Aqua America Inc a Top Ranked SAFE Dividend Stock With 2.4% Yield (WTR)
Thu, Feb 14, 10:45 AM ET, by ETF Channel
Aqua America Inc (WTR) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.4% 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, Aqua America Inc is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF (ITOT), and is also an underlying holding representing 0.81% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), which holds $81,767,859 worth of WTR shares.
Aqua America Inc (WTR) 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 Aqua America Inc is $0.70/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 02/13/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for WTR, which the report stressed as being of key importance.
WTR operates in the Water Utilities sector, among companies like Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo-SABESP (SBS), and American Water Works Co, Inc. (AWK).
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