Why Genuine Parts is a Top 25 SAFE Dividend Stock (GPC)

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Genuine Parts Co. (Symbol: GPC) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.7% 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 , Genuine Parts Co. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF ( ITOT ), and is also an underlying holding representing 1.31% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ), which holds $165,087,134 worth of GPC shares.

Genuine Parts Co. (Symbol: GPC) 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 Genuine Parts Co. is $2.30/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 09/03/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for GPC, which the report stressed as being of key importance.

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GPC operates in the Auto Parts sector, among companies like Honeywell International, Inc. ( HON ), and Johnson Controls Inc ( JCI ).

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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 , HON , JCI , GPC

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