What Are Some Good Healthcare Stocks to Buy?


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Some good health care stocks to buy as of September 2015 include stocks in Anthem Inc., Aetna Inc., UnitedHealthGroup Inc., Health Net Inc. and Cigna Corp, according to TheStreet. Others include stock in Centene Corp, Humana Inc., Triple-S Management Corp, Wellcare Health Plans Inc. and Molina Healthcare Inc. These stocks rank as the top 10 on TheStreet's best managed health care stocks for 2015, and each stock has a rating of A or B.

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Health care stocks are seen as solid long-term investments, according to Bankrate. Many health care or drug companies pay consistent dividend payments to their shareholders, including Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co., Merck & Co. and Eli Lilly and Co.

Other dividend-paying health care stocks include POZEN Inc., which pays a dividend of $1.75 per share; GlaxoSmithKline PLC, which pays a dividend of $2.35 per share; AT&T, which pays $1.88 per share in dividends and AbbVie Inc., which pays dividends of $2.04, according to Dividend. Some additional stocks with dividend payouts include Novartis, paying $2.82 per share; Medtronic, Inc., paying $1.52 per share and Boston Dickinson, paying $2.40 per share, all as of September 2015. Top-yielding dividend stocks for health care are generally focused on companies that manufacture or deliver drugs and on medical and laboratory research companies.

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