Welcome to My Dividend Report. This Report is dedicated to tracking my quarterly dividend income. Many of you already know I love Growth and Income stocks as a great way to beat inflation while companies pay you to wait while they execute there growth plans. My Goal is to average $5,000/month or $15,000/ quarter in dividend income.
Current Dividend Income
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Money Sense With Kyle Quarterly Dividend Income
My dividend income is devised of investments in Altria (MO) in the Tobacco Industry and Blackstone Group (BX) in the Asset Management Industry. Blackstone Group current stock price $44.42 and dividend yield 5.0 % (.54/share $2.17/year pays a fluctuating dividend based on company results. Altria's current stock price $47.35 and dividend yield 6.76 % (.80/share $3.20/year) pays a consistent dividend and has raised the dividend 53 times the past 49 years. As you can see in the chart above annual total dividend payout dropped (-15.9%) in 2016 due to Blackstone Group reporting market fluctuations. 2017 and 2018 bounced back at 15.2% and 13.0% increase in total annual income. Also in 2018 Altria raised the dividend twice 6.1% and 14.3% for a total 20.4% dividend increase in 2018 due to the Trump administration corporate tax cuts. Altria's corporate tax rate dropped from 35% down to 21% which freed up a lot of cash to be distributed back to stockholders in the form of dividends and stock buy backs. This is why Growth and Dividend stocks make good Money Sense. I will see you next quarter and report the distribution.