3 Dividend Stocks for Summer: Amgen, Healthcare Services Group, and Quality Systems

Summer vacations may have investors wondering if the time is right to buy dividend stocks, but sitting on the sidelines because of third-quarter doldrums may not be your best bet. Dividend investors are likely better served by taking a long view that allows dividends to offset Wall Street's seasonal swings.

That could be particularly true for health-care stocks Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN  ) , Healthcare Services Group (NASDAQ: HCSG  ) and Quality Systems (NASDAQ: QSII  ) . All three companies address growing markets, and all three are historically strong performers in third quarter (which just started).

In the following slideshow, you'll learn more about these three dividend paying companies and the reasons behind why you may want to include them in your portfolio.

Amgen, Healthcare Services, and Quality Systems are intriguing, but they may have a tough time keeping up with these revolutionary dividend picks.
The smartest investors know that dividend stocks simply crush their non-dividend-paying counterparts over the long term. That's beyond dispute. They also know that a well-constructed dividend portfolio creates wealth steadily, while still allowing you to sleep like a baby. Knowing how valuable such a portfolio might be, our top analysts put together a report on a group of high-yielding stocks that should be in any income investor's portfolio. To see our free report on these stocks, just click here now.


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Todd has been helping buy side portfolio managers as an independent researcher for over a decade. In 2003, Todd founded E.B. Capital Markets, LLC, a research firm providing action oriented ideas to professional investors. Todd has provided insight to a variety of publications, including SmartMoney, Barron's, and CNN/fn.

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8/28/2015 1:15 PM
AMGN $155.08 Down -0.64 -0.41%
Amgen, Inc. CAPS Rating: ****
HCSG $33.42 Up +0.05 +0.15%
Healthcare Service… CAPS Rating: ****
QSII $13.51 Up +0.07 +0.52%
Quality Systems CAPS Rating: ****