People's United Financial a Top Ranked SAFE Dividend Stock With 4.4% Yield (PBCT)

People's United Financial, Inc. ( PBCT) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 4.4% 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, People's United Financial, Inc. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF (ITOT), and is also an underlying holding representing 1.99% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), which holds $248,268,755 worth of PBCT shares.

People's United Financial, Inc. ( PBCT) 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 People's United Financial, Inc. is $0.65/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 01/29/2014. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for PBCT, which the report stressed as being of key importance.

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PBCT operates in the Credit Services & Lending sector, among companies like American Express Co. (AXP), and Capital One Financial Corp (COF).

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