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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 77.49   22.2 3.49 5.52 7.12
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 84.60   11.6 7.26 4.79 5.66
AT&T 36.04   10.6 3.40 1.84 5.11
CONOCOPHILLIPS 74.77   11.6 6.44 2.76 3.69
BHP BILLITON PLC 64.37   11.5 5.58 2.36 3.67
INTEL 27.04   14.5 1.86 0.90 3.33
LOCKHEED MARTIN 160.25   17.7 9.03 5.32 3.32
GENERAL ELECTRIC 26.56   18.6 1.42 0.88 3.31
CHEVRON 123.68   11.2 11.08 4.00 3.23
MCDONALDS 100.25   18.0 5.55 3.24 3.23
HASBRO 54.61   25.3 2.16 1.72 3.15
PROCTER & GAMBLE 81.76   22.1 3.70 2.57 3.14
COCA-COLA 40.72   21.7 1.88 1.22 3.00
KIMBERLY-CLARK 112.54   20.4 5.53 3.36 2.99
MICROSOFT 40.01   14.8 2.71 1.12 2.80
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 98.96   18.9 5.23 2.64 2.67
PEPSICO 85.55   19.3 4.42 2.27 2.65
EXXON MOBIL 100.42   13.6 7.41 2.52 2.51
WAL-MART STORES 77.66   16.0 485.00 1.92 2.47
AFLAC 63.05   9.3 6.75 1.48 2.35
HARRIS 72.22   17.2 4.20 1.68 2.33
CSX 28.15   15.9 1.77 0.64 2.27
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 38.93   25.6 1.52 0.88 2.26
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 66.94   28.1 2.39 1.44 2.15
NOVARTIS 84.67   22.9 3.70 1.79 2.11
IBM 190.01   13.0 14.66 3.80 2.00
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 84.21   23.1 3.64 1.68 2.00
BECTON DICKINSON 113.16   24.1 4.69 2.18 1.93
SEABRIDGE GOLD 7.35   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00