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I'm a computer programmer and teacher of computer programming. I am self-employed, and manage my own SEP/IRA and investments for retirement. I invest in companies that pay dividends, have paid dividends for many years, and have increased dividends for many years. I am willing to ignore periods... More
  • Updated Dividend Stock Information Web Site 14 comments
    Jan 25, 2011 10:13 PM

    I've updated my dividend stock information web site, at www.tessellation.com/dividends

    The data are current as of 12/31/10.

    Stocks are identified by their company name, not by their tickers.

    Each stock’s page has a link to its page on Yahoo! Finance, and to its
    page on Google Finance.

    Each stock’s page has a table of “What price should you pay today if
    you wanted last year's dividends ($ …) to represent a yield of X%?”.

    There is a page on the site that shows a table of “If you want to see
    which stocks have increased their dividends by at least X% over the most
    recent Y years, then find the row with X%, and the column with Y
    years.”

    I welcome your suggestions for improvements.

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  • Clay King
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    Great work. I noticed that you posted a dividend chart of a stock somewhere the other day. Is there a way to pull those charts out of your data? I have software at work now where I can get that information in chart form, but wish to duplicate it for home use, but have been unable to find such a resource.
    24 Mar 2011, 04:33 PM Reply Like
  • Robert Allan Schwartz
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    Author’s reply » Hi Clayking,

     

    Thanks for the feedback!

     

    I'm not sure what kind of chart you're referring to. A picture? A diagram? I thought most of my stuff was just text.

     

    If you can pinpoint what it was, I would be happy to send it to you.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Robert
    24 Mar 2011, 04:38 PM Reply Like
  • Clay King
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    You posted a link to this tessellation site of a bar graph of a stocks dividend. I can't seem to find it now. I don't need the chart, but what I need is a source of charts like that that give a long term history dividends, and yield plotted with price. I have Baseline, very expensive, at work, but need something for home as I plan on retiring later this year and need to retain my sources of information. I've found one source, but it was not acceptable to me. I find it easy to flip through chart after chart looking for opportunities easier and quicker than any other method.

     

    I was able to do it on an old software program I have, Supercharts, but it is outdated and not being maintained any longer by Tradestation, and TS is now tied to a platform, for which I have no use.
    24 Mar 2011, 08:13 PM Reply Like
  • Robert Allan Schwartz
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    Author’s reply » Try my website:

     

    www.tessellation.com/d...

     

    I don't have a way to get current quotes, so I can't show current yield, but each of my pages has a link to the corresponding Yahoo! Finance page, which does show current yield.

     

    Let me know what you think, OK?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Robert
    25 Mar 2011, 09:02 AM Reply Like
  • Clay King
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    Yea, I looked at your "stuff", some very interesting data and usefull information. I can get all the quotes and technical stuff in a bunch of places for free. What I want is a source, either on a net site or purchased software where I could graph a stock for 20 plus years that also charts yield and dividend on a panel below the chart. I could copy a chart from my Baseline software to show you, in word, but it won't paste here.
    25 Mar 2011, 12:21 PM Reply Like
  • Robert Allan Schwartz
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    Author’s reply » I replied to that email address.
    25 Mar 2011, 12:29 PM Reply Like
  • Just Ducky
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    I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for, but Excel can do some pretty good graphs as long as you don't let the stupid "wizard" do it for you.
    31 Mar 2011, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • Clay King
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    true, but far too much trouble to build as many as 1000 or more stocks.
    1 Apr 2011, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • Dennis Anderson
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    Try bigchartsmarketwatch.com. You can add dividends and earnings to their Advanced and Interactive charts. The charts themselves aren't so great, but maybe they will provide what you want. Think or Swim/TDAmeritrade has Prophet Charts which also provide this info, but I assume they require an account for access.
    2 May 2011, 05:25 PM Reply Like
  • Just Ducky
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    Good explanation on your website and excellent list of CAGR for companies.

     

    Aflac's 16.8% CAGR compared to its late, paltry 7% increase last year led me to divest 10% of my holdings in AFL. That is the first time I ever sold any AFL shares since I started investing with them over 20 years ago. They're fat with cash (even in light of their coverage in Japan) and dang-well better raise their dividend in the 16% range this year, or I'll sell another big chunk.

     

    I apologize for the TN swear words above ;-)
    31 Mar 2011, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • Robert Allan Schwartz
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    Author’s reply » I still own AFL, and I hope its growth resumes.

     

    "dang-well" is a Tennessee swear word? :-)
    31 Mar 2011, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • Just Ducky
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    Darn tootin'
    31 Mar 2011, 01:21 PM Reply Like
  • Henrik
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    Any comment regarding the reliability of the dividend number received through Yahoo!Finance?

     

    Henrik
    13 May 2011, 07:08 AM Reply Like
  • Robert Allan Schwartz
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    Author’s reply » I have found several instances of Yahoo! Finance's data being incorrect.
    13 May 2011, 09:42 AM Reply Like
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