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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... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
KINDER MORGAN ENERGY 84.20   23.9 3.49 5.56 6.60
AT&T 35.94   10.5 343.00 1.84 5.12
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 48.08   12.5 3.75 2.45 5.10
CONOCOPHILLIPS 86.02   13.0 651.00 2.92 3.39
GENERAL ELECTRIC 26.02   17.8 1.46 0.88 3.38
MCDONALDS 96.27   17.7 5.51 3.24 3.37
BHP BILLITON PLC 70.16   12.3 558.00 2.36 3.36
HASBRO 51.65   21.3 2.43 1.72 3.33
CHEVRON 132.58   12.8 1027.00 4.28 3.23
PROCTER & GAMBLE 80.10   21.6 3.71 2.57 3.21
LOCKHEED MARTIN 167.87   17.0 9.57 5.32 3.17
KIMBERLY-CLARK 108.84   20.1 5.58 3.36 3.09
COCA-COLA 41.19   22.6 188.00 1.22 2.96
PEPSICO 89.17   20.3 4.42 2.62 2.94
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 102.47   18.7 5.41 2.80 2.73
EXXON MOBIL 103.54   13.9 739.00 2.76 2.67
INTEL 34.79   16.9 2.02 0.90 2.59
WAL-MART STORES 76.64   15.9 4.82 1.92 2.51
MICROSOFT 44.83   16.8 2.67 1.12 2.50
AFLAC 63.62   9.9 645.00 1.48 2.33
HARRIS 73.41   17.0 4.34 1.68 2.29
IBM 194.09   12.1 15.81 4.40 2.27
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 68.59   29.7 232.00 1.44 2.10
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 43.09   30.9 139.00 0.88 2.04
CSX 31.35   17.5 178.00 0.64 2.04
NOVARTIS 89.26   22.6 3.92 1.79 2.01
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 85.78   22.7 3.77 1.68 1.96
BECTON DICKINSON 118.24   24.8 475.00 2.18 1.84
SEABRIDGE GOLD 9.02   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00