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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
AT&T 34.64   29.0 1.19 1.88 5.43
BHP BILLITON PLC 49.40   13.4 3.74 2.48 5.02
CONOCOPHILLIPS 64.40   14.2 4.61 2.92 4.53
CHEVRON 105.90   10.5 10.13 4.28 4.04
GENERAL ELECTRIC 26.11   17.2 1.51 0.92 3.52
MCDONALDS 100.00   20.5 4.82 3.40 3.40
KIMBERLY-CLARK 110.41   28.2 3.89 3.52 3.19
EXXON MOBIL 88.04   11.6 7.65 2.76 3.13
COCA-COLA 43.20   27.2 1.59 1.32 3.06
PROCTER & GAMBLE 85.41   25.0 3.40 2.57 3.01
LOCKHEED MARTIN 203.02   17.8 11.21 6.00 2.96
HASBRO 63.15   19.2 3.24 1.84 2.91
MICROSOFT 43.88   17.7 2.48 1.24 2.83
INTEL 34.06   14.3 2.32 0.96 2.82
IBM 160.48   10.3 15.75 4.40 2.74
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 103.22   18.0 5.70 2.80 2.71
PEPSICO 99.00   23.2 4.26 2.62 2.65
AFLAC 62.57   9.6 6.50 1.56 2.49
HARRIS 78.77   15.4 5.05 1.88 2.39
WAL-MART STORES 83.96   16.8 4.99 1.96 2.33
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 71.01   30.0 2.36 1.52 2.14
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 47.22   41.9 1.13 0.96 2.03
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 99.56   21.1 4.68 1.94 1.95
CSX 34.67   17.8 1.93 0.64 1.85
NOVARTIS 100.07   23.7 4.33 1.79 1.79
BECTON DICKINSON 148.04   25.2 5.83 2.40 1.62
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 0.00   8.2 4.79 2.60 0.00
SEABRIDGE GOLD 7.77   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00