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Bert's May Dividend Income Summary

Published Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:54:03 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

We are swiftly approaching the halfway mark for 2018. Man oh man, where has time gone? Lanny, like so many of you already know, published his May Dividend Income report and crushed it. He earned almost $500 in dividend income and posted a 30% dividend increase! Nice freaking job, Lanny. That's how you crush it right there. I've spent some time compiling my results here. Let's see if my May dividend income summary was as strong as Lanny's!
May Dividend Income Summary This May, I earned $343.59 in dividend income. That represents a 24.70% increase from the previous year! Here is a detailed breakdown of my results:

Did anyone else notice something strange about my detailed chart? I was able to produce a 24.70% increase without initiating any new positions. I received dividends from the same 10 companies in May 2018 that I did in May 2017. The year-over-year increase was the direct result of good old fashioned dividend re-investment, a few dividend increases (Thanks Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) for the HUGE 60% dividend increase) and several purchases that increased my stake in companies that I already owned. Here were the summary of the purchases that impacted my May dividend that were made in the last 12 months:
I purchased Realty Income (NYSE: O) 3 times during January and February as the company's price continued to fall. In April, I purchased an additional 13.0701 shares of Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) and 9.6389 shares of Procter & Gamble (NYSE:... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
AT&T 32.27   12.0 2.68 2.04 6.32
KINDER MORGAN 20.06   29.5 0.68 1.00 4.92
CARDINAL HEALTH 45.95   459.5 0.10 1.92 4.07
LEGGETT PLATT 37.19   17.4 2.14 1.60 4.05
REALTY INCOME 70.53   52.6 1.34 2.71 3.89
PEPSICO 129.50   14.6 8.86 3.82 2.85
PROCTER & GAMBLE 106.69   25.4 4.20 2.98 2.80
STARBUCKS 76.15   33.0 2.31 1.44 1.86