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Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Dividend Stock Analysis

The Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) dividend has been paid since 1972 and increased for 40 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the result of the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots (Switzerland based) in December 2014. The combined company operates in more that 25 countries and employs more than 370,000 people.

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Air Products & Chemicals Dividend Stock Analysis (APD)

Air Products & Chemicals is the world’s largest supplier of hydrogen and helium. Many Air Products customers have reliability of supply as their #1 priority. This is a major competitive advantage for APD.

Consolidation has produced an industry where the top four companies (including Air Products) capture nearly 80% of the industry revenues. This provides a better environment for maintaining healthy margins than APD has dealt with in the past.

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Clorox Dividend Stock Analysis (CLX)

Clorox has significant competitive advantages including strong brands, economies of scale, outstanding management, an adapting product line, and barriers to entry. Economies of scale allow Clorox to keep margins above average. Profitable long term relationships with retailers translates into loyalty and prime shelf space that makes it harder for competitors to grab market share.

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Target Dividend Stock Analysis (TGT)

Target has a well-known brand, convenient well-established locations and large economies of scale. The company is focusing on its U.S. business after an unsuccessful attempt at moving into Canada.

Target is the second largest discount retailer in the United States (Wal-Mart is #1). The company has 1800 locations and 74 billion in revenues. It is in business to offer everyday essentials one-stop shopping at discount prices.

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McDonald’s Dividend Stock Analysis (MCD)

McDonald’s is the largest food service retailer in the world with over 36,000 locations that serve 69 million customers in 119 countries each day.

McDonalds powerful brand and size (which provides economies of scale) provide competitive advantages. McDonald’s has enjoyed world wide success because of its franchisee system (local entrepreneur ownership), a uniform value priced menu of iconic choices, and corporate management that has generally provided a platform for success.

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Hormel Foods Dividend Stock Analysis (HRL)

Meet the newest Dividend King: Hormel Foods (HRL). The Hormel Foods dividend has been paid every year since 1928 and increased for 50 consecutive years.

Hormel Foods has the management expertise and balance sheet to grow the company organically and through acquisitions. The company has built a portfolio of strong brands in a mixture of segments.

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PepsiCo Dividend Stock Analysis (PEP)

PepsiCo (PEP) is the global leader in the manufacture, marketing, and distributor of beverages (50%) and snacks (50%). The company is # 2 only to Coca-Cola in beverages, and # 1 in snacks. Profits are derived evenly (approx. 50/50) from the United States and international.

PepsiCo has a wide economic moat because of its dominant snack brands. Competitive advantages include economies of scale, an adapting product line, strategic assets, and barriers to entry.

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Colgate-Palmolive (CL) Dividend Stock Analysis

Colgate-Palmolive (CL) has paid a dividend since 1895 and increased its dividend for 53 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat, Dividend Champion, and Dividend Achiever.

Colgate Palmolive has been an unbelievably consistent grower over many decades. Its worldwide dominance in oral care market share means its economic moat is deep and wide.

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Exxon Mobil (XOM) Dividend Stock Analysis

Exxon Mobil (XOM) has paid a dividend since 1911 and increased its dividend for 33 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion.

XOM has a reputation for being a “superior capital allocator”. They have proven for many decades that they can reinvest in the future and provide above average returns to shareholders.

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AT&T (T) Dividend Stock Analysis

AT&T (T) has paid a dividend since 1881 and increased its dividend for 31 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat, Dividend Champion, and Dividend Achiever.

This is not the AT&T for widows and orphans. Respect has to be given to its leveraged balance sheet. That being said, the fact that it operates much like a utility means you have to give some leeway because of it’s ability to create large of amounts of cash flow.

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Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM) Dividend Stock Analysis

ADM has paid a dividend since 1927 and increased its dividend for 39 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Champion and a Dividend Aristocrat . The global needs for food and nutritional improvements will be increasing demand for ADM products for decades to come.

Archer-Daniels Midland Co is a processor of oilseeds, corn, wheat, cocoa, and other feedstuffs and is a manufacturer of vegetable oil and protein meal, corn sweeteners, flour, biodiesel, ethanol, and other value-added food and feed ingredients.

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Dover (DOV) Dividend Stock Analysis

Dover has paid a dividend since 1956 and increased its dividend for 59 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend King, Dividend Aristocrat, and Dividend Champion. Dover (DOV) owns and operates a portfolio (conglomerate) of more than 40 companies. DOV is organized into four divisions: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration and Food Equipment.

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Genuine Parts (GPC) Dividend Stock Analysis

Genuine Parts (GPC) has paid a dividend since 1948 and increased its dividend for 58 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend King. Genuine Parts (GPC) describes itself as “a service organization” divided into 4 groups: Automotive Replacement Parts (Napa Auto Parts), Industrial Replacement Parts, Office Products, and Electrical Materials.

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Chevron (CVX) Dividend Stock Analysis

Chevron (CVX) has paid a dividend since 1912 and increased its dividend for 27 consecutive years; qualifying the company as a Dividend Aristocrat and Dividend Champion. Chevron is well positioned financially to take advantage of projects only a few companies have the ability to tackle. However, low oil prices put a strain on the cash flows of even the most financially strong companies.

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