- By Alberto Abaterusso
The following health care companies have a compelling forward dividend yield, one that is beating the dividend yield of the S&P 500 Index by nearly 200 basis points. The dividend yield of the benchmark for the U.S. equities market was 2.04% on Tuesday.
The closing share price of Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc. (DVCR) was $3.25 on Tuesday. Following a 64% decline for the 52 weeks through Jan. 22, the forward dividend yield went up to 6.67%, outperforming the industry by 235.2%. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.2 million and a price-sales ratio of 0.04 versus an industry median of 1.7.
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- NASDAQ:PDCO) closed at $22.03 per share on Tuesday. For the 52 weeks through Jan. 22, the share price declined 41%. The forward dividend yield is 4.67%. The stock has a market capitalization of about $2.09 billion, a price-book ratio of 1.43 versus an industry median of 2.12 and a price-earnings ratio of 13.21 versus an industry median of 19 and a price-sales ratio of 0.37 compared to an industry median of 0.91.