Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dividend Update-August 2013

Now that August has passed by it is time to look back at my favorite aspect of my investments.  How many dividends my investments were able to throw off in August 2013.  I am looking forward to reading everyone else's results in August and expect September to be a huge month for many of us!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Some Recent Dividend announcements

Remember buying the stock the day before the ex date gets you the dividend.  In most cases you must purchase the stock 3 full business days (ex date) before the record date to receive the dividend.

American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) ex date: 08/06/13  Payment date: 8/15/13 $0.07583/share

Cole Real Estate Investments (COLE) record dates of 8/30/13, 9/30/13, and 10/31/13  Payment dates of 09/03/13, 10/1/13, and 11/1/13 $0.06/share

Southside Bancshares (SBSI) record date 08/22/13 and payment date of 09/05/13 $0.20/share

Windstream Corp (WIN) record date 09/30/13 and payment date of 10/15/13 $0.25/share

Roundy's Inc. (RNDY) record date 08/19/13 and payment date of 08/26/13 $0.12/share (ROTH)

Kimberly Clark Corporation (KMB) ex date of 09/04/13 and payment date of 10/2/13 $0.81/share (ROTH)

Horizon Technology Finance Corp (HRZN) ex dates 08/15/13, 09/16/13, 10/15/13, and 11/15/13 and payment dates of 09/16/13, 10/15/13, 11/15/13, and 12/16/13 $0.115/share

Fifth Street Finance Corp (FSC) ex dates of 08/13/13, 09/11/13, 10/11/13, and 11/13/13 and payment dates of 08/30/13, 09/30/13, 10/31/13, and 11/29/13 $0.0958/share

Wheeler REIT (WHLR) ex date was 07/31/2013 and payment date of 08/31/13 of $0.035/share

Prospect Capital Corp (PSEC) ex date 08/28/2013 and payment date of 09/19/2013 of $0.110200

These Prospect dividends previously announced on 06/17/2013

ex date of 09/26/2013 and payment date of 10/24/2013 of $0.110225
ex date of 10/29/13 and payment date of 11/21/2013 of $0.110250
ex date of 11/26/2013 and payment date of 12/19/2013 of $0.110275
ex date of 12/27/13 and payment date of 01/23/2014 of $0.110300

Full Disclosure: Long ARCP, COLE, SBSI, RNDY, WIN, KMB, HRZN, FSC, WHLR, and PSEC

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Dividend update July 2013

Now that July has passed and we are beginning the month of August I will update my dividends received in July 2013.  The market has been on a prolonged upswing throughout most of this year and makes it hard to find many bargains.  I think that still the best way to track progess is the income that your investments generate in the form of dividends.  Capital appreciation can always be nice, but cannot go on forever.  Besides in the accumulation phase it is not always good as it risks you paying for overvalued stocks.  Still in the long run my investment thesis will remain to search and acquire shares in high quality dividend paying stocks.  It is inspiring to see dividends grow month after month.  It is a blessing to be able to be a new member of this community of investors interested in becoming Financially Independent as soon as possible.