Dividend Tree Potpourri – February 28, 2009

During the week I read articles from fellow bloggers and participate in blog carnivals. Once a week I highlight some of the articles that I enjoyed reading. I have named this section as Dividend Tree Potpourri. Similar to a potpourri, this section is a collection of posts from fellow bloggers which will spread the constructive scent of differing viewpoints.

My Articles in Blogosphere

TEG – What a Mistake !

TEG is a utility company which had been raising its dividend for last 51 consecutive years. It was one of most recent investment in which I had initiated a starter position. The company increased its 2009 dividends by approximately 7% to $2.68. However, the most recent earnings release has been quite an opposite of one would have expected from a dividend growth company. The earnings per share for 2008 was $1.64. At the same time, the company is projecting 2009 earnings per share in the range of $2.51 to 2.66. This is more than 100% payout factor. What is intriguing to me is why did the company raise the dividend just few days ago, when they knew it is not supported by the expected by the earning? This definitely leads to the issue of shareholder communication! continue reading rest of the article….

SYY: Stock Analysis for Dividend Growth Portfolio

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily for food service industry. It distributes frozen foods, non-food items, restaurant equipment and cleaning supplies. It serves restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, and hotels and motels.

Trend Analysis

This section measures the trends for past 10 years of corporation’s revenue and profitability. The parameters should show consistent growth trends. The worksheet is at SYY stock analysis. continue reading rest of the article….

EPI Best among all of India Focused Funds

Emerging market equities are an asset class which individual investors should include in their portfolios. The relative allocation may vary depending upon individual’s risk profile. Earlier I discussed this asset class and its characteristics from the perspective of dividend investing philosophy. In addition, my investment method also calls for index-based investing to capture general market performance. The discussion below is a relative comparison of index based funds, ETFs, and ETN for India’s market and where they stand with reference to its constituents and performance. continue reading rest of the article….

Dividend Tree Potpourri – February 22, 2009

During the week I read articles from fellow bloggers and participate in blog carnivals. Once a week I highlight some of the articles that I enjoyed reading. I have named this section as Dividend Tree Potpourri. Similar to a potpourri, this section is a collection of posts from fellow bloggers which will spread the constructive scent of differing viewpoints. continue reading rest of the article….

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