Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio - Dashboard - April 2021
Stocks & my dividend growth stock portfolio

Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio – April 2021

Let´s talk about money! In this article I will reveal the current status of my dividend growth stock portfolio, including a detailed analysis of my portfolio allocation in terms of market sectors, a region analysis and a forecast about my dividend payments. I have already presented My Personal Long-Term Investment Strategy in detail, but in the following you will find a short summary once again:

  • Long-term buy and hold strategy
  • Focus on big corporations with sustainable business models
  • Dividend yield target of 4% (on costs)
  • Annual average rate of return target of 5-7%
  • 70% portfolio allocation to dividend paying stocks
  • 30% portfolio allocation to growth stocks
  • Combination of value and dividend growth investing, with a bigger allocation to growth stocks

The current status of my portfolio may differ from the above-mentioned targets. These are long-term targets that I would like to achieve on average.

This article series is intended to show you from scratch how building a stock portfolio with a long-term and cash flow-oriented approach could work. I started with this portfolio in August 2020 and will add more funds every month. Due to that, there will be a portfolio update every month (always on weekends when the stock markets are closed). Moreover, I will provide additional information on why I decided to invest in the companies mentioned below, but this will not be part of this article.

Of course, I have to refer to my disclaimer at this point, as none of the following information should be considered as investment advice or recommendation.

Portfolio dashboard – April 2021

The portfolio dashboard provides the most important information and the current status of my portfolio on one page (one click opens it on a separate page):

  • Portfolio balance
  • Dividend statement incl. dividend meter
  • Market sector analysis
  • Region analysis
  • Top positions in terms of portfolio weight
  • Current winner and loser of the portfolio

Portfolio balance – April 2021:

  • Initial investment: €7,820.00
  • Current portfolio value: €9,676.90
  • Profit / loss: €1.856.90 (23.75%)
Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio - Dashboard - April 2021
Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio – Dashboard – April 2021

Portfolio allocation – All companies

In the following you will find an overview of all positions of my portfolio, including their portfolio weight. My 5 largest positions are:

  1. Qualcomm Inc.: 3%
  2. Microsoft Corporation: 3%
  3. Volkswagen Group: 3%
  4. Lenovo Group Limited: 3%
  5. JP Morgan Chase & Co.: 3%
Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio - all companies - April 2021
Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio – all companies – April 2021

Portfolio allocation – Market sector analysis

In the following you will find a market sector analysis of my portfolio. The 5 largest sectors represented in my portfolio are:

  1. Technology: 23%
  2. Financial Sector: 14%
  3. Real Estate: 10%
  4. Chemistry / Pharmaceutical / Healthcare: 9%
  5. Consumer Staples: 9%

The technology and information technology sector together make up about 30% of my portfolio, which provides me a good exposure to growth stocks. However, some sectors are underrepresented in my portfolio, these are e.g. energy / raw material, trading and utility.

Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio - Market sectors - April 2021
Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio – Market sectors – April 2021

Portfolio allocation – Region analysis

In the following you will find a regional analysis of my portfolio. The 5 largest countries represented in my portfolio are:

  1. USA: 74%
  2. Germany: 12%
  3. China: 5%
  4. Great Britain: 4%
  5. Singapur: 2%
Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio - Region analysis - April 2021
Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio – Region analysis – April 2021
Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio - Regions map - April 2021
Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio – Regions map – April 2021

Portfolio analysis – dividends

Currently, my portfolio will provide me an estimated annual dividend return of €241.22 (or €20.10 per month), a dividend yield of 2.50% based on my current portfolio value, respectively a dividend yield on cost of 2.91% based on my initial investment.

Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio - Dividend meter - April 2021
Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio – Dividend meter – April 2021

Portfolio evaluation

After about 8 months invested in the market, the current portfolio rate of return is around 24%, which is more than 3-times above my annual target of 5-7%. This performance was caused by the overall great market development and recovery of many stocks, but in addition to that by the rally of renewable energy stocks, especially of hydrogen stocks, such as Ballard Power or Plug Power. But when the market peaked in February, I sold most of those stocks and reallocated the funds into dividend paying companies.

