Picking great dividend stocks isn't about just finding the highest-paying yields. The best stocks offer great dividends along with a steady outlook and a secure financial base. Big Pharma's traditionally been home to several strong dividend stocks, with some offering up chart-topping yields.
Just which of Big Pharma's stocks offers your portfolio the best dividend? Motley Fool contributor Dan Carroll below compares two of the industry's biggest names, Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and shows you which of these two titans is the better pick for long-term investors searching for a great dividend.
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