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February 2011

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23 Stocks With A Vision Of Higher Dividends

February 28, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , CL , HD

To succeed as a dividend growth investor you must identify and purchase stocks with sustainable dividend growth. Inertia is powerful force. Once a company has established a track record of growing its dividend over the decades and developed a shareholder base that expects higher dividends each year, it becomes increasing difficult for management to cut or fail to raise their dividend. No CEO of this type of company wants a dividend cut to occur on his or her watch.  [more]

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Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) Dividend Stock Analysis

February 25, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CAG , CALM , HRL

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. company is a leading processor of branded, convenience meat products (primarily pork) for the consumer market.

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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12 Industrial Strength Dividend Stocks

February 22, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EMR , MMM , UTX

This is the third installment in a multi-part series that looks at different sectors that have traditionally been very friendly to dividend investors. Each of these sectors have attributes that make the companies in them potentially desirable to long-term buy-and-hold dividend growth investors. Understanding these attributes will hopefully help us to select the very best companies for our income portfolios. Last week we looked at Financial Services Sector. This week we are looking at Industrial Materials…Industrial Materials Attributes

The Industrial Materials Sector consists of companies that manufacture products or otherwise harvest a product, such as a mining company. The products are most often inputs or raw materials into another manufacturing process, such as steel producer. Many of these companies are often referred to as members of the “smokestack industry” and are classified as cyclical stocks – a stock that rises and falls in step with the economy.  [more]

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25 Dividend Stocks Raising Their Yield On Cost

February 21, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: COP , KO , SHW

There are income investors and Dividend Growth investors. While the distinction is rather simple, it slips past many casual observers. Income investors are investing for maximum current income, while dividend growth investors are looking to maximize income over an extended period of time — usually sacrificing current income for potential greater future earnings. Unlike fixed income investments, a growing dividend means a growing yield on cost.

This week several companies raised their shareholders yield on cost by increasing their cash dividends:  [more]

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) Dividend Stock Analysis

February 18, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HD , LOW

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. sells retail building materials and supplies, lumber, hardware and appliances through more than 1,700 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

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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10 Financial Services Dividend Stocks To Boost Your Yield

February 15, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CINF , HGIC.DL , ORI

This is the second installment in a multi-part series that looks at different sectors that have traditionally been very friendly to dividend investors. Each of these sectors have attributes that make the companies in them potentially desirable to long-term buy-and-hold dividend growth investors. Understanding these attributes will hopefully help us to select the very best companies for our income portfolios. Last week we looked at Consumer Goods Sector. This week we are looking at Financial Services…Financial Services Attributes

The Financial Services Sector includes insurance companies, banks, brokerages, mutual fund companies, and other similar companies. Before the 2008-09  financial meltdown, financial services stocks were the cornerstone on many dividend income portfolios. They offered relatively high yields and good dividend growth rates, for the perceived small risk of the stock. Unfortunately, things are not always as they seem. Under the surface banks were making questionable loans , while investment firms were creating and peddling exotic financial instruments. In effect, their CEO’s were building a house of cards in a hurricane – it was destined to fail, and it did.  [more]

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20 CEO’s Showing Confidence With Increased Dividends

February 14, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BMS , DBD , MMM

A person’s character is determined by how they behave when no one else is looking and during difficult times. In much the same way, we can learn a lot about a company’s management when they face adversity. One metric I look at closely during a downturn is cash generation relative to earnings. The ability of a company to grow its dividend throughout the economic cycle is highly dependent on the management’s ability to generate cash in a downturn.

Below are several select companies with a management confident enough to increase their cash dividends:  [more]

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Southside Bancshares Inc. (SBSI) Dividend Stock Analysis

February 10, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CFR , FFIN , SBSI

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Southside Bancshares Inc. (SBSI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Southside Bancshares Inc. primarily provides financial services to individuals, businesses, municipal entities, and non-profit organizations.

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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Building Yield: 15 Consumer Goods Dividend Stocks

February 08, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CL , KO , PG

Over the next several weeks I plan to look at different sectors that have traditionally been very friendly to dividend investors. Each of these sectors have attributes that make the companies in them potentially desirable to long-term buy-and-hold dividend growth investors. Understanding these attributes will hopefully help us to select the very best companies for our income portfolios. First up the Consumer Goods Sector…Consumer Goods Attributes

Demand for household and personal care products is generally stable and not affected by changes in the economy or other factors. There are certain things people will continue to purchase no matter how bad the economy gets. If you lose your job, you probably won’t stop bathing, washing your clothes, brushing your teeth or stop buying toilet paper. Given the relatively low price of most consumer goods, consumers often prefer to pay a few pennies more for a name brand that they are confident with.  [more]

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16 Dividend Stocks Growing Future Yield

February 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HAS , HSY , MAT

Yield does not come without a price, usually in the form of added risk and/or complexity. Ultimately, dividend growth investors realize that long-term and sustainable high-yield investments are grown over time. This is accomplished by purchasing high-quality dividend investments with a reasonable yield and a long history of growing their dividends, and waiting for the yield on cost to grow.

Below are several companies planting the seeds for future yield by recently increasing their cash dividends:  [more]

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Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX) Dividend Stock Analysis

February 04, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , BDX , MDT

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.

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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10 Higher Yield Dividend Stocks

February 01, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CTL , T , UHT

It’s human nature for new income investors to focus on yield. Many eventually learn that above average yields often carry an above average risk of a dividend cut, loss of invested capital or both. People involved in extreme sports/hobbies, such as base jumping, hang gliding and shark diving, do things to minimize risk and protect themselves. In much the same way those investing in high yield dividend stocks, can do certain things to increase their chance of success…Evaluate High Yield Stocks Carefully

When a stock carries a high yield, there is an underlying reason. Here are some questions to consider to help you understand the stock:  [more]

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