This helped to balance my allocation to different market sectors. However, I still would like to increase my allocation to sectors that are currently underrepresented in my portfolio, mainly the energy / raw material sector. My allocation to the technology sector increased to 30% due to price appreciation of the stocks I hold.

In terms of geographical diversification, my portfolio is currently over-allocated to companies from the US. This is also mainly driven by price appreciation and the great development of the companies I hold. I will focus on reducing it by adding funds to positions from other countries in the future. In addition to that, I started to increase my allocation to stocks from Asia. But after extended research, I decided to not buy single stocks, but to add ETF’s in order to do that (Emerging Asia and Japan). Moreover, I added an ETF to increase my allocation to Russia as well. I will add funds to these ETF’s on a monthly basis from now on.

The dividend yield of my portfolio did not really change since the last update and remains well below my target of 4%. Due to the great performance of the market, many companies are at a very high valuation right now, leading to lower dividend yields. It is getting more and more difficult to find companies that are fair- or even undervalued, that have great prospects and good financial stability.

Portfolio analysis – all positions

In the following you will find an overview of all positions of my portfolio:

Ticker Symbol

Company name

Shares

Current value

Profit / loss

Profit / loss

Weight

Dividend yield

QCOM

QUALCOMM, Inc.

2.25

€259.28

€24.28

10.3%

2.7%

1.9%

MSFT

Microsoft Corporation

1.14

€247.91

€29.58

13.6%

2.6%

0.9%

VOW3.DE

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP

1

€244.70

€98.72

67.6%

2.5%

2.0%

LHL.F

Lenovo Group Limited

200

€230.00

€81.60

55.0%

2.4%

3.0%

JPM

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

1.8

€229.95

€67.59

41.6%

2.4%

2.4%

AAPL

Apple Inc

2.03

€227.64

€19.03

9.1%

2.4%

0.6%

PYPL

Paypal Holdings Inc

1

€225.23

€50.49

28.9%

2.3%

0.0%

ALV.DE

Allianz SE

1

€218.75

€34.61

18.8%

2.3%

4.4%

V

Visa Inc

1.14

€216.32

€12.01

5.9%

2.2%

0.6%

AVGO

Broadcom Inc

0.53

€213.15

€38.21

21.8%

2.2%

2.9%

MDT

Medtronic PLC

2

€210.17

€15.53

8.0%

2.2%

1.8%

SIE.DE

Siemens AG

1.42

€206.96

€36.38

21.3%

2.1%

2.4%

RIO

Rio Tinto plc

2.94

€206.94

€52.40

33.9%

2.1%

6.6%

HPQ

HP Inc

7

€198.52

€65.17

48.9%

2.1%

2.3%

BX

Blackstone Group Inc

3

€198.50

€59.21

42.5%

2.1%

2.9%

CSCO

Cisco Systems Inc

4.45

€196.18

€37.38

23.5%

2.0%

2.8%

DIS

Walt Disney Co

1.24

€193.50

€53.28

38.0%

2.0%

1.0%

LOW

Lowe`s Companies Inc

1.11

€193.39

€43.40

28.9%

2.0%

1.1%

TXN

Texas Instruments Incorporated

1.21

€193.06

€47.77

32.9%

2.0%

2.2%

BNS

Bank of Nova Scotia

3.71

€192.11

€54.29

39.4%

2.0%

4.6%

IP

International Paper Co

4

€191.52

€26.56

16.1%

2.0%

3.6%

WELL

Welltower Inc

3

€189.51

€34.29

22.1%

2.0%

3.3%

WPC

WP Carey Inc

3

€180.52

€2.05

1.2%

1.9%

5.9%

NVDA

NVIDIA Corporation

0.34

€180.14

€30.14

20.1%

1.9%

0.1%

WM

Waste Management, Inc.

