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AT&T Named Top 25 SAFE Dividend Stock Increasing Payments For Decades
By: BNK Invest
AT&T Inc (Symbol: T) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 5.2% 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 , AT&T Inc is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF ( ITOT ), and is also an underlying holding representing 2.75% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ), which holds $342,310,555 worth of T shares.
AT&T Inc (Symbol: T) 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 AT&T Inc is $1.84/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 04/08/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for T, which the report stressed as being of key importance.
T operates in the Communications Services sector, among companies like Verizon Communications Inc ( VZ ), and China Mobile Limited ( CHL ).