Atmos Energy Corp. a Top Ranked SAFE Dividend Stock With 3.7% Yield (ATO)
Wed, Feb 13, 9:37 AM ET, by ETF Channel
Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 3.7% 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, Atmos Energy Corp. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF (ITOT), and is also an underlying holding representing 0.68% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), which holds $68,850,891 worth of ATO shares.
Atmos Energy Corp. (ATO) 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 Atmos Energy Corp. is $1.40/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 02/28/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for ATO, which the report stressed as being of key importance.
ATO operates in the Gas Utilities sector, among companies like ONEOK Inc. (OKE), and AGL Resources Inc. (GAS).
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