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December 2012

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6 Stocks Expected to Grow Their Dividends in 2013

December 31, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MMM , MCD , XOM

In this space we normally look at companies that have recently raised their dividends. However, as the year draws to a close there were very few companies of note increasing their dividends this week. With that, I thought it would be interesting to see who were the big dividend raisers in 2012 and what we might see in 2013. Here are six companies for your consideration:  [more]

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Southside Bancshares Inc. (SBSI) Dividend Stock Analysis

December 28, 2012 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SBSI , CFR , FFIN

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Southside Bancshares Inc. (SBSI). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Dividend Stock Analysis

December 27, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , JNJ , LLY

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Abbott Laboratories (ABT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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9 High-Yielding Mega-Cap Stocks

December 26, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , CVX , JNJ

There is perceived safety in size. Giant corporations aren't randomly grown. Instead, they are carefully built through superior management and foresight. Often these are more mature companies that also offer stability and predictability, usually at the expense of dynamic growth. These are your mega-cap stocks.  [more]

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This Stock Is Flying High With Another Dividend Increase

December 24, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BA , GE , PFE

In March 1910, William bought Heath's shipyard in Washington State on the Duwamish River. This later became his first factory. The company was incorporated on July 15, 1916, as "Pacific Aero Products Co." William studied at Yale University and worked initially in the timber industry, where he became wealthy and acquired knowledge about wooden structures. This knowledge would prove invaluable in his subsequent business. The company stayed in Washington to take advantage of the local supply of spruce wood.  [more]

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November 2012 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

December 22, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ABT , PG , T

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 $505.79, consisting of...  [more]

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Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW) Dividend Stock Analysis

December 21, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LOW , HD

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Lowe's Companies, Inc. sells retail building materials and supplies, lumber, hardware and appliances through more than 1,700 stores in the U.S. and Canada.  [more]

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Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) Dividend Stock Analysis

December 20, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HAS , MAT , LF

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

Company Description: Hasbro, Inc. holds a broad portfolio of toys, games and entertainment offerings including brands such as Transformers, Playskool, Monopoly and My Little Pony.  [more]

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Best Stocks for 2013

December 19, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GM , BAC , BA

I love this time of year! Family gatherings, Christmas music, holiday plays, decorations, and stock picks. Stock picks? Yes, 'tis the season for stock predictions! Virtually every financial writer will pen an article selecting his or her top stock picks for the upcoming year.  [more]

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This Is One Slick Dividend Stock

December 17, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WDFC , WM , UHT

After 39 unsuccessful attempts, the formula was perfected in 1953 by Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, in San Diego, California. Larsen was attempting to create a formula to prevent corrosion in nuclear missiles, by displacing the standing water that causes it. Primarily composed of various hydrocarbons, the exact formula is a trade secret and was never patented, to avoid completely disclosing its ingredients.  [more]

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2013 Investing Goals

December 15, 2012 – Comments (0)

My goals were originally defined in this December 1, 2007 Investing Goals post and last updated in my 2012 Investing Goals. Like last year, I will exceed my 2012 goal of $20,500 in annualized dividend income. Looking at my long-rang goals, I am still on track to reach my 2017 goal of $30,000 and based on my latest model, I could reach it as early as 2014. The 2027 goal of $110,000 is not as clear. My model now indicates I could surpass it in 2024.

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Northwest Natural Gas Co. (NWN) Dividend Stock Analysis

December 14, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NWN , POR , PNY

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Northwest Natural Gas Co. (NWN). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:

Company Description: Northwest Natural Gas Co. is a natural gas utility that provides service to some 611,000 residential, 62,000 commercial and 1,000 industrial customers in Oregon and southwestern Washington.  [more]

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Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) Dividend Stock Analysis

December 13, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ADP , PAYX , NSP

Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis:  [more]

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Dividend Investors Should Focus On Stocks, Not The Market

December 12, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XOM , MSFT , IBM

The election may be settled, but investors fears are not. After Obama was elected, the market plunged on worries of the looming Fiscal Cliff and European concerns. Budget negotiations began on Capitol Hill, optimism returned and the market responded. Is it a stock market, or a yo-yo? Looking at this CNN Money chart might lead you to believe that "yo-yo" is the more appropriate term:  [more]

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This Dividend Stock Traces Its Origin Back To Oldsmobile

December 10, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NUE , GM , BMY

This company's origins are with auto manufacturer Ransom E. Olds, who founded Olds Motor Vehicle Company in 1897. Later, the company was known as Oldsmobile and would become part of General Motors (GM). Having left his company years before it was acquired by GM, Olds established a new company in 1905, REO Motor Car Company in Lansing, Michigan.  [more]

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Dividend Income Progress Update - November 2012

December 09, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PFF , AMLP

Once again it is time for a goals/progress update. I am pleased to report that annualized dividend income increased in November, extending the streak to 29 consecutive months of increases after June 2010's decline. Since I began publicly tracking annualized dividend income in November 2007, it has increased in 58 of the last 60 months...  [more]

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Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) Dividend Stock Analysis

December 07, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CAH , MCK , OMI

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

Company Description: Cardinal Health Inc. is one of the leading wholesale distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical/surgical supplies and related products to a broad range of health care customers.  [more]

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Consolidated Edison, Inc. (ED) Dividend Stock Analysis

December 06, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ED , AEP , PCG

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

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The Secret Ingredient of Dividend Growth Stocks

December 06, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: KO , JNJ , MMM

When people learn that I am an income investor it is not uncommon for them to ask why I invest in stocks instead of  other "safer" alternatives such as bonds, high yield money market accounts [MMA] or certificates of deposits [CD]. I generally start with my short answer of, "Dividend stocks have a secret ingredient that makes them a much more desirable investment."  [more]

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This Comapny Is Spicing Up Its Dividend With Another Increase

December 03, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MKC , MRK , HST

In 1889 at the age of 25 Willoughby, like many great entrepreneurs, started his business in his home. He sold his products, including root beer, flavoring extracts, fruit syrups and juices, door-to-door. In 1903, Willoughby and his brother Roberdeau incorporated the company.   [more]

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