|In February, I reworked the Performance page to show an overview of DivGro's holdings and performance in a visually pleasing way. I wrote about the inspiration for the radial charts I created – a logo my dad designed many years ago for a real estate agency. This week, my brother took a photo of a billboard containing the logo. It is great to see the business is still operational, after 38 years!|
This month, I bought shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), adding one more holding to DivGro in the Health Care sector. Given DivGro's market value of $80,217, projected annual dividend income of $3,112 represents a simple yield of 3.88%.
I received $101 in dividends from 5 stocks this month, an increase of 13% over dividends received in February 2013. This month, projected monthly dividend income increased to $259, slightly up from $252 last month.
- 2014-02-03: BUY 30 JNJ @ $87.10
- 2014-02-07: Cash Dividend Receipt GD: $19.60
- 2014-02-14: Cash Dividend Receipt VNR: $37.35
- 2014-02-20: Cash Dividend Receipt CAT: $18.00
- 2014-02-27: Cash Dividend Receipt SJR: $8.01
- 2014-02-28: Cash Dividend Receipt PRE: $18.09
- 2014-02-28: MAR Cash Deposit: $2,500
New Dividends and Dividend Increases:
- The purchase of JNJ added $79.20 of projected annual dividend income.
- NU's dividend increase added $6 of projected annual dividend income.
- Projected annual dividend income: $3,111.78
- Dividend income last month: $120.65
- Dividend income this month: $101.05
- Total dividend income year-to-date: $221.70
|Jan 31, 2014||
|Feb 28, 2014||
After the large drop in the markets in January, things turned around this month. DivGro experienced a strong recovery of 4.83%, compared with the S&P 500 (+4.31%) and the Dow Jones (+3.97%).
Portfolio: The following spreadsheet shows the state of DivGro on February 28, 2014:
Looking Ahead: I'll be looking for 10 new dividend growth candidates for March, one for each sector in my watch list. I have enough funds for one purchase.