Novartis a Top Ranked SAFE Dividend Stock With 3.6% Yield

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Novartis (Symbol: NVS) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''International S.A.F.E. 10'' list, signifying an international stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 3.6% yield, as well as a superb track record of at least five years of dividend growth, according to the most recent ''DividendRank'' report.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel , Novartis is an underlying holding representing 2.22% of the Powershares International Dividend Achievers ETF ( PID ), which holds $17,333,760 worth of NVS shares.

Novartis (Symbol: NVS) made the "Dividend Channel International S.A.F.E. 10" list because of these qualities: S . Solid return - hefty yield and strong DividendRank characteristics; A. Accelerating amount - consistent dividend increases over time; F . Flawless five year history - never a missed or lowered dividend; E. Enduring - at least a half-decade of dividend payments.

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The annualized dividend paid by Novartis is $2.936451/share, currently paid in annual installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 03/06/2018. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for NVS, which the report stressed as being of key importance.


NVS operates in the Drugs & Pharmaceuticals sector, among companies like Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ), and Pfizer Inc ( PFE ).

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

This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: PID , JNJ , PFE , NVS

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