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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. 24.85   5.4 4.60 2.65 10.66
BHP BILLITON PLC 39.87   10.5 3.74 2.48 6.22
AT&T 35.73   32.1 1.11 1.88 5.26
CONOCOPHILLIPS 60.52   19.3 3.14 2.92 4.82
CHEVRON 95.87   10.5 9.14 4.28 4.46
MCDONALDS 96.17   21.6 4.45 3.40 3.54
EXXON MOBIL 83.14   12.5 6.66 2.92 3.51
GENERAL ELECTRIC 26.78   237.0 0.11 0.92 3.44
COCA-COLA 39.49   24.9 1.58 1.32 3.34
PROCTER & GAMBLE 79.93   23.7 3.37 2.65 3.32
KIMBERLY-CLARK 107.55   28.7 3.75 3.52 3.27
LOCKHEED MARTIN 187.30   16.9 11.08 6.00 3.20
IBM 165.09   10.4 15.75 5.20 3.15
INTEL 30.56   13.0 2.35 0.96 3.14
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 98.44   17.6 5.59 3.00 3.05
PEPSICO 94.66   22.1 4.29 2.81 2.97
MICROSOFT 44.40   18.4 2.41 1.24 2.79
WAL-MART STORES 71.86   14.7 489.00 1.96 2.73
AFLAC 61.96   9.7 6.41 1.56 2.52
HASBRO 75.92   23.7 3.20 1.84 2.42
HARRIS 77.74   15.6 4.98 1.88 2.42
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 66.16   26.1 2.53 1.52 2.30
CSX 32.68   16.5 1.98 0.72 2.20
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 93.40   19.1 4.88 1.94 2.08
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 49.41   37.0 1.33 0.96 1.94
NOVARTIS 99.80   22.8 4.33 1.73 1.73
BECTON DICKINSON 143.18   26.2 546.00 2.40 1.68
SEABRIDGE GOLD 5.97   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00