Dividends4Life: 7 High-Dividend Stocks in Healthcare

7 High-Dividend Stocks in Healthcare

Posted by D4L | Thursday, May 07, 2015 | | 0 comments »

Dividend stocks tend to be the cornerstone of any well-rounded retirement portfolio. Dividends are a beacon for investors to hone in on that demonstrate the financial health of a company and the possible longevity of its business model. They also act as a downside hedge for investors and are a great way, in conjunction with reinvestment, to supercharge their retirement growth.

According to data from Finviz, of the 710 listed healthcare stocks, just 84 paid a dividend at some point over the past 12 months, 31 paid a dividend that matched the approximate average dividend yield of the S&P 500 (2%), and a mere seven could be quantified as "high-dividend stocks in healthcare" with a dividend yield north of 3.5%. These seven high-dividend stocks in healthcare are: PDL BioPharma (NASDAQ: PDLI), Theravance (NASDAQ: THRX), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), Meridian Biosciences, PetMed Express (NASDAQ: PETS), AstraZeneca and AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV.

Source: Motley Fool

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