Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Hormel Foods Corp. is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Are The Dividends Safe For These High-Yielding Stocks?

Everyone wants to earn more. For investors in dividend growth stocks, the quick way to earn more is to select dividend stocks with higher yields. Swap those 2-4% yields in for stocks earning 6-10%, or more. Before making the trade, you should ask yourself the following two questions:

Monday, January 28, 2013

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: IBM's global capabilities include information technology services, software, computer hardware equipment, fundamental research, and related financing.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weekly Links: January 27, 2013

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, January 26, 2013

December 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, January 25, 2013

This Buffett Stock Is Back With A Vengence, Raising Its Dividend 14%

This company is an American multinational diversified financial services company with operations around the world. It is the fourth largest bank in the U.S. by assets and the largest bank by market capitalization. In 2011, it was the 23rd largest company in the United States. For many years it has been a popular holding of Warren Buffett.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nucor Corporation (NUE) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Nucor Corporation is the largest minimill steelmaker in the U.S., with one of the most diverse product lines of any steelmaker in the Americas.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My 2012 Top And Bottom Performing Dividend Stocks

Investing in dividend growth stocks is a long-term proposition. One of the beauties of following a dividend growth strategy is that you don't have to watch your portfolio or the market on a daily basis. For the most part, daily, monthly and yearly movements are just noise in the system.

Monday, January 21, 2013

ConocoPhillips Co. (COP) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: ConocoPhillips Co. is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies in the world, COP spun off its downstream assets in May 2012.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weekly Links: January 20, 2013

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, January 19, 2013

2012-Q4 Performance Review

After each quarter-end, I review my asset allocation and year-to-date total returns by category. The attached PDF contains my actual asset allocation as of 2012-Q4. Below is a high-level summary of the information contained in the PDF:

Friday, January 18, 2013

12 Dividend Stocks Growing Their Yield

In the southern U.S. where I live, there has been some controversy over harvesting forests of hardwoods and reseeding them with pines. Growing hardwoods is very similar to investing in dividend stocks. What you plant or invest in today will not yield much for years to come. That is not to say progress is not seen. It is just slow and deliberate. To grow hardwoods it takes great foresight and commitment to the process. The small investments we make in quality dividend stocks each month won’t yield large payments in the near-term. It will take time for the payments to grow and compound, but they will.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Community Trust Bank Corp. (CTBI) High-Yield Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Community Trust Bank Corp. (CTBI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Community Trust Bank Corp. owns and operates Community Trust Bank, Inc. of Pikeville, KY, which provides commercial banking services in Kentucky and West Virginia; and a trust company.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

7 Dividend Stocks With Room To Increase Their Payout

I currently track over 220 dividend growth stocks in my D4L-Database and have determined some of the lower rated stocks could be buys if the companies simply chose to increase their dividends. For various reasons their management has elected keep a low payout ratio and deploy the excess cash elsewhere.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Colgate-Palmolive (CL) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Colgate-Palmolive (CL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a major consumer products company that markets oral, personal and household care and pet nutrition products in more than 200 countries and territories.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weekly Links: January 13, 2013

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, January 12, 2013

Dividend Income Progress Update - December 2012

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in December, extending the streak to 30 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 59 of the last 61 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, January 11, 2013

Ford (F) Doubles Its Dividend, And 3 Other Increases

Ford Motor Company (F) is the second-largest U.S.-based automaker and the fifth-largest in the world based on 2010 vehicle sales. Founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903, the company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford owns small stakes in Mazda of Japan and Aston Martin of the United Kingdom. It employs about 213,000 employees at around 90 plants and facilities worldwide.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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, January 8, 2013

9 High Rated, Lower Debt Dividend Stocks With A Reasonable Payout

New income investors naturally focus on yield, but the highest yielding stocks aren't always the best investments. To find the very best dividend growth stocks an investor must identify companies that will not just sustain their dividends, but increase them every year. To find these jewels in the rough, there are two very important things the investor must look for.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sysco Corporation (SYY) Dividend Stock Analysis

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

Company Description: Sysco Corporation is a large distributor of food and related products, primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Weekly Links: January 6, 2013

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, January 4, 2013

Is The Fiscal Cliff Bill Good For Dividend Stocks?

Thursday, the President signed the Fiscal Cliff Bill into law. So will that be good for dividend stocks? The short answer is probably "yes", if you define good as an increase in share price. However, if you were hoping for a steep decline (a.k.a. a buying opportunity) you may have to wait a little longer. Politicians are still in Washington, so the decline may still come as they work through the spending side.

Here are some key highlights of the bill:

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Clorox Company (CLX) Dividend Stock Analysis

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of The Clorox Company (CLX). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: The Clorox Company is a diversified producer of household cleaning, grocery and specialty food products is also a leading producer of natural personal care products.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

4 Dividend Stocks To Avoid The Social Security Blues

As a fiscal conservative, the direction of our country concerns me. With the current administration's primary focus on fixing the budget deficit with higher taxes on the "wealthy", rather than a combination of higher revenue AND meaningful spending cuts, our country is left in a perilous situation. I am reminded of the following quote:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year!

As the holidays wind down and as some of us prepare to go back to work, I am looking forward to a prosperous 2013!

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