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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 93.60   37.1 2.52 5.56 5.94
ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS L.P. 43.56   10.7 4.14 2.50 5.74
AT&T 35.23   10.4 3.40 1.84 5.22
BHP BILLITON PLC 55.87   10.9 5.18 2.48 4.44
CONOCOPHILLIPS 77.84   12.0 6.49 2.92 3.75
CHEVRON 120.55   11.6 10.48 4.28 3.55
MCDONALDS 96.22   17.2 5.52 3.40 3.53
GENERAL ELECTRIC 25.42   17.5 1.46 0.88 3.46
LOCKHEED MARTIN 181.36   18.7 9.70 6.00 3.31
HASBRO 55.05   22.8 2.43 1.72 3.12
KIMBERLY-CLARK 107.91   19.4 5.57 3.36 3.11
PROCTER & GAMBLE 84.44   21.6 3.91 2.57 3.04
EXXON MOBIL 94.43   12.2 785.00 2.76 2.92
COCA-COLA 42.25   22.6 1.87 1.22 2.89
PEPSICO 93.15   21.0 4.43 2.62 2.81
HARRIS 67.16   13.6 5.00 1.88 2.80
MICROSOFT 46.44   17.6 2.63 1.24 2.67
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 106.54   19.8 5.41 2.80 2.63
INTEL 34.90   17.0 2.02 0.90 2.58
AFLAC 58.47   9.2 6.33 1.48 2.53
WAL-MART STORES 76.08   16.0 4.78 1.92 2.52
IBM 189.64   12.0 15.81 4.40 2.32
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 85.28   21.2 4.05 1.94 2.27
COLGATE PALMOLIVE 65.63   27.5 239.00 1.44 2.19
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 41.90   30.2 139.00 0.88 2.10
CSX 32.26   18.2 1.78 0.64 1.98
BECTON DICKINSON 114.35   23.1 4.93 2.18 1.91
NOVARTIS 93.56   24.6 3.79 1.79 1.91
SEABRIDGE GOLD 8.05   0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00