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August 2012

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Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 31, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ITW , CBE.DL , 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 operates a portfolio of 60 business units that serve industrial and consumer markets globally.  [more]

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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 30, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VZ , T , S

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

Company Description: Verizon Communications Inc. is the largest U.S. wireless carrier, Verizon also offers wireline and broadband services primarily in the northeastern U.S.  [more]

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The Elite Dividend Stocks

August 29, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MMM , WAG , JNJ

As investors in Dividend Growth Stocks, we want to limit our purchases to only the very best stocks. Our first step is to look at published lists of dividend companies such as S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, US Broad Dividend Achievers™ Index and The U.S. Dividend Champions.  [more]

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For Over 50 Years This Little Insurance Company Has Paid Big Dividends

August 27, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CINF , EAT , O

Insurance helps you manage risk and provides you, and your loved ones, peace of mind. It is great when an insurance company can offer the same benefits to its shareholders. One insurance company in Ohio has provided its shareholders with a growing dividend for 52 years, and it just raised its dividend again.  [more]

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July 2012 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

August 25, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ADP , KMB , KO

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 dividends earned. Total dividends received during the month were $635.96, consisting of...  [more]

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Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 23, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: EMR , ESP , CBE.DL

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

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Warren Buffett's Two Rules For Dividend Investors

August 21, 2012 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , COP , INTC

We all like things presented in their simplest terms. Headlines like "Two simple steps to lose that unwanted weight" always grabs our attention, even if it is just to smile and say I wish it were true. I enjoy reading inspiring quotes. They often put life's issues in their simplest terms and in doses that are easy to swallow.   [more]

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This Mega-Cap Tech Stock Increased Its Dividend 75%

August 20, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CSCO , ITC , BMI

Move over Intel (INTC) and Microssoft (MSFT). Two years ago this networking giant didn't even pay a dividend. In April of this year, it increased its dividend 33%. Most investors would be satisifed with that increase, but the company wasn't finished boosting its dividend in 2012.   [more]

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Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 17, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LEG , FLXS , ETH

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Leggett & Platt Inc. makes a broad line of bedding and furniture components and other home, office and commercial furnishings, as well as products for non-furnishings markets.  [more]

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AT&T Inc. (T) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 16, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: T , VZ , S

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

Company Description: AT&T Inc. provides telephone and broadband service and holds full ownership of AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular Wireless).  [more]

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10 Stocks That Have Paid Uninterrupted Dividends Since 1899

August 15, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , JNJ , XOM

Over the last several years some companies have chosen to not raise their dividend, while others decided to cut their dividend and a few even decided to stop paying a dividend. In some cases their financials did not warrant the change. As investors in dividend growth stocks, we want to look for companies with a positive dividend culture.  [more]

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This Aristocrat Yields 5% and Has Increased Dividends For 40 Years

August 13, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LEG , ITW , NHI

For 40 consecutive years Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG) has not missed a dividend increase. August 8th the company continued its streak by increasing its quarterly divided 3.6% to $0.29 per share. The dividend is payable October 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on September 14, 2012. The yield based on the new payout is 5.0%.  [more]

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Dividend Income Progress Update - July 2012

August 11, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PFF , O , MDT

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in July, extending the streak to 25 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 54 of the last 56 months.

My goals were defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2012 Investing Goals post. Below is an updated version of the table found in the original post...  [more]

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Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 10, 2012 – 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:

Company Description: Lockheed Martin Corp. is the world's largest military weapons manufacturer, is also a significant supplier to NASA and other non-defense government agencies. LMT receives about 93% of its revenues from global defense sales.  [more]

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Mid-Year 2012 Top And Bottom Performing Dividend Stocks

August 08, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WMT , UTX , MCD

Investing in dividend growth stocks is a long-term proposition. One of the beauties of following a dividend growth strategy is that you don't have to watch your portfolio or the market on a daily basis. For the most part, daily, monthly and yearly movements are just noise in the system.  [more]

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This Stock Had A Double-Digit Yield Before Thursday's Increase

August 06, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MCC , NSC , WTR

Medley Capital (MCC) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The firm invests in the public equity markets of the United States. August 2nd the company increased its quarterly dividend 16% to $0.36 per share. The dividend is payable on September 14, 2012 to stockholders of record as of August 24, 2012. The yield based on the new payout is 11.8%.  [more]

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Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 03, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: OMI , CAH , MCK

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Owens & Minor Inc. is a leading domestic distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute care market, a health care supply chain management company, and a direct-to-consumer (DTC) supplier of testing and monitoring supplies for diabetes.  [more]

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3M Company (MMM) Dividend Stock Analysis

August 02, 2012 – Comments (0) | 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: MMM is trading at a premium to all four valuations above. The stock is trading at a 34.0% premium to its calculated fair value of $65.39. MMM did not earn any Stars in this section.  [more]

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