Why Pfizer is a Top 25 Dividend Giant (PFE)

Pfizer Inc (PFE) has been named as a Top 25 ''Dividend Giant'' by ETF Channel, with a stunning $6.9B worth of stock held by ETFs, and above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 3.40% yield, according to the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted a strong quarterly dividend history at Pfizer Inc, and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.

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The annualized dividend paid by Pfizer Inc is $1.04/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 02/05/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for PFE, 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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