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The Best Dividend Aristocrats You Can Buy In August

Published Mon, 29 Jul 2019 04:35:40 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Due to reader requests, I've decided to break up my weekly "Best Dividend Stocks To Buy This Week" series into two parts.
One will be the weekly watchlist article (with the best ideas for new money at any given time). The other will be a portfolio update.
To also make those more digestible, I'm breaking out the intro for the weekly series into a revised introduction and reference article on the 3 rules for using margin safely and profitably (which will no longer be included in those future articles).
To minimize reader confusion, I will be providing portfolio updates on a rotating tri-weekly schedule. This means an update every three weeks on:
My retirement portfolio (where I keep 100% of my life savings) The best dividend and aristocrats to buy now (for 4 kinds of investing goals) including the best opportunistic buys of based on F.A.S.T. Graphs My new "What I'm Buying Next" series, which explains what companies are on my immediate buy watchlist from which I make all weekly retirement portfolio buys. I've also decided to remove the "Why Valuation ALWAYS Matters" intro to this series since that makes it more cumbersome to read for loyal followers of this series.
Why Investors Love Dividend Aristocrats And Kings...A Little Too Much
Normally investors think that it takes more risk to earn superior returns. The Dividend Aristocrats and kings, stable companies that have grown their dividends every year for 25+ and 50+ consecutive years, respectively, appear to... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
ALTRIA GROUP 44.46   13.2 3.36 3.36 7.23
ABBVIE 70.83   26.0 2.72 4.28 6.28
3M 170.58   20.6 8.28 5.76 3.41
CATERPILLAR 131.75   12.3 10.74 4.12 3.16
COCA-COLA 55.11   33.6 1.64 1.60 2.94
LOWES COMPANIES 113.88   35.6 3.20 2.20 1.91
AMERICAN STATES WATER 90.79   44.1 2.06 1.22 1.37


Older articles featuring Altria Group (MO):
The Retiree's Dividend Portfolio - Jane's December Update: The Year-End Review
Dividend Growth Check-Up - 2019
December 2019 Dividend Portfolio Update
The Retirees' Dividend Portfolio - John And Jane's December Taxable Account Update: The Year-End Edition
Can We Beat The Market With Less Risk Using Dividend Stocks?
My Dividend Growth Portfolio 2019 Review: 36 Holdings, 3 Buys, 1 Sell, 3.61% Yield, $10,000 In Dividends
Dividend Champion And Contender Highlights: Week Of January 5
January S&P 500 High Yield Dividend Dogs: 64 Go For It
The Retiree's Dividend Portfolio - John's November Update: Complete Portfolio Overview
The 28 Dividend Kings Ranked By Quality Score