VZ a Top 25 Dividend Giant With $4.86B Held By ETFs

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) has been named as a Top 25 ''Dividend Giant'' by ETF Channel, with a stunning $4.86B worth of stock held by ETFs, and above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 4.44% yield, according to the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted a strong quarterly dividend history at Verizon Communications Inc, and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.

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The annualized dividend paid by Verizon Communications Inc is $2.12/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 01/08/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for VZ, 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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