Today’s dividends: Lockheed Martin and more

Four more dividends came my way today, with payments from Lockheed Martin, Wingstop, General Motors and Waste Management bringing me to 40 dividends so far this month.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (LMT), one of the strongest companies in my portfolio, passed along a solid $2 dividend for the one share I own. It was my sixth from the company and second straight for the current quarterly amount. My share, which I purchased for $268.59 back in April of 2017, is up almost $70 since (25%).

Wingstop

Wingstop (WING) barely has a dividend at all, but I see that changing in the coming years. I own three shares – shares which earned me a combined $0.21 today ($0.07/share). The company has only been paying a regular dividend for about a year. Hopefully it’ll raise it soon and officially join the dividend-growth club.

General Motors

General Motors (GM) was nice enough to send a $1.52 dividend payment my way today. I own four shares at an average cost of $36.48, which is pretty much where the stock’s trading now. No appreciation, but I’ve certainly enjoyed the 4% dividend yield.

Waste Management

My one share of Waste Management (WM) earned me a $0.47 dividend. It was my fourth payment from the company, and first for $0.47. The last three were for $0.43, meaning it boosted the dividend by 9% between this quarter and last.

This week’s steps

I earned at least one dividend every day this week. I received a combined $1.55 from Home Depot, Daktronics, and Unilever on Thursday, $0.45 from Avery Dennison Wednesday, $1.13 from GameStop and UnitedHealth Tuesday and $1.38 for my three shares of VFC Monday.

Coupled with today’s $4.20, I’m looking at $8.71 for the week.

I made a bunch of purchases this week as well. Thursday, I picked up single shares of Clorox and Kroger. I also bought single shares of General Mills and Sotherly Hotels on Wednesday, a share of Franklin Resources on Tuesday and a share of CVS Health on Monday.

Combined, the purchases boosted my forward annual dividend income by $9.68. I’m up to $634.26, people!

Last week’s steps

Friday’s dividend from Duke Energy, coupled with Thursday’s $5.62Tuesday’s $1.84 and the combined $11.08 from Monday, brought my weekly total to $19.43.

I also made a small purchase Wednesday, picking up a share of CVS.

March on!

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