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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. 25.32   6.2 3.99 2.70 10.66
BHP BILLITON PLC 34.81   9.2 3.74 2.48 7.12
CONOCOPHILLIPS 46.82   34.1 1.35 2.96 6.32
AT&T 33.29   32.9 1.02 1.88 5.65
CHEVRON 80.43   12.0 6.46 4.28 5.32
EXXON MOBIL 75.07   13.3 5.61 2.92 3.89
PROCTER & GAMBLE 71.21   23.5 3.04 2.65 3.72
GENERAL ELECTRIC 25.16   67.4 0.37 0.92 3.66
MCDONALDS 96.25   22.6 4.31 3.40 3.53
IBM 147.98   9.9 15.01 5.20 3.51
INTEL 28.42   11.8 2.36 0.96 3.38
COCA-COLA 39.45   23.0 1.71 1.32 3.35
KIMBERLY-CLARK 107.21   68.6 1.57 3.52 3.28
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 95.17   16.9 5.68 3.00 3.15
WAL-MART STORES 64.94   13.8 4.78 1.96 3.02
PEPSICO 93.53   21.6 4.33 2.81 3.00
LOCKHEED MARTIN 203.90   18.2 11.26 6.00 2.94
MICROSOFT 43.93   30.1 1.46 1.24 2.82
AFLAC 58.67   9.9 5.95 1.56 2.66
CSX 27.80   13.7 2.01 0.72 2.59
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 85.06   17.1 4.97 2.20 2.59
HASBRO 75.51   22.9 3.28 1.84 2.44
HARRIS 77.54   24.2 3.19 1.88 2.42
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 63.35   25.3 2.49 1.52 2.40
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 46.02   29.0 1.58 0.96 2.09
NOVARTIS 98.35   24.9 3.95 1.73 1.76
BECTON DICKINSON 142.83   34.9 4.09 2.40 1.68
SEABRIDGE GOLD 6.30   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00