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October 2012

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8 Stocks With Strong Dividend Growth Metrics

October 31, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WAG , JCI , IBM

When evaluating a company as a potential income investment I look at its calculated fair value, ability to generate cash, debt position and the net present value of its dividend stream (NPV MMA Differential) compared to alternative "safe" investments. In earlier articles, we have looked at each of these in depth.  [more]

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For Your Amusement, This Stock Just Increased Its Dividend 50%, Now Yields Over 6%

October 29, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SIX , AFL , PAYX

Angus Wynne, founded this family entertainment company in 1961. Mr. Wynne imagined regional parks large in scope but closer to where people live, making them convenient and affordable. Parks that featured innovative rides complemented by brilliant theme presentations became his formula for success. His ingenious use of themes turned the centuries-old amusement park idea into the theme parks.  [more]

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2012-Q3 Performance Review

October 27, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VFINX , BRK-B

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 2012-Q3. Below is a high-level summary of the information contained in the PDF:  [more]

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Erie Indemnity Co. (ERIE) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 26, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ERIE , AJG , TRV

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

Company Description: Erie Indemnity Co. is a management services company that provides sales, underwriting, and policy issuance services to the policyholders of Erie Insurance Exchange in the United States.  [more]

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Genuine Parts Company (GPC) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 25, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GPC , AAP , AZO

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

Company Description: Genuine Parts Co is a leading wholesale distributor of automotive replacement parts, industrial parts and supplies, and office products.  [more]

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10 Dividend Stocks Balancing Yield And Growth

October 23, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: INTC , LMT , COP

In a perfect world, income investors would not have to choose between growth or yield, they could have both. Without the benefit of a perfect world, we are left with the middle ground which is a balancing act between growth and yield. How much yield are you willing to give up for growth at a certain level, and how much growth will you sacrifice for a higher yield?  [more]

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3 Stocks Yielding More than 5% That Recently Raised their Dividends

October 22, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: KMP , OHI , CLMT

Astute investors understand the power of growing dividends. Over time, a low yielding stock will increase its payout (along with its yield-on-cost) and normally the share price follows the growing dividend. But what if you need income today? High-yield investments sometimes sacrifice growth, but not always...  [more]

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September 2012 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

October 20, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVX , EMR , INTC

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 $944.20, consisting of:  [more]

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Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 18, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: NSC , CSX , UNP

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

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Defense Stocks May Not Be Defensive Stocks

October 17, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LMT , RTN , GD

When the economy and the market starts heading south, many investors start buying dividend growth stocks. They have long been considered a defensive position in turbulent times. Given many investors recent defensive stance, one might ask how about some real defense stocks, as in the Aerospace and Defense industry.   [more]

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How To Profit From Real Estate With No Stopped Up Toilet Calls

October 15, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: HPT , SIR , SNH

A multitude of self-made millionaires (and billionaires) made their fortunes in real estate. Often through the development of large-scale projects such as shopping centers or planned communities. On a smaller scale, there are many landlords with one or more rental properties earning them a monthly income.  [more]

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Raytheon Company (RTN) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 12, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RTN , BA , LMT

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

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Walgreen Co. (WAG) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 11, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WAG , CVS , WMT

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

Company Description: Walgreen Co. is the largest U.S. retail drug chain in terms of revenues, this company operates more than 8,000 drug stores throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.  [more]

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10 Dividend Stocks That Gave Me A 20%+ Annualized Return

October 10, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , MMM , INTC

Andy Warhol in 1968 said that "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." In our society, many things follow the 15 minutes of fame paradigm, though duration of time is sometimes more or less. For example, at a fireworks display each rocket that is shot is viewed by the audience, albeit just for a few seconds. Olympic athletes will train in obscurity for years for a chance to have a gold medal hung around their neck as the worl watches. When it comes to selecting dividend growth stocks, the ones you want are those that will perform well over the long haul.  [more]

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8.8 Billion Reasons Why Dividend Increases Are Dynamite

October 08, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RPM , PSX , GLW

Earlier this week, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today that dividend net increases (increases less decreases) were $8.8 billion in the third quarter of 2012. This is believed to be a new record for quarterly dividend payouts in aggregate dollars. It was also reported that 439 stocks increased dividends during the third quarter of 2012, a 25.4% gain over 2011. Only 53 companies out of approximately 10,000 decreased their dividend in the third quarter of 2012. Howard Silverblatt, Senior Index Analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices said:  [more]

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Dividend Income Progress Update - September 2012

October 06, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: INTC , NSC , O

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in August, extending the streak to 27 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 56 of the last 58 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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Harris Corporation (HRS) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 05, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HRS , BA , GD

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

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Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 04, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WM , CWST , RSG

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Waste Management, Inc. (WM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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All Investments Carry Risk

October 02, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , GPC , MCD

What is your financial goal? If it is to accumulate wealth for a comfortable retirement, then there is no risk-free path. Throughout time every angle has been tried and failed. However, some approaches carry less risk than others. Let's consider some of the popular paths...  [more]

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For Ten Consecutive Years This Mega-Cap Co. Has Raised Its Dividend Double Digits, Now Yields 5%

October 01, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LMT , ARTNA , HBNC

This company is big, really big. It is a global security and aerospace enterprise that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and has a market cap of over $29 billion dollars with net sales for 2011 of $46.5 billion.   [more]

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