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Why General Electric Co is a Top 25 Dividend Giant (GE)

Fri, Dec 21, 10:46 AM ET, by ETF Channel

General Electric Co (GE) has been named as a Top 25 ''Dividend Giant'' by ETF Channel, with a whopping $2.92B worth of stock held by ETFs, and above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 3.62% yield, according to the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted a strong quarterly dividend history at General Electric Co, and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.

The annualized dividend paid by General Electric Co is $0.76/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 12/20/2012. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for GE, which the report stressed as being of key importance. Indeed, studying a company's past dividend history can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.

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