Dividend summary – January 2016

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. 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 January 2016.

After hitting an all time high of $350+ in December 2015, I knew January was going to be lower, but was keen as always to look at the numbers for the month. January 2016 turned out to be another great month with a total of $308.43. This is also the first time that I have crossed the $300 barrier in the 1st month of the quarter. Let’s dive into more details about the month’s dividends.

Here are the dividends for January 2016. Total = $308.43

  • Aetna Inc (AET) – $2.50
  • General Electric Company (GE) – $86.25
  • HP Inc (HPQ) – $25.42
  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) – $11.28
  • Altria Group Inc (MO) – $42.38
  • Philip Morris International Inc (PM) – $53.04
  • Baxter International Inc (BAX) – $2.88 (final dividend due to sale of the stock)
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc ADR (GSK) – $16.32
  • Baxalta Inc (BXLT) – $1.75 (final dividend due to sale of the stock)
  • Vereit Inc (VER) – $17.19
  • Walmart (WMT) – $26.32
  • PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) – $8.16
  • Disney (DIS) – $14.94

Here is how January 2016 ($308.43) compares with previous months.

  • January 2015: $235.85, increased by $72.58, 30.77increase.
  • October 2015: $289.10, increased by $19.33,  6.68% increase.

Here are some charts looking at dividend growth over the years 🙂

The below chart shows October dividends over the years. Looking forward to seeing this chart go higher and higher.


The below chart represents the total annual dividends. Looking at the numbers below, I have received little over 10.92% of my entire 2015 dividends in 1 month in 2015. That’s a good start for the year.

Progress for 2016:

With January dividends of $308.43, I have received 8.39% of my 2016 target of $3,675.00. That is a good start for the year, though there are dividend cuts announced that will definitely have an impact in the rest of the year.

The dividends page will be updated to reflect the January dividends.

Disclosure: Long on all stocks mentioned above.

4 thoughts on “Dividend summary – January 2016

  1. $300 is awesome considering that January is typically a lower payout month. My dividends are very heavily back weighted to the March, June, September, December schedule. You had some solid QoQ and YoY growth. Can’t wait to see what the January 2017 comparison will look like. All the best.

    • Thanks JC. My 1st month of the quarter is relatively high due to my GE and HPQ/HPE positions which are not typical holdings of dividend income investors. Hopefully, these dividends continue without being cut during these volatile times.

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