Starting the week with a couple small raises

Monday’s seem to be pretty good for dividends.

I almost always get at least a payment or two to start the week and, well, today was no exception.

Eight dividends worth a combined $4.93 hit my Robinhood account. They boosted my October total to nearly $20 ($19.16) and my 2017 total past the $250 mark ($253.17).

One of the dividends was a first-time payer to my Dividend Farm and two of the payments represented slight raises.

That said, here they are …

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank (FITB) was one of the two companies that raised its dividend this quarter. I earned $0.16 for the one share I own – a $0.02 jump from last quarter’s $0.14 payment. FITB, which I own one share of, makes up 0.19% of my portfolio and has appreciated 3.34% since I opened a position.

Republic Services

Republic Services (RSG) was the other company to offer up a raise. It paid me $0.35 for the one share I own – a $0.03 boost from last quarter. RSG makes up .43% of my portfolio and has appreciated 3.14% since it’s been in my portfolio.

Sempra Energy

Sempra Energy (SRE), a relative newcomer to my Dividend Farm, paid me for the first time since I initiated a one-share position. It passed along an $0.82 dividend. SRE makes up .78% of my portfolio and has slipped 2.99% since I’ve owned it.

Cardinal Health

Cardinal Health (CAH) is the only company among today’s dividend payers that I own more than one share of. It passed along a combined $0.92 for the two shares I own. CAH makes up .88% of my portfolio and has dipped 5.80% since I’ve been a shareholder. Buying opportunity? I think yes.

DTE Energy

DTE Energy (DTE) passed along a $0.83 dividend for the one share I own. The company makes up .75% of my portfolio and my position is up 11.41% since I initiated it.

Portland General Electric

Portland General Electric (POR) dished out the fourth dividend payment since I’ve owned a share. The position earned me $0.34 for the second straight quarter. The first two were for slightly less. POR makes up .31% of my portfolio and has jumped a small 2.19% since I’ve owned my one share.

W.P. Carey

W.P. Carey (WPC), one of the several REITs I own, paid me $1.01 for the one share I own. It makes up .48% of my portfolio and has appreciated 9.37% since I’ve owned it.

Cincinnati Financial

Cincinnati Financial (CINF) handed me a $0.50 dividend for the third straight quarter. It makes up .52% of my portfolio and my one-share position has appreciated 4.53% since I initiated it.

March on!

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