Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) has been named as a Top 25 ''Dividend Giant'' by ETF Channel, with a whopping $4.82B worth of stock held by ETFs, and above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 3.04% yield, according to the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted a strong quarterly dividend history at Cisco Systems, Inc., and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.
The annualized dividend paid by Cisco Systems, Inc. is $0.76/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 07/02/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for CSCO, which the report stressed as being of key importance. Indeed, studying a company's past dividend history can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.