Coca-Cola A Top Ranked SAFE Dividend Stock With 2.8% Yield (KO)

Coca-Cola Co (KO) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.8% 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, Coca-Cola Co is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF (ITOT), and is also an underlying holding representing 1.70% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), which holds $222,285,522 worth of KO shares.

Coca-Cola Co ( KO) 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.

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The annualized dividend paid by Coca-Cola Co is $1.12/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 11/27/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for KO, which the report stressed as being of key importance.

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KO operates in the Beverages & Wineries sector, among companies like Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FMX), and PepsiCo Inc. (PEP).

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