Dividends → Health Services

Dividends represent one part of the company’s profits from the previous period. The company distributes them between its owner-shareholders. Businesses may pay out dividends, but they are not obliged to. The method that is used to calculate the dividend is described in the company's dividend policy or articles of association. The clearer and more transparent the calculation principle, the more investors love the company. Many factors affect whether dividends are paid out. The main ones are the need for financing by major shareholders and tax optimization. So, if the state in the person of a fund or state-supported organization is one of the shareholders, the payment of regular dividends is practically guaranteed. The same is true, but to a lesser extent, in the case of a serious debt burden that is incurred by one of the business owners.

Dividend stocks by industries

Average yield of the sector: 1.08 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Hospital/Nursing Management 4 1.22 %
Managed Health Care 4 0.97 %
Medical/Nursing Services 3 0.60 %
Services to the Health Industry 1 2.07 %

Average yield of the sector: 4.96 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Hospital/Nursing Management 1 9.78 %
Medical/Nursing Services 1 0.37 %
Services to the Health Industry 3 4.88 %

Average yield of the sector:

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield

Average yield of the sector: 2.53 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Hospital/Nursing Management 1 2.53 %

TOP 12 dividend stocks in the sector: Health Services

Ticker Company name Close Price Capitalization Dividend Yield P/E ratio
Psychemedics Corp. PMD Psychemedics Corp. 7.29 USD 40 M 9.88 % 11.34
Healthcare Services Group, Inc. HCSG Healthcare Services Group, Inc. 22.17 USD 1.6 B 3.59 % 19.38
NHC National HealthCare Corp. 82.31 USD 1.3 B 2.53 % 16.89
Quest Diagnostics, Inc. DGX Quest Diagnostics, Inc. 102.62 USD 14 B 2.07 % 19.07
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. UNH UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 232.94 USD 220 B 1.85 % 17.17
Encompass Health Corp. EHC Encompass Health Corp. 61.87 USD 6.1 B 1.81 % 19.64
HCA Healthcare, Inc. HCA HCA Healthcare, Inc. 122.24 USD 42 B 1.31 % 11.53
Anthem, Inc. ANTM Anthem, Inc. 261.06 USD 67 B 1.23 % 16.51
Humana, Inc. HUM Humana, Inc. 288.82 USD 39 B 0.76 % 15.68
Universal Health Services, Inc. UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. 145.95 USD 13 B 0.55 % 16.59
ENSG The Ensign Group, Inc. 51.26 USD 2.7 B 0.37 % 26.23
Cigna Corp. CI Cigna Corp. 155.78 USD 59 B 0.03 % 14.06