Which Companies Are The Top Global Healthcare Companies by Market Capitalization?

The global healthcare  industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Companies in the healthcare industry are enjoying rising demand for their products not only in the developed world also in the emerging world. In the developed world people are living longer and also falling ill more. In the emerging countries, higher stress levels and change in food consumption habits is driving the demand for healthcare. As consumers in developing and frontier countries increasingly abandon their traditional foods and eating habits and switch to Western foods many of the diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity are becoming more prevalent in those countries.

The following are the Top Global Healthcare Companies that appeared in the Global Top 100 Companies by Market Capitalization report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers earlier this year. Investors looking to add stocks in this sector can consider this list as a starting point for further research.

1.Company: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.58%
Country: USA

2.Company: Roche Holding AG (RHHBY)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.99%
Country: Switzerland

3.Company: Pfizer Inc (PFE)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.47%
Country: USA

4.Company: Novartis AG (NVS)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.97%
Country: Switzerland

5.Company: Merck & Co Inc (MRK)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.95%
Country: USA

6.Company: Sanofi (SNY)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.42%
Country: France

7.Company: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Current Dividend Yield: 5.64%
Country: UK

8.Company: Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD)
Current Dividend Yield: N/A
Country: USA

9.Company: Amgen (AMGN)
Current Dividend Yield: 1.74%
Country: USA

10.Company:Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.79%
Country: USA

11.Company: AbbVie Inc (ABBV)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.85%
Country: USA

12.Company: Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO)
Current Dividend Yield: 2.97%
Country: Denmark

Note: Dividend yields noted above are as of Sept 25, 2014. Data is known to be accurate from sources used.Please use your own due diligence before making any investment decisions.

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