Atmos Energy a Top Ranked SAFE Dividend Stock With 3.2% Yield (ATO)

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Atmos Energy Corp. (Symbol: ATO) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 3.2% 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 , Atmos Energy Corp. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF ( ITOT ), and is also an underlying holding representing 0.88% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ), which holds $103,885,870 worth of ATO shares.

Atmos Energy Corp. (Symbol: ATO) 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 Atmos Energy Corp. is $1.48/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 02/20/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for ATO, which the report stressed as being of key importance.

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ATO operates in the Gas Utilities sector, among companies like ONEOK Inc. ( OKE ), and National Fuel Gas Co. ( NFG ).

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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.



This article appears in: Investing , ETFs

Referenced Stocks: ITOT , SDY , OKE , NFG , ATO

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