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Q: what would you suggest for a solid health care position in Canada or the USA? I have UNH. I was looking at HHL but I would like your thoughts on a stock or two. I hope you and the team are enjoying the summer. Thanks Dan.

Read Answer Asked by Dan on August 17, 2022

Q: Hi,

Can you please list your 5 best health care stocks (USD or CDN) for a 3-5 year hold. In order of preference. Thanks

Read Answer Asked by Marco on July 27, 2022

Q: Good morning 5i,
I have a loss in Gild and have been waiting for a time to claim it and buy a replacement. It seems to me that the recent drop in Abbivie might provide that opportunity, unless there is something I don't see. Would you think that this would be the best opportunity in this field at the moment?
thanks as always for your great work

Read Answer Asked by joseph on May 03, 2022

Q: Hello Team 5i,

I recently sold GUD, my only CDN. or US. Health Care holding. Could you recommend one or more replacements for me? Not sure what your current suggested health Care portfolio weighting should be but that might figure into your response.

I read something recently that indicated that the S&P/TSX Health Care index is down 58% between March 2021 and 2022, might that be correct? If so, would you say this would be a good time to be buying?

Thanks for your wisdom

Read Answer Asked by ralph on April 11, 2022

Q: Hi Folks,
I've held GILD in my TFSA now for a couple of years and I'm down 27%, time to let it go. I also hold ABBV, PFE and MDT all performing well - can you suggest a replacement for GILD - looking for a company paying a dividend with some growth. Appreciate your suggestion.

Read Answer Asked by JOHN on March 28, 2022

Q: Good morning 5i

I am wavering between these two. I already own some abbivie. But I hesitate because it has shot up recently. I know you favour it. But I have seen several people lately, today Brian Acre, leaning towards bmy. Here is the reasoning of one such person:

The company has a strong pipeline of new drugs, but also a lot of patent expirations for its big existing drugs coming up, which means the company has to effectively rotate its portfolio of revenue-producing drugs in the coming years. To offset that risk, it is priced very cheaply, with a single-digit price/earnings ratio and a solid dividend yield. I think the current price offers a good accumulation zone.

I am wondering about your different approaches. Would it be that you favour growth more and they are looking for safe income?
Thanks as always

Read Answer Asked by joseph on March 21, 2022

Q: I own both BMY and GILD, both of which have not done much the past few years except provide a stable dividend. I have enough health and death care ( - PLC:) ) stocks currently and would be OK to sell or raise some cash.
Do you think one or both of these have an upgraded outlook and are worth holding for the next year or two?
Thank you for the great service.

Read Answer Asked by Tulio on February 07, 2022

Q: As a new subscriber, Iím thoroughly impressed with your advice and 5i Research services overall - thank you for all that you do.

I currently hold ABBV, BMY, CVS, and GSK in a long-term hold, diversified RRSP portfolio. Iím not necessarily looking to add further healthcare exposure, but am very interested in the long term prospects for MRK +/- ISRG and would appreciate your opinion on them. And compared to my existing companies, would there be a suggested ranking of these six in terms of potential for long term compounding growth?

Read Answer Asked by Anthony on October 12, 2021

Q: I own Abbvie already and would like to add another company from the health care sector. What would be your next choice for a long term hold in a dividend focused portfolio? Considering maybe JNJ, PFE, BMY, AMGN, ABT, MRK.

Read Answer Asked by Serei on September 29, 2021

Q: i have held this for about 5 years and it has basically done nothing despite all the promises from management for change/consolidation etc. Would you support continuing to hold or am i better switching to a better growth name. i am retired so i like a bit of income in addition to share price appreciation. i already own ABBV and MDT and do not want to add to these positions. i am better off in Merck or PFE?

Read Answer Asked by kelly on April 07, 2021

Q: I am looking to add 1 or 2 U. S. Healthcare companies to my U. S. cash account. Of the 4 above could you list them in order from best to worst with a comment on thier financial and growth situation. Please include any other choices that you might add to my list.
Much appreciated.

Read Answer Asked by John on March 23, 2021

Q: Hi 5i,
Current shareholder of BMY for last 4 years and it simply has not done very much however pays small dividend of 3.2 %
I'm looking to sell and replace with something in same sector/space with better share price growth potential. Medium risk with 2- 3 year horizon. Dividend would be nice but not absolutely necessary.

Read Answer Asked by jim on March 10, 2021

Q: In the healthcare sector I hold ABBV, BMY, MDT, AZN and CVS. Am looking to swap one out for a growth/value holding, perhaps in Industrials (maybe LMT?). Was thinking AZN would be my odd one out. Would appreciate your thoughts on best approach for long term buy and hold portfolio given the 5 holdings noted here. Thanks.

Read Answer Asked by Jody on February 17, 2021

Q: Can I get your thoughts on the valuation of the healthcare industry? Could you provide a few picks on dividend paying healthcare stocks?



Read Answer Asked by Joe on October 20, 2020

Q: Hi there. I hold positions in ABBV, PFE, MRNA, and AMGEN. I am looking for some supplemental help in the healthcare space and considering MDT, WBA, JNJ(on pull back and aware of legal risks).

What would your opinion and/or recommendations be on these companies JNJ/WBA/MDT Do you have one or two alternatives for a dividend conscious investor?

Thank you so much.

Read Answer Asked by Peter on October 19, 2020