Dividends → Health Technology

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: 1.57 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Biotechnology 1 0.92 %
Medical Specialties 19 0.78 %
Pharmaceuticals: Generic 4 1.20 %
Pharmaceuticals: Major 9 3.51 %
Pharmaceuticals: Other 1 1.82 %

Average yield of the sector: 2.85 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Biotechnology 8
Medical Specialties 8 2.85 %
Pharmaceuticals: Major 5
Pharmaceuticals: Other 1

Average yield of the sector:

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Medical Specialties 1
Pharmaceuticals: Major 1

Average yield of the sector:

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Medical Specialties 1

TOP 10 dividend stocks in the sector: Health Technology

Ticker Company name Close Price Capitalization Dividend Yield P/E ratio
AbbVie, Inc. ABBV AbbVie, Inc. 64.43 USD 93 B 6.64 % 23.64
Pfizer Inc. PFE Pfizer Inc. 34.65 USD 190 B 4.16 % 15.54
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 46.98 USD 75 B 3.49 % 12.32
Johnson & Johnson JNJ Johnson & Johnson 131.36 USD 340 B 2.89 % 21.50
Merck & Co., Inc. MRK Merck & Co., Inc. 85.06 USD 210 B 2.59 % 23.63
Eli Lilly & Co. LLY Eli Lilly & Co. 110.52 USD 110 B 2.33 % 26.27
Medtronic Plc MDT Medtronic Plc 102.76 USD 140 B 2.10 % 29.87
Baxter International, Inc. BAX Baxter International, Inc. 86.97 USD 44 B 1.01 % 28.72
Stryker Corp. SYK Stryker Corp. 217.00 USD 80 B 0.96 % 22.85
Agilent Technologies, Inc. A Agilent Technologies, Inc. 71.08 USD 22 B 0.92 % 21.01