DELVING FOR DIVIDENDS

September 16, 2008
Michael Sheehan

Physician's Money Digest, April30 2003, Volume 10, Issue 8

As President Bush pushes hisplan to deep-6 the dividend tax,physician-investors are looking forways to pinpoint stocks with a solidhistory of dividend payments. If youknow the stock's ticker symbol, youcan look up the company's dividendpayment record, going back 30 yearsor more, at http://chart.yahoo.com/d.The service is free, but all you get isthe date of the dividend and theamount in dollars and cents. To rankstocks by dividend yield, go toMorningstar (www.morningstar.com)and use its free stock screener. Formore in-depth analysis, both Morningstar($5.95) and SmartMoney($11.95; www.smartmoney.com) permituse of their premium analyticaltools for a monthly fee.