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April 2016

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Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 28, 2016 – 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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5 Tech Stocks With A History of Growing Their Dividends

April 27, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , MXIM , IBM

When you hear the words "tech stocks", many investors think back to the tech bubble in the late 90s. A tech company's goal back then was to plow back every penny into the business for sustained grow. The entire focus was on capital gains. During this era companies that paid dividends were looked down on as inferior... Continue Reading »   [more]

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Chevron Corporation (CVX) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 26, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVX , BP , XOM

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

Company Description: Chevron Corporation is a global integrated oil company (formerly ChevronTexaco) has interests in exploration, production, refining and marketing, and petrochemicals.

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13 Stocks Compounding Your Returns With Increased Dividends

April 25, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COST , SO , MMP

Too often we take a short-term approach, to our long-term detriment. There is a reason we don't see infomercials selling dividend growth investment strategies. For those looking to get rich now, a disciplined approach to investing that focuses on the long-term simply isn't appealing. If I knew in my 20's or 30's what I know now about dividend growth stocks, I would likely be retired now. The compounding power of growing dividends is tremendous.

Below are several companies that are demonstrating the power of compounding dividends by increasing their cash dividends... Continue Reading »
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Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 21, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , BMY , JNJ

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Abbott Laboratories (ABT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Abbott Laboratories is a diversified health care products company that is now focused on nutritionals, diagnostics, generic drugs, and medical devices, following the spinoff of its R&D-based prescription pharmaceuticals business at the beginning of 2013... Continue Reading »   [more]

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How To Manage Your Dividend Portfolio In A Downturn

April 20, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AFL , GPC , JNJ

The recent (albeit short-lived) turbulence in the market has provided dividend growth investors first hand experience in managing their dividend growth portfolio in a declining market. How did you reacted to this downturn? Did it been a source of despair and gloom, or was it been a source of excitement?  [more]

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Realty Income Corp (O) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 19, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: O , DDR , NNN

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Realty Income Corp. (O). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Realty Income Corporation is an equity real estate investment trust that owns commercial retail real estate properties in the United States... Continue Reading »   [more]

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While Some Stocks Cut Their Dividends, These 11 Stocks Raisied Theirs

April 18, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: QCOM , EPD , PG

Most investors are not surprised when a company cuts its dividend. They see the early warning signs well in advance of the actual cut. Here are three signs that a company is heading toward a dividend cut:

1.) An abrupt or permanent shift in a company’s business model as a result of business conditions.
2.) A dividend yield that is higher than average and/or higher than others in the industry.
3.) Diminishing cash available to pay dividends.

Ultimately, the ability of a company to pay its dividend is determined by its cash position – both cash on its balance sheet and its ability to generate cash flow. Below are several companies that are NOT cutting their dividends, but instead raising them... Continue Reading »  [more]

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General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 14, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GIS , K , CPB

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of General Mills, Inc. (GIS). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: General Mills, Inc. is a major producer of packaged consumer food products company that produces cereal, yogurt and Betty Crocker desserts/baking mixes... Continue Reading »   [more]

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Where To Find Great Dividend Stocks

April 13, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CL , KO , PG

In my dividend database, I track over 250 stocks in 11 different sectors. Generally, the characteristics of certain sectors tend to match those that dividend growth investors are looking for, thus their constituents are often make better dividend investments. In the case of the stocks I track, nearly half of them are in these three sectors... Continue Reading »   [more]

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 12, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XOM , BP , CVX

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

Company Description: Exxon Mobil Corp., formed through the merger of Exxon and Mobil in late 1999, is the world's largest publicly owned integrated oil company.  [more]

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9 Stocks Taking The Next Step With Higher Cash Dividends

April 11, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TJX , NDAQ , OMC

Are you looking for companies that can sustain and grow their dividend? In making that determination, a company’s Statement of Earnings is one of the last places you should look. Cash is king for the dividend growth investor and the Statement of Cash Flows is where astute investors begin when they want to understand the viability of a company. To succeed as a dividend investor, you must find companies that can sustain and grow dividends by focusing on their ability to generate cash. You can fake earnings, but you can’t fake cash.

Below are several stocks using real cash to raise their dividends:... Continue Reading »
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March 2016 Progress Report

April 08, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MMM , ED

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in January, extending the streak to 42 consecutive months of increases. As noted in the June 19, 2015 post, in July 2015 I changed to reporting on total dividend income instead of just income from my Dividend Growth Portfolio.

Since I began tracking my total income progress, annualized dividend income has increased in 42 of the last 42 months. Continue Reading »   [more]

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Abbvie Inc. (ABBV) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 07, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABBV , MRK , BMY

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

Company Description: Abbvie Inc. is a global research-based pharmaceuticals business that emerged as a separate entity following its spin-off from Abbott Laboratories at the start of 2013. AbbVie's key drug is Humira for rheumatoid arthritis. Continue Reading »   [more]

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Your Greatest Wealth Building Asset

April 06, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , KO , JNJ

You may think your greatest wealth building asset is the stock that has appreciated more than 15% from the beginning of the year and pays you a 3% dividend. Even though that stock has treated you kindly for the last several years, it is not your greatest wealth building asset.

The traditionalist would say your home is your greatest wealth building asset. This is getting closer, but it is not your greatest wealth building asset. Continue Reading »   [more]

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United Technologies Corp. (UTX) Dividend Stock Analysis

April 04, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UTX , BA , GE

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of United Technologies Corp. (UTX). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: United Technologies Corp. is an aerospace-industrial conglomerate with a portfolio that includes Pratt & Whitney jet engines, Otis elevators and Carrier air conditioners, among other products. In November 2015, UTX sold its Sikorsky helicopter division to Lockheed Martin.  [more]

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