CSX Corp Dividend Stock Analysis

CSX Corp (CSX) is the third largest railroad company in North America. The company operates 21,000 miles of network serving 23 states east of the Mississippi River including two Canadian provinces – Ontario and Quebec. CSX Corp operates in one of the widest moat industries – railroads. The company serves probably most important geographic region in North America – the eastern US, serving 2/3 of the population and over 60% of US industrial production. The company has a diversified traffic volume including intermodal, industrial, agricultural, construction and coal.

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Sector Overview – Healthcare REITs

Healthcare REITs provide a great investment opportunity that has caught the attention of investors over the last decade or two. The focus of these real estate companies is, as the name suggests, on healthcare. Companies in this sector hold interest in senior housing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings, hospitals etc. Some of these companies may hold interest in only one or two of the mentioned building types, while others may be more diversified. My Sector Overview – Utilities post generated a lot of interest from readers and I decided that a Sector Overview – Healthcare REITs would provide some good visibility for investors considering this sector.

Why Invest in Healthcare REITs

The case of investing in healthcare REITs is really strong when one simply looks at the demographics. The richest generation — the baby boomers — is now starting to retire. According to this 2010 research report from Pew Research, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 each day for 19 years! Baby boomers make 26% of the total US population, and considering that most of them will require long-term care as they get older (our elderly now live longer thanks to the advancement in health and medical care), the investing case is pretty sound.

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Chatter Around the World – 105

Chatter Around the World is a curated weekly update of articles related to economics, investing, dividends and personal finance. In these weekly updates, I also capture my blog updates and news related to my portfolio holdings.


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Let’s dive into the links that caught my attention this week.

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Omega Healthcare Dividend Increase

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI) announced that its quarterly dividend will be raised by 1.85% from $0.54 to $0.55 per share. This dividend increase is the company’s twelfth consecutive quarterly increase. The dividend will be paid on Aug 17, 2015 to shareholders on record as of Jul 31, 2015. The new dividend rate results in an annualized yield of 6.23%.


My portfolio consists of 102 shares of Omega Healthcare, which increases my annual OHI dividends from $220.32 to $224.40, an increase of $4.08.