Here is the dividend income report for February, 2016.
The monthly dividend income came out to $383.08. The yearly income total for 2016 through the end of the month was $620.16.
The income for February, 2015 was $353.85, and the yearly income for 2015 through the end of February was $567.34.
One reason the income went up is that I bought more shares of Texas Instruments (TXN). I put a limit order in a few months ago for what I thought was a good price. Immediately afterward the stock market as a whole went up. Then it went down and the order was filled.
I am thinking about buying more shares of Air Products and Chemicals (APD). I have a few thousand dollars from the Chubb/ACE merger (now CB). I think it is a good company to invest in. It was one of the first stocks I bought. When I started buying, I spent around $1000 on each company, buying as many shares as I could get for that amount of money. For APD, it was about 14 shares. So now I get just under a tenth of a share every quarter. It is taking a loooong time to accumulate new shares. The money from CB will go quite a ways. I might get closer to half a share of APD a quarter.
3M (MMM) is another stock that I bought very few shares of for $1000, and is accumulating very slowly. However, MMM pays out in March/June/September/December, and I would like to balance things out a bit more.
Here is a table with the year-to-date amounts, the monthly amounts, and the three- and twelve-month moving averages for each February from 2012 through 2016:
Here are the stocks and the income amounts for February, 2016:
- ABM Industries Inc: $9.36
- AT&T: $48.48
- Verizon: $57.07
- WGL Holdings Inc: $15.83
- Lowe’s Cos Inc: $15.20
- Vodafone: $16.52
- Air Products & Chemicals Inc: $12.98
- Texas Instruments: $40.32
- Clorox Co: $44.02
- Northwest Natural Gas Co: $28.11
- Colgate-Palmolive: $42.03
- Hormel Foods Corp: $14.02
- Procter & Gamble: $39.14
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