Another potentially attractive dividend stock is midstream natural gas company Access Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:ACMP), which operates gathering systems and other natural gas infrastructure. Our database shows three different insiders buying this stock recently; consensus insider purchases are particularly bullish signs. See a history of insider buying at Access Midstream. The current dividend yield is 5.3%, and the stock’s beta is 0.3. It has increased its dividend payment each quarter since November 2010, the date of its first dividend payment.
John Holder, who serves on the Board of Directors at Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM) bought 1,000 shares of the stock at $45.93 per share. Oxford is a $780 million market cap apparel company which owns Tommy Bahama and other brands; it operates retail stores under these names and also provides tailored clothing. Its most recent fiscal quarter ended in October, with the company seeing a large increase in earnings from a year earlier but more moderate revenue growth. As with many other apparel related companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF), the trailing P/E is higher than we’d normally like (at 24) though analyst expectations are for a good 2013 (the forward P/E is only 14). Of course, we would not take these projections at face value.