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My Third Quarter Portfolio Review - Focus On Dividend Growth And Quality

Published Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:03:05 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

I am pleased to present my 3rd Quarter 2016 portfolio review. Portfolio reviews are conducted each quarter per our business plan and help further clarify our approach to income investing. This review should be read as representing an approach that best matches our personal risk tolerance.
As I continue to highlight actions taken, keep in mind that all my holdings are in non-taxable accounts.
My portfolio finished the quarter with 48 holdings yielding roughly 4.2% at today's cost. Each holding represents less than 4% of the overall portfolio, with most positions under 2%.
My portfolio continues to be constructed as it has been starting in 2011 from the lists of Dividend Champions, Challengers and Contenders (CCCs) maintained by Seeking Alpha Contributor David Fish and available here. Nearly every stock selected from this list has the distinction of not only maintaining its dividend during the bear market of 2008, but also growing it each year, with most growing at a rate greater than inflation. I have made my quarterly reviews, including buy and sell decisions, available on Seeking Alpha for your review each quarter since 2012.
I am a retiree who, unlike most contributors on Dividend Growth investing, built my portfolio after retirement. I did so in part because I didn't feel comfortable with the mix of stock and bond index funds recommended by our advisers at the time of our retirement. My goal from the start has been to construct and maintain a portfolio that... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS 35.75   0.0 -1.22 4.22 11.80
SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP 23.97   51.0 0.47 2.04 8.51
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL B 48.55   89.9 0.00 0.00 7.79
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 32.76   20.9 1.57 2.48 7.54
PLAINS ALL AM. PIPELINE 31.17   61.1 0.51 2.20 7.23
WP CAREY & CO 62.01   24.5 2.53 3.96 6.46
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS 27.84   22.6 1.23 1.64 5.82
STAG INDUSTRIAL 24.24   0.0 -0.46 1.40 5.78
HEALTH CARE REIT 67.68   30.0 2.26 3.44 5.15
VENTAS 61.93   37.5 1.65 3.10 5.01
HCP 30.33   0.0 -0.08 1.48 4.92
AT&T 42.00   17.9 2.35 1.96 4.73
GLAXOSMITHKLINE 38.92   324.3 0.12 1.83 4.72
SOUTHERN COMPANY 48.83   18.2 2.69 2.24 4.57
MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS 74.61   21.4 3.49 3.35 4.49
DUKE ENERGY 77.03   18.6 4.14 3.42 4.42
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 94.76   22.7 4.18 4.16 4.40
VERIZON COMM 52.41   15.2 3.44 2.31 4.38
ABBVIE 60.96   16.5 3.70 2.56 4.19
REALTY INCOME 60.26   54.8 1.10 2.53 4.07
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 25.44   0.0 -0.42 1.07 4.02
PFIZER 31.46   27.8 1.13 1.28 3.78
CHEVRON 115.39   0.0 -0.80 4.32 3.74
TARGET 63.85   11.4 5.59 2.40 3.74
DOMINION RESOURCES 75.58   22.8 3.31 2.80 3.69
ALTRIA GROUP 70.55   26.5 2.66 2.44 3.49
CISCO SYSTEMS 30.27   14.4 2.10 1.04 3.46
COCA-COLA 41.43   25.1 1.65 1.40 3.39
WISCONSIN ENERGY 58.39   20.1 2.91 2.08 3.38
QUALCOMM 54.88   14.4 3.81 2.12 3.37
DIGITAL REALTY 106.05   74.2 1.43 3.52 3.33
SCANA 70.30   17.7 3.98 2.30 3.25
KIMBERLY-CLARK 116.98   21.3 5.49 3.68 3.17
ALLIANT ENERGY 37.03   24.4 1.52 1.26 3.15
REYNOLDS AMERICAN 58.88   15.3 3.84 1.84 3.13
GENERAL MILLS 62.12   23.2 2.68 1.92 3.08
MCDONALDS 121.38   23.0 5.29 3.76 3.08
PROCTER & GAMBLE 86.96   15.8 5.50 2.68 3.06
PEPSICO 104.01   22.8 4.56 3.01 2.92
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE 157.63   19.3 8.18 4.60 2.91
LOCKHEED MARTIN 257.48   15.3 16.84 7.28 2.82
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 113.91   20.2 5.65 3.20 2.80
KRAFT HEINZ 88.80   39.0 2.28 2.40 2.70
CLOROX 121.00   24.3 4.98 3.20 2.64
MICROSOFT 62.96   30.3 2.08 1.56 2.49
HASBRO 83.92   19.9 4.21 2.04 2.43

ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS - ETP  


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