Kinder Morgan Dividend Increase

Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) announced a 4.08% increase in its cash dividend! The quarterly cash dividend will increase from $0.49 to $0.51 per share and payable on Nov 13, 2015 to shareholders on record as of Nov 02, 2015. The annual dividend rate goes up from $1.96 to $2.04. Yield going forward is 6.49%. This is Kinder Morgan’s 15th dividend raise since going public in Feb 2011.

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Consolidated Edison – Slow And Steady Growth While Bringing Stability To Your Portfolio

Consolidated Edison Inc (ED) is a regulated electric, gas and steam utility delivery company serving New York City and Westchester County. The company serves 3.4M customers and is an iconic dividend growing company loved for its long track record of not only paying dividends but raising them for 41 consecutive years.

Electric utilities in general have seen slower sales industry-wide amid a combination of energy conservation, energy efficiency and shift towards independent power generation/natural gas usage. The utility sector is a stable slow-growth sector that is revered during recessions by investors. ConEd fits the bill slowly and steadily growing the business over the course of years and is increasing its investments in the gas and electric segments over the coming years. Is it worth your investment dollars?

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Sector Overview – Fertilizer Companies

This article provides a sector overview of the Fertilizer Companies. Fertilizer companies are an excellent investment vehicle for investors looking in the agricultural space. The world population continues to grow and with that comes the added stress on resources such as arable land, water table, pests and land overuse. In order keep up with the demand of feeding the world, farmers have had to resort to using genetically modified crops coupled with liberal use of fertilizers.

My previous articles in the Sector Overview garnered plenty of interest as you readers found it valuable. So, without further ado, here’s a sector overview for the Fertilizer Companies.

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Chatter Around the World – 118

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.

China's Middle Class Overtakes the US

China’s Middle Class Overtakes the US

Image Source: Quartz

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 1.81% from $0.55 to $0.56 per share. This dividend increase is the company’s thirteenth consecutive quarterly increase. The dividend will be paid on Nov 16, 2015 to shareholders on record as of Nov 02, 2015; and ex-div date of Oct 29, 2015. The new dividend rate results in an annualized yield of 6.32%.

My portfolio consists of 103 shares of Omega Healthcare, which increases my annual OHI dividends from $226.60 to $230.72, an increase of $4.12.