Jun 02 2019

Dividend Income Report: May 2019

Well, May is done and over. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it looks like summer is here with very warm sunny days and plenty of outdoor projects to keep one busy. As May wound down, the market declined in response to ongoing US-China trade issues. Now, let’s do the numbers and see how the month’s dividend income total turned out…

AWP $ 55.00
BGY $ 33.80
CHW $ 21.00*
CIK $ 22.50*
CLM $ 41.06*
DHY $ 33.25
DMF $ 10.50
DSM $ 19.25
EAD $ 9.47
EDF $ 45.00*
EHI $ 24.80
EXG $ 92.40*
FGB $148.75
NCV $ 36.75
OHI $148.50
PFN $ 36.00
RA $ 69.85
VFL $ 15.00
ZTR $ 33.90
TOTAL $896.78 est.

* Includes Return of Capital

Again another close month! I was shy of $900 by just $3.22! Grrrr!

Unfortunately, dividend cuts have taken their toll again. NCV slashed its monthly dividend from 6.5 cents per share to 5.25 cents (a -19.23% cut or -$8.75). Yeah, that’s going to hurt a bit. EAD slightly trimmed its monthly dividend from 5.94 cents per share to 5.92 cents (a -0.34% decrease or -$0.03). This is a tiny cut to be sure, but it is part of a series of small cuts over the past few months. When the cuts will stop, I don’t know.

The only dividend increase is EHI, raising its monthly dividend from 6.1 cents per share to 6.2 cents (+1.64% or +$0.40). It’s certainly not enough to mitigate other dividend cuts, but I’ll accept it anyway.

Overall, May was a good month, albeit slightly disappointing, as the month’s total fell short of $900.00 by mere pocket change.

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