I mostly look for companies which distribute good dividends and often. Solid track record on higher dividends year-by-year is a definite plus.
I've been updating a list about interesting stocks. I go through it every month or so and try to buy stocks which have been on it for a longer time. For example GE and P&G were on this list before I bought them.
If I would now have enough cash for next purchase, it would propably be AEP.
|Stock||Latest dividend||Stock price||P/E||Yield %||Quarterly dividend for $2000|
|Bristol-Myers Squibb Company||BMY||$0.36||57.950||35.590||2.485||12.42|
|American Electric Power Company||AEP||$0.50||50.780||16.710||3.939||19.69|
|Johnson & Johnson||JNJ||$0.66||108.160||17.910||2.441||12.20|
|WisdomTree Trust SmallCap ETF||DES||$0.16||69.920||N/A||0.343||13.73|
|Lockheed Martin Corporation||LMT||$1.5||186.600||18.880||3.215||16.08|