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January 2011

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28 Dividend Stocks Acting Like a Money Machine

January 31, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: INTC , NSC , SJM

Readers of this space know that the primary focus of my investing efforts is to build an ever-increasing income income stream by investing in dividend growth securities. This means that often I will choose a lower yielding security with better dividend growth prospects over a higher yielding security. As one that values diversity, I also invest in some high yield securities. However, any dividend stock that I invest in must have an increasing dividend.

Below are companies that have recently made their shareholders take notice with higher cash dividends:  [more]

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AT&T Inc. (T) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 27, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CTL , T , VZ

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). AT&T Corp. was acquired in late 2005 and BellSouth in late 2006.

Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:  [more]

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What Will Your Dividend Income Be When You Retire?

January 25, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , CL , T

We all want a secure retirement where we don’t have to worry about making ends meet. After spending 30 or more years in the workforce, its time to kick back and enjoy our golden years. Unfortunately, many people don’t plan for retirement and just assume that their company pension, 401(k) or Social Security will take care of them. That’s a dangerous assumption and a recipe for disaster.

Here are some eye-opening statistics from saperston.com:  [more]

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Harleysville Group Inc. (HGIC) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 20, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CB , HGIC.DL , MCY

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Harleysville Group Inc. (HGIC). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Harleysville Group Inc. underwrites a broad array of personal and commercial coverages. These insurance coverages are marketed primarily in the Eastern and Midwestern United States.

Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:  [more]

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Who Owns The Top Dividend Stocks?

January 18, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , PG , XOM

The internet provides investors with so much useful and interesting information. I could not imagine going back a decade or so and trying to analyze stocks without the internet – waiting for quarterly reports to be mailed for owned companies and calling the investor relations contacts for information on unowned companies. One of my job responsibilities is the statutory reporting for the corporation I work for. Filing 10-Ks, 10-Qs and other such required reports is often tedious, but it gives me a great appreciation of what information is available, including who owns some of the top dividend stocks…

In the U.S., the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires institutional investment managers who exercise investment discretion over $100 million or more in Section 13(f) securities to report their holdings on Form 13F with the SEC.  Because of this required filing we can analyze the holdings of Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett’s holding company) or any other large institution. However, once the Form 13Fs are aggregated, we can see who the large shareholders are for any public company, including these high profile dividend growth companies:  [more]

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6 Dividend Stocks Raising Dividends and Expectations

January 17, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVS , IP , VNO

Gregg S. Fisher noted in a 2009 Forbes article that the assumption that investors are rational agents is bunk. He went on to say “We are not rational. We’re human. Even the most brilliant investor can be swayed by emotions into making irrational decisions that result in financial loss.”

Logic has very little to do with short-term movements in stock prices. Knowing this, there are some things that long-term buy-and-hold investors can do to profit from from these irrational moves in the market, such as following a disciplined approach of acquiring stocks that routinely increase their dividends.  [more]

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Nucor Corporation (NUE) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 14, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: CMC , NUE , X

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., Nucor has one of the most diverse product lines of any steelmaker in the Americas.

Fair Value: I consider four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:  [more]

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10 Under-Valued Dividend Stocks

January 11, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ , MSFT , WMT

By many measures, 2010 was a great year for dividend growth stocks. There were far fewer dividend cuts and fewer companies that failed to raise their dividends at the expected time.  From a valuation standpoint dividend stocks performed quite well, with many income portfolios outperforming the S&P 500.  [more]

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2 Dividend Stocks Building Future Yield and 10 Going Ex-Dividend in January

January 10, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HRL , SYY , T

Driven by computers that cost more than the average person will earn in their lifetime the investment markets move at light speed. To keep pace hedge funds, mutual funds, institutional investors and multi-billion dollar money managers spend large sums of money on high-tech tools to give them an edge. So, what chance does a small individual investor have?

Not much of a chance if you let the Wall Street players define the rules. However, you might just slay the giant if you define the rules and focus on quality blue chip dividend growth stocks and long-term, buy-and-hold and investing strategy.  [more]

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AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AFL , CNO , DFG.DL

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of AFLAC Incorporated (AFL). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Aflac Incorporated provides supplemental health and life insurance in the U.S. and Japan. Products are marketed at worksites and help fill gaps in primary insurance coverage. Approximately 75% of revenues comes from Japan and 25% from the U.S.

Fair Value: I consider four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:  [more]

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10 Stocks Expected to Grow Their Dividends in 2011

January 03, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CL , JNJ , MCD

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 2010 and what we might see in 2011. Here are ten companies for your consideration:

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) in April 2010 raised its dividend 10% to $0.44/share from $0.40/share. In April 2009 it raised its dividend 11%. ABT has increased its dividend for 38 consecutive years and I expect them to do so again next year. The 2011 increase should be similar to the 2010 increase, or possibly higher, since the company’s 12-month trailing free cash flow is up significantly compared to 2009. I project a 2011 increase of 10%. The stock is currently yielding 3.7%.  [more]

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