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June 2010

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6 Dividend Stocks Avoiding The June Freeze

June 29, 2010 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: BBY , DUK , MDT

For a dividend investor, there is not much worse than a stock that cuts or eliminates its dividend. Suddenly, the reason you purchased the stock no longer exists. Many dividend investors, myself included, have a hard and fast rule to immediately sell any stock held as income investment if it cuts its dividend. However, when a company freezes its dividend at the current rate, the decision is not as clear-cut. At this point you must look look at alternative investments, along with the company’s current yield and future outlook.  [more]

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Why We Are Dividend Growth Investors

June 28, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ , KO , PG

We have all heard it… Stodgy, for old people, yawn, boring! These have all been used to describe dividend growth investing. As a dividend growth investor, I sometimes think our strategy is the most misunderstood. It seems everyone understands a traders mentality as evidenced by the numerous comments on capital appreciation – “Why would you buy that stock? It has been flat for 2 years.” Most understand the income investors mentality as noted by comments like – “Why would you buy that stock when you can buy Amalgamated Risk and it pays a 9% dividend?” Both of these strategies can be successful, as can a dividend growth strategy. Periodically, it is good to remind ourselves why we are dividend growth investors.  [more]

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RPM International Inc. (RPM) Dividend Stock Analysis

June 25, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RPM

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

Company Description: RPM International Inc. makes specialty coatings and products for the structural waterproofing and corrosion control markets, as well as products for the consumer, do-it-yourself and hobby markets.

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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McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) Dividend Stock Analysis

June 24, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: McDonald’s Corporation is the largest fast-food restaurant company in the world. Its restaurants serve a varied, yet limited, value-priced menu in more than 100 countries around the world.

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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Six Dividend Stocks Working Even When I’m Not

June 22, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BMR , CXS.DL.DL , NLY

This past week I have been vacationing more than 1,500 miles from my home. As with most vacations, I have not done much work this week. However, a quick check of my brokerage account shows that my dividend stocks have been very busy this week. It is nice to know my income portfolio never takes a day off. What’s even better is the portfolio is frequently getting a raise through higher cash dividend payments.  [more]

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What Determines A Dividend Stock’s Yield

June 21, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , WMT , XOM

If income investing were as simple as picking the stock with the highest yield, everyone would be an expert. Most assume (rightfully so) that yield is heavily influenced by risk, but much more goes into determining yield. Below are several important factors that influence a stock’s yield, along with some illustrative examples:  [more]

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McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) Dividend Stock Analysis

June 17, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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9 Stocks With A Vision Of Higher Dividends

June 15, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CAT , NFG , TGT

A vision is taking the time to contemplate and anticipate, in detail, what the future will bring. A financial vision needs to consider future earnings, savings and economic issues such as inflation. Then based on your vision, you formulate an action plan to ensure the best possible outcome given your unique circumstances. You can’t have a retirement plan until you have a retirement vision. It would seem to me that there are a lot or retirement plans out there but very few retirement visions.

A portion of my retirement planning includes dividend growth investments. Here are a few select companies that have recently followed through on their vision of providing increased cash dividends to their shareholders:  [more]

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Stock Analysis: T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW)

June 10, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TROW

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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4 Stocks Raising Dividends and Expectations

June 08, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GEF , LOW , ROK

I am not a stock trader; I am a dividend and value based long-term buy-and-hold investor. When I add a stock to my dividend portfolio, it is my intention to hold the stock forever. I am not smart enough to time the daily gyrations of the stock market. When stock prices start dropping, our primal instinct of flight kicks in and we want to sell. In many cases that is the time to be buying. However, sometimes selling a stock is the right thing to do. In determining when to sell a dividend stock, I have one hard and fast rule: When an individual stock held as a dividend investment lowers its dividend, immediately sell it.  [more]

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Nine Stocks With a Sustainable Dividend

June 07, 2010 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ , ABT , ADP

To succeed as a dividend growth investor you must identify and purchase stocks with sustainable dividend growth. Put another way, targeted companies must be both capable and willing to grow their dividends. Obviously, we can not look into the future and see who will and will not perform. However, there are critical bits of information that we can evaluate today that often foreshadow the company’s future behavior. Here are some of the more relevant ones:   [more]

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Stock Analysis: Genuine Parts Company (GPC)

June 03, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GPC

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Genuine Parts Company (GPC). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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9 Stocks Not Missing Their Opportunity To Raise Dividends

June 01, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DE , HNZ.DL , MCK

At some point in the future will we look back at our actions today and refer to them as our greatest missed opportunity? A successful dividend growth strategy takes time. Unfortunately, many income investors don’t have the luxury of time on their side and must focus on high-yield investments to meet current expenses. These high-yield investments are often accompanied by high-risk. For those with time, a solid long-term strategy focusing on quality stocks that grow their dividends will treat them well in their retirement years.  [more]

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