In addition to ageing baby boomers, the pandemic has resulted in an increased focus on the healthcare industry. We’ve seen significant growth in the health care sector but for dividend investors interested in regular dividend payouts, not all health care stocks fit the bill. To identify high dividend paying health care stocks, we looked at healthcare companies in the US and internationally (100+ companies) with dividend yield greater than 3% and that are up so far in 2022. The resulting list contains four healthcare dividend stocks with an average dividend yield of 3.7% and an average 2022 gain of 8.8%.
Best Healthcare Dividend Stocks Table Description: The following table includes and can be sorted on: company name, market cap, dividend yield, payout ratio, beta, and the intraday stock price percent change. This live table is updated throughout the trading day. To be alerted when our 2022 Best Healthcare Dividend Stocks table is updated, sign up for our free Dogs of the Dow Newsletter.
Best Healthcare Dividend Stocks FAQ
What are the best healthcare dividend stocks?
The best healthcare dividend stocks so far in 2022 are AbbVie, Amgen, GSK (was GlaxoSmithKline), and Cardinal Health.
Which best healthcare dividend stock is the top performer?
Amgen is the healthcare dividend stock biggest stock gainer with a price gain of 12% so far in 2022.
Which best healthcare dividend stock has the highest dividend yield?
The UK-based drug manufacturer GSK (previously named GlaxoSmithKline) pays the most with a dividend yield above 4%.
Are any of the best healthcare dividend stocks on the Dividend Aristocrats list?
Yes, in fact two of the four are. AbbVie and Cardinal Health are both on the best healthcare dividend stocks list and a member of the 2022 Dividend Aristocrats list. AbbVie and Cardinal Health also made our Top 10 Dividend Aristocrats List.
Are any of the best healthcare dividend stocks also Dogs of the Dow?
Yes. Amgen is a 2022 Dogs of the Dow.