ADP Named Top 25 SAFE Dividend Stock Increasing Payments For Decades

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Automatic Data Processing Inc. (Symbol: ADP) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.6% yield, as well as a superb track record of at least two decades of dividend growth, according to the most recent ''DividendRank'' report.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel , Automatic Data Processing Inc. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF ( ITOT ), and is also an underlying holding representing 1.18% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ), which holds $143,055,851 worth of ADP shares.

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (Symbol: ADP) made the "Dividend Channel S.A.F.E. 25" list because of these qualities: S . Solid return - hefty yield and strong DividendRank characteristics; A. Accelerating amount - consistent dividend increases over time; F . Flawless history - never a missed or lowered dividend; E. Enduring - at least two decades of dividend payments.


The annualized dividend paid by Automatic Data Processing Inc. is $1.92/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 03/12/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for ADP, which the report stressed as being of key importance.

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ADP operates in the Information Technology Services sector, among companies like International Business Machines Corp. ( IBM ), and Twitter Inc ( TWTR ).

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: ADP , IBM , ITOT , SDY , TWTR

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