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Healthcare Dividend Stocks to Consider

Posted by D4L | Friday, August 12, 2011 | | 0 comments »

I screened the healthcare sector by stocks with three pricing ratios. At first, I selected the forward P/E ratio and chose a value of less than 15. This ratio considers the future growth and is in my view a better indicator than the current P/E ratio. Second, I used the P/S ratio with a value of under one. This ratio shows me how many stocks are cheaper than the actual market capitalization. It also delivers me many low margin stocks. Such stocks have in my view margin upside potential.

I sorted my results by highest dividend yield. Here are my three most promising stocks from the screening results: 1. WellPoint (WLP), 2. Universal Health Services (UHS) and 3. Unitedhealth Group (UNH). The average P/E ratio of the list is 12.35 while the average forward P/E ratio is 10.15. The dividend yield has an average value of 1.29 percent. The P/B ratio is 1.69 and P/S ratio is 0.62. The average operating margin is 8.78 percent.

Source: Guru Focus

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