HCP (HCP), a real estate investment trust (REIT) company serving the healthcare industry, has been named to the Dividend Channel ”S.A.F.E. 25” list, signifying a stock with above-average ”DividendRank” statistics including a strong 5.4% 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, HCP, Inc. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF (ITOT), and is also an underlying holding representing 3.03% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), which holds $367,324,599 worth of HCP shares.
HCP 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 HCP, Inc. is $2.10 per share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 10/31/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for HCP, which the report stressed as being of key importance.