A 4.1% dividend rate on a regulated utility selling at a 15 PE may look attractive, writes...

|By:, SA News Editor

A 4.1% dividend rate on a regulated utility selling at a 15 PE may look attractive, writes Martin Sosnoff, but payout ratios are nearly 70% of slow-growing earnings. Instead take a look at healthcare, yielding a similar amount but with lower payout ratios. His favorites are BMY, MRK, PFE, and UNH. Of note, the XLV hit an all-time high today.