A little late, but these should be the last couple of raises for a little while for me, with the exception of Realty Income (O). But who knows, sometimes you get a nice surprise in a dividend growth portfolio that you may not have expected from prior years.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced its yearly dividend raise a couple weeks ago. The raise for 2017 ended up putting the quarterly up from $.80/share to $.84/share, or a 5% raise. I currently own 15 share of JNJ in my Roth IRA so this will add $2.40 to my forward 12-month income.
Secondly, we have Apple (AAPL), which also announced its annual raise. Some analysts were expecting a larger than normal raise due to the size of their cash pile but Apple stuck with its normal raise from the last couple years. The raise was from $.57/share a quarter to $.63/share for a nice 10.53% increase. I own 30 combined shares in my Rollover and Roth IRA accounts so this will add $7.20 to my forward 12-month income.
Nice couple of raises as the year marches on!
2017 Raises to Date
January – Realty Income (O) – 3.8% raise - $7.92
February – Cisco (CSCO) – 11.54% raise - $6.60
February – Wal-Mart (WMT) – 2.0% raise - $2.20
February – Eaton Corp (ETN) – 5.26% raise - $3.60
February – Bank of Nova Scotia – 2.7% raise - $1.20
March – Toronto Dominion Bank – 9.09% raise - $4.50
March – Realty Income (O) – .24% raise - $.50
April – Unilever PLC ADR (UL) – 11.3% raise - $15.56
April – International Business Machines (IBM) – 7.14% raise - $4.00
April – Exxon Mobil (XOM) – 2.67% raise - $2.40
April – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) – 5.0% raise - $2.40
May – Apple, Inc. (AAPL) – 10.53% raise - $7.20
2017 Total Income Added via Dividend Increases - $58.08
To illustrate the impact of dividend raises, at a 3% yield it would take an investment of $1,936.00 to achieve this level of new income. The impact of raises continues to grow.