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Building A Retirement Portfolio With The Highest Quality, High-Yield Dividend Growth Stocks

Published Wed, 08 Jul 2020 08:04:14 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaRetirementBuilding A Retirement Portfolio With The Highest Quality, High-Yield Dividend Growth StocksJul. 8, 2020 8:04 AM ET|| Includes: ABBV, AVB, AVGO, AVGOP, BEP, BIP, BMO, BMY, BNS, CSCO, D, DLR, ED, ENB, ESS, GLW, GNAF, HAS, IBM, KO, MMM, MO, MRK, O, PEP, PFE, PM, RTX, SO, TBC, VZ, WPCby: Nicholas WardNicholas Ward The Dividend KingsDividend ideas from a top team of analysts to help you sleep well at night.SummaryA subscriber asked me to put together a sample retirement portfolio.
I put together a 30-stock portfolio with a 4.63% yield.
This portfolio yields twice as much as my own; this was a fun project to embark upon.
Every month I post my portfolio update, highlighting my holdings, my position weightings, my cost basis, and most importantly, my dividend growth results. I like to do this because it enables readers the chance to follow along with my dividend growth journey.
As many of you know, I'm a fairly young man, so my portfolio's yield is relatively low (right now, it sits at ~2.3%). My focus has always been more on reliable and sustainable dividend growth, as opposed to dividend yield, because over the long term, I expect the compounding that higher dividend growth facilities to achieve more overall income for me and my family. Yet, this month, in the comment section to my June recap, one of our subscribers congratulated me on my success and asked me if I would be willing to put together a theoretical portfolio for an older individual, with a focus more on yield, as opposed to growth. This project is what I will be discussing in this article.
First and foremost, I want to make it clear that building such a portfolio is certainly not my specialty. I track many high-yield names as a part of my daily due diligence as I manage my watch list, but the vast majority of the companies that I track are definitely further towards the growth end of the dividend. What's more, I don't spend any time tracking investments outside of the common... 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
ENBRIDGE 34.70   19.7 1.76 2.21 6.38
ABBVIE 70.83   26.0 2.72 4.28 6.28
PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL 74.90   14.9 5.03 4.68 6.12
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA 56.20   11.2 5.02 2.70 4.79
DOMINION RESOURCES 78.54   53.8 1.46 3.67 4.77
WP CAREY & CO 88.72   31.4 2.83 4.14 4.73
IBM 143.62   14.8 9.68 6.48 4.47
BANK OF MONTREAL 72.60   10.2 7.15 3.10 4.33
BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS LP 47.35   1.0 0.03 2.01 4.25
SOUTHERN COMPANY 59.99   14.0 4.28 2.48 4.19
VERIZON COMM 60.43   15.8 3.83 2.46 4.04
PFIZER 37.28   17.0 2.19 1.44 3.85
REALTY INCOME 74.49   56.9 1.31 2.72 3.69
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES 300.58   37.1 8.11 10.60 3.60
3M 170.58   20.6 8.28 5.76 3.41
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB 49.61   13.1 3.80 1.64 3.38
DIGITAL REALTY 126.53   116.1 1.09 4.32 3.38
CONSOLIDATED EDISON 90.19   21.4 4.21 2.96 3.31
COCA-COLA 55.11   33.6 1.64 1.60 2.94
AVALONBAY COMMUNITIES 209.53   31.6 6.62 6.08 2.89
CISCO SYSTEMS 49.93   19.2 2.60 1.40 2.85
PEPSICO 137.29   15.2 9.02 3.82 2.81
CORNING 30.25   18.6 1.63 0.80 2.74
MERCK & CO 83.31   23.3 3.57 2.20 2.69
ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST 324.02   52.2 6.21 7.80 2.43
HASBRO 119.64   48.8 2.45 2.72 2.33

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