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  • Intel: Stop Worrying About The Dividend  [View article]
    I believe INTC just declared the 6th consecutive dividend of 0.225 and not the 5th as the author states...
    Sep 26, 2013. 03:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Added Both Exxon And Chevron To My Retirement Portfolio  [View article]
    Thanks for this article. I am also long both XOM and CVX, and am going to add more to XOM, as it is one of very few undervalued companies out there now.
    I also own RDS.B. I consider it an income stock but not a consistent dividend growth stock.
    Sep 26, 2013. 10:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: When To Expect The Next Dividend Hike  [View article]
    INTC declared 6th consecutive dividend of 0.225 today. No increase in Feb. and I am out of there.
    Sep 25, 2013. 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club (Part 4): Picking The Best Utility Stocks  [View article]
    I am long WTR and WEC from this list. From this list my vote goes to WEC.
    Recently sold SO, and I do not think it should be considered for this portfolio as free cash flow has become negligible with the cost over-runs etc., and the safety of SO dividend is now in question.
    Sep 24, 2013. 01:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taking The High Road With Your Dividend Portfolio  [View article]
    Great article. I agree with the thesis and have implemented in my portfolio a blended approach of high (1/3) and low road (2/3). My MCD has current YOC of 4.5%. While this year's div raise is disappointing, I plan to hold tight. I also have MSFT and was pleasantly surprised with a higher than expected raise, so things have a way of balancing out.
    Sep 20, 2013. 07:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Best Undervalued Dividend Growth Stocks To Buy Today  [View article]
    I enjoyed this article. Thanks.
    I sold MRK and bought AZN on 9-17 with the proceeds. They both have pipeline issues, but I like the higher yield on AZN as well as the fact that AXN has 10 years of div raises whereas MRK has a measly one yr. AZN is undervalued as you noted on FAST, while MRK is fairly valued.
    Sep 20, 2013. 07:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation Dividend Stock Analysis  [View article]
    I read and enjoy all of your articles Dividends4Life. It is nice to finally see a company that is below fair value!

    Long XOM, CVX, RDS.B
    Sep 16, 2013. 01:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DIY Dividend Investors Club: Building A Sustainable Long-Term Dividend Portfolio (Part 1)  [View article]
    These are all good choices, but I believe WMT is the best choice. With the lowest payout ratio, and excellent dividend CAGR, reasonable valuation, investors buying now for long term will get excellent dividend growth going forward.
    Long WMT, KO, MCD (formerly long KMB - sold due to overvaluation)
    Sep 15, 2013. 07:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Company: The Wait For Fair Valuation Is Over  [View article]
    I recently sold out of my position in SO (with a gain from 36.60 to 41.70). My concern is for the declining safety of the dividend for many of the reasons mentioned in the article posted under robandcindy2's comments. While I share the concerns of others with regard to utilities in a rising rate environment, my decision was not so much a sector call rather more company specific. I invested the proceeds equally in XEL and T (both of which may suffer in a rising rate environment as well), but these have better cash flow and thus safer dividends. My overall yield was reduced only very slightly.
    Sep 13, 2013. 01:55 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 More High-Yielding Energy Plays  [View article]
    No thanks on STO.
    Sold June this year after collecting the annual dividend.
    There is too much unpredictability on the dividend, and annual dividend is a major drawback, along with foreign tax issue. The stock itself has performed poorly as well. I bought CVX with the proceeds and while yield is lower, I have much more confidence in CVX dividend growth prospects.
    Aug 28, 2013. 04:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Tobacco Stocks For Retirement Dividend Income  [View article]
    I added to position in MO today. Annual dividend increase should be announced tomorrow, and yield on today's purchase potentially near 5.5% depending on new dividend.

    Also long PM, LO and Imperial Tobacco (IMT.L).
    Aug 22, 2013. 03:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackRock's CoRI(TM) Retirement Index: How Much Cash Flow For Your Retirement  [View article]
    This seems only to provide information for those persons retiring at exactly the age of 65. Is it possible to use this calculator for persons retiring at ages earlier or later than exactly 65? If, so how is it done. Thanks.
    Aug 17, 2013. 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart Dividend Stock Analysis  [View article]
    WMT is in my opinion a must own retirement stock. I bought my full position in 2011 at 52. YOC now 3.5%. Yield now is lower, but they will will continue to raise the div at a good rate, and buyer now will be realizing YOC over 3% quickly. Today the stock will be down after earnings and a great time to establish or add to a position.

    P.S. I will continue to hold INTC, however, if no div raise by Feb. I will be out of it for sure.
    Aug 15, 2013. 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha fires a shot at Bloomberg, StreetAccount  [View news story]
    Seeking Alpha is the BEST!!!
    Jul 29, 2013. 02:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why We Think Colgate's Dividend Is A Strong One  [View article]
    Thank-you for this article Valuentum. I have started following you and like very much your approach to cash flow analysis especially as it relates to dividend growth investing.
    I have looked into CL, but have backed away from it due to balance sheet concerns, i.e. high debt to equity. Is this company not analogous somewhat to Clorox in this regard, which you recently reviewed with overall marginal ratings?
    I bought AAPL after your article (rating of 2.75) and expect that to be a long term dividend growth star.
    I am long CLX at 68.
    Jul 29, 2013. 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment