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In September 2011, I did some in-depth research to find long term sustainable dividend stocks and have been doing updates on this Ultimate Sustainable dividend portfolio since then in the attempt to show how well such a portfolio can perform over the long term.

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Johnson & Johnson is a leader in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products industries. 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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As part of my Recent Buy series, I try to let my readers know of any equities I purchase soon after the transaction is completed. This is just one way I try to document my progress toward early retirement and financial independence. I purchased 25 shares of Target Corporation (TGT) on 11/15/13 for $66.50 per share.

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Raytheon Company (RTN). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Raytheon Company, the world’s sixth largest military contractor, specializes in making high-tech missiles, advanced radar systems and sensors, defense electronics, and missile-defense systems.

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: Occidental Petroleum Corporation is obe of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., OXY has global exploration and production operations. Its subsidiary, OxyChem, is one of the largest U.S. merchant marketers of chlorine and caustic soda.

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Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide. Northrop Grumman has raised dividends for 10 years in a row. Over the past decade, it has managed to boost distributions by 13%/year. The outstanding shares from decreased from 368 million in 2003 to 237.5 million in 2013. The company has an open buyback facility to repurchase approximately 25% of outstanding shares by 2015.

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McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is a fast food operator and franchisor. They have almost 35,000 locations in the United States, Canada and throughout the world. About 81% of McDonald’s locations are run by franchisees. In 2012, around 56% of operating earnings came from foreign operations.

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Linked here is a detailed quantitative analysis of T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW). Below are some highlights from the above linked analysis: Company Description: T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (formerly T. Rowe Price Associates) operates one of the largest no-load mutual fund complexes in the United States.

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As a dividend growth investor, one of the primary objectives I seek is passive dividend income from my investments that increases over the rate of inflation, annually. It’s always wonderful news when companies decide to reward loyal long-term shareholders with a dividend raise. Dividend raises typically mean operations are doing well and management is confident enough about cash flows to give shareholders a raise. All in all, it’s a good sign.

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US dividend stocks have had a great run. They outperformed during the 2000-2002 bear market. They held their own in the ensuing bull market of 2003-2007. They have also made great investments since the 2008 downturn and subsequent recovery.