Analog Devices: Stock Analysis for Dividend Growth Protfolio

analog_devices_logoAnalog Devices, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits used in industrial, communication, computer, and consumer applications. Its products are used in communications applications that include wireless handsets and wireless base stations, as well as products used for high-speed access to the Internet, including central office networking equipment.

ADI is not a dividend achiever and has started paying dividends since last 5 years only. The most recent dividend increase was in May 2008. I am impressed by ADI’s strong balance sheet and free cash flow. My objective here is to analyze if ADI has any potential to be a good dividend growth stock and how does it rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends.

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INTC – Stock Analysis for Dividend Growth Portfolio

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This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net on June 11, 2009

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 also offers chipsets with 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 years. I had shortlisted INTC for more analysis in my list of potential for dividend growth investments and opportunities for technology dividends. Keeping with that, my objective here is to analyze if INTC is a good dividend growth stock and how it will rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends. continue reading rest of the article….

Opportunities for Technology Dividends

This article originally appeared on The DIV-Net, March 25, 2009.

Standard and Poor’s “S&P North American Technology Sector Index” (henceforth referred as Tech index) is widely used to benchmark the technology sector in North America. As of February 2008 the Tech index had a weightage of approximately 20% to 23% in overall S&P500 index.

The Tech index represents different sub sectors that include hardware (20 companies), internet (21 companies), multimedia networking (27 companies), semiconductors (43 companies), services (31 companies), and software (40 companies). This is a total to 182 companies in the Tech index. However, similar to any market capitalization based index, Tech index is also top heavy. The cumulative weightage for top 10 companies is approximately 64%, for top 20 companies it is approximately 79%, while top 30 companies it is approximately 86%. The table below shows top 30 companies including the annual per share dividends. There are 17 companies out of top 30 companies that pay quarterly dividends. continue reading rest of the article….

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