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Why Air Products & Chemicals is a Top 25 SAFE Dividend Stock (APD)

Air Products & Chemicals Inc (Symbol: APD) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.6% 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 , Air Products & Chemicals Inc is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF ( ITOT ), and is also an underlying holding representing 1.05% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ), which holds $160,506,906 worth of APD shares.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc (Symbol: APD) 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 Air Products & Chemicals Inc is $4.4/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 06/29/2018. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for APD, which the report stressed as being of key importance.

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APD operates in the Specialty Chemicals sector, among companies like Praxair Inc ( PX ), and Ecolab Inc ( ECL ).

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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 Nasdaq, Inc.


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

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