Monday, December 31, 2012

Procter & Gamble (PG) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Procter & Gamble (PG). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: The Procter & Gamble Company is a leading consumer products company markets household and personal care products in more than 180 countries.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Weekly Links: December 30, 2012

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, December 28, 2012

6 Stocks Expected to Grow Their Dividends in 2013

In this space we normally look at companies that have recently raised their dividends. However, as the year draws to a close there were very few companies of note increasing their dividends this week. With that, I thought it would be interesting to see who were the big dividend raisers in 2012 and what we might see in 2013. Here are six companies for your consideration:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Southside Bancshares Inc. (SBSI) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Southside Bancshares Inc. (SBSI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Southside Bancshares Inc. owns Southside Bank, which primarily provides financial services to individuals, businesses, municipal entities, and non-profit organizations.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Who is Ben Grossbaum and Why Should We Listen to Him?

Note: I am taking some time off this week to spend with my family. Below is one of my timeless articles that originally ran on June 8, 2008, updated with new select companies. Hope you enjoy reading it. - D4L


Ben Grossbaum was born on May 8, 1894 in London and moved to New York with his family when he was one year old. Young Ben was motivated by the death of his father and the humiliation of poverty. Wanting a better life, he became a model student, graduating as the class salutatorian from Columbia University at the age of 20.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Abbott Laboratories (ABT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Abbott Laboratories is a diversified life science company that is planning to split into two publicly traded companies, one in diversified medical products and the other in research-based pharmaceuticals.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Weekly Links: December 23, 2012

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, December 22, 2012

November 2012 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

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 dividends earned.

Friday, December 21, 2012

This Stock Is Flying High With Another Dividend Increase

In March 1910, William bought Heath's shipyard in Washington State on the Duwamish River. This later became his first factory. The company was incorporated on July 15, 1916, as "Pacific Aero Products Co." William studied at Yale University and worked initially in the timber industry, where he became wealthy and acquired knowledge about wooden structures. This knowledge would prove invaluable in his subsequent business. The company stayed in Washington to take advantage of the local supply of spruce wood.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

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

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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

9 High-Yielding Mega-Cap Stocks

There is perceived safety in size. Giant corporations aren't randomly grown. Instead, they are carefully built through superior management and foresight. Often these are more mature companies that also offer stability and predictability, usually at the expense of dynamic growth. These are your mega-cap stocks.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Hasbro, Inc. holds a broad portfolio of toys, games and entertainment offerings including brands such as Transformers, Playskool, Monopoly and My Little Pony.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Weekly Links: December 16, 2012

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, December 15, 2012

2013 Investing Goals

My goals were originally defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2012 Investing Goals. Like last year, I will exceed my 2012 goal of $20,500 in annualized dividend income. Looking at my long-rang goals, I am still on track to reach my 2017 goal of $30,000 and based on my latest model, I could reach it as early as 2014. The 2027 goal of $110,000 is not as clear. My model now indicates I could surpass it in 2024.

Friday, December 14, 2012

This Is One Slick Dividend Stock

After 39 unsuccessful attempts, the formula was perfected in 1953 by Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, in San Diego, California. Larsen was attempting to create a formula to prevent corrosion in nuclear missiles, by displacing the standing water that causes it. Primarily composed of various hydrocarbons, the exact formula is a trade secret and was never patented, to avoid completely disclosing its ingredients.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Northwest Natural Gas Co. (NWN) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Northwest Natural Gas Co. (NWN). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Northwest Natural Gas Co. is a natural gas utility that provides service to some 611,000 residential, 62,000 commercial and 1,000 industrial customers in Oregon and southwestern Washington.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Best Stocks for 2013

I love this time of year! Family gatherings, Christmas music, holiday plays, decorations, and stock picks. Stock picks? Yes, 'tis the season for stock predictions! Virtually every financial writer will pen an article selecting his or her top stock picks for the upcoming year.

I enjoy reading them and the logic behind the picks. As a long-term buy and hold investor, generally most aren't useful for me; nevertheless, I find them entertaining and sometimes there is a gem to be found. Here are some picks for 2013...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Automatic Data Processing Inc., one of the world's largest independent computing services companies, provides a broad range of data processing services.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weekly Links: December 9, 2012

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, December 8, 2012

Dividend Income Progress Update - November 2012

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in November, extending the streak to 29 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 58 of the last 60 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2012 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.

Friday, December 7, 2012

This Dividend Stock Traces Its Origin Back To Oldsmobile

This company's origins are with auto manufacturer Ransom E. Olds, who founded Olds Motor Vehicle Company in 1897. Later, the company was known as Oldsmobile and would become part of General Motors (GM). Having left his company years before it was acquired by GM, Olds established a new company in 1905, REO Motor Car Company in Lansing, Michigan.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Cardinal Health Inc. is one of the leading wholesale distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical/surgical supplies and related products to a broad range of health care customers.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

D4L Premium Services' Price Will Never Be This Low Again

Since its introduction in July 2009, the D4L Premium Services has seen excellent growth in both features and subscribers. It started with the initial release of the D4L-Dashboard. Then other services were added such as Analytical Reports, D4L-Alerts, D4L-Data, D4L-Forums and the monthly D4L-Newsletter. We are constantly looking for ways to provide our subscribers with value.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dividend Investors Should Focus On Stocks, Not The Market

