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October 2013

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 31, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , AAPL , GOOGL

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Microsoft, the world's largest software company, develops PC software, including the Windows operating system and the Office application suite.  [more]

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Here's Where To Find Great Dividend Stocks

October 30, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CL , GIS , KMB

In my dividend database, I track 230 stocks in 11 different sectors. Generally, the characteristics of certain sectors tend to match those that dividend growth investors are looking for, thus their constituents are often make better dividend investments. In the case of the stocks I track, nearly half of them are in these three sectors:  [more]

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10 Dividend Stocks Sharing The Fruits Of Increased Dividends

October 28, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HON , PNW , VFC

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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2013-Q3 Performance Review

October 26, 2013 – 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 2013-Q3. Below is a high-level summary of the information contained in the PDF:  [more]

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Genuine Parts Company (GPC) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 25, 2013 – Comments (0) | 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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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 24, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: IBM , ACN , MSFT

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: IBM's global capabilities include include information technology services, software, computer hardware equipment, fundamental research, and related financing.  [more]

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8 Higher-Yielding Consumer Stocks With A History of Rising Dividends

October 23, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TGT , WMT , PEP

When it comes to investing in Dividend Growth Stocks certain sectors have been more favorable to investors than others. Historically, the sectors most popular with dividend investors include Financial Services, Healthcare and Consumer Defensive. Each has provided good yields and growth over the years.  [more]

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13 Companies Creating Real Wealth With Higher Cash Dividends

October 21, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , EV , OHI

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. Most shareholders feel like they are getting something. But are they really? In short, a stock dividend is nothing more than a glorified stock split. At the end of the process, the shareholder has more shares that are worth less. Like a stock split, you can not create value by issuing paper and getting nothing in exchange.  [more]

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September 2013 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

October 19, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COP , CVX , EMR

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 $1,170.44, consisting of...  [more]

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Monsanto Co. (MON) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 18, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MON , MOS , POT

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

Company Description: Monsanto Co. is a global provider of agricultural products and integrated solutions for farmers.  [more]

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Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 17, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ITW , MTW

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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10 Dividend Stocks For The Ultimate In Deferred Gratification

October 16, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WMT , MSFT , GIS

Deferred gratification is a principle where one or more people choose to postpone near-term benefits in order to enhance their chances of greater benefits in the future. In our microwave society marked by the 'I want it now' attitude, it is unusual to find someone willing to wait. However, deferred gratification is essential for anyone wanting to build wealth and is a key ingredient in a successful dividend investing strategy. Consider these choices:

Entertainment or Equities   [more]

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8 Stocks Trying to be 'Good' by Raising Their Dividends

October 14, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UTX , RPM , HPT

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 in spite of troubled economic times. The Bad: Companies that held their dividends flat. The Ugly: Companies that cut their dividends.  [more]

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United Technologies Corp. (UTX) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 11, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UTX , BA , GE

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of United Technologies Corp. (UTX). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: United Technologies Corp. is an aerospace-industrial conglomerate with a portfolio that includes Pratt & Whitney jet engines, Sikorsky helicopters, Otis elevators, and Carrier air conditioners, among other products. In July 2012, UTX purchased aerospace competitor Goodrich.  [more]

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Chevron Corporation (CVX) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 10, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVX , BP , XOM

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Chevron Corporation (CVX). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Chevron Corporation is a global integrated oil company (formerly ChevronTexaco) has interests in exploration, production, refining and marketing, and petrochemicals.  [more]

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6 Healthcare Stocks With Growing Dividends Yeilding In Excess of 2%

October 09, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MDT , MSA , CAH

As we age, our need for medical services, devices and medications seems to increase as each year passes. Sometimes the medical product or service that meets our needs will provide a better quality of life, and often they are also life sustaining. We rely on companies in the Healthcare Sector to supply the medical needs of our population.  [more]

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4 Stocks Using Real Cash To Pay Higher Dividends

October 07, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KRFT , PSX , LTC

You can’t spend earnings! At first glance, this seems like an odd statement, possibly even incorrect. However, it is not only correct, but an important axiom for all types of investors. Through fraud and manipulation financial statements can be made to look quite impressive, but the cash that arrives in your brokerage account is real.  [more]

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Dividend Income Progress Update - September 2013

October 05, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COP , NSC

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 39 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 68 of the last 70 months...  [more]

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Walgreen Co. (WAG) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 04, 2013 – 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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Kimberly-Clark Co. (KMB) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 03, 2013 – 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's producing tissue, personal care and health care products. Its brands include Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex and Scott tissue.  [more]

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Why We Are Dividend Growth Investors

October 02, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MMM , PG , EMR

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."  [more]

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