Featured Articles:
- CVS Health Corporation: Trading Below Fair Value And Strong Dividend Growth
- Yum! Brands And 5 Other Stocks Just Gave Their Shareholders A Raise

Wednesday, February 29, 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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

8 Dividend Stocks To Consider While Waiting on Apple to Pay Its First Dividend

It seems that many people are infatuated with the idea of Apple, Inc. (AAPL) paying a dividend. With more that $30 billion of cash and short-term investments sitting on the balance sheet, no long-term debt and generating $37 billion of free cash flow over the last 12 months, the company certainty could afford it. As an investor in Dividend Growth Stocks, should I really care if AAPL pays a dividend, or not?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Target Corporation (TGT) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net February 20, 2012.

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

Company Description: Target Corp. operates about 1,500 Target and 250 SuperTarget general merchandise stores across the U.S.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Weekly Links: February 26, 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.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Will You Have A Growing Income In Retirement

During this economic downturn, my employer decided to forgo annual raises for all salaried employees for one year. After enjoying a raise for every year of my working life, I certainty missed not getting one. It made me stop and think, when I retire inflation will not stop and my expenses will continue to increase. Just to maintain my current standard of living, I will still need to see my annual income grow each year. It is not in my plans to continue working after retirement, so if I want to enjoy a rising income in my golden years, I had better start planning for it now.

Friday, February 24, 2012

21 Stocks Raising Their Dividends

Most investors are not surprised when a company cuts its dividend. They see the early warning signs well in advance of the actual cut. Here are three signs that a company is heading toward a dividend cut:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

11 High Yield Utilities With A History Of Growing Dividends

It is human nature to want to jump on the what's hot bandwagon and ignore what is considered boring. Long considered the domain for “widows and orphans”, utilities have developed a somewhat stodgy reputation. Why are utilities considered good for widows and orphans? Here a few reasons:

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nike, Inc. (NKE) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Nike, Inc. is the world's leading designer and marketer of high-quality athletic footwear, athletic apparel and accessories.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Holding Bonds Could Push Your Portfolio Into The High Risk Category

Bonds have long been sought after for their stability and safety. For those following a disciplined asset allocation model, bonds likely make up a significant portion of their portfolio. Over time, this has been a well-devised plan. However, to continue holding significant positions in bonds in this economic environment will likely result in a catastrophic end.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net February 13, 2012.

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

Company Description: Emerson Electric Co. designs and supplies product technology, and delivers engineering services and solutions to a wide range of industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weekly Links: February 19, 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, February 18, 2012

January 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 update its holdings.

Friday, February 17, 2012

13 Stocks Using Their Cash To Pay Higher Dividends

Are you looking for companies that can sustain and grow their dividend? In making that determination, a company’s Statement of Earnings is one of the last places you should look. Cash is king for the dividend investor and the Statement of Cash Flows is where astute investors begin when they want to understand the viability of a company. To succeed as a dividend investor, you must find companies that can sustain and grow dividends by focusing on their ability to generate cash. You can fake earnings, but you can’t fake cash.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

12 Dividend Stocks With A 20% Yield In 20 Years

I know very little about hockey, but I have always loved this quote:

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been."
- Wayne Gretzky

It can be applied to so many things in life, including investing in Dividend Growth Stocks. Just as Gretzky has a vision as to where the puck is going, investors need to have a similar vision, and not get caught up on short-sighted distractions.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Exxon Mobil Corp. formed through the merger of Exxon and Mobil in late 1999, is the world's largest publicly owned integrated oil company.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love People, Use Dividend Stocks

As humans we are often driven by our emotions and relationships. Over time we tend grow fond of people we have a relationship with. Sometimes we grow to love them like a brother or sister; sometimes even more. In much the same way we can easily grow to love certain stocks, but this is not necessarily a good thing.

Monday, February 13, 2012

AT&T Inc. (T) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net February 6, 2012.

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

Company Description: AT&T Inc. provides telephone and broadband service and holds full ownership of AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular Wireless). Plans to acquire T Mobile USA were recently scrapped.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly Links: February 12, 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, February 11, 2012

Dividend Income Progress Update - January 2012

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in January, extending the streak to 19 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 48 of the last 50 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, February 10, 2012

20 Dividend Stocks Giving Shareholders A Raise

Dividend stocks are sometimes referred to as defensive stocks since many investors flee to them in an economic downturn. Their dividends, if sustainable, provide a minimum level of positive return. This cushions the downward pressure from the market. Better yet, great dividend companies not only sustain their dividends in a downturn - they actually raise them.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

6 High-Yield Financial Services Stocks With Rising Dividends

Before the 2008 financial meltdown, names like Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup, Inc. (C), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) were held in many dividend growth portfolios. And why not? They paid a good yield and grew their dividend on a regular basis. Now their yields range between 0.5% and 1.7%. There is a lesson to be learned here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Lockheed Martin Corp. is the world's largest military weapons manufacturer, and is also a significant supplier to NASA and other non-defense government agencies. LMT receives about 93% of its revenues from global defense sales.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The 2012 Dividend Achievers

For investors in dividend growth stocks, The Broad Dividend Achievers™ Index is one of the most widely used resources. With 201 stocks on the 2012 list, it is certainty one of the largest lists and contains most stocks listed on other similar lists. In addition, to the mainstream dividend growth stocks, The Broad Dividend Achievers lists many up and coming stocks that could one day find a place in our portfolios.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) Dividend Stock Analysis

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net January 30, 2012.

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Stanley Black & Decker Inc. is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories and systems resulted from the March 2010 merger of StanleyWorks and Black & Decker.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Weekly Links: February 5, 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, February 3, 2012

24 Stocks Growing Their Cash Dividends

Dividend growth investing in its classic form focuses on identifying solid companies with a long record of growing their dividends each year; and an expectation that they will continue to do so into the future. The focus is not solely on yield but a combination of yield and dividend growth. Often it is the lower yield, higher growth, security that will provide the best return over time.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

10 High-Yield S&P 500 Dividend Stocks With Growing Dividends

For many people the S&P 500 and U.S. Stock Market are synonymous terms. While in reality the U.S. stock market is much larger with public companies numbering in the thousands. The S&P 500 Index is owned and maintained by Standard & Poor's, a division of McGraw-Hill. The index was first published in 1957 and is the second most recognized index in the U.S. behind only the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Leggett & Platt Inc. makes a broad line of bedding and furniture components and other home, office and commercial furnishings, as well as diversified products for non-furnishings markets.

Popular Posts - Last 7 days