In this post I am talking about my actual experience. In most of these accounts there was activity besides the original investment. Why I want to talk about actual experience is because life is messy. I will talk about the theory behind original yields and dividend growth and the percentage of the cost that dividends could cover in another post.
One of the earliest stocks I bought that I still have is Bank of Montreal (TSX-BMO). I bought this stock in 1983 just over 31 years ago. It is a great illustration of why I like dividend growth stocks. On my original investment, I am earning a dividend yield of 44.23%. I paid $7.28 per share when I bought this stock and the current dividend is $3.22 per shares. On my shares I have collected $44.84 per share of dividends or I have collected 615.9% of my cost in dividends.
My dividends on BMO have grown at 6.24% per year. My original dividend yield was 6.73%. The current dividend yield for this stock is 4.05%. This historical median dividend yield is 4.62%. The historical median dividend yield is important as it says where the yield is most likely to be most of the time.
I bought Fortis Inc. (TSX-FTS) in 1987 some 27 years ago. I am making a dividend yield of 29.27% on my original investment. I have received $17.69 in dividends per share on shares costing $4.65. I have received dividends equal to 380.23% of my cost.
My dividends on Fortis have grown at 5.47% per year. My original dividend yield was 6.88%. The current dividend yield is 3.5% and the historical median dividend yield is 3.67%
I bought RioCan Real Estate (TSX-REI.UN) for my Trading Account in 2000 some 15 years ago. I am making a dividend yield of 16.89% on my original investment. I paid $13.39 for my shares in this company in my Trading Account as I bought this stock on 3 different occasions. I have received in dividends $16.13 per share or 120.46% of my costs.
My Dividends have grown at 1.92% per year. When I first bought this stock the dividend yield was 12.75%. The current dividend yield is 5.1%. The historical median dividend yield is 7.81%.
I bought Canadian National Railway (TSX-CNR) almost 10 years ago. I am making 6.93% dividend yield on my original investment. I paid $19.11 per share for my shares in this company. I have collected $5.62 per share and so my dividends have covered 27.8% of the cost of my shares.
My dividends have grown at 18.48% per year. When I bought this stock my dividend yield was 1.39%. The current dividend yield for this stock is 1.43%. The historical median dividend yield is 1.44%.
I also Bought Metro Inc. (TSX-MRU) some 10 years ago. I am currently earning 7.93% in dividends on my original stock purchase price. I paid $5.89 per share for this stock and I have earned $2.45 per share in dividends. Dividends paid to date cover some 41.6% of the original stock cost.
Dividends have grown at 14.9% per year. When I bought this stock my dividend yield was 1.87%. The current dividend yield is 1.51%. The historical median dividend yield is 1.44%.
My stock Computer Modeling Group (TSX-CMG) is a little charmer. I bought this in 2008, just less than 7 years ago. I am earning 17.39% on my original investment. I have so far collected $2.42 per share in dividends and the stock cost me $3.15. That is dividends have paid for 76.7% of the share price. I was originally earning 5.2% dividend yield when I bought this stock.
Dividends have grown at 20.43% per year. When I bought this stock my dividend yield was 5.22%. The current dividend yield is 2.73%. The historical median dividend yield is 3.52%.
In the chart below, the Yield is the one I am getting on my original investment. The Collect Div refers to the amount in dividends per share I have so far collected. The Div % of Cost is showing how much of my stock's original cost is covered by the dividends I have received so far. The Div Grth refers to the rate my dividends have been growing since I bought the stock. The Years refers to the number of years I have held the stock.
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