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. Let’s take a look at the dividends received in May 2015.
After a record-setting month in March and a equally nice April, I knew May was going to be a slow month. I had barely crossed the $100 mark in February.
Here are the dividends for May 2015. Total = $126.51
- Apple (AAPL) – $36.40
- Citibank (C) – $0.75
- General Mills (GIS) – $4.40
- Procter & Gamble (PG) – $13.26
- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc (CBRL) – $15.00
- Clorox (CLX) – $11.10
- Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) – $25.92
- AT&T (T) – $18.16 (first dividend)
- Google (GOOG) – $1.52 (first and only dividend)
I got my first dividend from AT&T this month. I also got dividend from Google which is a one-time event I think. This is due to the terms of the split that Google did with it stock last year.
Here is how May 2015 ($126.51) compares with previous months.
- May 2014: $91.72, increased by $34.79, 37.93% increase.
- February 2015: $100.42, increased by $26.09, 25.98% increase.
Here are some charts looking at dividend growth over the years 🙂
The below chart shows May 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 May each year. By May last year, I had received $512.20 and it has grown to $978.43 this year.
The below chart represents the total annual dividends. Looking at the numbers below, I have received little over 61% of my entire 2014 dividends in just 5 months in 2015. That’s really impressive.
Progress for 2015:
With May dividends of $126.51, I have received 39.14% 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 May dividends.
Disclosure: Long on all stocks mentioned above.