Rio Tinto plc (Symbol: RIO) 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 7.5% 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 , Rio Tinto plc is an underlying holding representing 3.81% of the Powershares International Dividend Achievers ETF ( PID ), which holds $25,558,411 worth of RIO shares.
Rio Tinto plc (Symbol: RIO) 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 Rio Tinto plc is $2.15/share, currently paid in semi-annual installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 02/24/2016. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for RIO, which the report stressed as being of key importance.