In fact, two stocks that outperformed the S&P 500 last year are now down more than 6% since the start of the year: Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV).. Motley Fool contributors Adria Cimino and Keith Speights talk about why these two stocks actually make great buys right now. Adria Cimino (Johnson & Johnson): J&J may have disappointed investors when it reported fourth-quarter earnings on Jan. 24.
Any time is a good time to buy solid dividend stocks. Here's why they chose Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). David Jagielski (Abbott Laboratories): One dividend stock that should be attractive to long-term investors is Abbott Laboratories.
AbbVie has put in a mixed earnings performance, exceeding bottom line estimates in five consecutive quarters but falling short of sales expectations in each instance.