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Top Dividend Stocks in Big Pharma

Posted by D4L | Monday, July 15, 2013 | | 0 comments »

When looking for the best dividend stocks, it's usually best to not chase the highest dividend. Looking for quality dividend stocks with decent yields is usually a better recipe for large overall returns. Capital appreciation combined with a dividend can produce outsized returns. Here are my top two picks for big pharma dividend stocks"

An oldie, but goodie. Technically, Johnson & Johnson isn't a pure pharma since it also sells medical devices and consumer health products, but it's that diversity that makes it such a stable dividend stock. AbbVie is the only pure pharma in the Dividend Aristocrats club, which requires 25 consecutive years of dividend increases. The six-month-old company is in the index because it spun out of Abbott Labs , which was in the index before the split. Bristol-Myers Squibb doesn't have a long history of increasing its dividend, but it has been slowly raising its dividend over the last five years. The current dividend yield of 3.1% is pretty solid.

Source: Daily Finance

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