Nestle announces CHF 20 billion ($20.07 billion) share buyback program

European Dividend Aristocrat Nestle SA reported on Thursday that its nine-month sales rose to 3.7%. The Swiss consumer-goods giant also said that it will distribute up to 20 billion Swiss francs ($20.07 billion) to its shareholders between 2020 and 2022. This will happen primarily through buybacks while maintaining its dividend policy. Nestle SA current dividend…

Earnings calendar Q3-2019

The second half of October will be a busy month as far as earnings reports, especially for most of the US dividend stocks and including several dividend aristocrats. Below a selection of key companies reporting on earnings the coming two weeks: Date Company Oct.18th PPG Industries Oct.18th American Express Oct.18th Philip Morris Oct.19th Honeywell Oct.19th…

International dividend portfolio update October

The international dividend portfolio continues to reach new all-time-highs in euros and in US-dollars by end of September 2019. Total portfolio value in USD is 515,970 and 471,550 in euro.  Performance Update Despite a presidential impeachment process, trade tensions between the United States, China, and Europe, slowing economic growth, particularly in Germany, and lack of…

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European Dividend Aristocrats Performance: September 2019

S&P Europe 350® Dividend Aristocrats® measure the performance of S&P Europe 350 constituents that have followed a policy of consistently increasing dividends every year for at least 10 consecutive years. The index benchmark is the S&P Europe 350 index Like the (US) Dividend Aristocrats “big brother”, the European Dividend Aristocrats also tend to outperform its…