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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 95.36   37.7 2.52 5.60 5.87
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 44.73   10.7 4.14 2.50 5.59
AT&T 33.87   10.3 326.00 1.84 5.43
BHP BILLITON PLC 52.86   10.3 5.18 2.48 4.69
CONOCOPHILLIPS 70.07   10.8 6.49 2.92 4.17
MCDONALDS 91.67   17.9 5.09 3.40 3.71
CHEVRON 115.91   11.1 1048.00 4.28 3.69
GENERAL ELECTRIC 25.64   17.1 1.49 0.88 3.43
LOCKHEED MARTIN 181.33   18.3 9.89 6.00 3.31
PROCTER & GAMBLE 85.16   21.3 3.91 2.57 3.02
HASBRO 57.61   20.1 2.86 1.72 2.99
KIMBERLY-CLARK 113.10   19.8 5.65 3.36 2.97
COCA-COLA 41.03   22.7 1.80 1.22 2.97
EXXON MOBIL 94.49   11.9 7.85 2.76 2.92
HARRIS 67.33   13.4 5.00 1.88 2.79
PEPSICO 94.60   20.7 4.52 2.62 2.77
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 103.13   17.0 6.03 2.80 2.72
IBM 162.08   10.2 15.93 4.40 2.71
INTEL 33.18   15.6 2.09 0.90 2.71
MICROSOFT 46.13   17.6 2.55 1.24 2.69
AFLAC 58.54   9.2 6.33 1.48 2.53
WAL-MART STORES 76.38   16.0 4.78 1.92 2.51
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 87.98   19.8 4.42 1.94 2.21
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 65.35   27.2 239.00 1.44 2.20
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 42.46   38.9 109.00 0.88 2.07
NOVARTIS 90.15   23.5 3.79 1.79 1.99
CSX 35.30   19.0 1.84 0.64 1.81
BECTON DICKINSON 125.73   25.4 493.00 2.18 1.73
SEABRIDGE GOLD 7.69   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00