National Grid – International Utility Priced to Buy

National Grid plc (NGG) is a London-based utility company. It owns and operates of regulated electricity and gas infrastructure networks in United Kingdom (Wales and Scotland) and North Eastern United States (upstate New York, NYC, Long Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island). It serves approximately 20 million consumers in the United Kingdom and the United States.

NGG is part of Mergent’s International Dividend Achiever Index and has been paying growing dividends since last 12 years. My objective here is to analyze if NGG continues to be a good dividend growth stock and how it will rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends.


Trend Analysis
Here I am looking at trends for past 9 years of corporation’s revenue and profitability. These parameters should show consistently growth trends. The image below shows the trend charts. continue reading rest of the article….

Johnson and Johnson – Opportunity to Buy

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide. The company operates in three segments viz., (1) Consumer; (2) Pharmaceutical; and (3) Medical Devices and Diagnostics. The company was founded in 1886 and is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


JNJ is a part of the dividend aristocrats, S&P500 index, and DJIA index. It has been raising its dividend for last 48 years. The latest increase in dividend was 9.3% in May 2010. My objective here is to analyze JNJ to determine fair price range for buying and adding to existing positions.


Trend Analysis
Here I am looking at trends for past 10 years of corporation’s revenue and profitability. These parameters should show consistently growth trends. The trend charts are shown in image below. continue reading rest of the article….

Exxon Mobil – Priced to Buy for Dividend Growth Portfolio

exxonMobilHeaderLogoExxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration, production, transportation, and sale of crude oil and natural gas. It also involves in the manufacture, transportation, and sale of petroleum products. The company manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and other specialty products. XOM pretty much operates in all parts of the world such as United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Russia/Caspian region, and South America. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is based in Irving, Texas.


XOM is a part of the dividend aristocrats, S&P500 index, and DJIA index. It has been raising its dividend for last 28 years. The latest increase in dividend was 4.8% in April 2010. My objective here is to analyze XOM to determine fair price range for buying and how will it rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends.


Trend Analysis
Here I am looking at trends for past 10 years of corporation’s revenue and profitability. These parameters should show consistently growth trends. The trend charts and data summary are shown in images below. continue reading rest of the article….

Graco Inc – Company with High Risk to Dividend Growth

Graco Inc. (GGG) and its subsidiaries, provides fluid handling systems and components. Its products are used to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray a wide range of fluids in Industrial, Contractor and Lubrication applications. The company was founded in 1926 and has headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

GGG is part of S&P Mid-Cap 400 Index and has been increasing dividends for last 10 years (including the latest one). The most recent dividend increase of 2.7% was in December 2009. In last 10 years, the annual dividends have increased from $0.13 per share to $0.80 per share.


Trend Analysis
Here I am looking at trends for past 10 years of company’s revenue and profitability. These parameters should show consistently growth trends. The trend charts are shown in images below. continue reading rest of the article….

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Intel – High Risk to Dividend Stock

Intel Corporation (INTC) designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. It offers microprocessor products used in desktops, workstations, servers, embedded products, communications products, notebooks, netbooks, mobile Internet devices, and consumer electronics. It has been attempting to diversify by making chipsets for embedded designs for industrial equipments, point-of-sale systems, panel PCs, automotive information/entertainment systems, and medical equipment.

INTC is not a dividend achiever. It has been paying growing dividends for last 5 calendar years. The latest dividend increase was in February 2010. I had last reviewed INTC in July 2009. My objective here is to analyze INTC is a continuing to be a good dividend growth stock and how it will rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends.


Trend Analysis
Here I am looking at trends for past 10 years of corporation’s revenue and profitability. These parameters should show consistently growth trends. The trend chart  summary is shown in images below.
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