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A Dividend Portfolio Comparison: Identifying Common Stocks For Further Consideration

Published Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:51:16 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Introduction Someone who is not familiar with investing and who decides to begin investing on their own may find this overwhelming. There is a whole new vocabulary to learn, metrics to understand, stocks to evaluate and much more. There are also groups and newsletters around every corner that bombard new investors with programs, advice, suggestions and promises for success. I personally felt overwhelmed with the learning curve and all the information thrown at me. However, I have come to embrace dividend growth investing as a preferred strategy to obtain my goal of financial independence. I began to follow Seeking Alpha just over two months ago now. This site and many of its authors have provided me great guidance and furthered my understanding of dividend investing. However, as I was attempting to evaluate and build my portfolio I wanted to know which of all the stocks I had selected were also...

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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 22.03   13.6 1.62 1.75 7.85
AT&T 40.73   17.6 2.31 1.92 4.63
CHEVRON 101.27   0.0 -0.39 4.28 4.32
EXXON MOBIL 86.46   34.3 2.52 3.00 3.60
IBM 158.11   12.8 12.30 5.60 3.57
COCA-COLA 42.03   24.2 1.74 1.40 3.29
GENERAL ELECTRIC 29.54   25.0 1.18 0.92 3.08
MCDONALDS 114.79   22.1 5.19 3.56 3.05
PROCTER & GAMBLE 88.23   23.9 3.69 2.68 3.03
KIMBERLY-CLARK 125.22   23.3 5.38 3.68 2.93
NOVARTIS 79.25   28.3 2.80 2.30 2.85
PEPSICO 107.76   30.4 3.55 3.01 2.80
INTEL 37.32   18.0 2.07 1.04 2.78
WAL-MART STORES 70.73   15.2 4.65 2.00 2.77
LOCKHEED MARTIN 242.34   20.8 11.68 7.28 2.69
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 117.27   22.0 5.32 3.20 2.68
HASBRO 79.39   20.8 3.82 2.04 2.56
CONOCOPHILLIPS 43.66   0.0 -5.69 1.00 2.54
MICROSOFT 57.40   28.0 2.05 1.44 2.48
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 41.44   27.4 1.51 1.04 2.46
CSX 29.99   16.3 1.84 0.72 2.40
HARRIS 90.61   35.3 2.57 2.12 2.31
AFLAC 71.56   11.8 6.09 1.64 2.26
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 73.29   47.3 1.55 1.56 2.12
BHP BILLITON PLC 30.06   0.0 0.00 0.60 2.10
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 119.04   22.2 5.37 2.60 1.85
BECTON DICKINSON 176.44   33.5 5.26 2.64 1.48
SEABRIDGE GOLD 11.19   0.0 -0.15 0.00 0.00