Dividend summary – April 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. So let’s take a look at the dividends received in April 2016.

After hitting an all time high of $410+ in March 2016, I knew April was going to be lower. April 2016 turned out to be another great month with a total of $317.80, which was slightly higher than January 2016 numbers. Let’s dive into more details about the month’s dividends.

Here are the dividends for January 2016. Total = $317.80

  • 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
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc ADR (GSK) – $36.64 (includes a special dividend)
  • Vereit Inc (VER) – $17.19
  • Walmart (WMT) – $28.52

Here is how April 2016 ($317.80 compares with previous months.

  • April 2015: $254.65, increased by $63.15, 24.80increase.
  • January 2016: $308.43, increased by $9.37,  3.03% increase.

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

The below chart shows April 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 $851.92 and it has grown to $1,168.67 this year.

2016-apr-dividends-2

The below chart represents the total annual dividends. Looking at the numbers below, I have received little over 41.40% of my entire 2015 dividends in 4 month in 2016.

Progress for 2016:

With April dividends of $317.80, I have received 31.80% 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 April dividends.

Disclosure: Long on all stocks mentioned above.

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