WMT a Top 25 Dividend Giant With $5.64B Held By ETFs

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has been named as a Top 25 ''Dividend Giant'' by ETF Channel, with a stunning $5.64B worth of stock held by ETFs, and above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.39% yield, according to the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted a strong quarterly dividend history at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.

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The annualized dividend paid by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is $1.88/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 12/04/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for WMT, 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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