Out of three blue-chip stocks that saw an increased dividend Monday, “Fast Money” pro Guy Adami liked one of them: Pfizer.
Drug maker Pfizer announced it would raise its dividend 10 percent to 22 cents per share, payable March 6. The stock closed at $20.39, down 0.83 percent.
Adami said at this price, Pfizer was a buy: “I’m a PFE fan.”
Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge Capital agreed.
“You’re seeing all the right trends there,” he said. “It’s a very cheap stock and it’s set up nicely for 2012.”
Boeing increased its dividend 5 percent to 44 cents per share, and Ingersoll-Rand upped its dividend 33 percent to 16 cents.
Adami said IR stock, down 31.8 percent year to date, was “effectively grim death” for anyone who’s owned it.
Ingersoll-Rand shares dropped 2.87 percent to close at $32.11.
“You want a stock’s dividend to grow because they raise the dividend as the stock continues to go up,” he said. “They raised the dividend, yes, but it grows also because the stock continues to get lambasted.”
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