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                                 ISIN Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P.
US01877R1086 15.69   10.2 1.54 2.70 16.49
AT&T
US00206R1023 38.64   16.5 2.34 1.92 4.96
CHEVRON
US1667641005 102.40   41.8 2.45 4.28 4.12
NOVARTIS
US66987V1098 76.81   27.4 2.80 2.76 3.59
IBM
US4592001014 150.47   11.4 13.19 5.20 3.49
PROCTER & GAMBLE
US7427181091 79.76   25.1 3.18 2.68 3.35
EXXON MOBIL
US30231G1022 88.03   22.9 3.85 2.92 3.30
INTEL
US4581401001 31.11   13.2 2.35 1.04 3.28
COCA-COLA
US1912161007 44.68   26.9 1.66 1.40 3.14
GENERAL ELECTRIC
US3696041033 30.90   41.2 0.75 0.92 2.97
KIMBERLY-CLARK
US4943681035 125.70   42.0 2.99 3.68 2.97
MICROSOFT
US5949181045 49.87   39.6 1.26 1.44 2.89
WAL-MART STORES
US9311421039 69.30   15.2 4.57 2.00 2.88
LOCKHEED MARTIN
US5398301094 232.72   20.6 11.30 6.60 2.82
MCDONALDS
US5801351017 127.92   24.6 5.20 3.56 2.77
PEPSICO
US7134481081 102.63   29.3 3.50 2.81 2.74
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
US4781601046 112.48   20.4 5.50 3.00 2.66
CSX
US1264081035 27.27   14.1 1.93 0.72 2.63
HARRIS
US4138751056 80.05   125.1 0.64 2.00 2.48
HASBRO
US4180561072 84.64   22.6 3.74 2.04 2.39
ABBOTT LABORATORIES
US0028241000 40.42   25.0 1.62 1.04 2.37
AFLAC
US0010551028 69.01   11.3 6.09 1.64 2.37
BHP BILLITON PLC
US05545E2090 27.51   0.0 0.00 0.64 2.33
COLGATE PALMOLIVE
US1941621039 71.16   47.1 1.51 1.56 2.25
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS
US4523081093 104.57   20.1 5.21 2.20 2.09
CONOCOPHILLIPS
US20825C1045 48.11   0.0 -3.58 1.00 2.08
BECTON DICKINSON
US0758871091 161.93   49.5 3.27 2.64 1.64
SEABRIDGE GOLD
CA8119161054 14.12   0.0 -0.15 0.00 0.00