Mid-year 2023 Portfolio Update
I made changes to my portfolios in 2023 and updated all my portfolio pages. This year has been a stinker if you’re gauging performance by stock price. Dividend income however continues to be steady and rising. Dividend growth across all three of my portfolios is about 3% while total value of my portfolio is down […]
Cash competing with dividend stocks
Higher interest rates means government-bonds and FDIC insured bank accounts can provide yield without the risk inherent in owning equities. Because U.S. government bonds are considered to be safer than even blue-chip stocks, some investors say it is difficult to justify putting money in the relatively risky stock market. The extra yield from a dividend-paying […]
Closed-end funds hit hard by down market
A Pacific Investment Management Co. California municipal-bond fund slashed dividends by 45% this month, while a Nuveen LLC stock fund endured a 7% cut. Eaton Vance Management in November cut distributions across six stock funds by as much as 24%. Six BlackRock muni funds endured at least two payout cuts last year, with dividends falling by as much as […]
Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) raises dividend 23%
PAGP announced a corresponding quarterly cash distribution of $0.2675 per Class A share ($1.07 per Class A share on an annualized basis), which also reflects a $0.05 increase from the distribution paid in November 2022 ($0.20 per unit increase, or 23%, on an annualized basis). Yahoo!
Omega Healthcare dividend on the bubble?
Tuesday Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) issued an investor presentation that contained a warning of a decline in cash flow in the first quarter of 2023. The company proposed restructuring two large tenants, LaVie and Mapelwood because they are not covering rent obligations. As a result, Omega will be divesting 11 LaVie properties and placed Maplewood […]
Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) Raises Distribution; 24th straight year of growth
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) announced today that the board of directors of its general partner declared a quarterly cash distribution to be paid to Enterprise common unitholders with respect to the fourth quarter of 2022 of $0.49 per unit, or $1.96 per unit on an annualized basis. This quarterly distribution will be paid February […]