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Dividend Income Update: May 2017

Published Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:07:11 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

It’s dividend income update time. One of my favorite times of the month as I get to review my previous month of passive income received from my dividend income portfolios.
Without rehashing the wild ride we experienced in the market last month, I could find comfort in one thing, my dividends. As we all know, the market may move up and down irrationally and seemingly on a whim while our dividends remain much more stable, reliable and predictable. Sure, dividends may not increase every year and a cut or elimination is even possible but the odds are greatly reduced when you diversify among different companies and sectors and focus on dividend quality (free cash flow, EPS and payout ratios). Forget chasing the high yield unicorns and focus on the boring lower yielding but sustainable dividends. In the long run you’ll be better off. With that being said, let’s take a look at my May 2017 dividend totals.
Dividend income from my taxable account totaled $296.58, up from $247.21, an increase of 20.0% from May of last year.
Dividend income from my ROTH account totaled $196.06, up from $180.26, an increase of 8.8% from this time last year.
Dividend income from my IRA account totaled $91.74, down from $97.44, a year-over-year decrease of -5.8%.
Grand total for the month of May: $584.38, an increase of 11.3% from May 2016.
Brokerage Account Year to date dividends: $1,650.70
Date Description Symbol Amount 05/01/2017 DIVIDEND:GIS GIS $45.09 05/05/2017... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
HEALTH CARE REIT 52.22   41.1 1.27 3.48 6.40
ABBVIE 70.83   26.0 2.72 4.28 6.28
LTC PROPERTIES 49.71   18.6 2.67 2.28 4.63
HCP 34.61   17.0 2.04 1.48 4.27
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK 56.54   11.9 4.74 2.22 4.02
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 78.79   11.9 6.61 3.16 4.00
GENERAL MILLS 54.09   18.6 2.90 1.96 3.59
CATERPILLAR 131.75   12.3 10.74 4.12 3.16
CLOROX 160.20   25.3 6.34 4.24 2.68
PROCTER & GAMBLE 122.77   90.3 1.36 2.98 2.49
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 72.29   27.5 2.63 1.72 2.38
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS 220.67   28.6 7.72 4.64 2.17
HORMEL FOODS 44.00   24.3 1.81 0.84 1.92
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 85.21   52.3 1.63 1.28 1.54
YUM! BRANDS 113.27   27.0 4.19 1.68 1.46
BARD, C.R. 333.19   43.9 7.59 1.04 0.31

HEALTH CARE REIT - HCN
HEALTH CARE REIT - HCN  


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