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Health Care Or Pharma Update Of 3-07-14

Given my recent purchases, I am keeping a closer look on this sector than the rest that I track. Here's the data:

Health Care 03-07-14

Yield in the spreadsheet below is based on the Q1-14 dividend. Spreadsheet header abbreviations: Div = dividend; EPS = earnings per share; LTM = last twelve months; YTD = year to date. The dividend to EPS ratio is a measure of dividend safety. At this point in time, companies that pay dividends once per year have had their payouts divided by four and encoded in this data is if they paid a quarterly dividend. ABBV has announced an increase in its Q2-14 div to $0.42/share payable 5-15-14.RHHBY had a two for one stock split on 2-27-14 -- and that change in not reflected in the data below.


    12-31-13 03-07 Div Current Div/ Div/ Percent Change
Company Price Price /Quater Yield EPS13 EPS14 Price Pr+Div EPS14 Target Div 1yr Div 3yr

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) 52.81 51.46 0.400 3.11 51 % 51 % -2.56 -1.80 -1.89 9.97 0.00 na
Amerisource (NYSE:ABC) 70.31 68.94 0.235 1.36 30 % 25 % -1.95 -1.61 0.00 15.48 11.90 45.00
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) 38.33 39.57 0.220 2.22 44 % 40 % 3.24 3.60 0.00 13.72 57.14 1.42
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) 111.08 127.99 0.050 0.16 4 % 4 % 15.22 15.22 0.18 15.05 0.00 0.00
Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) 114.08 122.26 0.610 2.00 32 % 30 % 7.17 7.17 -0.24 9.33 29.79 na
AstraZenica (NYSE:AZN) 59.37 66.94 0.700 4.18 55 % 66 % 12.75 12.75 -8.58 2.05 0.00 1.23
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) 69.55 67.50 0.490 2.90 42 % 38 % -2.95 -2.24 -0.19 13.19 8.89 19.35
Bayer (OTCPK:BAYRY) 142.00 135.06 0.617 1.83 33 % 30 % -4.89 -4.89 -5.33 19.22 0.00 6.72
CR Bard (NYSE:BCR) 133.94 143.71 0.210 0.58 15 % 10 % 7.29 7.45 6.78 9.01 5.00 5.56
Becton (NYSE:BDX) 110.49 115.57 0.545 1.89 38 % 35 % 4.60 4.60 0.00 8.33 10.10 10.98
Bristol-Myers (NYSE:BMY) 53.15 55.83 0.360 2.58 79 % 81 % 5.04 5.70 0.56 10.19 2.86 3.03
Covidien (COV) 68.10 71.35 0.320 1.79 34 % 32 % 4.77 5.24 14.90 13.06 39.13 26.93
Glaxo (NYSE:GSK) 53.39 55.53 0.615 4.43 66 % 66 % 4.01 5.16 -2.60 17.33 -10.74 0.00
JandJ (NYSE:JNJ) 91.59 93.32 0.660 2.83 48 % 45 % 1.89 1.89 -0.17 14.05 8.20 7.41
Lily (NYSE:LLY) 51.00 58.59 0.490 3.35 47 % 70 % 14.88 14.88 0.00 5.98 0.00 0.00
McKesson (NYSE:MCK) 161.40 182.40 0.240 0.53 15 % 12 % 13.01 13.01 -2.50 14.56 20.00 11.11
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) 57.39 59.91 0.280 1.87 30 % 29 % 4.39 4.88 0.00 13.38 7.69 8.15
Merck (NYSE:MRK) 50.05 57.47 0.440 3.06 50 % 51 % 14.83 15.70 -1.15 5.93 2.33 5.26
Noradisk (NYSE:NVO) 36.95 47.40 0.159 1.34 38 % 34 % 28.28 28.28 38.69 14.56 0.00 25.05
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) 80.38 83.14 0.632 3.04 50 % 47 % 3.43 3.43 -2.01 5.62 0.00 2.51
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) 30.63 32.43 0.260 3.21 47 % 46 % 5.88 6.66 0.00 10.82 8.33 10.00
Perrigo (NASDAQ:PRGO) 153.46 164.48 0.105 0.26 7 % 6 % 7.18 7.18 0.15 12.29 16.67 16.67
Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) 70.20 74.10 0.505 2.73 53 % 48 % 5.56 5.56 -2.11 11.72 8.71 5.90
St. Jude (NYSE:STJ) 61.95 67.07 0.270 1.61 29 % 27 % 8.26 8.26 0.00 14.61 8.00 9.52
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) 75.14 81.64 0.305 1.49 29 % 25 % 8.65 9.06 0.00 39.96 15.09 23.15
Teva (NASDAQ:TEVA) 40.08 49.30 0.326 2.65 26 % 29 % 23.00 23.00 -1.31 8.85 5.16 17.21
Thermo (NYSE:TMO) 111.35 126.67 0.150 0.47 11 % 9 % 13.76 13.89 1.04 11.29 0.00 na
Zimmer (ZMH) 93.19 98.06 0.200 0.82 14 % 13 % 5.23 5.44 0.00 9.57 0.00 na
Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) 32.69 30.58 0.072 0.95 20 % 19 % -6.45 -6.26 -4.94 18.02 11.54 na

Average         2.04 36 % 35 % 7.02 7.29 1.01 12.66 9.17 10.92

With the 10 Treasury at 2.79% and the sector average yield [on Q1 Divs] at 2.04% - the spread is -75 basis points.
The cap weighted ETF XLV is up 7.29% year to date - with dividends its total return is 7.29%.
* The change in the dividend is for the last twelve months and not year to date.

