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Bert's January Dividend Income Summary

Published Sat, 09 Feb 2019 14:33:39 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

I'm writing this article in the final minutes of the Super Bowl. This wasn't the most exciting game to watch and there was a lot less scoring than anticipated. It was nice to receive a dividend from the official halftime show sponsor, PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), this month. Luckily, even though the game wasn't too exciting, that wasn't the case with our January dividend income summaries. Lanny kicked off our site's dividend income summaries with an impressive $777 dividend haul. Incredible results Lanny! How lucky of a number is that by the way?! It is a tough mark to beat, but here is the question, could I possibly have topped him this month?
January Dividend Income Summary In January, I received $346.55 in dividend income. Okay, so I didn't beat Lanny. In fact, he doubled me up for the month. But I at least kept you all in suspense for a few seconds, right? However, despite that, I was pretty excited to see my dividend income increase 149% compared to last year. Here is a detailed chart explaining my dividend income (The W represents dividend income received by my wife).

Here are some of the highlights from the month:
The impact of my fourth-quarter stock purchases was really felt. When the market fell in the fourth quarter, I built a strong Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) position in my wife's Roth IRA and added to my positions of Illinois Tool (NYSE: ITW) and Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG). Those companies were three of my six largest dividend contributors during the month.... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
IRON MOUNTAIN 35.86   28.2 1.27 2.44 6.80
ABBVIE 78.67   22.0 3.58 4.28 5.48
DOMINION RESOURCES 75.45   20.2 3.73 3.67 4.90
REALTY INCOME 69.06   54.8 1.26 2.71 3.96
NATIONAL GRID 53.08   0.0 0.00 2.10 3.95
LEGGETT PLATT 42.98   19.0 2.26 1.52 3.51
PEPSICO 127.09   14.3 8.86 3.71 2.92
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 157.93   20.8 7.60 4.00 2.53
NORFOLK SOUTHERN 201.67   21.2 9.52 3.44 1.73


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