Even business and government IT departments, long the backbone of BlackBerry's success, appear ready to give up on the struggling smartphone maker.
With close to $20 billion in cash on the balance sheet, Merck is one key acquisition away from turning its fortunes around.
The drug giant calms worries about its ability to innovate following its spinoff of Zoetis earlier this year.
JNJ's strong dividend yield of 2.9 percent and its attractive balance means investors won't die in waiting room.
The company pays one of the best dividends in the sector at an annual yield of 4 percent.
The company, which reports earnings Tuesday, needs to show better diversification and operational improvements.
They all had poorly timed buyback programs, which can be a major drain on resources.
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