Dividend income can be a great way to boost your portfolio’s value over the long term. Amid a recession, it can also be valuable source of cash flow at a time when returns may not be so strong. And in good times, it can pad your total returns.
Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Kroger (NYSE:KR) are two companies with shares currently selling at fair prices and that pay better than the 2% yield you can expect from the average S&P 500 stock. Let’s take a closer look at why investors should consider scooping up their shares today.
California-based drugmaker Amgen has had a so-so year in 2020; its share price has remained relatively stagnant while the S&P 500 has risen by about 9%. But this is the type of stability that value investors like to see, especially in the middle of an economic recession. The company