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My Dividend Growth Portfolio 2018 Review: 3 Sells, 6 Buys

Published Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:05:20 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Introduction
Welcome to my 2018 year in review. This will encapsulate an update for December, the fourth quarter and 2018 as a whole. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401(k) plan.
The goal of my portfolio is to generate a growing income stream for me and my wife during our golden years. The aim is to live off dividends without touching the principal. Dividend growth stocks are the chosen vehicle to meet that goal. At 33, I have approximately 26 years before I can (safely) touch any of this money.
For anyone interested in seeing changes in real time, I have my portfolio and dividends tracked on Dividend Derek. I also have a trimmed version that you can freely take for yourself if you wish, found here.
I've received some questions in the past, so you can save off a copy by selecting "File" -> "Make A Copy."

What's New?
December was another wild roller-coaster ride. The Santa Clause rally failed to materialize with some of the lowest stock prices seen on Christmas Eve. The subsequent rally after Christmas was enough to make your head spin! In even preparing this piece, it initially seemed as though we were going to continue the broad market decline. Fed Chairman Powell then seemed to initiate another "Fed put" with his commentary regarding slowing rate hikes, watching the stock market... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
L BRANDS 26.60   9.8 2.70 2.40 9.07
L. BRANDS 26.60   9.8 2.70 2.40 9.07
AT&T 30.62   5.8 5.29 2.04 6.61
GENERAL ELECTRIC 7.01   0.0 -3.82 0.48 6.59
ALTRIA GROUP 48.26   8.6 5.62 3.20 6.54
TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS 21.81   38.3 0.57 1.40 6.36
WP CAREY & CO 68.30   25.3 2.70 4.12 5.99
STAG INDUSTRIAL 26.33   59.8 0.44 1.42 5.56
VENTAS 60.60   29.6 2.05 3.17 5.27
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL 88.53   5.5 16.11 3.60 4.10
PUBLIC STORAGE 204.01   27.5 7.42 8.00 3.99
KELLOGG 58.69   11.1 5.30 2.24 3.78
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL 110.73   9.5 11.62 3.60 3.33
CUMMINS 138.90   17.6 7.91 4.56 3.27
JPMORGAN CHASE 101.68   12.6 8.07 3.20 3.20
T. ROWE PRICE GROUP 91.21   12.6 7.21 2.80 3.10
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS 130.17   23.4 5.55 4.00 3.07
CISCO SYSTEMS 44.02   122.3 0.36 1.32 3.04
CVS CAREMARK 63.74   21.0 3.04 2.00 3.04
3M 188.94   25.3 7.48 5.44 2.83
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 129.36   258.7 0.50 3.60 2.77
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES 111.06   17.9 6.22 2.94 2.67
TRAVELERS 121.82   13.6 8.94 3.08 2.56
HOME DEPOT 177.89   19.4 9.16 4.12 2.37
AFLAC 46.40   7.7 6.04 1.04 2.28
CORNING 31.97   0.0 -0.93 0.72 2.28
STARBUCKS 63.37   19.7 3.21 1.44 2.26
MEDTRONIC 91.26   55.3 1.65 2.00 2.18
ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV 65.81   18.7 3.52 1.35 2.05
STANLEY BLACK & DECKER 132.71   20.3 6.53 2.64 2.01
APPLE 153.07   12.9 11.87 2.92 1.92
ABBOTT LABORATORIES 69.44   144.7 0.48 1.28 1.64
WALT DISNEY 112.65   13.5 8.36 1.76 1.56
NIKE 77.88   59.4 1.31 0.88 1.16
VISA 137.34   31.1 4.41 1.00 0.72
MASTERCARD 196.52   39.8 4.94 1.32 0.67

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