Here is the dividend income report for April, 2015.
The monthly dividend income came out to $261.30. The yearly income total for 2015 through the end of the month was $1441.12.
The income for April, 2014 was $196.43, and the yearly income for 2014 through the end of April was $1130.58.
There is not really a whole lot to report. I have not been able to devote as much time to my stocks as I would like. My plan was to listen to conference calls more. I am looking at buying shares in water utilities. I am also thinking about putting some of my savings into a taxable account, and either buying more stocks or perhaps some ETFs. I did buy some ADM in early April. My goal at the beginning of the year was to buy something once a month. So far I have only made three purchases in four months. Hopefully the adage “Sell in May and go away” will hold true this year, and some stocks will be selling for lower prices.
I notice that PE ratios are still going upward. Perhaps there is some difference in the economy that I cannot articulate that is pushing the media PE ratios up for some valid reason, and the rising ratios is not a sign of some sort of bubble or excess. I know the gold bugs, inflationistas and austerians say rising stock prices is a sign that the economy is a sham and it will all collapse any day now. They have been saying this for at least five years. Some have said it their whole lives, regardless of what is going on. I have been saying for a year now that I hope/think that PE ratios will stop climbing, but that does not seem to be happening. I might just start buying and hope for the best. I plan on holding everything I buy for a few decades, if not the rest of my life, so while I don’t like the idea of paying more than necessary, it is not quite the disaster it would be for someone who relies solely on price.
Here is a table with the year-to-date amounts, the monthly amounts, and the three- and twelve-month moving averages for each April from 2011 through 2015:
Here are the stocks and the income amounts for April, 2015:
- Automatic Data Processing: $28.60
- Chubb Corp: $58.13
- Coca-Cola Co: $36.48
- MDU Resources Group Inc.: $10.29
- Kimberly-Clark: $49.76
- Illinois Tool Works: $26.28
- Piedmont Natural Gas Inc: $20.10
- Sysco Corp: $17.00
- RPM International Inc.: $14.66