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July 2016

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Duke Energy (DUK) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 28, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DUK , SO , AEP

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Duke Energy (DUK). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Duke Energy Corp. merged with Progress Energy in mid-2012, and is the largest electric power holding company in the U.S., serving more than 7 million customers in six states... Continue Reading »   [more]

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7 Dividend Growth Stocks That Could Make You Wealthy

July 27, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AWR , MMM , CINF

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... Continue Reading »   [more]

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Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 26, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EMR , ESP , ABB

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Emerson Electric Co. (EMR). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Emerson Electric Co. designs and supplies product technology, and delivers engineering services and solutions to a wide range of industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world... Continue Reading »   [more]

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12 Companies Willing and Capable To Raise Dividends

July 25, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: C , BX , SWKS

The main focus of investing in dividend growth stocks is finding and buying stocks that will continue to raise their dividends in the future. In making this determination there are many factors to consider such as dividend payout ratio, debt levels, the company’s dividend policy and track record.

This week several companies have elected to send higher cash dividends to their shareholders... Continue Reading »  [more]

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Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 21, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ITW , MTW , TKR

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Illinois Tool Works Inc. is a diversified manufacturer that operates a portfolio of 60 business units that serve industrial and consumer markets globally... Continue Reading »  [more]

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A Roadmap To Build Wealth With Dividend Stocks

July 20, 2016 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ , PEP , KMB

Most people aren't very good at investing. I suspect over their lifetimes, most investors will end up losing money in the stock market. So why do they keep coming back, and is there anything that can be done to turn the losses into gains?

The formula for success in the market is relatively simple. Buy low, sell high. So why do so many people do so poorly? It seems they are doing the exact opposite of what they should be doing... Continue Reading »  [more]

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Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 19, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KMB , PG , CL

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Kimberly Clark Corp. is a global consumer products company producing tissue, personal care and health care brands include Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, and Scott... Continue Reading »  [more]

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13 Stocks Building A Higher Yield With Increased Dividends

July 18, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WBA , DUK , OXY

Every investor wants to earn more. It is how we define "more" and how we go about earning it that determines the type of investor we are. Income investors want more income. Yield is a significant determinate of income. Instead of buying a current high-yield stock, investors individend growth stocks prefer to build their own. Granted, the current yield may never be classified as high-yield, but over time the yield-on-cost can reach epic heights... Continue Reading »  [more]

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Pepsico, Inc. (PEP) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 14, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PEP , KO , DPS

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

Company Description: PepsiCo, Inc. is a major international producer of branded beverage and snack food products... Continue Reading »  [more]

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High-Yield Managed Distribution Policy Funds

July 13, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PH , CINF , GPC

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) and closed-end funds (CEFs) are composed of many different individual securities. This usually results in uneven dividend distributions. Some funds have tried to address this with a managed distribution policy. In short, a managed distribution policy is management's commitment to make a fixed periodic dividend payment... Continue Reading »  [more]

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Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 12, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WFC , C , BAC

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Wells Fargo & Company, with March 31 assets of $1.85 trillion, is the fourth largest U.S. bank, by global assets, but has the largest U.S. lending footprint... Continue Reading »  [more]

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6 Stocks Sending A Strong Message With Higher Dividends

July 11, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EPD , PNC , PAYX

Selecting quality dividend stocks with sustainable dividends requires the investor to not only look back at the financials, but also look forward to determine in the business can continue to thrive going forward. To succeed as an investor in dividend growth stocks, you must find companies that can sustain and grow dividends by focusing on their ability to generate cash.

Below are several stocks sending their shareholders a strong message with higher dividends... Continue Reading »  [more]

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June 2016 Progress Report

July 08, 2016 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: JNJ , UTX , XOM

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 45 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 45 of the last 45 months... Continue Reading »   [more]

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McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 07, 2016 – 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 35,000 restaurants in 119 countries... Continue Reading »  [more]

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6 Blue Chip Dividend Stocks For When the Chips Are Down

July 06, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MMM , GPC , JNJ

This year the market has been quite volatile. With significant run ups followed by steep declines. This has provided income investors first hand experience in managing both their emotions and their income portfolio in an unsettled market.

For some new investors, this may be their first opportunity to experience a volatile market. To make the most of these times, here are some concepts to help you succeed and thrive when a market correction rears its ugly head...
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ConocoPhillips Co. (COP) Dividend Stock Analysis

July 05, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COP , BP , CVX

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of ConocoPhillips Co. (COP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: ConocoPhillips Co. is of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies in the world, COP spun off its downstream assets in May 2012... Continue Reading »   [more]

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5 Stocks Enriching Their Shareholders With Higher Dividends

July 04, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DRI , KEY , STI

When evaluating a company as a potential income investment you look at its calculated fair value, ability to generate cash, debt position and the net present value of its dividend stream compared to alternative “safe” investments. The advantages dividend stocks have over "safe" investments are potential capital appreciation and dividend growth. Not only are your earnings compounding, but the rate of earnings is growing.

Below are several companies giving their shareholders a raise with increased cash dividends... Continue Reading »   [more]

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