Updated 10/13/2017

In 2012 I profiled forty eight stocks over the year using the four criteria that define my dividend income strategy.   The two differences between the 2011 & 2012 dividend portfolios are the number of stocks; 52 in 2011 and 48 in 2012; and EPS  (earnings per shares) measures.  In 2011 current quarter EPS had to be greater than the dividend paid.  In 2012, a stock must have had four consecutive quarters of EPS greater than the dividend.

As with all my portfolios, when I buy a stock, I record the number of shares of VIG and SDY that investment would buy.  Then I track how the sum of my stocks performed as compared with the sum of the VIG and SDY shares purchased.  The stocks in my portfolio have performed very well as compared with the VIG and SDY benchmarks.  See the results below.

Criteria Table

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