HealthSouth Corp. (HLS) has been named as a Top 25 ''Dividend Giant'' by ETF Channel, with a staggering $4.47B worth of stock held by ETFs, and above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.10% yield, according to the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted a strong quarterly dividend history at HealthSouth Corp., and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.

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The annualized dividend paid by HealthSouth Corp. is $0.72/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 12/30/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for HLS, 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.

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