Telephone & Data Systems a Top Ranked SAFE Dividend Stock With 2.1% Yield (TDS)

Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. ( TDS) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.1% 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, Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF (ITOT), and is also an underlying holding representing 0.74% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), which holds $92,196,606 worth of TDS shares.

Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. ( TDS) 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 Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. is $0.51/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 12/12/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for TDS, which the report stressed as being of key importance.

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TDS operates in the Communications Services sector, among companies like Vodafone Group plc (VOD), and China Mobile Limited (CHL).