5 Popular Healthcare Companies Reward Investors With A Big Dividend

The following 5 companies in the Healthcare sector have the highest dividend yield:

  1. PDLU BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ:PDLI): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $4.66 to $6.75 and most recently traded at $6.45.  It pays a dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.3%.  Its market capitalization is $900.93 million.  About the company: PDLI BioPharma Inc. discovers, develops, and markets therapies for serious or life-threatening illnesses, commercially focused on the acute care, hospital setting.
  2. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $40.41 to $53.53 and most recently traded at $50.55.  The company pays a dividend of $3.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%.  Its market capitalization is $69.96 billion.  About the company: AstraZeneca PLC is a holding company.  Through its subsidiaries, the Group researches, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and medical products.  The Group focuses its operations on seven therapeutic areas: Gastrointestinal, Oncology, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Central Nervous System, Pain Control, Anaesthesia and Infection
  3. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $32.02 to $38.64 and most recently traded at $38.39.  It pays a dividend of $1.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%.  Its market capitalization is $42.69 billion.  About the company: Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products for humans and animals.  The Company’s products are sold in countries around the world.  Eli Lilly’s products include neuroscience products, endocrine products, anti-infectives, cardiovascular agents, oncology products, and animal health products.
  4. GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $32.15 to $43.94 and most recently traded at $42.99.  It pays a dividend of $2.11 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Its market capitalization is $109.35 billion.  About the company: GlaxoSmithKline plc is a research-based pharmaceutical group that develops, manufactures and markets vaccines, prescription and over-the-counter medicines, as well as health-related consumer products.  The Group, which also provides laboratory testing and disease management services, specializes in treatments for respiratory, central nervous system, gastro-intestinal and genetic disorders.
  5. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $22.24 to $28.95 and most recently traded at $28.64 per share.  It pays a dividend of $1.32 and has a dividend yield of 4.6%. Its market capitalization is $48.86 billion.  About the company:  Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a global biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manfuactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutritional products.  The Company’s products and experimental therapies address cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis, organ transplant rejection and psychiatric disorders

Note: Financial data is taken from Yahoo! Finance.  Selected other data is taken from Google Finance and publicly available SEC filings.  All data are assumed to be accurate.

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