MCD Named Top 25 SAFE Dividend Stock Increasing Payments For Decades
By Market News Video Staff, Friday, June 22, 8:05 AM ET
McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 3.2% yield, as well as a superb track record of at least two decades of dividend growth, according to the most recent ''DividendRank'' report.
McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD) 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.
The annualized dividend paid by McDonald's Corp is $2.80/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 05/31/2012. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for MCD, which the report stressed as being of key importance.
MCD operates in the Hotels, Lodging, Restaurants & Travel sector, among companies like BJ's Restaurants Inc (BJRI), and Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA).
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