1.6

€179.89

€29.90

19.9%

1.9%

1.7%

BMW.DE

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

2

€176.94

€59.04

50.1%

1.8%

2.8%

BAS.DE

BASF SE

2.43

€176.77

€49.98

39.4%

1.8%

4.5%

TGT

Target Corporation

1

€174.56

€24.59

16.4%

1.8%

1.3%

PG

Procter & Gamble Co

1.51

€172.71

-€2.28

-1.3%

1.8%

2.3%

ABBV

AbbVie Inc

1.91

€172.32

€15.39

9.8%

1.8%

4.9%

MMM

3M Co

1.04

€171.97

€21.98

14.7%

1.8%

3.0%

GOOGL

Alphabet Inc Class A

0.09

€169.56

€19.69

13.1%

1.8%

0.0%

PFE

Pfizer Inc.

5.26

€169.20

€11.36

7.2%

1.8%

4.1%

KO

Coca-Cola Co

3.75

€168.07

€10.28

6.5%

1.7%

3.1%

WMT

Walmart Inc

1.42

€166.59

-€6.45

-3.7%

1.7%

1.6%

O

Realty Income Corp

2.96

€165.64

€8.57

5.5%

1.7%

4.2%

JNJ

Johnson & Johnson

1.2

€162.53

€8.61

5.6%

1.7%

2.5%

SYK

Stryker Corporation

0.76

€162.15

€12.18

8.1%

1.7%

1.0%

SBRA

Sabra Health Care REIT Inc

10.78

€160.52

€17.03

11.9%

1.7%

6.8%

AMZN

Amazon.com, Inc.

0.06

€160.30

€10.98

7.4%

1.7%

0.0%

DLR

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

1.3

€158.08

€8.11

5.4%

1.6%

3.2%

NEE

NextEra Energy Inc

2.31

€156.27

€6.28

4.2%

1.6%

1.9%

EIX

Edison International

3

€153.63

-€1.68

-1.1%

1.6%

4.3%

HRL

Hormel Foods Corp

3.89

€152.06

€2.07

1.4%

1.6%

2.1%

T

AT&T Inc.

6.06

€151.57

-€0.81

-0.5%

1.6%

7.0%

VZ

Verizon Communications Inc.

3

€145.92

-€3.51

-2.4%

1.5%

4.3%

UL

UNILEVER N.V. Common Stock

2.97

€142.47

-€6.14

-4.1%

1.5%

3.6%

VNA.DE

Vonovia SE

2.43

€141.20

-€6.72

-4.5%

1.5%

2.7%

AMD

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

2.05

€140.62

-€11.50

-7.6%

1.5%

0.0%

3CP.F

Xiaomi Corp

50

€139.50

-€16.00

-10.3%

1.4%

0.0%

VERI

Veritone Inc

3

€68.88

€41.61

152.6%

0.7%

0.0%

NIO

Nio Inc - ADR

2

€60.24

€27.28

82.8%

0.6%

0.0%

CSRU

iShares MSCI Russia ADR/GDR UCITS ETF USD (Acc)

0.43

€50.94

€0.95

1.9%

0.5%

0.0%

LCUJ.F

Lyxor Core MSCI Japan (DR) UCITS ETF Acc

3.57

€50.02

€0.00

0.0%

0.5%

0.0%

IWDA

iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)

0.74

€49.99

-€0.01

0.0%

0.5%

0.0%

AASI

Amundi MSCI Em Asia UCITS ETF - EUR (C)

1.29

€49.96

-€0.04

-0.1%

0.5%

0.0%

ISPA

iShares STOXX Global Select Dividend 100 (DE)

1.74

€49.96

-€0.05

-0.1%

0.5%

3.5%

PLUN

Plug Power Inc

2

€44.54

€21.90

96.7%

0.5%

0.0%

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