Published Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:21:10 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
The Dividend Dogs Rule
Stocks earned the "dog" moniker by exhibiting three traits: (1) paying reliable, repeating dividends, (2) their prices fell to where (3) yield (dividend/price) grew higher than their peers. Thus, the highest yielding stocks in any collection became known as "dogs." More precisely, these are, in fact, best called, "underdogs".
Top 50 April Healthcare Sector Dogs By Yield
Actionable Conclusion (1) Dog Metrics Diagnosed 10 Top Dividend Healthcare Stocks By Yield
Top ten Healthcare Sector dogs selected 4/13/17 by top yield represented six of ten constituent industries. Top yielding healthcare stock, Medical Facilities (OTCPK: MFCSF)  was one of three medical care industry representatives.
The two other medical care industry dogs placed second, and tenth, Rhoen Klinikum (OTCPK: RKAGY) , and Sonic Healthcare (OTCPK: SKHCF) .
The third place Healthcare top ten dog by yield was the first of three drug manufacturers, major firms listed, AstraZeneca (AZN) . The other drug manufacturers, major placed fifth, and ninth: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) , and AbbVie (ABBV) .
Fourth place was occupied by the lone diagnostics and research industry representative, National Research (NRCIB) .
Two drug manufacturers - specialty & generic placed sixth, and eighth, Indivior (OTCPK: INVVY) , and Hypermarcas (OTCPK: HYPMY) .
Finally, Extendicare (OTCPK: EXETF) , in seventh by yield,... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|MERCK & CO||86.72||24.3||3.57||2.20||2.57|
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