I potentially have.

My monthly target for options income in 2019 is $1,750. I'm happy to report that July's total exceeded my monthly target, although I'm still a little behind the pace needed to collect $21,000 in options income this year.

This month I'm reporting several expirations, as well as a multitude of income-generating trades.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dividend Increases: July 22-26, 2019 (Part 3: Remaining Sectors)

I monitor dividend increases for stocks on my watch list of dividend growth stocks to identify candidates for further analysis. Companies that regularly increase their dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential.

Last week, 30 companies on my watch list announced dividend increases. Part 1 covered stocks in the Utilities and Energy sectors, while Part 2 covered the Financials sectors. This is Part 3, which covers the remaining sectors.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dividend Increases: July 22-26, 2019 (Part 2: Financials Sector)

Last week, 30 companies in the CCC List announced dividend increases. When so many companies increasing their dividends, I  break up my summary articles into two or more parts. That way, the articles aren't too long and I can include more FASTgraphs charts of stocks with compelling earnings growth.

Part 1 of this three-part article dividend increases announced for stocks in the Utilities and Energy sectors. This is Part 2, which covers dividend increases of stocks in the Financials sector. In Part 3, I'll report on dividend increases for the remaining sectors.

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