Healthcare & Medical Sector Stocks

Healthcare companies engage in a wide variety of activities focused on maintaining and improving individual health. These activities include pharmaceuticals, long-term care, and the development of medical instruments and supplies, among other activities. Depending on the industry, dividend yields for healthcare companies can vary widely. Generally, however, healthcare companies offer dividend yields that are roughly in-line with the wider market average.

1.56%

Healthcare Sector Dividend Yield*

*Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group
Industry Company Count Industry Dividend Yield
Biotechnology 9 2.07%
Diagnostic Substances 3 2.25%
Drug Delivery 2 1.95%
Drug Manufacturers - Major 19 2.51%
Drug Manufacturers - Other 9 4.18%
Drug Related Products 2 2.04%
Drugs - Generic 2 0.00%
Health Care Plans 6 0.85%
Home Health Care 1 0.67%
Hospitals 5 1.57%
Long-Term Care Facilities 5 2.46%
Medical Appliances & Equipment 19 1.06%
Medical Instruments & Supplies 22 0.73%
Medical Laboratories & Research 3 2.04%
Medical Practitioners 1 0.00%
Specialized Health Services 7 0.58%

Top 82 Healthcare Dividend Stocks

Stock Symbol Company Name DARS™ Rating (?) Dividend Yield Current Price Annual Dividend Ex- Div Date Pay Date
ABAX Abaxis, Inc 1.04% $46.36 $0.48 8/30 9/15
ABBV AbbVie Inc. 3.57% $63.81 $2.28 7/13 8/15
ABT Abbott Labs 2.41% $43.17 $1.04 7/13 8/15
ACET Aceto Corp 0.95% $25.19 $0.24 6/7 6/24
AET Aetna 0.83% $120.46 $1.00 7/12 7/29
AGN Allergan 0.08% $248.98 $0.20 2/25 3/20
ALC Assisted Living Concepts NA $0.00 $0.00 5/17 6/15
AMGN Amgen 2.41% $165.67 $4.00 8/15 9/8
ATRI Atrion Corp 0.78% $460.87 $3.60 6/13 6/30
AZN AstraZeneca ADR 2.83% $31.13 $0.88 2/17 3/21
BAX Baxter International 1.12% $46.32 $0.52 8/31 10/3
BCR C.R. Bard, Inc. 0.45% $230.00 $1.04 7/14 7/29
BDX Becton Dickinson 1.52% $173.67 $2.64 6/7 6/30
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb 2.01% $75.68 $1.52 6/29 8/1
CCM Concord Medical Services Hldg Ltd ADR 4.07% $4.42 $0.18 8/29 9/30
CHE Chemed Corp 0.67% $142.85 $0.96 5/24 6/15
CI Cigna 0.03% $146.00 $0.04 3/9 4/11
CMN Cantel Medical Corp. 0.18% $65.93 $0.12 7/13 7/29
CNMD CONMED Corporation 1.66% $48.29 $0.80 6/13 7/6
COO Cooper Companies 0.03% $177.56 $0.06 7/20 8/5
COV Covidien 1.35% $106.71 $1.44 12/30 1/16
CRY Cryolife Inc 1.00% $12.00 $0.12 12/9 12/18
DGX Quest Diagnostics 1.88% $85.00 $1.60 7/1 7/20
DRAD Digirad Corporation 3.37% $5.93 $0.20 5/11 5/27
DVA DaVita Inc. 0.00% $77.91 $0.00 NA NA
DVCR Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc 2.53% $8.68 $0.22 6/28 7/12
ENSG The Ensign Group 0.73% $21.98 $0.16 6/28 7/31
GSK GlaxoSmithKline PLC ADR 5.01% $43.88 $2.20 5/11 7/14
HCA HCA Holdings Inc 0.00% $80.35 $0.00 7/28 9/1
HLS HealthSouth Corp 2.35% $40.79 $0.96 9/29 10/17
HRC Hill-Rom Holdings 1.32% $51.68 $0.68 9/14 9/30
