Monday, January 27, 2014

TEVA, MPC, KMB Dividends & Income Ideas

January 24, 2014   Teva Pharmaceuticals

I happened to be in San Francisco during JP Morgan's health care conference and they were enthused by TEVA's recent performance.

I have suffered with TEVA. It pays a 2.96% yield but it is an international company so the dividend varies with factors such as currency exchange.

Look at the Dividend Increase table below then look at the call option that I use.

January 24, 2014 Marathon Petroleum

Funny how calls get active in a down market. Call buyers (we are sellers) like to get into the market by using calls instead of buying the stock because it is a lot cheaper.

Here is how to make a quick 3.25% in less than a month.

Just another idea.

January 24, 2014  Kimberly Clark

Kimberly Clark (KMB) announced another dividend increase that will be effective in April, 2014. This will be the 42nd annual increase.

More significant to me is their average annual dividend increase. I say that because KMB is such a quality company that it is hard to buy it at a price where the dividend yield is 3.5% or above. That means I cannot name it to my Dividend Machines 2014 portfolio.

However, I can invest in it and I would do so based on the 3% yield combined with their history of nearly an eight percent annual income increase to me.

Take a look at the facts:

Good Income Investing