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Dates used to credit dividends:

ABBV : 2-13-14 ABC : 02-13-14 ABT : 02-14-14 AGN: 12-10-13 AMGN: 03-06-14 AZN: 09-15-13 BAX : 01-02-14
BAYRY: yearly BCR: 01-30-14 BDX;: 03-30-14 BMY;: 02-02-14 COV: 02-19-14 GSK: 01-08-14 JNJ: 03-10-14
LLY : 03-09-14 MCK: 03-31-14 MDT: 04-25-14 MRK: 01-07-14 NVO: yearly NVS: 04-04-14 PFE: 03-03-14
PRGO: 03-17-14 RHHBY: yearly STJ: 03-31-14 SYK: 01-30-14 TEVA: 12-02-13 TMO : 01-14-14 ZMH: 01-30-14
ZTS : 03-03-14
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Earnings Growth & P/E Ratios 03-07

Fiscal and calendar years are not in sync.


  Earnings / Share Earn. Growth P/E Ratios 14 EPS Range
Co. 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 12-13 13-14 14-15 2013 2014 2015 High Low Range

ABBV 0 0 0 0 314 311 362 na -0.96% 16.40% 16.39 16.55 14.22 330 307 7.40%
ABC 167 219 251 276 314 369 431 13.77% 17.52% 16.80% 21.96 18.68 16.00 375 363 3.25%
ABT 0 0 0 174 201 220 247 15.52% 9.45% 12.27% 19.69 17.99 16.02 231 212 8.64%
AGN 0 0 0 414 477 547 622 15.22% 14.68% 13.71% 26.83 23.40 20.58 575 524 9.32%
AMGN 491 521 533 651 760 815 871 16.74% 7.24% 6.87% 16.09 15.00 14.04 864 776 10.80%
AZN 0 0 0 641 506 426 424 -21.06% -15.81% -0.47% 13.23 15.71 15.79 500 441 13.85%
BAX 380 398 431 453 467 512 547 3.09% 9.64% 6.84% 14.45 13.18 12.34 518 500 3.52%
BAYRY 0 0 0 688 745 834 na 8.28% 11.95% na 18.13 16.19 na 792 792 0.00%
BCR 509 560 640 657 578 819 917 -12.02% 41.70% 11.97% 24.86 17.55 15.67 828 720 13.19%
BDX 495 490 533 537 581 623 682 8.19% 7.23% 9.47% 19.89 18.55 16.95 652 618 5.46%
BMY 0 216 228 199 182 178 168 -8.54% -2.20% -5.62% 30.68 31.37 33.23 186 170 8.99%
COV 284 338 397 426 372 401 451 -12.68% 7.80% 12.47% 19.18 17.79 15.82 410 395 3.74%
GSK 0 0 0 353 373 375 419 5.67% 0.54% 11.73% 14.89 14.81 13.25 401 361 10.67%
JNJ 463 476 500 510 552 583 628 8.24% 5.62% 7.72% 16.91 16.01 14.86 602 579 3.95%
LLY 442 474 441 339 415 281 318 22.42% -32.29% 13.17% 14.12 20.85 18.42 288 275 4.63%
MCK 407 462 486 638 633 818 1067 -0.78% 29.23% 30.44% 28.82 22.30 17.09 885 811 9.05%

  Earnings / Share Earn. Growth P/E Ratios 14 EPS Range
Co. 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 11-12 12-13 13-14 2012 2013 2014 High Low Range

MDT 292 322 337 346 375 382 409 8.38% 1.87% 7.07% 15.98 15.68 14.65 385 380 1.31%
MRK 325 342 377 382 349 344 370 -8.64% -1.43% 7.56% 16.47 16.71 15.53 375 307 19.77%
NVO 0 0 0 0 167 190 215 na 13.77% 13.16% 28.38 24.95 22.05 189 187 1.05%
NVS 0 0 0 0 501 537 557 na 7.19% 3.72% 16.59 15.48 14.93 570 521 9.12%
PFE 202 222 231 219 222 227 237 1.37% 2.25% 4.41% 14.61 14.29 13.68 232 220 5.29%
PRGO 0 293 401 499 561 663 794 12.42% 18.18% 19.76% 29.32 24.81 20.72 673 648 3.77%
RHHBY 0 274 279 325 384 418 454 18.15% 8.85% 8.61% 19.30 17.73 16.32 432 415 4.07%
STJ 234 301 328 239 376 398 430 57.32% 5.85% 8.04% 17.84 16.85 15.60 402 393 2.26%
SYK 295 333 372 407 423 483 527 3.93% 14.18% 9.11% 19.30 16.90 15.49 489 448 8.49%
TEVA 336 454 497 535 501 453 450 -6.36% -9.58% -0.66% 9.84 10.88 10.96 576 410 36.64%
TMO 0 0 416 494 542 681 784 9.72% 25.65% 15.12% 23.37 18.60 16.16 693 564 18.94%
ZMH 394 433 480 530 575 621 679 8.49% 8.00% 9.34% 17.05 15.79 14.44 630 583 7.57%
ZTS 0 0 0 108 142 154 175 31.48% 8.45% 13.64% 21.54 19.86 17.47 170 154 10.39%

BDC Average           7.63 7.40 10.09 19.51 18.08 16.51     8.97

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Disclosure: I am long ABC, ABT, AMGN, BAX, NVO, STJ, SYK.