Time to find out what dividends rolled in during July…. quite a few!
The total was $430.83… a 19.37% increase compared to the same month last year.
I had 13 companies pay a dividend, the most coming from RPM, a long-time holding, and the least from fairly recent addition ENSG.
The amounts from WPC and O were decreases compared to last year, but in both cases that was entirely due to partial sales during the past year.
Three companies are new July payers for me – CAH, MAIN, and ENSG.
Meanwhile, FNGN no longer had a dividend for me due to the position being closed out.
In July, I had 4 companies raise their dividend – that’s what I like to see! They were significant raises, too. If I convert the quarterly increases from OZRK and OHI to annual ones, they are on the order of 11.4% and 6.4% raises. Couple those with the 14.3% and 6.2% raises from SWKS and HSY, and I certainly received some inflation-beating boosts.
These raises contribute a total of $34.11 to my forward dividend income!
I’m happy with the progress this month, as the year-over-year total had a healthy jump, and the dividend raises were significant, setting me up to collect even more $$$ next year.
I have updated the Portfolio & Dividends pages in conjunction with this monthly update.