Dividend stocks are popular, and the health-care industry is a good place to find some good ones. While some health-care stocks pay higher yields than others, you can find promising dividend-growth opportunities in several places in the sector.
In the following video, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool's director of investment planning and author of the special free report "Everything You Need to Know About Obamacare," talks with Motley Fool health-care bureau chief Max Macaluso about three places you can find healthy dividends among health care stocks. Dan notes that drug companies often have the highest yields, with Merck (NYSE: MRK ) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE ) often near the top of the list of Dow Industrials stocks in terms of yield.
But Max and Dan explore a couple other areas as well. Health insurers have been slow to the dividend gate, but UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH ) and some of its peers have done a good job boosting their payouts lately. In the biotech space, dividends are rare, but Dan and Max discuss Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) and its dividend strategy.
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You can also find many high-yielding dividend stocks outside of the health care sector. The Motley Fool's special free report "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks" outlines the Fool's favorite dependable dividend-paying stocks. Grab your free copy today by clicking here.