HUM Humana Inc. 0.66% $176.05 $1.16 6/28 7/29
IVC Invacare 0.38% $13.03 $0.05 6/30 7/13
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 2.56% $125.03 $3.20 8/19 9/6
KND Kindred Healthcare, Inc. 3.86% $12.42 $0.48 5/16 6/10
KNSY Kensey Nash Corporation NA NA $1.00 4/26 5/31
LBMH Liberator Medical Holdings Inc 2.39% $3.35 $0.08 12/21 1/8
LLY Eli Lilly 2.50% $81.59 $2.04 8/11 9/9
MDT Medtronic, Inc. 1.97% $87.10 $1.72 7/6 7/27
MDTH MedCath Corporation NA NA $0.20 9/24 9/21
MLAB Mesa Laboratories, Inc. Com. 0.52% $123.05 $0.64 8/29 9/15
MR Mindray Medical ADR 0.00% $27.94 $0.00 3/17 3/31
MRK Merck 3.13% $58.82 $1.84 6/13 7/8
MSA Mine Safety Applications 2.36% $56.03 $1.32 5/19 6/10
NATR Nature's Sunshine Prod. 3.45% $11.60 $0.40 5/23 6/6
NDZ Nordion Inc. 0.00% $12.99 $0.00 6/14 7/3
NHC National Healthcare Corp 2.73% $65.97 $1.80 6/28 9/1
NVGN Novogen Limited ADR 10.87% $1.84 $0.20 1/3 NA
NVO Novo Nordisk ADR 1.27% $55.63 $0.70 3/18 3/30
NVS Novartis ADR 3.31% $83.51 $2.76 2/24 NA
PETS PetMed Express Inc. 3.88% $19.60 $0.76 5/18 5/27
PFE Pfizer 3.27% $36.74 $1.20 8/3 9/1
PKI PerkinElmer, Inc. 0.51% $55.33 $0.28 7/13 8/10
PMD Psychemedics 4.20% $14.27 $0.60 5/4 5/18
POZN POZEN Inc. 29.46% $5.94 $1.75 12/31 12/30
PRGO Perrigo Company 0.63% $92.46 $0.58 5/25 6/14
QCOR Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1.28% $93.60 $1.20 6/27 7/8
RDY Dr. Reddys Lab ADR 0.52% $53.34 $0.28 7/14 NA
RELV Reliv' International, Inc. 4.69% $0.64 $0.03 11/13 11/26
SEM Select Medical Holdings Corporation 3.45% $11.61 $0.40 11/17 12/1
SHPG Shire plc ADR 0.69% $193.49 $1.33 3/9 4/12
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC ADR 2.21% $34.44 $0.76 4/20 5/11
SNY Sanofi SA ADR 3.85% $42.31 $1.63 5/5 6/1
SPAN Span-America Medical Systems 3.40% $18.81 $0.64 5/13 6/2
SPPI Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2.30% $6.53 $0.15 12/18 12/28
STE Steris Corp 1.44% $69.41 $1.00 6/6 6/29
STJ St. Jude Medical 1.52% $81.70 $1.24 6/28 7/29
SYK Stryker Corp 1.30% $117.03 $1.52 6/28 7/29
T AT&T 4.45% $43.11 $1.92 7/6 8/1
TECH Techne Corp 1.16% $110.75 $1.28 5/11 5/27
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd ADR 2.11% $54.73 $1.16 5/20 6/7
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 0.38% $156.89 $0.60 9/13 10/17
TRIB Trinity Biotech plc ADR 1.77% $12.40 $0.22 6/5 7/1
UHS Universal Health Services 0.29% $138.23 $0.40 8/30 9/15
UNH UnitedHealth Group 1.74% $143.69 $2.50 6/15 6/28
USPH U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. 1.13% $60.04 $0.68 5/13 6/3
UTMD Utah Medical Products Inc. 1.56% $66.68 $1.04 6/15 7/6
VIVO Meridian Bioscience, Inc. 3.95% $20.25 $0.80 5/5 5/19
WST West Pharma Services 0.62% $78.02 $0.48 7/18 8/3
XRAY Dentsply International 0.49% $62.73 $0.31 6/22 7/8
ZMH Zimmer Holdings 0.77% $113.56 $0.88 5/13 7/14
ZTS Zoetis Inc 0.76% $50.26 $0.38 6/28 8/30