Here in the Pacific Northwest, spring is in full swing. Trees have finished blossoming and the leaves are out. Within a two week span, my Japanese maple tree went from bare branches to fully leafed. As for the stock market, the bull was vigorous in April, growing my portfolio by over $3K during the month. Not too bad.
So how did my dividend income perform in April? Let’s do the numbers and see:
AWP $ 44.00
BGY $ 33.80*
CIK $ 22.50*
CLM $ 40.05*
DHY $ 27.13*
EDF $ 20.00*
EHI $ 26.80
EXG $ 92.40*
NCV $ 29.75
PFN $ 36.00
ZTR $ 24.00*
* Includes Return of Capital
$656.83 total? Not too bad. For my portfolio, dividend income from the first month of the quarter is usually the best, and April continued to prove that general rule.
April didn’t see any dividend cuts, so that’s a win. There weren’t any dividend increases either, so overall the month was status quo. Again, I needed cash in April, so I sold off 20 shares of CODI at $24.52/share. Obviously this will have a negative, but small impact (-$7.20 per quarter) on future dividend income.
Overall, April was a very solid month with 13 dividend payouts from various stocks.
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