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January 2014

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 31, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GWW , FAST , GMT

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

Company Description: Grainger Inc. is the largest global distributor of industrial and commercial supplies, such as hand tools, electric motors, light bulbs and janitorial items.  [more]

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We Were Dividends, Before Dividends Were Cool

January 29, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , CL , IBM

For a while it seemed that every investing article ended with the same conclusion - you should be buying dividend stocks. They are all quoting studies citing the performance edge that dividends have enjoyed over the long-term and the value of a semi-fixed return generated from periodic dividend payments. However, you should beware of some of the information provided. Beyond the simple concepts, some of the writers are making really bad recommendations and cross-breeding dividend investing with their preferred form of investing.  [more]

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13 Stocks Delivering What's Important: Dividend Increases

January 27, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NSC , VIVO , CNP

We all know what surprising The Street will do to a stock’s price. The street focuses on quarterly revenue, EPS, EBIT, EBITDA and margins. The income statement is where you find all the metrics that The Street loves. It therefore must be the most important financial statement. Not! That title goes to the lowly cash flow statement. Ultimately cash flow is what drives the value of any financial asset, including dividend stocks.  [more]

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2013-Q4 Performance Review

January 25, 2014 – Comments (0)

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 2013-Q4. Below is a high-level summary of the information contained in the PDF...   [more]

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Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 24, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HRL , CALM , MDLZ

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.  [more]

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Colgate-Palmolive (CL) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 23, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CL , PG , KMB

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.  [more]

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10 Dividend Stocks Delivering The Secret To Success

January 22, 2014 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , ADP , WMT

We all want to learn the secret to success. Many get-rich-now infomercials have preyed on this desire while making the sellers wealthy at the expense of the buyers. I have good news for you, there really is a secret to success, and what is even better news is that the secret is not hard to discover. It has been right there in front of you all this time. Your parents likely taught it to you in the form of a fable. Let's explore this secret to success a little more...  [more]

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13 Stocks Increasing Dividends Like A Champion

January 20, 2014 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: ED , CUZ , WEC

There are winners and there are champions in every walk of life. The difference is subtle, but very real. A champions are driven for success and will not let anything stand in their way. Some dividend stocks can be classified as champions. A bad economy, tight credit markets and a dark cloud of uncertainty are enough send some dividend companies running for the exit. However, these are the times that champions stand firm.  [more]

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Nucor Corporation (NUE) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 17, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NUE , CMC , 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.  [more]

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Sysco Corporation (SYY) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 16, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SYY , WILC , SPTN

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.  [more]

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10 Dividend Stocks For A Rainy Day

January 15, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CL , EMR , GPC

A pessimist might say life is a series of bad things happening... then we die. I certainty wouldn't go that far, but life often deals us unfortunate circumstances to work through at what seems to be the most inopportune times. During this most recent economic downturn, many people lost their jobs at a time when companies weren't hiring. When things like this happen, those with an alternative income, including dividend growth stocks, are in a better position to deal with the circumstances thrust on them.  [more]

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5 Stocks Building A Higher Yield On Cost With Increased Dividends

January 13, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: F , FLY , SSS

Most casual income investors focus on current yield, which is important. However, if your objective as an income investor is to build a portfolio of securities with increasing income, then Yield on Cost is an excellent metric to measure your progress. Yield on Cost is simply the annual dividend rate times number of shares owned divided by what you paid for the investment (basis). As companies increase their dividend, your yield-on-cost goes up.  [more]

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Community Trust Bank Corp. (CTBI) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 10, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CTBI , IBKC , HBHC

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.  [more]

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Kellogg Company (K) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 09, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: K , GIS , CPB

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

Company Description: Kellogg Company is a leading producer of ready-to-eat cereal also sells snack and convenience foods such as cookies, crackers, potato chips, cereal bars, fruit snacks and frozen waffles.  [more]

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Higher Yielding Basic Materials Stocks With Growing Dividends

January 08, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RPM , APD , NUE

The Basic Materials Sector includes companies involved with the discovery, development and processing of raw materials. This includes companies engaged in the mining and refining of metals, chemical production and forestry products.  [more]

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Dividend Income Progress Update - December 2013

January 04, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AFL , EMR , MSFT

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 42 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 71 of the last 73 months...  [more]

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Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 03, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CSCO , BRCD , JNPR

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

Company Description: Cisco Systems, Inc. offers a complete line of routers and switching products that connect and manage communications among local and wide area computer networks employing a variety of protocols.  [more]

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Procter & Gamble (PG) Dividend Stock Analysis

January 02, 2014 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PG , CLX , CL

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.  [more]

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7 Dividend Growth Stocks That Could Make You Wealthy

January 01, 2014 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: MMM , EMR , GPC

It seems the older I get the more I fight with my weight. I know how to lose weight - I have done it several times. The formula is not difficult, eat less and exercise more. My problem, like many others, is in the implementation. In much the same way, the formula to building wealth is rather simple - spend less than you earn and invest the difference. Once again implementation is where many people come up short. With the right focus and some positive feedback, building wealth can be much easier than shedding the spare tire around your mid-section. Here's how to do it...  [more]

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