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How Much Stock Dividend Did I Receive in 2007?

Contributed by mm | December 3, 2007 6:25 AM PST

dividend.jpgMy fellow personal finance blogger 2million did an interesting exercise to tabulate all stock dividend income he received in 2007. While I'm not exactly boasting my self as a dividend investor, my value investing style drives me to many companies that pay handsome dividends. Therefore, I found it is quite useful to ask myself the question: how much stock dividend did I receive in 2007?

The quick answer: over $5,000. The table below includes the line item details, including expected Q4 dividend that has already been announced but not yet paid out.

2007dividend.jpg

While the annual dividend receipt of $5,000 is quite insignificant compared with my portfolio size of over $850,000, bear in mind it only comes from my individual stock holdings, which grew from about $200,000 at the start of the year to about $280,000 by the end of November. The $5,000 dividend payout, therefore, represents about a 2.0% dividend yield for my individual stock holdings.

It is amazing that at one point in November, Bank of America is yielding 6% and Citigroup is yielding 7%. It reminds me of 2002-2004 where I invested in R. J. Reynolds and Altria when they were facing apparently huge litigation risks and yielded over 5%. Am I bottom fishing again?

This Post Has Received 3 Comments. Share Your Opinions Too.


10KPortfolio Commented on December 3, 2007

Very nice dividend income!


The Dividend Guy Commented on December 3, 2007

I Love Dividend income and keep track of it. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing that income grow year after year.

The Bank yields are good right now - there are still the risks of dividend cuts but it is a risk I have taken while adding to my Citigroup holdings.


2million Commented on December 3, 2007

If you took that $280k and moved it all into a high yield stock (such as Citi) with a 6% dividend you would be looking at over $16k in annual dividends. Tempting isn't it?


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