Looking at dividends received though the month and summarizing the numbers at the end of the month is such a great feeling because dividends represent real tangible income. I started focusing on dividend investing early last year and therefore, this is going to be the first full year where I can see the benefits of investments from last year. Starting this blog and documenting my progress has been really a great factor to keep me focused on investing regularly and aggressively. So let’s take a look at the dividends received in April 2015.
After a record-setting month in March, I was looking forward to April’s dividends. Typically 1st my dividends are highest in 1st month of the quarter, but after looking at March’s record numbers, I realized that 1st month of the quarter won’t be high anymore. But I was still looking forward to the numbers to see what I earned for the month.
Here are the dividends for April 2015. Total = $254.65
- Aetna Inc (AET) – $2.50
- General Electric Company (GE) – $86.25
- Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) – $32.80
- Altria Group Inc (MO) – $39.00
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (WMT) – $3.13
- Philip Morris International Inc (PM) – $50.00
- Baxter International Inc (BAX) – $13.00
- The Coca-Cola Co (KO) – $7.11
- GlaxoSmithKline plc ADR (GSK) – $20.86
Here is how April 2015 ($254.65) compares with previous months.
- April 2014: $174.02, increased by $80.63, 46.33% increase.
- January 2015: $235.85, increased by $18.80, 7.97% increase.
Here are some charts looking at dividend growth over the years 🙂
The below chart shows March dividends over the years. Looking forward to seeing this chart go higher and higher.
The below chart shows the dividends that I have received until April each year. By April last year, I had received $420.48 and it has grown to $851.92 this year. That’s more than double 🙂
The below chart represents the total annual dividends. Looking at the numbers below, I have received little over 53% of my entire 2014 dividends in just 4 months in 2015. That’s really impressive.
Progress for 2015:
With April dividends of $254.65, I have received 34.07% of my 2015 target of $2,500.00. As of now, I am on pace to meet the goal and with increased dividends due to dividend increases and new investments, I will be meeting this goal earlier that the end of the year. I will be reviewing the goals mid-year to see if it needs to be revised.
The dividends page will be updated to reflect the April dividends.
Disclosure: Long on all stocks mentioned above.