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AMGN Declares Quarterly Dividend

Amgen Dividend Declared

On March 15, 2012, Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced that its Board of Directors declared a $0.36 per share dividend for the second quarter of 2012.


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Amgen Financials Announced

On January 26, 2012, Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) reported total revenue increased 3% during the fourth quarter of 2011 to $3,973 million versus $3,841 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. For the full year 2011, total revenue increased 4% to $15,582 million from $15,053 million in 2010.


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Amgen Dividend Declared

On December 15, 2011, Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced that its Board of Directors declared a $0.36 per share dividend for the first quarter of 2012.


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Angen Tender Offer Results Announced

On December 8, 2011, Amgen (OTC: AMGN) announced preliminary results of its modified Dutch auction tender offer, which expired at 12:00 midnight (EST) on December 7, 2011.


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Amgen Offerings Announced

On November 7, 2011, Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced its plan to launch a modified Dutch auction tender offer to purchase up to $5 billion of its common stock, par value $0.0001 per share.


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George Putnam's Favorite Stocks for 2016

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2015 Bankruptcy Recap: 46% Increase Fueled by Oil & Gas/Mining Industry--Further Uptick Predicted

Looking back at 2015, research reveals a 14% decline in overall business bankruptcies but a 46% uptick in public company Chapter 11 filings—with a striking 51% of those filings coming from the battered Oil & Gas/Mining sectors. Economic indicators point to further increases in corporate bankruptcy, in general, and Energy-related filings, in particular. Just a few days into 2016, this viewpoint has already been validated by Arch Coal's long-awaited $8 billion Chapter 11 filing—and continuing oil price plummets severe enough that OPEC will likely convene an emergency meeting to address "shattered" economies. Read More.

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MarketWatch's Mark Hulbert recently tapped George's distressed investing expertise to determine the fate of the junk-bond market and what its nearly three-year decline likely means for your portfolio.

 

Hulbert writes, "What’s really going on? For insight, I turned to George Putnam, an expert in distressed-company investing. His Turnaround Letter advisory service has handily beaten the stock market over the past 15 years, according to the Hulbert Financial Digest’s tracking, by an impressive margin of 7.3 percentage points a year on an annualized basis."

 

Commenting on the rapid growth of high-yield exchange traded funds (ETF's), Putnam notes, "They have become the investment vehicle of choice for short-term investors….Those investors tend to be trend followers and, therefore, are just the opposite of being contrarian."

 

Read the full MarketWatch junk-bond article to find out what George thinks these recent indicators likely mean for future distressed investing profit.