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Republic Services, Inc. (RSG), together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company has paid dividends since 2003 and has increased them for ten years in a row. The company’s last dividend increase was in July 2013 when the Board of Directors approved a 10.60% increase in the quarterly annual dividend to 26 cents /share. The company’s peer group includes Waste Management (WM), Waste Connections (WCN), and Veolia (VE).

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Meredith Corp. (MDP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Meredith Corp. publishes a suite of magazines and websites focused on food, parents and women (Better Homes and Gardens) and operates 12 local TV stations.

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Target Corporation (TGT). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Target Corp. operates nearly 1,800 Target, SuperTarget and CityTarget general merchandise stores across the U.S. and about 125 stores in Canada.

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Kellogg Company (K), together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience food products primarily in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company has paid dividends since 1925 and has increased them for nine years in a row. Between 1960 and 2001, the company had raised annual dividends every year. However it kept dividends unchanged between 2002 and 2004, this ending the long streak of consecutive dividend increases.

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Cardinal Health Inc. is one of the leading wholesale distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical/surgical supplies and related products to a broad range of health care customers.

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Deere & Co. (DE) is the largest manufacturer of farm equipment in the world. Who doesn’t know the color John Deere Green when they see it? Along with tractors and other farm equipment, Deere also makes a range of equipment used in the construction and forestry industries. Deere & Co. is a global company with overseas sales accounting for 41% of 2012 revenues.

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of General Mills, Inc. (GIS). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: General Mills, Inc. is a major producer of packaged consumer food products, including cereal, yogurt and Betty Crocker desserts/baking mixes.

by | Posted 12.9.2013 | Post Comment (No Comments)

Looking over my watch list of dividend growth stocks and I’m not really finding much that looks to appealing in price right now. One company that did catch my attention though was Deere & Co. (DE). Deere & Co. is the maker of John Deere lawn and garden tractors, agriculture equipment and construction equipment. Right now, while many companies are trading at higher valuations, Deere & Co. is trading at just below 10 times earnings.

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Pepsico, Inc. (PEP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: PepsiCo, Inc. is a major international producer of branded beverage and snack food products. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description:

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Automatic Data Processing Inc., one of the world’s largest independent computing services companies, provides a broad range of data processing services. Fair Value: In calculating fair value, I consider the NPV MMA Differential Fair Value along with these four calculations of fair value, see page 2 of the linked PDF for a detailed description: