Johnson & Johnson a Top Ranked SAFE Dividend Stock With 2.8% Yield (JNJ)
Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.8% 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 , Johnson & Johnson is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF ( ITOT ), and is also an underlying holding representing 1.32% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ), which holds $167,689,992.62 worth of JNJ shares.
Johnson & Johnson (Symbol: JNJ) 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 Johnson & Johnson is $2.80/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 05/22/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for JNJ, which the report stressed as being of key importance.
JNJ operates in the Drugs & Pharmaceuticals sector, among companies like Novartis ( NVS ), and Pfizer Inc ( PFE ).