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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. 10.81   3.1 3.47 2.70 26.19
BHP BILLITON PLC 20.27   0.0 0.00 2.48 13.32
AT&T 36.47   39.6 0.92 1.92 5.30
CHEVRON 85.43   18.5 4.61 4.28 5.16
IBM 121.04   8.4 14.37 5.20 4.41
NOVARTIS 72.70   9.8 7.45 2.82 3.90
INTEL 28.64   12.2 2.34 1.04 3.69
EXXON MOBIL 81.03   17.1 4.74 2.92 3.67
GENERAL ELECTRIC 28.26   0.0 -0.72 0.92 3.35
PROCTER & GAMBLE 80.99   30.4 2.66 2.65 3.32
LOCKHEED MARTIN 206.08   18.3 11.27 6.60 3.19
CONOCOPHILLIPS 32.90   0.0 -0.83 1.00 3.14
COCA-COLA 43.11   27.6 1.56 1.32 3.11
CSX 24.19   12.0 2.02 0.72 3.08
MCDONALDS 117.93   25.5 4.63 3.56 3.05
WAL-MART STORES 66.18   14.2 4.67 1.96 3.00
AFLAC 57.31   10.0 5.72 1.64 2.95
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 101.82   19.5 5.23 3.00 2.95
MICROSOFT 50.50   33.9 1.49 1.44 2.90
PEPSICO 98.49   29.2 3.37 2.81 2.90
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 37.13   12.4 3.00 1.04 2.86
HARRIS 72.06   22.6 3.19 2.00 2.79
KIMBERLY-CLARK 128.63   78.9 1.63 3.52 2.78
HASBRO 70.08   19.9 3.52 1.84 2.65
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 91.88   18.2 5.06 2.20 2.46
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 65.70   24.3 2.70 1.52 2.36
BECTON DICKINSON 139.81   41.0 3.41 2.64 1.95
SEABRIDGE GOLD 7.81   0.0 -0.17 0.00 0.00