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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... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
KINDER MORGAN ENERGY 102.03   34.2 2.98 5.60 5.49
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 47.85   10.6 4.52 2.55 5.33
AT&T 35.13   10.8 326.00 1.84 5.24
BHP BILLITON PLC 50.84   9.8 518.00 2.48 4.88
CONOCOPHILLIPS 70.83   12.1 584.00 2.92 4.12
CHEVRON 115.11   10.6 1086.00 4.28 3.72
MCDONALDS 96.22   18.9 5.09 3.40 3.53
GENERAL ELECTRIC 26.87   18.1 1.48 0.88 3.28
LOCKHEED MARTIN 189.15   19.1 9.89 6.00 3.17
HASBRO 58.14   20.3 2.86 1.72 2.96
KIMBERLY-CLARK 114.16   20.2 5.65 3.36 2.94
EXXON MOBIL 94.48   11.9 7.95 2.76 2.92
PROCTER & GAMBLE 88.88   25.1 3.54 2.57 2.89
COCA-COLA 44.29   24.6 1.80 1.22 2.75
IBM 161.95   10.2 15.93 4.40 2.72
PEPSICO 99.35   22.0 4.52 2.62 2.64
HARRIS 71.57   14.3 4.99 1.88 2.63
AFLAC 59.68   9.4 638.00 1.56 2.61
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 107.21   17.8 6.04 2.80 2.61
MICROSOFT 47.75   18.7 2.55 1.24 2.60
INTEL 36.90   17.6 2.09 0.90 2.44
WAL-MART STORES 84.98   17.9 4.76 1.92 2.26
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 68.69   30.1 228.00 1.44 2.10
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 95.53   21.6 4.42 1.94 2.03
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 44.25   40.5 109.00 0.88 1.99
NOVARTIS 95.56   23.0 4.15 1.79 1.87
BECTON DICKINSON 141.26   23.5 6.01 2.40 1.70
CSX 37.91   20.6 1.84 0.64 1.69
SEABRIDGE GOLD 7.64   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00