Dividend aristocrat Abbott Labs (NYSE: ABT ) has has a long history of rewarding income investors, but after its transformation, is it still one of the sector's top dividend stocks?
In this video, Motley Fool health-care analyst David Williamson will be grading well-known dividend stocks using a World Cup-inspired grading system: a yellow card is a warning for investors, a red card is an ejection, and a "goal" happens if the stock looks like a winner.
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