Becton, Dickinson and Co. a Top Ranked SAFE Dividend Stock With 2.4% Yield (BDX)
By Market News Video Staff, Thursday, September 6, 8:07 AM ET
Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.4% yield, as well as a superb track record of at least two decades of dividend growth, according to the most recent ''DividendRank'' report.
Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE:BDX) 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 Becton, Dickinson and Co. is $1.80/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 09/05/2012. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for BDX, which the report stressed as being of key importance.
BDX operates in the Medical Instruments & Supplies sector, among companies like 3M Co (MMM), and Medtronic, Inc. (MDT).
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