With everything from medical devices to over-the-counter health items and prescription drugs, the company remains one of the most diversified health care names on Wall Street. It also has one of the most exciting pipelines of new drugs in the sector. All that makes the stock an outstanding holding for conservative investors with a long-term investment outlook.
Johnson & Johnson generates a little over half of its sales in international markets, which are expected to see higher spending on health care over the next 10 years and beyond.
Johnson & Johnson stock investors receive a 2.54% yield. The $195 Citigroup price target compares with the lower consensus target of $186.44. The shares closed at $167.21 on Wednesday.
Procter & Gamble
The company offers a very solid dividend, which was raised to $0.8698 last year and should be raised again soon. Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) is one of the world’s largest consumer products companies. Its many brands include Pampers, Tide, Bounty, Charmin, Gillette, Oral B, Crest, Olay, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Ariel, Gain, Always, Tampax, Downy and Dawn. Some of these are among the most valuable brands in the world.
The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, e-commerce, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, wholesalers, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, high-frequency stores and pharmacies. The company has been very innovative in its product development process and uses that to help ensure future growth and cash flow. This should provide investors years of steady growth and dividends.
Shareholders receive a 2.20% dividend. Morgan Stanley has set its price objective at $177. The consensus target is $165.63, and Procter & Gamble stock closed on Wednesday at $158.01.
This huge drugstore chain operator is a safe retail play for investors looking to add health care now. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) operates as a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail company. It operates through three segments.
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