|Getting a pay raise while sitting on the couch? Sign me up! Thanks Walgreens for another pay raise!|
It's always great to see one of the companies you own announcing a dividend increase. Last week the Board of Directors at Walgreens-Boots Alliance (WBA) announced yet another dividend increase. The quarterly payout will rise from $0.36 to $0.375. That's a 4.2% increase. Walgreens-Boots Alliance is a Dividend Champion with 41 consecutive years of dividend growth. Shares currently yield 1.82%.
Since I own 69.069 shares of Walgreens-Boots Alliance in my FI Portfolio this raise increased my forward 12-month dividends by $4.14. This is the 4th dividend increase I've received from Walgreens since initiating a position in 2012. Cumulatively my income from Walgreens has increased by 36%!!! Not bad for just 4 years time. According to USInflationCalculator the total rate of inflation over the same time period is just 4.6% so Walgreens has increased my income 8 times faster than inflation.
|Walgreens-Boots Alliance (WBA) Quarterly Dividend Payment History Since 2001|
|Walgreens-Boots Alliance Annualized Growth Rates Since 2001|
|Walgreens-Boots Alliance Dividend Payout Ratios Since 2006|
My forward dividends increased by $4.14 with me doing nothing. That's right, absolutely nothing to contribute to their operations. Based on my portfolio's current yield of 2.91% this raise is like I invested an extra $142 in capital. Except that I didn't! One of the companies I own just decided to send more cash my way.
That's how you can eventually reach the crossover point where your dividends received exceed your expenses. That's DIVIDEND GROWTH INVESTING AT WORK! The beauty of the dividend growth investing strategy is that you build up your dividends through fresh capital investment as well dividend increases from the companies you own.
For a dividend growth investor there's not much that's better than hearing news of a dividend increase. So far this year I've received 29 increases from 25 companies increasing my forward 12-month dividends by $165.46.
My FI Portfolio's forward-12 month dividends increased to $5,606.39 and including my Loyal3 portfolio's forward dividends of $63.67 brings my total taxable account forward dividends to $5,670.06.
Previous increases announced this month:
Cummins Inc (CMI)
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