Dividend Increase Announcement
On July 25th, Bank of America announced a dividend increase of 20%. This will increase their dividend per quarter from $0.15 to $0.20. It is payable on September 27th for shareholders of record on September 6th. The new quarterly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $0.72 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $0.60 per share.
Wells Fargo Dividend Information
Annual Dividend: $0.72
Berkshire Hathaway recently filed reports disclosing that they have acquired an additional 53.8 million shares since filing earlier this year.
Like all other banks right now, they are having to deal with the potential threat of an even lower net interest income than they have been dealing with over the last quarter.
The company increased their revenue by 2% year over year as well as increasing their earnings 8% year over year.
The bank has been steadily growing their return on assets since 2011.
Dividend Yield: 1.98%
Dividend Growth History: 5 years
Payout Ratio: 23.8%
Dividend Increase Affect On More Dividends
I am currently holding 71.125 shares of Bank of America. With this 20% increase it will add an additional $8.53 to my projected annual dividend income and this doesn’t even take into account the compounding factor! Bank of America is one of my largest holdings and it is really reflected in the effects that this dividend increase will cause going forward.
Bank of America has been one of my best performing positions. I have been steadily snowballing this position while the share price has continued to appreciate over time. I have no intentions of selling this position but I would revel in the chance to add to this position to lower my cost basis.
Until this happens I will continue to hold this position and to allow it to grow even larger over time!
Regardless of how large or small, I love all dividend increases. That is how we end up with More Dividends 😉
Do you currently hold any stock in Bank of America? What do you think of this dividend increase? Just let me know in the comments.
As always I look forward to reading all of your comments and questions, until then….. happy investing!
-Jason from MoreDividends.com
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