5,9% Dividend Increase WDP

Recently Warehouses De Pauw (WDP) went ex-dividend and I noticed an increase 5,9% increase of the yearly dividend from €4,25 to €4,50 per share.

As I own 11 shares of WDP my yearly estimated dividend income will increase with €2,75.

15,9% Dividend Increase Apple

Recently Apple announced an increase of their quarterly dividend from $0,63 to $0,73. This is an increase of 15,9%. The yearly dividend will be $2,92 per share.

I own 10 Apple shares so my estimated dividend income will increase with $4,00 as a result of this dividend increase. My yield on cost after the dividend increase will be up from 1,8% to 2,1%.

April Dividend Report

Monthly Report April:

My April 2018 dividend income reached a total of €289,85. This is up 364% from the €62,40 I received in April 2017. The increase is mainly due to new stock positions in Fortum, Aena and l’Oreal and an increased position in Wereldhave compared to the previous period last year.

I ended April 2018 with a porfolio value of €50.218.

Dividend Income – €289,85:

– Fortum €110,00
– Wereldhave €42,35
– Aena €39,00
– l’Oreal €21,30
– Brown-Forman €20,45
– Novo Nordisk €19,67
– LVMH €10,20
– EPR Properties €8,74
– Coresite Realty €7,93
– Coca-Cola €6,99
– Brown-Forman €3,22


– Purchase 50 shares Flow Traders @ €32,44 (+€32,50 yearly dividend)
– Purchase 5 shares Johnson & Johnson @ $126,90 (+$16,80 yearly dividend)
– Purchase 42 shares Enbridge @ $29,79 (+$87,97 yearly dividend)
– Purchase 48 shares Enbridge @ $31,98 (+$100,54 yearly dividend)
– Sale 200 shares Washington Prime Group @ $7,04 (-$200 yearly dividend)

Dividend Changes:
– l’Oreal yearly dividend 7,6% up from €3,30 to €3,55 (+€1,50 yearly div)
– LVMH yearly dividend 25% up from €4,00 to €5,00 (+€3,00 yearly div)
– Unilever yearly dividend 8% up from €1,43 to €1,55 (+€2,30 yearly div)
– Johnson & Johnson quarterly dividend 7% up from $0,84 to $0,90 (+€3,60 yearly div)

2018 Target Status:
I’m at €8.700 out of €18.000 deposit target (48,3%)
I’m at €604,01 out of €2.200 dividend received target (30,2%)
I’m at €400 out of €5.000 extra mortgage repayments (8,0%)

Purchase 50 shares Flow Traders

This week I bought 50 shares of Flow Traders at a price of €32,44 per share. Current yearly dividend is €0,65 per share so with this purchase I add €32,50 to my yearly estimated dividend income.

Flow Traders is liquidity provider specialized in exchange traded products. I bought the shares of this company, because I expect that they will continue to benefit from the current volitility on the stock exchanges. The income of Flow Traders is mainly the spread between the bid and sell rate of exchange traded products. Due to the recent volatility in the market the first quarter net profit increased from €13,6 million 1Q17 to €109,7 million in 1Q18. This and EPS of €2,36 which brings the PE ratio just based on the Q1 results on 13,7.

I expect that the stock exchanges stay volatile for some more months at least and expect Flow Traders to be a good addition to my share portfolio. Although this stock will be cyclical and EPS will vary a lot based on volumes on the various exchanges where Flow Traders is active.

Yield on cost with the current dividend will be 2,00%.

Sell 200 shares WPG and Purchase 48 shares Enbridge

Today I sold the 200 shares Washington Prime Group which I purchased just about 2 weeks ago. Why? Reuters publiced this article at the 3rd of April.

This article was quoting unnamed sources telling that Washington Prime Group and Namdar Realty are supposedly preparing a bid on retail chain Bon-Ton Stores to save Bon-Ton from banktruptcy. The reason to acquire Bon-Ton would be stay in control to probably be able to more smoothly manage the process of closing the Bon-Ton store to avoid immediant vacancies in their malls.

The Reuters article with unnamed sources was followed up by a publication on the 10th of April by Bon-Ton about a letter of intent received from WPG and partners.

According to the February Investor Update WPG is owning 13 Bon-Ton rented stores. These stores are 0,9% of the annualized base rent.

I personally don’t feel comfortable by the idea that a real estate company is taking over a tenant to keep operating their stores to avoid vacancies. As investor I of course love a management trying to keep the occupancy rate high, but I don’t believe that the management of a real estate company can make a retailer perform better. At this moment I don’t have any information available about the capex / working capital which WPG would put into Bon-Ton.

For me reason to already sell this stock after just owning it for a few weeks. I keep this stock on my watchlist and I will evaluate again to take a position when more facts are available.

My yearly estimated dividend income will drop with $200 as a result of selling the WPG shares, but I don’t feel comfortable keeping this position at the moment.

Just short after selling the shares a court ruling could make it less likely Bon-Ton will be taken over by a combination of Namdar Realty, WPG and asset manager DW Partners. Still not enough information available for me to take back my position in WPG.

I bought 48 shares of Enbridge against a price of $31,98 with the proceeds from the 200 WPG shares I sold. At the start month I made my first purchase of Enbridge shares I now own 90 shares Enbridge.

My yearly estimated dividend income is increasing with $100,54 as a result of this purchase.

Purchase 5 shares Johnson & Johnson

Today I bought 5 more shares of Johnson & Johnson at a price of $126,9. My total number of J&J shares is now 15. With this purchase my average cost of J&J is decreasing from $132,69 to $ 130,76. J&J is down almost 15% down from a 52 week high and moving at a 52 weeks low price so I decided to buy a few more shares.

The estimated yearly dividend of Johnson & Johnson is $3,36 so the purchase of 5 shares will increase my yearly estimated dividend income with $16,80.

The current yield of Johnson & Johnson is 2,65%.