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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. 39.54   8.9 4.52 2.55 6.45
BHP BILLITON PLC 42.78   8.4 518.00 2.48 5.80
AT&T 32.68   10.0 326.00 1.88 5.75
CONOCOPHILLIPS 62.58   11.2 584.00 2.92 4.67
CHEVRON 103.71   10.0 1086.00 4.28 4.13
GENERAL ELECTRIC 23.84   16.1 1.51 0.92 3.86
MCDONALDS 88.78   18.6 4.82 3.40 3.83
LOCKHEED MARTIN 189.25   19.3 9.89 6.00 3.17
EXXON MOBIL 87.95   11.4 7.95 2.76 3.14
HASBRO 55.05   19.1 2.86 1.72 3.12
KIMBERLY-CLARK 109.63   19.6 5.65 3.36 3.06
PROCTER & GAMBLE 85.15   23.3 3.72 2.57 3.02
MICROSOFT 41.19   17.2 2.48 1.24 3.01
COCA-COLA 41.92   23.5 1.80 1.22 2.91
IBM 151.55   9.8 15.75 4.40 2.90
INTEL 33.78   16.3 2.09 0.96 2.84
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 101.48   17.9 5.70 2.80 2.76
HARRIS 68.25   13.9 4.99 1.88 2.75
PEPSICO 95.72   21.4 4.52 2.62 2.74
AFLAC 57.36   9.2 638.00 1.56 2.72
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 43.41   40.0 109.00 0.96 2.21
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 65.12   28.8 228.00 1.44 2.21
WAL-MART STORES 86.82   18.3 4.79 1.92 2.21
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 92.12   21.2 4.42 1.94 2.11
CSX 33.70   17.8 193.00 0.64 1.90
NOVARTIS 97.11   23.8 4.15 1.79 1.84
BECTON DICKINSON 140.82   23.7 6.00 2.40 1.70
SEABRIDGE GOLD 8.70   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00