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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 96.38   37.8 2.52 5.56 5.77
AT&T 34.96   10.2 340.00 1.84 5.26
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 49.76   11.9 4.14 2.50 5.02
BHP BILLITON PLC 63.48   12.2 518.00 2.42 3.81
CONOCOPHILLIPS 81.22   12.4 649.00 2.92 3.60
MCDONALDS 93.72   17.0 5.52 3.24 3.46
GENERAL ELECTRIC 25.98   17.8 1.46 0.88 3.39
CHEVRON 129.45   12.3 10.48 4.28 3.31
HASBRO 52.66   21.4 2.43 1.72 3.27
KIMBERLY-CLARK 108.00   19.4 5.57 3.36 3.11
PROCTER & GAMBLE 83.11   21.2 3.91 2.57 3.09
LOCKHEED MARTIN 174.00   18.0 9.70 5.32 3.06
COCA-COLA 41.72   22.2 187.00 1.22 2.92
PEPSICO 92.49   20.9 4.43 2.62 2.83
EXXON MOBIL 99.46   12.7 7.85 2.76 2.77
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 103.73   19.0 5.41 2.80 2.70
HARRIS 71.39   14.2 5.00 1.88 2.63
INTEL 34.92   17.2 2.02 0.90 2.58
WAL-MART STORES 75.50   15.9 478.00 1.92 2.54
MICROSOFT 45.43   17.0 2.63 1.12 2.47
AFLAC 61.24   9.7 6.33 1.48 2.42
IBM 192.30   12.2 15.81 4.40 2.29
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 64.73   27.0 239.00 1.44 2.22
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 88.21   21.8 4.05 1.94 2.20
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 42.24   30.4 1.39 0.88 2.08
CSX 30.91   17.3 178.00 0.64 2.07
NOVARTIS 89.84   22.9 3.92 1.79 1.99
BECTON DICKINSON 117.17   23.6 493.00 2.18 1.86
SEABRIDGE GOLD 11.59   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00