Showing posts with label AstraZeneca. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AstraZeneca. Show all posts

Monday, September 5, 2016

AZN good news

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dividends & Covered Calls for Retirees AZN & BMY

Two calls are worth your consideration if you are retired and need income.  

Each of these stocks has a long history of not only paying dividends but also routinely increasing the dividend payout.  



Neither stock is a bona fide Dividend Machine because their yields are less than 3.5%.   By
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Monday, April 28, 2014

AstraZeneca (AZN) Risk to Sell

In 2013 I profiled AstraZeneca (AZN) as a Dividend Machine.   At that time the cost basis was about $54.  My personal basis is about $46.    Today, Pfizer (PFE) is making a bid to buy AZN and the results is AZN is up over $10.

AZN is no longer a Dividend Machine because of falling revenues that have caused EPS (earnings per share) to fall below their dividend payout.  All of you know that EPS must exceed dividends for a stock to be considered a Dividend Machine.  
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