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October 2015

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Abbvie Inc. (ABBV) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 29, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABBV , MRK , BMY

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

Company Description: Abbvie Inc. is a global research-based pharmaceuticals business that emerged as a separate entity following its spin-off from Abbott Laboratories at the start of 2013. AbbVie's key drug is Humira for rheumatoid arthritis.  [more]

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8 Dividend Stocks With A Quick Payback

October 28, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , CSCO , LMT

Payback is the amount of time needed for an investment to earn its cost, undiscounted. For example, if you buy a dividend stock for $100 that pays a $5 annual dividend, the payback is 20 years (100/5). Though not very sophisticated, payback can still help you screen for good, solid dividend growth stocksContinue Reading »   [more]

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Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 27, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: OHI , HCP , HR

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (OHI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in income-producing healthcare facilities, mainly long-term care facilities located in the United States. Continue Reading »   [more]

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12 Stocks Acting Like a Money Machine With Increased Dividends

October 26, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KMI , V , STX

Growing up in the late 60’s early 70’s, I spent a fair amount of time reading comic books. I don’t remember much about them, but I do remember several of the classic ads. Of course, there was the Charles Atlas ad where the beach bully kicked sand on the skinny boy and his girlfriend. But the ad that I remember the best was the “Magnificent Marvelous Money Machine“. It was a wooden block with some rollers in which you would put a one dollar bill in one side and a five dollar bill would come out the other.

Being very young and naive, my mom had a tough time convincing me that it was just a trick and something like that didn’t really exist. Sorry mom, but you were wrong on this one. The “Magnificent Marvelous Money Machine” does exist, but it has a different name. It is called Dividend Growth Stocks.

Below are several companies that are multiplying their shareholders return by increasing their cash dividends... Continue Reading »  [more]

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Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 22, 2015 – 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. Continue Reading »   [more]

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7 High-Rated Dividend Stocks With Above Target Returns

October 21, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MMM , CSCO , TXN

It doesn't take a genius to determine that most dividend stocks are now trading in excess of their calculated fair value. However, capital appreciation is not the primary reason for investing in dividend stocks. Dividend fundamentals are what drive my purchase decision, and if I could only look at one metric it would be the Net Present Value of the Money Market Differential (NPV MMA Diff.)  [more]

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AT&T Inc. (T) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 20, 2015 – 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. (formerly SBC Communications) provides telephone and broadband service and holds full ownership of AT&T Mobility (formerly Cingular Wireless). Continue Reading »   [more]

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10 Stocks Delivering What's Important: Dividend Increases

October 19, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: OHI , AEE , WES

We all know what surprising The Street will do to a stock’s price - just ask Wal-Mart (WMT). The street focuses on quarterly revenue, EPS, EBIT, EBITDA and margins. The income statement is where you find all the metrics that The Street loves. It therefore must be the most important financial statement. Not! That title goes to the lowly cash flow statement. Ultimately cash flow is what drives the value of any financial asset, including dividend stocks.

This week several companies provided their shareholders with a special delivery in the form of higher cash dividends... Continue Reading »  [more]

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Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 15, 2015 – 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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4 Dividend Stocks For Healthy and Wealthy Retirement

October 14, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BG , CLC , MDT

Americans are worried that they might not have enough money for retirement. Women who outlive their husbands are at special risk, with 40 percent of widows living almost exclusively on Social Security. There are a lot of worried retirees out there.

According to WebMD excessive worrying can lead to suppression of the immune system, digestive disorders, muscle tension, short-term memory loss, premature coronary artery disease and heart attack. This isn't the way to spend our golden years. Here are some things we can do about it today for a healthy and wealthy retirement tomorrow... Continue Reading »   [more]

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3M Co. (MMM) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 13, 2015 – 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: 3M Co. 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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Stocks Increasing Dividends Like A Champion

October 12, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: YUM , PAA , GT

There are winners and there are champions in every walk of life. The difference is subtle, but very real. A champion is driven for success and will not let anything stand in its way. Some dividend stocks can be classified as champions. A bad economy, tight credit markets and a dark cloud of uncertainty are enough send some dividend companies running for the exit. However, these are the times that champions stand firm. Continue Reading »
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September 2015 Progress Report

October 09, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COP

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in September, extending the streak to 37 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 in September 2012, annualized dividend income has increased in 37 of the last 37 months. Continue Reading »   [more]

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CVS Health Corporation (CVS) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 08, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CVS , ESRX , RAD

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

Company Description: CVS Health Corporation is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S. Continue Reading »   [more]

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4 High-Yielding Utilities With A Growing Dividends

October 07, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BKH , SJI , STR

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

Here a few reasons: 1. They are generally less volatile than the market as a whole (low beta). 2. Their products are something that people continue to need and use no matter what the economy is doing, thus, 3. Their dividends tend to be more stable and secure. Continue Reading »   [more]

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9 Stocks Building A Higher Yield On Cost With Increased Dividends

October 05, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EPD , MAS , LTC

Most casual income investors focus on current yield, which is important. However, if your objective as an income investor is to build a portfolio of securities with increasing income, then Yield on Cost is an excellent metric to measure your progress. Yield on Cost is simply the annual dividend rate times number of shares owned divided by what you paid for the investment (basis). As companies increase their dividend, your yield-on-cost goes up.

Working to increase their shareholders Yield on Cost, these companies recently announced higher cash dividend payments... Continue Reading »  [more]

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Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) Dividend Stock Analysis

October 01, 2015 – 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 assets of nearly $1.72 trillion, is the fourth largest in the U.S. It provides banking, insurance, investment, mortgage and consumer finance services. Continue Reading »   [more]

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