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.
HCP operates in the REITs sector, among companies like Simon Property Group (SPG), and Public Storage (PSA).