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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.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Flowers Foods, Inc. is a producer and marketer of bakery products. It operates in two segments, Direct Store Delivery and Warehouse Delivery.

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