9 Big Pharmaceutical Stocks Sporting Stellar Yields

Large-cap pharmaceutical stocks offer investors stable, substantial dividends, regardless of market conditions. Here are nine that stand out.

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Big pharmaceutical stocks are appealing because they provide medicines that people rely on to improve their quality of life, and therefore will likely not cut back on regardless of the economic environment.

Furthermore, with the ever-rising cost of healthcare in the U.S., it seems a foregone conclusion that new drugs developed by pharmaceutical companies will be steep in price – and generous in profit margins as a result.


Data is as of Oct. 4. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent payout and dividing by the share price.

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Jeff Reeves
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Jeff Reeves writes about equity markets and exchange-traded funds for Kiplinger. A veteran journalist with extensive capital markets experience, Jeff has written about Wall Street and investing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous respected finance outlets, including CNBC, the Fox Business Network, the Wall Street Journal digital network, USA Today and CNN Money.