$TROW boosts dividend by 11%, marking 36th straight year of increasing payouts
T. Rowe announced its next dividend of $1.20 per share, a 11% increase over the company's previous payout of $1.08.
The investment manager's assets reached $1.6 trillion, resulting in record profitability, despite some growth funds losing favor with investors. T. Rowe's impressive dividend growth streak should continue, backed by the firm's healthy payout ratio and ample cash. Annual income increased $12.48 as a result.
$APD grows dividend by 8%, marking 40th consecutive year of increasing payouts
Air Products announced its next dividend of $1.62 per share, a 8.0% increase over the company's previous payout of $1.50.
The industrial gases company has balanced investments in decarbonization projects, helping drive the energy transition, and rewarding shareholders through growing the dividend – a streak Air Products is well-positioned to continue. Annual income increased $5.76 as a result.
$ICE raises dividend by 15%
ICE announced its next dividend of $0.38 per share, a 15% increase over the company's previous payout of $0.33. Annual income increased $7.20 as a result
Dividends & Income Received
- Sold 15 shares of $CVX. I added to the position not too long ago and wanted to take some small profits and reduce exposure.
- Sold 25 (all) shares of $MMM. Dividend increase was anemic again.
- Purchased 35 shares of $GLD. As I learn more about macro investing, I'm starting to dip my toe into blending both macro investing and dividend growth investing. Pretty sure this can work effectively as I manage my asset and sector rotation.
- Purchased 100 shares of $SCHO. See above.
- Still holding my $KR $44 covered call for 02/18. Current price is $46.27 as the stock has been on a hot streak last few days.
- Holding a $WLK $110 covered call for 02/18.
- Flipped $CMCSA and $KMI covered calls for tiny amounts.
- Added $1,000 to the portfolio in savings in February meeting my goal for the year.
- Taking some time to learn more about macro investing. Given the volatility lately, I think there's some educated bets to be placed.
- I think I can integrate into the portfolio via asset & sector allocation management. I'm not a fan of day trading, but I like the concept of smart swing trading when highs and lows are involved.
- Evaluate covered call opportunities.
- Slowly shrink number of positions to ~40 while maintaining a strategic sector breakdown focused on macro trends.
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