If AbbVie Buys Shire, Dividend Investors Should Cheer
AbbVie has made another offer to acquire Shire in a bid to offset looming patent risk and lower its tax rate.
Since Shire is generating a significant amount of free cash and currently doesn't pay much in the way of a dividend, acquiring the company should give AbbVie financial flexibility that will allow it to reward shareholders.
In the following slideshow, you'll learn why I believe that dividend investors should applaud if AbbVie succeeds in courting Shire.
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