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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 35.83   0.0 -2.01 4.22 12.03
SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP 24.01   24.8 0.97 2.08 8.85
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS 32.38   17.1 1.89 2.48 7.82
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL B 48.55   89.9 0.00 0.00 7.79
PLAINS ALL AM. PIPELINE 31.30   76.3 0.41 2.20 7.11
WP CAREY & CO 61.62   24.8 2.49 3.98 6.48
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS 27.07   22.6 1.20 1.64 6.04
STAG INDUSTRIAL 25.04   104.3 0.24 1.40 5.65
GLAXOSMITHKLINE 42.31   90.0 0.47 2.28 5.40
HEALTH CARE REIT 69.67   24.9 2.80 3.48 5.07
VENTAS 63.83   34.3 1.86 3.10 4.96
HCP 30.61   23.0 1.33 1.48 4.85
AT&T 41.68   19.9 2.09 1.96 4.71
VERIZON COMM 49.68   15.4 3.22 2.31 4.65
TARGET 53.12   11.2 4.72 2.40 4.48
MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS 76.46   21.8 3.51 3.42 4.46
SOUTHERN COMPANY 50.42   19.5 2.59 2.24 4.42
REALTY INCOME 59.46   53.1 1.12 2.53 4.21
DUKE ENERGY 82.99   26.6 3.12 3.42 4.13
CHEVRON 107.99   0.0 -0.27 4.32 3.99
ABBVIE 65.62   18.1 3.63 2.56 3.91
CENTERPOINT ENERGY 27.87   28.2 0.99 1.07 3.84
DOMINION RESOURCES 78.26   22.8 3.44 3.02 3.84
QUALCOMM 56.92   17.4 3.28 2.12 3.72
PFIZER 34.00   29.3 1.16 1.28 3.71
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 111.79   25.0 4.48 4.16 3.68
SCANA 66.91   16.1 4.16 2.45 3.62
DIGITAL REALTY 103.74   47.2 2.20 3.72 3.56
COCA-COLA 42.12   28.1 1.50 1.48 3.49
WISCONSIN ENERGY 61.08   20.7 2.95 2.08 3.42
REYNOLDS AMERICAN 62.64   14.7 4.25 2.04 3.29
GENERAL MILLS 59.16   21.9 2.70 1.92 3.26
ALTRIA GROUP 73.17   10.0 7.29 2.44 3.25
ALLIANT ENERGY 40.10   24.4 1.65 1.26 3.17
CISCO SYSTEMS 34.08   17.5 1.95 1.16 3.05
PROCTER & GAMBLE 90.57   16.5 5.50 2.68 2.94
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE 156.49   18.7 8.36 4.60 2.93
KIMBERLY-CLARK 132.45   22.2 5.98 3.88 2.92
MCDONALDS 129.34   23.9 5.42 3.76 2.91
LOCKHEED MARTIN 267.42   15.6 17.18 7.28 2.70
PEPSICO 112.12   25.7 4.36 3.01 2.69
KRAFT HEINZ 91.68   32.5 2.82 2.40 2.60
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 125.48   21.3 5.88 3.20 2.53
MICROSOFT 64.98   30.6 2.12 1.56 2.40
CLOROX 137.81   27.6 4.99 3.20 2.33
HASBRO 99.97   23.0 4.34 2.28 2.07

ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS - ETP  


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