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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. 24.43   6.2 4.00 2.70 11.05
BHP BILLITON PLC 35.36   9.8 374.00 2.48 7.01
CONOCOPHILLIPS 49.71   16.6 314.00 2.96 5.95
AT&T 34.66   34.2 102.00 1.88 5.42
CHEVRON 85.60   9.7 9.14 4.28 5.00
EXXON MOBIL 78.06   11.9 6.66 2.92 3.74
GENERAL ELECTRIC 25.87   70.3 0.37 0.92 3.56
PROCTER & GAMBLE 76.40   25.1 3.06 2.65 3.47
MCDONALDS 99.42   23.2 4.31 3.40 3.42
INTEL 29.05   12.3 2.36 0.96 3.30
IBM 158.71   10.8 15.01 5.20 3.28
COCA-COLA 41.54   24.1 1.71 1.32 3.18
KIMBERLY-CLARK 115.69   73.2 1.57 3.52 3.04
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 100.02   17.6 5.68 3.00 3.00
LOCKHEED MARTIN 207.79   18.4 11.26 6.00 2.89
PEPSICO 97.45   22.3 4.33 2.81 2.88
WAL-MART STORES 72.18   14.7 4.89 1.96 2.72
MICROSOFT 46.81   32.0 1.46 1.24 2.65
AFLAC 64.03   10.8 5.95 1.56 2.44
HASBRO 77.74   24.0 3.28 1.84 2.37
CSX 31.14   15.6 201.00 0.72 2.31
HARRIS 82.29   16.7 4.98 1.88 2.28
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 68.42   27.3 2.49 1.52 2.22
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 88.66   18.3 4.88 1.94 2.19
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 50.50   32.2 1.58 0.96 1.90
NOVARTIS 104.36   26.2 3.95 1.73 1.66
BECTON DICKINSON 152.43   27.9 5.46 2.40 1.57
SEABRIDGE GOLD 4.04   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00