2021 is over and it’s time to look at the December 2021 dividends.
December pretty much follows the September and June cycle of dividends which were the worse performing months in the past. So it’s no big surprise that the December performance is a bit lacking.
Month over month comparisons seem a bit unfair because it’s not like the companies that gave dividends this month were the ones that gave dividends last month. I have settled for a quarter over quarter performance or rather trying to line up the same cycles. I am a bit excited since in a few months I will be able to do month over month comparisons which should take away some of the confusion.
From a dividend performance standpoint, I got dividends from 18 different companies for a total of $39.18 during the month of December. There were dividend increases from two companies and one company restarted dividends after pausing it for a while.
Exxon increased its dividend by a penny going from $0.87 in September to $0.88 in December.
Simon Property increased its dividend by 10% going from $1.50 to $1.65.
Ford restarted their dividend program and gave $0.10 per share in the month of December. Ford had stopped their dividend program in early 2020.
Wells Fargo (WFC) – $1.00
Ford (F) – $1.00
Helmerich & Payne (HP) – $0.25
Invesco (IVZ) – $6.29
Bath & Body Works (BBWI) – $2.55
Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) – $3.33
Valero (VLO) – $0.98
Discover (DFS) – $0.50
Exxon Mobil (XOM) – $0.88
Walgreens (WBA) – $6.21
Target (TGT) – $3.60
3M (MMM) – $7.40
Kinross (KGC) – $0.30
Kraft Heinz (KHC) – $1.20
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) – $0.48
Gilead (GILD) – $1.42
Simon Property (SPG) – $1.65
Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF (SPHD) – $0.14