Why Emerson Electric Is A Top 25 SAFE Dividend Stock (EMR)

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) 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, Emerson Electric Co. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF (ITOT), and is also an underlying holding representing 1.42% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), which holds $185,202,841 worth of EMR shares.

Emerson Electric Co. ( EMR) 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 Emerson Electric Co. is $1.72/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 11/13/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for EMR, which the report stressed as being of key importance.

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EMR operates in the Electronic Equipment & Products sector, among companies like General Electric Co (GE), and Siemens AG (SI).

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