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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 18.15   36.3 0.50 2.20 11.96
PLAINS ALL AM. PIPELINE 20.81   15.6 1.33 2.20 10.47
SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP 23.94   24.7 0.97 2.08 8.57
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 31.97   16.9 1.89 2.60 8.08
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL B 48.55   89.9 0.00 0.00 7.79
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS 26.13   20.6 1.27 1.69 6.37
WP CAREY & CO 69.28   26.8 2.59 4.02 5.78
HCP 26.48   18.3 1.45 1.48 5.61
AT&T 36.23   17.1 2.12 1.96 5.49
HEALTH CARE REIT 68.19   21.2 3.21 3.48 5.10
MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS 69.08   18.8 3.68 3.56 5.10
STAG INDUSTRIAL 27.98   99.9 0.28 1.41 5.01
VERIZON COMM 48.40   12.4 3.90 2.36 4.93
SCANA 49.13   11.6 4.23 2.45 4.91
VENTAS 63.20   32.1 1.97 3.10 4.89
GLAXOSMITHKLINE 40.83   40.8 1.00 1.98 4.84
SOUTHERN COMPANY 51.14   76.3 0.67 2.32 4.55
REALTY INCOME 57.09   48.8 1.17 2.54 4.47
QUALCOMM 52.41   20.1 2.61 2.28 4.32
DUKE ENERGY 87.51   26.0 3.37 3.56 4.10
TARGET 60.17   12.1 4.96 2.48 4.08
ALTRIA GROUP 64.87   8.6 7.58 2.64 4.06
DOMINION RESOURCES 78.96   22.8 3.46 3.08 3.84
GENERAL MILLS 51.70   18.5 2.79 1.96 3.80
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 112.65   25.0 4.51 4.28 3.75
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 29.53   21.2 1.39 1.07 3.64
CHEVRON 120.22   39.0 3.08 4.32 3.63
PFIZER 36.20   26.6 1.36 1.28 3.52
CISCO SYSTEMS 33.60   17.6 1.91 1.16 3.47
KIMBERLY-CLARK 118.28   19.8 5.98 3.88 3.27
KRAFT HEINZ 77.54   24.8 3.13 2.50 3.22
COCA-COLA 46.52   48.5 0.96 1.48 3.20
WISCONSIN ENERGY 65.50   21.6 3.04 2.08 3.20
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE 155.82   18.6 8.38 4.80 3.17
DIGITAL REALTY 122.72   48.9 2.51 3.72 3.05
REYNOLDS AMERICAN 65.40   28.3 2.31 2.04 3.05
PROCTER & GAMBLE 92.80   16.6 5.59 2.76 2.96
ALLIANT ENERGY 43.44   25.6 1.70 1.26 2.93
PEPSICO 112.19   23.2 4.84 3.22 2.86
ABBVIE 92.17   22.6 4.07 2.56 2.82
CLOROX 131.87   24.7 5.33 3.36 2.56
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 140.79   23.8 5.92 3.36 2.46
HASBRO 96.56   20.9 4.62 2.28 2.36
LOCKHEED MARTIN 318.27   18.6 17.12 8.00 2.28
MCDONALDS 165.40   27.1 6.11 4.04 2.27
MICROSOFT 77.59   28.7 2.70 1.68 2.01

ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS - ETP
ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS - ETP  


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