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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. 17.65   11.5 1.54 1.75 9.77
AT&T 43.11   18.4 2.34 1.92 4.52
CHEVRON 105.66   153.1 0.69 4.28 4.06
IBM 162.07   13.2 12.30 5.60 3.49
NOVARTIS 83.51   29.8 2.80 2.76 3.34
EXXON MOBIL 94.01   30.2 3.11 3.00 3.20
PROCTER & GAMBLE 85.72   27.0 3.18 2.68 3.14
COCA-COLA 45.83   27.6 1.66 1.40 3.08
INTEL 34.66   16.7 2.07 1.04 3.03
GENERAL ELECTRIC 32.06   42.8 0.75 0.92 2.82
MCDONALDS 128.26   24.7 5.20 3.56 2.80
PEPSICO 109.19   30.8 3.55 3.01 2.77
KIMBERLY-CLARK 134.63   45.0 2.99 3.68 2.76
WAL-MART STORES 73.55   16.3 4.52 2.00 2.72
LOCKHEED MARTIN 257.31   22.0 11.68 6.60 2.60
MICROSOFT 56.57   27.6 2.05 1.44 2.58
BHP BILLITON PLC 24.51   0.0 0.00 0.64 2.57
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 125.03   23.5 5.32 3.20 2.56
CSX 28.48   15.5 1.84 0.72 2.54
HASBRO 80.40   21.0 3.82 2.04 2.52
CONOCOPHILLIPS 40.76   0.0 -4.98 1.00 2.44
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 43.17   28.6 1.51 1.04 2.42
HARRIS 86.56   111.0 0.78 2.00 2.33
AFLAC 73.49   12.1 6.09 1.64 2.24
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 74.61   49.4 1.51 1.56 2.11
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 114.58   21.3 5.37 2.20 1.93
BECTON DICKINSON 173.67   46.3 3.75 2.64 1.51
SEABRIDGE GOLD 12.26   0.0 -0.15 0.00 0.00