The best dividend stocks in the sector: Health Services

Dividends → Health Services

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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: 0.28 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Hospital/Nursing Management 4 0.31 %
Managed Health Care 4 0.24 %
Medical/Nursing Services 3 0.21 %
Services to the Health Industry 1 0.49 %

Average yield of the sector: 1.32 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Hospital/Nursing Management 1
Medical/Nursing Services 1 0.09 %
Services to the Health Industry 3 1.73 %

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: 0.79 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Hospital/Nursing Management 1 0.79 %

TOP 12 dividend stocks in the sector: Health Services

Ticker Company name Close Price Capitalization Dividend Yield P/E ratio
Healthcare Services Group HCSG Healthcare Services Group 22.20 USD 1.7 B 0.92 % 20.55
NHC National HealthCare 65.68 USD 1 B 0.79 % 28.93
Quest Diagnostics DGX Quest Diagnostics 113.87 USD 15 B 0.49 % 20.42
Encompass Health EHC Encompass Health 64.95 USD 6.5 B 0.43 % 22.36
UnitedHealth Group UNH UnitedHealth Group 308.02 USD 290 B 0.41 % 17.14
Anthem ANTM Anthem 264.19 USD 66 B 0.36 % 11.30
HCA Healthcare HCA HCA Healthcare 132.25 USD 45 B 0.33 % 13.40
Universal Health Services UHS Universal Health Services 117.93 USD 10 B 0.17 % 13.85
Humana HUM Humana 402.63 USD 53 B 0.16 % 15.23
ENSG Ensign Group 55.61 USD 3 B 0.09 % 21.91
CHE Chemed 480.63 USD 7.7 B 0.07 % 29.24
Cigna CI Cigna 167.92 USD 62 B 0.02 % 11.83