Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO ) is one of the globe's biggest drug companies. It's a major player in providing diabetes treatments and is often included in dividend portfolios.
However, patent expirations and new drugs from competitors such as Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY ) are pressuring Novo to spend more on its research pipeline. As a result, dividend investors are right to question whether the risk of sliding sales threatens Novo's dividend payout.
In the following slideshow you'll see whether I think Novo's dividend is safe and gain insight into how the company's dividend yield matches up with industry peers Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) .
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