2021 is over and it’s time to look at the December 2021 dividends.
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