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Is Teva's Dividend Safe?

Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: TEVA  ) is the world's largest manufacturer of generic drugs. The company pays a solid dividend and has been a strong performer over the past decade thanks to growing demand for low-cost medicine.

Despite that demand growth, however, the company faces a big risk to its revenue given the recent patent expiration on one of its best-selling specialty medicines. As a result, dividend investors are right to wonder whether a potential sales slide threatens Teva's dividend payout.

In the following slideshow, you'll learn more about Teva's patent risk, risk to its profitability, and how Teva compares to big drug makers like Merck and Pfizer when it comes to its dividend payout.

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  • Report this Comment On June 06, 2014, at 8:22 PM, annoyed wrote:

    it seems to me the FDA is constantly giving Teva a very rough time. I wonder wghy???

  • Report this Comment On June 06, 2014, at 8:26 PM, annoyed wrote:

    In addition to the FDA the the FTA also gives Teva an uncomfortable time with their products. I wonder why???

  • Report this Comment On June 07, 2014, at 12:28 PM, DanTheMan1984 wrote:

    This slideshow is absurd. First off Teva has been switching people from the daily dosage of Copaxone to three times a week, and have been very successful so far which was one of the factors driving up the share price.

    Secondly, Copaxone has been on the market for over 20 years you think people are just going to abandon it overnight? Copaxone is a complex molecule and has a record being very safe for it's time on the market where generic versions do not, plus if generic companies due launch there at risk in having paying fines later down the road should Teva be successful in court.

    It's not like Teva is going to lose 100% of there profits and revenue from Copaxone. I mean Pfizer kept a decent amount with Lipitor...

    Anyways the author should try doing some research instead of hashing out the same old Copaxone "fear" story.


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