Friday, September 30, 2011

6 Dividend Stocks Using Cash To Pay Higher Dividends

The Boston Consulting Group doesn’t discount the role that stock buybacks can play in boosting near-term returns for some companies. But the firm’s research indicates that stock buybacks do not change investors’ estimates for long-term earnings-per-share growth, or induce them to accord a company a higher valuation multiple. By contrast, it says, dividend growth has a far more positive long-term impact.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

7 High-Yield Dividend Achievers With 25 Years of Increases

While the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats may be the most recognized list of dividend stocks, it is certainty not the largest. Since the Dividend Aristocrats list is limited to only stocks included in the S&P 500 Index, many smaller stocks are excluded. To expand the population of potential investments, many investors look at the dividend growth stocks included in Broad Dividend Achievers™ list.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Walgreen Co. (WAG) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Walgreen Co. (WAG). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Walgreen Co. is the largest U.S. retail drug chain in terms of revenues, this company operates more than 8,000 drug stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

There's Gold In Them Thar Dividend Stocks

With the U.S. debt quickly approaching 100% of the GDP and the declining financial condition of European countries, we are seeing some very jittery financial markets. Whether you live in the U.S. or are a citizen of the world, we should all be concerned with the current financial condition of the world, and many people are. This is evidenced by the significant run up in gold.

Monday, September 26, 2011

T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net September 19, 2011.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: T. Rowe Price Group Inc. operates one of the largest no-load mutual fund complexes in the United States.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekly Links: September 25, 2011

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Friday, September 23, 2011

11 Dividend Stocks Delivering What's Important

We all know what surprising The Street will do to a stock’s price. The street focuses on quarterly revenue, EPS, EBIT, EBITDA and margins. The income statement is where you find all the metrics that The Street loves. It therefore must be the most important financial statement. Not! That title goes to the lowly cash flow statement. Ultimately cash flow is what drives the value of any financial asset, including dividend stocks.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

6 Tech Stocks With A History of Growing Their Dividends


When you hear the words "tech stocks", many investors think back to the tech bubble in the late 90s. A company's goal then was to plow back every penny into the business and grow the business. The entire focus was on capital gains. During this era companies that paid dividends were looked down on as inferior.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Pepsico, Inc. (PEP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: PepsiCo, Inc. is a major international producer of branded beverage and snack food products.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Buy And Hold Is Not Buy And Forget

We have all heard it. Mainstream media pundits talking about 'the lost decade' and that 'buy-and-hold as a strategy is dead and gone, if ever it was a viable strategy.' Sorry folks, but I am not buying or holding their position on buy-and-hold. Buy-and-hold is neither dead, gone or even sick, but I will concede - it is misunderstood.

Monday, September 19, 2011

General Dynamics (GD) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net September 12, 2011.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of General Dynamics (GD). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: General Dynamics is the world's fifth largest military contractor and also one of the world's biggest makers of corporate jets.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekly Links: September 18, 2011

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

August 2011 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance Update

The Pocket Change Portfolio (PCP) was first introduced on September 13, 2008 as a real money dividend income portfolio funded by the "pocket change" earned from my various online endeavors. Each month I report on the portfolio's progress and update its holdings.

Friday, September 16, 2011

10 Dividend Stocks Increasing Dividends Like A Champion

There are winners and there are champions in every walk of life. The difference is subtle, but very real. A champion is driven for success and will not let anything stand in its way. Some dividend stocks can be classified as champions. A bad economy, tight credit markets and a dark cloud of uncertainty are enough send some dividend companies running for the exit. However, these are the times that champions stand firm.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

6 Higher-Yielding Consumer Stocks With A History of Rising Dividends

When it comes to investing in Dividend Growth Stocks certain sectors have been more favorable to investors than others. Historically, the sectors most popular with dividend investors include Financial Services, Healthcare and Consumer Defensive. Each has provided good yields and growth over the years.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Owens & Minor Inc. is a leading domestic distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute care market, a health care supply chain management company, and a direct-to-consumer (DTC) supplier of testing and monitoring supplies for diabetes.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

9 Dividend Stocks With A Low P/B Ratio

A declining market is what value and dividend investors long for. There have been times in the past where I struggled to find stocks worthy of purchasing. Now, the challenge is to pick the best available stocks that will maximize my chances of future success. When looking for value priced stocks, the Price-To-Book (P/B) ratio is one that I like to focus on.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Diebold, Inc. (DBD) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net September 5, 2011.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Diebold, Inc. (DBD). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Diebold, Inc. provides ATMs and other self-service transaction systems and security products to the financial, commercial, government and retail markets.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekly Links: September 11, 2011

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Dividend Income Progress Update - August 2011

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in August, extending the streak to 14 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 43 of the last 45 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and updated in my 2011 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

7 Small-Cap Dividend Stocks For Yield And Growth

Once a company reaches a certain size, significant growth is difficult to sustain. It is often easier achieve 10% growth in a $10 million company than growing a $10 billion dollar company 10%. Knowing this, savvy investors looking for growth will turn to small-cap stocks.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thanks For Your Continued Support!

I am guilty of sometimes getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of world that we live in. You can get so busy that some things that you really enjoy becomes a job. Recently, this was the case in tracking my dividend growth stocks.

When that happens you have to step back and remember what is really important in your life. For me it is my family and ensuring they have a secure future.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

10 Dividend Stocks Beating the S&P With Positive Returns

It is my goal to create an ever-increasing income stream from dividend growth stocks, while it is my desire to beat the S&P 500 index over the long-term. If you have too many goals, often they will start to conflict with each other. We need to determine what is most important, then set those aside as goals and leave everything else as desires.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net August 29, 2011.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Lowe's Companies, Inc. sells retail building materials and supplies, lumber, hardware and appliances through more than 1,700 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Weekly Links: September 4, 2011

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Friday, September 2, 2011

7 Dividend Stocks Building A Higher Yield On Cost

Most casual income investors focus on current yield, which is important. However, if your objective as an income investor is to build a portfolio of securities with increasing income, then Yield on Cost is an excellent metric to measure your progress. Yield on Cost is simply the annual dividend rate times number of shares owned divided by what you paid for the investment (basis). As companies increase their dividend, your yield-on-cost goes up.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

5 Higher-Yielding Healthcare Stocks With Increasing Dividends

As we age, our need for medical services, devices and medications seems to increase as each year passes. Sometimes the medical product or service that meets our needs will provide a better quality of life, and often they are also life sustaining. We rely on companies in the Healthcare Sector to supply the medical needs of our population.

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