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Bert's July Dividend Income Summary

Published Thu, 08 Aug 2019 21:51:14 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Looking back, July was a pretty monumental month for me. My daughter turned four months old, went to an in-home daycare for the first time, Cleveland hosted the MLB All Star Game, and it was my birthday! We talk about milestones on this website a lot. Although it wasn't an investing milestone, my birthday did represent another milestone that I won't talk about. But I am learning quickly that time does fly and things can happen in the blink of an eye. That's why today I am going to reflect on the dividend income received last month. Here is my July dividend income summary!
July Dividend Income Summary This July, my wife and I received $304.26 in dividend income. That is a 68% increase compared to last July's total of $180.67. I'll never complain about an increase like that. Here is a chart detailing the individual dividends received:

This was a short, sweet, but effective dividend month. The first month of the quarter is the slowest dividend month for many of us. Hence, we only received 11 individual dividend payments. What were the major drivers of the YOY dividend increase?
Four new positions over the last 12 months: LEG, IRM, ITW, and OXY. Of the four, OXY is the most recent addition to my dividend portfolio. The three companies pay very nice dividends and a wallop of forward dividend income to my portfolio. Heck, after OXY's price continues to fall and their recent dividend increase, I may even add to my position if the price is right! I added to my CAH position... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
IRON MOUNTAIN 34.14   28.4 1.20 2.44 7.29
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM 45.40   9.0 5.05 3.16 6.81
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 74.90   14.9 5.03 4.68 6.12
SCHLUMBERGER 36.90   24.6 1.50 2.00 5.34
CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE 81.35   9.5 8.59 4.33 5.17
GLAXOSMITHKLINE 41.03   18.4 2.23 1.83 4.47
CARDINAL HEALTH 48.48   10.8 4.51 1.92 4.01
LEGGETT PLATT 42.18   19.6 2.15 1.60 3.82
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 159.85   21.5 7.45 4.28 2.54


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