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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 81.89   24.1 3.49 5.56 6.79
AT&T 36.59   10.5 340.00 1.84 5.03
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 51.23   13.4 3.75 2.45 4.78
GENERAL ELECTRIC 25.45   17.5 1.46 0.88 3.46
CONOCOPHILLIPS 84.71   13.1 651.00 2.92 3.45
HASBRO 50.69   21.0 2.43 1.72 3.39
MCDONALDS 95.82   17.4 5.52 3.24 3.38
BHP BILLITON PLC 71.02   12.6 5.58 2.36 3.32
PROCTER & GAMBLE 78.65   21.4 3.71 2.57 3.27
CHEVRON 132.42   13.0 1027.00 4.28 3.23
KIMBERLY-CLARK 107.09   19.4 5.57 3.36 3.14
LOCKHEED MARTIN 169.33   17.5 9.70 5.32 3.14
COCA-COLA 40.35   21.7 187.00 1.22 3.02
PEPSICO 90.14   20.5 4.43 2.62 2.91
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 101.96   18.9 5.41 2.80 2.75
EXXON MOBIL 103.55   14.1 739.00 2.76 2.67
INTEL 34.19   17.0 2.02 0.90 2.63
MICROSOFT 43.89   16.7 2.63 1.12 2.55
WAL-MART STORES 75.44   15.7 4.82 1.92 2.55
HARRIS 68.15   16.7 4.34 1.68 2.47
AFLAC 63.14   9.9 645.00 1.48 2.34
IBM 194.57   12.4 15.81 4.40 2.26
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 66.36   29.1 232.00 1.44 2.17
CSX 30.52   17.3 178.00 0.64 2.10
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 42.75   30.8 139.00 0.88 2.06
NOVARTIS 88.21   22.4 3.92 1.79 2.03
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 83.50   22.5 3.77 1.68 2.01
BECTON DICKINSON 118.86   25.0 475.00 2.18 1.83
SEABRIDGE GOLD 8.31   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00