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Bert's May Dividend Income Summary

Published Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:44:02 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Lanny said it best in his stock purchase article… the month of May was actually wild! Every day presented a new twist, turn, and market swing. I would transfer cash to my brokerage and get ready to make a purchase. Then boom, the market would swing upward. Despite the madness, the dividend income continued to flow. After all, that's part of the beauty of dividend investing. Lanny published great dividend income results this month. As always, he is a tough act to follow. Especially when he announces a 48.8% YOY dividend increase. But I'll give it my best shot. It is time to review my May Dividend Income summary!
Bert's May Dividend Income Summary
I received $505.13 in dividend income this month. This was a 47.02% increase compared to last year! To be honest, I was very excited to eclipse the $500 mark this month. A fun threshold to cross, to say the least. The following table breaks down the individual companies that paid me a dividend in May. The "W" denotes a dividend received in my wife's account:

Here are some quick comments about the companies that paid me this month:
Compared to last year, there were several new companies that paid me a dividend (AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) and WestRock (NYSE: WRK)) and several companies where I added to my position last year (Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX), and CVS (NYSE: CVS)). This was the predominant reason my dividend income increased compared to 2018.
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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
AT&T 32.41   12.1 2.68 2.04 6.32
ABBVIE 77.61   22.2 3.49 4.28 5.44
EXXON MOBIL 75.32   17.4 4.34 3.48 4.63
LEGGETT PLATT 38.20   17.8 2.14 1.60 4.25
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 101.56   19.4 5.24 3.84 3.79
CVS CAREMARK 54.89   0.0 -0.44 2.00 3.67
ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND 40.71   14.0 2.91 1.40 3.44
CATERPILLAR 130.61   12.2 10.73 4.12 2.70
PROCTER & GAMBLE 110.42   26.3 4.20 2.98 2.69
STARBUCKS 83.81   36.3 2.31 1.44 1.73

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