Healthcare dividend stocks with low forward P/E ratios originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Wow, the stock market rises from month to month. The negative thing is that stock prices rise faster than the earnings and stocks getting therefore more expensive. This is a development which is still healthy because of the low yielding bond market. But it's not sustainable if the interest rates rise. Everybody can imagine what happens if the Fed hikes its rates.
So, my major screening focus goes to cheap stocks, stocks with a low price to earnings ratio. Below is a list of the 20 cheapest healthcare dividend stocks with a forward P/E of less than 15. Health care plans are currently the cheapest choice in the list. Two High-Yields are part of the results and fifteen companies are recommended to buy.
Here is the full table with some fundamentals:
Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 13.12 and forward P/E ratio is 9.44. The dividend yield has a value of 2.66 percent. Price to book ratio is 3.03 and price to sales ratio 1.63. The operating margin amounts to 20.66 percent and the beta ratio is 0.85. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.51.
Related stock ticker symbols:
PDLI, WCRX, QCOR, TEVA, HLF, NATR, WLP, HUM, CI, AET, UNH, STJ, AZN, ENSG, DGX, IVC, MRK, ZMH, PFE, MDT