Tuesday, December 25, 2012

2012 Dividend Growth Update

This portfolio had held 28 positions this year, currently holding 27. Of the 28 positions, 26 of them raised the dividend, 1 lowered the dividend, and the other position initiated a dividend.

This is how the dividend income has grown since the inception of Project $3 Million:

2009 - $684.38
2010 - $1,693.33
2011 - $2,404.02
2012 - $2,808.46 - up 16.8% over 2011

Here is how the dividend growth broke down:

LMT - 15.0%
MMP - 14.6%
BP -- 14.2%
CVX - 11.1%
PM -- 10.4%
ADP - 10.1%
MCD - 10.0%
KO -- 8.5%
GIS - 8.2%
MO -- 7.3%
D --- 7.1%
JNJ - 7.0%
PG -- 7.0%
CL -- 6.9%
DEO - 6.9%
ABT - 6.3%
KMP - 5.9%
KMB - 5.7%
EPD - 5.3%

PEP - 4.4%
SO -- 3.7%
SYY - 3.7%
HCN - 3.5%
VZ -- 3.0%
O --- 2.0%
NUE - 0.7%

FTR - <46.7%>

KRFT initiated a dividend to start in January 2013 which would yield 4.4% at today's price.

ABT is no longer in the portfolio, having switched it out for KRFT.

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