Allstate On Sale!

Based on our calculations, looks like Allstate insurance is currently on sale. It's not a huge sale, but it's a sale. How do we determine that? By looking at the average PE ratio and the average dividend yield and comparing today's - and looking for value. And that's how we came up with Allstate! Allstate... Continue Reading →

Dividend Reading Round-Up

To stay up-to-date with dividend investing, it's good to read multiple sources so you have a broad overview to inform your decisions. Listed below are a few recent articles we've enjoyed and that help to clarify what to look for when investing in dividend stocks. Dividend Growth Selection In A Low Yield Environment - From... Continue Reading →

Dividend Investing Shortcuts

There's SO MUCH DATA out there about nearly every single stock. It's daunting. The amount of 'content' available would give Alvin Toffler himself a panic attack! So we need quick shortcuts to do a quick analysis. Here's a couple! Chowder This shortcut is simply the Dividend Yield plus the Dividend Growth Rate = Expected Total... Continue Reading →

In Search Of Value

The "best" dividend stocks can be pricey as measured by their Price-To-Earnings and Price-To-Sales ratios. Nevertheless, with 8o2 stocks in our dividend paying universe, there must be some "good" stocks that are priced right for acquisition. With that in mind, we began scouring the Dividend System™ database. Currently our entire universe of dividend stocks (those that... Continue Reading →

Dollar General

We rate Dollar General (DG) and "A-" due to its low payout ratio, high cash flow growth, high dividend coverage ratio, and reliability. The yield is a low 0.64% but the total return above 20% annually makes up for it! The debt-to-equity ratio at 1.8 is troubling, but perhaps offset by a low beta of... Continue Reading →

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