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July 2011

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Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 28, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LMT , BA , UTX

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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6 High-Yield Financial Services Stocks With Rising Dividends

July 27, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCY , CINF , HGIC.DL

The Financial Services Sector includes insurance companies, banks, brokerages, mutual funds and other similar companies. Before the 2008-09 financial services meltdown, these stocks were the cornerstone on many income portfolios. The companies were flush with cash, the stocks provided relatively high yields, good dividend growth rates and carried very little perceived risk.   [more]

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10 Stocks With A Strong Cash To Dividend Coverage

July 26, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COP , WMT , JNJ

Dividends are not paid with sales, earnings, EPS, EBIT or EBITDA. Instead dividends are paid with cash. As an investor, you want to pay close attention to the cash flow statement. Unfortunately, it is probably the least used and most misunderstood statement.   [more]

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13 Dividend Stocks Delivering Good News With Higher Dividends

July 25, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: R , GCI , NNN

I couldn’t begin to estimate how many different stocks are traded around the world on the various exchanges. Like everything else, there are many participants, but few players. Though the population of stocks may be large, there are only a precious few that are worthy dividend stocks. Increasing dividends is one attribute that separates the good dividend stocks from the rest.  [more]

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2011-Q2 Performance Review

July 23, 2011 – 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 2011-Q2. Below is a high-level summary of the information contained in the PDF:  [more]

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H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 21, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HNZ.DL , GIS , K

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: The H.J. Heinz Company produces a wide variety of food products worldwide, primarily condiments, convenience meals and snacks.  [more]

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12 Industrial Strength Dividend Stocks With Annual Dividend Growth

July 20, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LMT , WM , EMR

The Industrials Sector consists of companies that manufacture products or provide business services. The products are often inputs or raw materials into another manufacturing process, such as steel producer.  [more]

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15 Dividend Stocks Trading Below Their Calculated Fair Value

July 19, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , PG , ABT

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
-Warren Buffett  [more]

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10 Dividend Stocks Sharing The Fruits Of Increased Dividends

July 18, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GEL , PAA , WAG

Just as picking fruit from a mango tree does not harm it, living off dividends does not damage the investment’s ability to produce future results. A mango tree’s life will easily span an entire generation. Similarly, well-chosen dividend investments will not only provide income in retirement, but can be passed to your children who can continue to reap the benefits.  [more]

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June 2011 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance Update

July 16, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: INTC , COP , WMT

The Pocket Change Portfolio (PCP) was first introduced on September 13, 2008 as a real money dividend income portfolio funded by the "pocket change" earned from my various online endeavors. Each month I report on the portfolio's progress and update its holdings.  [more]

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Watsco, Inc. (WSO) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 15, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WSO , GMT , AIT

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

Company Description: Watsco Inc. is the largest U.S. distributor of air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment, and related products.  [more]

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AFLAC Incorporated (AFL) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 14, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: AFL , DFG.DL , UNM

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 work sites and help fill gaps in primary insurance coverage. Approximately 80% of earnings comes from Japan and 20% from the U.S.  [more]

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9 High Yield REITs With Growing Dividends

July 13, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GTY , NNN , HCP

U.S. REITs were created in 1960 by Congress as a way for all investors to have access to large-scale, income-producing real estate accessible. To qualify as a REIT, the trust must comply with IRS rules. These rules include: 1) distributing annually as dividends at least 90% of its taxable income, 2) investing at least 75% of its total assets in real estate and 3) deriving at least 75% of gross income from real estate.  [more]

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The Most Important Thing To Consider When Selecting A Dividend Stock

July 12, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ , PG , WMT

In selecting a dividend growth stock, investors look at many metrics and try to determine what the future holds for the company. Among those considered are free cash flow, debt levels, current yield, dividend growth rate and fair value. Not to diminish any of these, because they are all very important, but they are not the most important thing that we need to look for.  [more]

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Companies Creating Real Wealth With Higher Cash Dividends

July 11, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: OZRK , NNN , AOS

A stock dividend, also known as a "scrip dividend", is a dividend payment made with stock instead of cash. Sometimes when companies are tight on cash, they will declare and pay a stock dividend in lieu of a cash dividend.  [more]

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Dividend Income Progress Update - June 2011

July 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ , PEP , UTX

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in May, extending the streak to 12 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 41 of the last 43 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and updated in my 2011 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post.  [more]

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3M Company (MMM) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 08, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MMM , GE , RAVN

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of 3M Company (MMM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: 3M Co. is diversified global company provides enhanced product functionality in electronics, health care, industrial, consumer, office, telecommunications, safety & security and other markets via coatings, sealants, adhesives, and other chemical additives.  [more]

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McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCD , YUM , SBUX

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, with about 32,500 restaurants in 117 countries.  [more]

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10 High Yield Utilities With A Positive Dividend Growth Rate

July 06, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BKH , VVC , DUK

Long considered the domain for “widows and orphans”, utilities have developed a somewhat stodgy reputation. Why are utilities considered good for widows and orphans?   [more]

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3 Powerful Concepts for Compounding Wealth with Dividend Stocks

July 05, 2011 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: CVX , WM , INTC

It is the goal of many people to build enough wealth to put their kids through college, payoff their mortgage, be in a position to help their family and enjoy a financially worry-free retirement. Most people simply don't earn enough to accomplish all these goals without a little help.   [more]

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Five 'Good' Stocks Raising Their Dividends

July 04, 2011 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: WOR , GIS , AYR

Virtually everything in this world can be placed into a few basic categories. This is especially true for Dividend Stocks when looking at their historic performance and expectations for the future. Consider these three broad categories: The Good: As you might guess, these are the dividend stocks that are doing exactly what they should do – consistently raising their dividends each year. The Bad: Companies that held their dividends flat. The Ugly: Companies that cut their dividends.  [more]

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