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Barron's picks 10 stocks as good dividend bets

Posted on: Monday,  Feb 15, 2010  9:59 PM ET by Barron's picks 10 stocks as good dividend bets

Barron's picks 10 stocks as good dividend bets rated Buy Novartis Ag (NYSE: NVS) on 11/22/2009, when the stock price was
$54.75. Since then, Novartis Ag has gained 80.16% as of 01/14/2016's recent price of $98.64.
If you would have followed this Barron's picks 10 stocks as good dividend bets's recommendation on NVS, you would have gained 80.16% of your investment in 2244 days.

Novartis AG, incorporated on February 29, 1996, is a Switzerland-based holding that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of healthcare products. The Company?s healthcare solutions portfolio includes medicines, preventive vaccines and diagnostic tools, generic pharmaceuticals and consumer health products. Its businesses are divided on a worldwide basis into the four operating divisions: Pharmaceuticals, which comprises brand-name patented pharmaceuticals; Vaccines and Diagnostics, which focuses on human vaccines and blood-testing diagnostics; Sandoz, which consists generic pharmaceuticals, and Consumer Health, which includes over-the-counter medicines, animal health medicines, and contact lenses and lens-care products. It operates in approximately 140 countries. In September 2009, Novartis AG announced that its Sandoz division has completed the acquisition of EBEWE Pharma's specialty generic injectables business.

Barron's Nov 23 edition cited Banco Santander's relative financial strength in a troubled industry as well as its geographic diversity and a 10-year return rate of 9.2 percent, annualized through Oct 30 2009. It also picked Nestle, the world's largest food processor, citing its product diversity and geographic reach in developed and emerging markets. Barron's also pointed to the company's $100 billion in annual sales and its ability to keep gaining market share in many of its markets.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
11/22/2009 4:00 PM Buy
None
54.75
as of 12/31/2009
1 Week up  2.88 %
1 Month up  1.47 %
3 Months up  3.05 %
1 YTD up  3.05 %

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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