Thursday, August 31, 2017

Latest buys + Dividend Raise and August Dividend Income Summary $RY $VZ...

As you can see on my Passive Income page, 7 companies chipped in for this month of August. 

It's a quiet month when you barely scratch pass the 200$ bar. But who's counting, right? (uh, I am! Damn...)

As you get richer and your divvy start to stack up, I guess you get a little greedy. Don't we all want more? 

I have to say though, I'm still quite happy with what I have earned. Can't complain over dividends rolling in. 

Of the 7 stocks that paid me, one is really showing his love : hello Royal Bank of Canada (RY)!  RY has announced a dividend increase for the second time this year. Same for its BNS counterpart. (More on this below you dividend freak!)

This month I managed to collect the not-so-bad sum of 232.29$

The amounts are all in Canadian dollars. 

My Dividends came from:

               REIT Cominar (CUF.UN) : 49.00$ (CUF.UN just cut its dividend. That hurt! I will survive)

               REIT Rio Can (REI.UN) : 17.63$ (you know this stock who's beat up and you buy some more and it goes down more. Well it's this one! Still happy with it)

               REIT Canadian Apartment Properties (CAR.UN) : 5.33$ (new comer)

              Vanguard VSB (VSB) : 18.51$

              Verizon (VZ) : 17.92$ (I will double this amount in the next quarter)

              Alimentation Couche-Tard (ATD.B) : 10.80$

               Royal Bank of Canada (RY) : 113.10$

Total Dividend paid for 2017 :  260,30$ + 264.24$ + 556.30+278.54$+283.42+662.43$+322.72$+232.29$ = 2860.24$

Latest buys and smart-ass observation. 
  • ATCO (ACO.X) : I have been a shareholder of ATCO for almost three years now. They have increased their dividend each year since 1993. You can check it out here  I say it's a pretty decent history of rewarding their shareholders. Therefore I was quite happy to see their share drop by more than 15% this year and chose to add up to my stake. I currently hold 170 shares of ATCO. My price/average dividend yield is just over 3%. With an annual dividend of 1.31$, my forward annual dividend amounts to 222.60$ dollars win 2017.
  • Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) : I am a shareholder of Kraft since 2011. I remember going through Warren Buffet's letter to Berkshire's shareholders and seeing Kraft among his portfolio. I calculated then that his price/average of Kraft was pretty much below what it was currently trading. I liked the company and decided to buy 150 shares for around 31$/per share. For a total of 4 500$ (The Canadian dollar was pretty much up to par with the US). Boy O boy, was that a great move! A year later there was the spin off of Kraft and Mondelez and we received a juicy dividend from Warren and 3G Company.  Since then each stock have soared even though both their dividend growth remain conservative.These two investments now total more than 12 K$ And I am not counting the dividends received nor the special one of roughly 1K$. So I have been really happy with both investments -- even tough Mondelez per se wasn't part of my original deal.  So with a drop of more than 20% this year and the loony getting stronger, I thought I could increase my stake in this nice american company. It's a mature company, no doubt. But I still consume their products and I understand very clearly what they do.  I bought 5 shares at 81.61$ (US) which cost me 528.63$ (CAN). I now hold 55 shares and  my price/average dividend yield is just over 5.5%. With an annual dividend of 2.50$, my forward annual dividend amounts to 137.50$ (US dollars) in 2017.
Dividend news from my companies 
  • August 2 : Mondelez (MDLZ) raised its quarterly dividend to 0.22$ (16% increase)
  • August 3 : Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) raised its quarterly div. to 0.625$ (4.2% increase)
  • August 4 : Cominar (CUF.UN) cut its annual dividend to 1.14$ (22% decrease)
  • August 22 : RY raised its quarterly dividend to 0.91$ (5% increase)
  • August 29 : BNS raised its quarterly dividend to 0.79$ (3% increase)
What do you think of this August updates on companies of my portfolio? Any stocks you own or might like to own at some point?


  1. Even though the total is lower than you'd like, still looks like a solid month with two great buys and four raises. Glad to read you're still happy with Riocan. Long-term, it's the one REIT in Canada to own.

  2. Thanks DIH! Yeah, I like both REI.UN and CAR.UN thanks to you partly. ;-)

  3. Thanks for sharing. It`s also nice to see your dividend company news at the end of your post.

    1. Thanks buddy. Really appreciate the comment. Will keep adding the dividend news.

  4. One great way of getting the latest news is by use of the internet. Luckily, there are great websites that offer people news information as it happens.guarantor loans


Thanks a lot for your comment.