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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. 32.47   6.9 4.77 2.60 8.01
AT&T 34.01   30.9 1.11 1.88 5.53
BHP BILLITON PLC 47.75   12.4 374.00 2.48 5.19
CONOCOPHILLIPS 67.51   14.8 4.61 2.92 4.33
CHEVRON 109.87   10.8 10.13 4.28 3.90
MCDONALDS 98.74   21.8 4.45 3.40 3.44
GENERAL ELECTRIC 26.80   237.8 0.11 0.92 3.43
PROCTER & GAMBLE 81.00   24.0 3.37 2.65 3.27
COCA-COLA 40.89   25.6 1.59 1.32 3.23
EXXON MOBIL 86.97   11.5 7.59 2.76 3.17
KIMBERLY-CLARK 111.64   29.8 3.75 3.52 3.15
LOCKHEED MARTIN 195.37   5.1 38.71 6.00 3.07
INTEL 32.08   13.7 2.35 0.96 2.99
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 101.08   18.0 5.59 3.00 2.97
PEPSICO 95.17   22.3 4.29 2.62 2.75
IBM 169.78   10.4 15.75 4.40 2.59
MICROSOFT 47.87   17.3 2.48 1.24 2.59
HASBRO 71.61   22.4 3.20 1.84 2.57
WAL-MART STORES 79.84   16.0 496.00 1.96 2.45
AFLAC 64.19   9.9 6.50 1.56 2.43
HARRIS 81.10   16.2 5.05 1.88 2.32
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 69.17   29.2 2.36 1.52 2.20
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 94.63   19.4 4.88 1.94 2.05
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 48.32   42.9 113.00 0.96 1.99
CSX 37.12   18.3 1.98 0.72 1.94
BECTON DICKINSON 144.33   24.8 5.83 2.40 1.66
NOVARTIS 104.28   24.4 4.33 1.73 1.66
SEABRIDGE GOLD 6.20   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00