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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. 33.53   6.7 4.77 2.60 7.75
AT&T 32.97   27.4 1.19 1.88 5.70
BHP BILLITON PLC 45.28   12.0 3.74 2.48 5.48
CONOCOPHILLIPS 64.00   13.6 4.61 2.92 4.56
CHEVRON 106.90   10.3 10.13 4.28 4.00
GENERAL ELECTRIC 25.12   16.4 1.51 0.92 3.66
MCDONALDS 97.88   20.1 4.82 3.40 3.47
KIMBERLY-CLARK 107.74   27.4 3.89 3.52 3.27
COCA-COLA 40.51   25.1 1.59 1.32 3.26
EXXON MOBIL 85.63   11.0 7.59 2.76 3.22
PROCTER & GAMBLE 82.72   24.2 3.40 2.57 3.11
INTEL 31.46   13.8 2.32 0.96 3.05
MICROSOFT 40.96   16.5 2.48 1.24 3.03
HASBRO 62.57   18.8 3.24 1.84 2.94
LOCKHEED MARTIN 204.89   18.0 11.21 6.00 2.93
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 101.55   17.6 5.70 2.80 2.76
PEPSICO 96.52   22.5 4.26 2.62 2.71
IBM 162.67   10.2 15.74 4.40 2.70
AFLAC 64.20   9.8 6.50 1.56 2.43
WAL-MART STORES 82.53   16.3 4.99 1.96 2.37
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 69.29   29.1 2.36 1.52 2.19
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 47.08   41.4 1.13 0.96 2.04
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 97.89   20.7 4.68 1.94 1.98
CSX 33.35   17.2 1.93 0.64 1.92
NOVARTIS 101.31   23.2 4.33 1.79 1.77
BECTON DICKINSON 145.64   24.8 5.83 2.40 1.65
HARRIS 0.00   14.5 5.05 1.88 0.00
SEABRIDGE GOLD 6.09   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00