Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Proctor & Gamble a core holding & dividend machine for this week, April 16, 2012

Dividend Machine for week of April 16, 2012 Proctor & Gamble (PG)
           Over the winter, I noticed an unexplained statistic on this blog.   Over those four months more folks read the posts on 2011 dividend machine Proctor & Gamble than any other.  The frequency was quite unusual, I think; to the tune of 6:1.  Click here to see the original post on Proctor & Gamble http://www.themoneymadam.com/2011/10/dividend-machine-for-october-10-2011.html

Could so many people be bought onto to the idea of dividend machines as seen through Proctor & Gamble’s multi decade history of increasing dividends?   

Could it be that people searched blogs on PG once emails surfaced in a well-known Hedge Fund trial?  I can tell you they didn’t “click” on enough ads!

On the serious side, Proctor & Gamble really is a good dividend machine and here is why.

               Dividends paid since 1891
               Dividends increased every year for 58 years
               Debt to Equity ratio D/E .52
               Quarterly dividend to be paid on May 15, 2012 if you own it by April 25, 2012 is $.562
              Price when profiled $67.02
              Annual Dividend yield at $67.02 is 3.35%
              Most recent 4 quarters earnings $3.04
              Most recent 4 quarters dividend $2.10

            I will keep you posted on any extraordinary clicking activity on PG!  In the meantime, do consider this company as a core holding for the income producing portion of your investment portfolio.

Very Truly Yours,