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….

Dividend Tree Potpourri – January 24, 2010

You may have notice a bit of slow down on my blog in last couple of months. I am still here and I hope get back to writing 12 to 15 post per month. However, I have continued to read articles from fellow bloggers. I am listing some of the articles that I enjoyed reading.


Economy, Finance, Investing.…..


These are some diverse set of articles from fellow bloggers and business magazines. I hope you enjoy reading all or some of these interesting posts.

Emerson Electric Company – Priced for Long Term Buy

logo_emersonThis article was originally published on The DIV-Net on September 17, 2009.

Emerson Electric Company (EMR) is a diversified global manufacturing and technology company. It offers wide range of products and services in the areas of process management, climate technologies, network power, storage solutions, professional tools, appliance solutions, motor technologies, and industrial automation. It is recognized for engineering capabilities and management excellence, Emerson has more than 140,000 employees and approximately 255 manufacturing locations worldwide.

EMR is a Dividend Aristocrat and member of Broad Dividend Achiever and has been raising dividends for last 52 years. The most recent dividend increase was in November 2008. It remains to be seen if it will increase dividends later this year. My objective here is to analyze if EMR still continues to be a good dividend growth stock and how does it rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends.

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Dover Corporation – Stock Analysis Shows Industrial Strength

logo DOVDover Corporation (DOV) is a diversified manufacturer of a broad range of specialized industrial products and manufacturing equipment. The company has evolved largely through acquisitions, with 79 acquisitions costing approximately $4.1 billion completed between January 2000 and December 2008. It has four operating segments: Industrial Products (33% revenue 2008), Engineered Systems (26%), Fluid Management (24%), and Electronic Technologies (17%).

DOV’s growth strategy is based on initiatives such as driving organic growth (new products, pricing initiatives, gaining market share, customer service), acquisition strategy (acquire and develop platform businesses, growth, innovation, higher-than-average profit margins), expanding globally, and improving operating efficiency.


DOV is a Dividend Aristocrat and member of Broad Dividend Achiever and has been raising dividends for last 55 years. The most recent dividend increase was in August 2009. My objective here is to analyze if DOV still continues to be a good dividend growth stock and how does it rate on my scale of risk-to-dividends.

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What is your preference – Aristocrats or Achievers?

In general, for any dividend growth investor, the list of dividend aristocrats is favorite hunting ground. This list includes companies from S&P500 index that have been raising dividends consecutively for last 25 years. These are mature companies that have time and again shown they can perform in all economic cycles. Their management’s have consistently shown that they care about common shareholders dividends and believe in increasing at least to little more than inflation.

  • I view dividend aristocrats as the grand old daddy’s of the dividend companies. As they age, it becomes harder to sustain with their dividend growth momentum. The likelihood of their ability to grow dividend will continue to diminish.
  • We need to put past dividend growth in the context of US economy. The growth for majority of the existing dividend aristocrats came along with the growth in US economy. As the US economy flattered for whatever reason, the sustainability of the dividends became harder.

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