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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 93.51   38.0 2.52 5.60 5.99
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 45.78   10.1 4.53 2.55 5.57
AT&T 34.40   10.5 3.26 1.84 5.35
BHP BILLITON PLC 52.30   10.3 5.18 2.48 4.74
CONOCOPHILLIPS 70.75   10.8 6.49 2.92 4.13
MCDONALDS 92.73   18.2 5.09 3.40 3.67
CHEVRON 117.14   11.2 10.48 4.28 3.65
GENERAL ELECTRIC 25.66   17.4 1.49 0.88 3.43
LOCKHEED MARTIN 186.43   18.8 9.89 6.00 3.22
HASBRO 57.62   20.2 2.86 1.72 2.99
COCA-COLA 40.96   22.5 1.80 1.22 2.98
PROCTER & GAMBLE 86.54   24.4 3.54 2.57 2.97
KIMBERLY-CLARK 113.44   20.1 5.65 3.36 2.96
EXXON MOBIL 94.59   12.1 7.85 2.76 2.92
PEPSICO 94.69   21.1 4.52 2.62 2.77
HARRIS 68.56   13.7 5.00 1.88 2.74
IBM 163.46   10.3 15.93 4.40 2.69
MICROSOFT 46.62   18.2 2.55 1.24 2.66
INTEL 33.92   16.1 2.09 0.90 2.65
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 105.56   17.4 6.03 2.80 2.65
WAL-MART STORES 76.39   16.0 4.78 1.92 2.51
AFLAC 59.90   9.4 6.33 1.48 2.47
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 65.85   28.9 2.28 1.44 2.19
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 89.54   20.3 4.42 1.94 2.17
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 42.74   38.9 109.00 0.88 2.06
NOVARTIS 91.31   24.4 3.79 1.79 1.96
CSX 35.40   19.2 1.84 0.64 1.81
BECTON DICKINSON 126.77   25.7 4.93 2.18 1.72
SEABRIDGE GOLD 7.69   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00