SWK Named Top 25 SAFE Dividend Stock Increasing Payments For Decades
Fri, Feb 22, 9:56 AM ET, by ETF Channel
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) 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, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF (ITOT), and is also an underlying holding representing 1.34% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), which holds $136,830,854 worth of SWK shares.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) 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 Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. is $1.96/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 03/07/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for SWK, which the report stressed as being of key importance.
SWK operates in the Industrial Machinery & Equipment sector, among companies like Danaher Corp. (DHR), and Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (ITW).
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