The election may be settled, but investors fears are not. After Obama was elected, the market plunged on worries of the looming Fiscal Cliff and European concerns. Budget negotiations began on Capitol Hill, optimism returned and the market responded. Is it a stock market, or a yo-yo? Looking at this CNN Money chart might lead you to believe that "yo-yo" is the more appropriate term:

Monday, December 3, 2012

Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Consolidated Edison, Inc. is an electric and gas utility holding company that serves parts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Weekly Links: December 2, 2012

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, November 30, 2012

This Comapny Is Spicing Up Its Dividend With Another Increase

In 1889 at the age of 25 Willoughby, like many great entrepreneurs, started his business in his home. He sold his products, including root beer, flavoring extracts, fruit syrups and juices, door-to-door. In 1903, Willoughby and his brother Roberdeau incorporated the company.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Urstadt Biddle Properties (UBA). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Urstadt Biddle Properties is a real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and manages commercial real estate properties primarily in the northeastern United States.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Secret Ingredient of Dividend Growth Stocks

When people learn that I am an income investor it is not uncommon for them to ask why I invest in stocks instead of  other "safer" alternatives such as bonds, high yield money market accounts [MMA] or certificates of deposits [CD]. I generally start with my short answer of, "Dividend stocks have a secret ingredient that makes them a much more desirable investment."

Monday, November 26, 2012

Intel Corporation (INTC) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Intel Corporation (INTC). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Intel Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of microprocessors, the central processing units of PCs, and also produces other semiconductor products.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekly Links: November 25, 2012

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, November 23, 2012

This Company Delivers Dividend Increases, Not Bad Emails

George was born in Buffalo, New York in 1860. He worked in a Chicago slaughterhouse before becoming a traveling wool and hide buyer. His travels took him to Austin, Minnesota where he decided to settle. He borrowed $500 to open a business. In the early days, to make ends meet George continued to trade in hides, eggs, wool, and poultry. Joining George in November 1891 was his 14 year old youngest brother, Benjamin. By the end of 1891 his company employed six men.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

Today is Thanksgiving in U.S. On this day most Americans reflect on all that they have been blessed with and give thanks for it. As a dividend stock investor, there are many things to be thankful for this year, including a wonderful family, friends and a country that allows me to pursue my dreams.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Becton, Dickinson and Co. provides a wide range of medical devices and diagnostic products used in hospitals, doctors' offices, research labs and other settings.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

9 High-Yield Stocks With A Low Price To Book

When looking for value-priced stocks, the Price-To-Book (P/B) ratio is one that I like to focus on. P/B is calculated as share price divided by book value per share. Book value is most often calculated as Assets less Liabilities.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Coca-Cola Company (KO) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Coca-Cola Company (KO). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: The Coca-Cola Company is world's largest soft drink company, KO also has a sizable fruit juice business.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Weekly Links: November 18, 2012

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, November 17, 2012

October 2012 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

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 dividends earned.

Friday, November 16, 2012

This Dividend Stock Delivers the Bacon In More Ways Than One

The company was founded by John F. Baugh in 1969. It went public on March 3, 1970, and is the only publicly traded company of its kind in the U.S. Fortune Magazine in its May 21, 2012 issue ranked the company as the 7th largest Fortune 500 Company in Texas, the 69th largest in America, the largest non-oil related company with headquarters in Houston and the 3rd largest non-oil related company headquartered in Texas, behind AT&T and Dell.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Meredith Corp. (MDP) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Meredith Corp. (MDP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Meredith Corp. derives its earnings mainly from magazine publishing (primarily Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies' Home Journal) and ownership of 12 TV stations.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Defined-Benefit Pension Plus Dividend Stocks For A Prosperous Retirement

This year I turned 50, and I now find myself thinking about, and planning for, retirement much more than in the past. I have long since resolved that social security will not provide for my needs in retirement (nor was it ever intended to). Fortunately, I am one of an ever-shrinking group that is still covered by a defined benefit pension plan. So, how should a pension fund figure into my retirement?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Johnson & Johnson is a leader in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products industries.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Weekly Links: November 11, 2012

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, November 10, 2012

Dividend Income Progress Update - October 2012

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in October, extending the streak to 28 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 57 of the last 59 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2012 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.

Friday, November 9, 2012

This Stock Has Raised Its Dividend For An Astounding 56 Consecutive Years

56 years is a long time to do anything. In 1956 (56 years ago) a new car cost around $2,050. The U.S. population was 169 million and the world population was at 2.8 billion. A gallon of gas in U.S. cost 22 cents, while a loaf of bread cost 18 cents. Gold was $35 an ounce and silver was 90 cents an ounce. You could mail a letter first class for just 3 cents.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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, November 6, 2012

5 Dividend Stocks To Buy And Hold, Not Buy And Forget

Over the years, I have observed that there are many ways to earn a good return in the market. In addition to buy and hold, some have successfully used various forms of market timing including sector rotation, momentum investing, technical analysis, et. al. Given a person's unique makeup, not all strategies will work for everyone. At the same time, I believe all strategies will fail if the investor is not committed to their selected strategy over the long term.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the largest retailer in the world,Wal-Mart operates a chain of over 10,000 discount department stores, wholesale clubs, supermarkets and supercenters.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Weekly Links: November 4, 2012

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, November 2, 2012

8 Dividend Stocks Heating Up Their Yields

Dividends from a quality, well-diversified portfolio are much more predictable than capital gains and best of all, they are passive. You don't have to do anything, they just show up in your brokerage account each quarter. Inflation? Not to worry, the good companies routinely raise their dividends well in excess of the inflation rate.

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