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Dividend Income Progress Update - June 2011

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July 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ , PEP , UTX

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in May, extending the streak to 12 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 41 of the last 43 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and updated in my 2011 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.

Click here for a Detailed Historical Progress Table.

For the month, annualized dividend income increased $378, and Yield on Cost (YOC) was up 0.03%. This month's changes were a net of new purchases and dividend changes. There were no sales in June. Let's examine each of the these categories:

Purchases: The $285 increase in annual dividend income and no change (0.00%) in YOC related to the following purchases (yield at the time of purchase):

- $124 Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) 5.4%
- $85 ConocoPhillips (COP) 3.7%
- $76 Genuine Parts Company (GPC) 3.2%

All the above purchases, except CINF, lowered my YOC. As noted in earlier updates, I generally expect YOC to drop in most months since new investments will yield less than my current YOC, and dividend increases will not be sufficient to offset the decline.

Dividend Changes: The $93 increase in annual dividend income and the 0.03% increase in YOC related to the following dividend changes (a=dividend stated in annual terms, q=quarterly, m=monthly):

- ($14) U.S. Preferred Stock Index (PFF) $2.33a>$2.29a
- $9 Chevron Corp. (CVX) $0.72a>$0.78a
- $31 United Technologies Corp. (UTX) $0.425q>$0.48q
- $29 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $0.54q>$0.57q
- $29 Genuine Parts Company (GPC) $0.41q>$0.45q
- $9 Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) $0.48q>$0.515q

Sales: There were no sales in June.

After June, I am still on track to reach my goal of $15,500 in annualized dividend income by December 31, 2011.

That's it for this time. The next monthly progress update will be early August.

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