As part of building a diversified dividend growth portfolio, it's important to own not only a number of companies but also companies that operate in a variety of industries. Previously I've looked at some restaurants, beverages, and consumer staples companies but today I wanted to examine an industrial powerhouse and dividend contender with 20 consecutive years of dividend growth: United Technologies (NYSE:UTX). Shares closed trading on Friday, October 31st at $107.00, giving a current yield of 2.21%.
Analysts followed by Yahoo!Finance expect United Technologies to grow earnings 11.08% per year over the next 5 years and I've assumed they can grow at 8.31% (75% of 11.08%) for the next three years and at 5.00% in perpetuity. Running these numbers through a discounted earnings analysis with a 10% discount rate and summing over 30 years yields a fair value price of $153.54. This means the shares are trading at a 30.3% discount to the discounted earnings analysis.
Click here to read the full analysis of United Technologies Corporation at Seeking Alpha.