Healthcare Business

2 Large Cap Biotech Leaders Pay Big Dividends and Have Huge Upside Potential

Amgen also markets Nplate, Vectibix, Mvasi, Parsabiv, Epogen, Kanjinti, Blincyto, Aimovig, Evenity, Amgevitatm, Sensipar/Mimpara, Neupogen, Imlygic, Corlanor and Avsola. The company’s five key marketed products are among the top-selling pharmaceutical products in the world, with the company having expected collective revenues of more than $25 billion in 2021.

Shareholders receive a 3.49% dividend. BMO Capital Markets has an Outperform rating on Amgen stock, as well as a Wall Street-high $301 price target. The consensus target price is $247.45, and the final trade for Thursday came in at $206.78 a share.

Gilead Sciences

This stock is trading a very reasonable 9.53 times estimated 2021 earnings and has big-time upside potential. Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines in the areas of unmet medical need in the United States, Europe and elsewhere.

The company provides Biktarvy, Genvoya, Descovy, Odefsey, Truvada, Complera/Eviplera, Stribild and Atripla products for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; Veklury, an injection for intravenous use, for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019; and Epclusa, Harvoni, Vosevi, Vemlidy and Viread for the treatment of liver diseases. It also offers Yescarta, Tecartus, Trodelvy and Zydelig products for the treatment of hematology, oncology and cell therapy patients.

In addition, Gilead provides Letairis, an oral formulation for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, an oral formulation for the treatment of chronic angina; and AmBisome, a liposomal formulation for the treatment of serious invasive fungal infections. Gilead Sciences has collaboration agreements with Arcus Biosciences, Pionyr, Tizona, Tango Therapeutics, Jounce Therapeutics, Galapagos, Janssen, Japan Tobacco, Gadeta, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck and Novo Nordisk.

Investors will be very happy to take a 4.22% dividend to the bank every quarter. Oppenheimer has a Buy rating, and its $100 price objective is the highest on Wall Street. The consensus target for Gilead Sciences stock is $76.03, and Thursday’s closing print was $68.15 per share.


Two of the most established and mature biotech companies have been hit hard and are offering some of the best entry points in months. Again, while better suited for growth and income investors with some risk tolerance, these are outstanding names to own in a space that can provide some incredible growth.

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