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Why HCP is a Top 25 SAFE Dividend Stock (HCP)

By BNK Invest. July 29, 2015, 09:34:22 AM EDT

HCP, Inc. (Symbol: HCP) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 5.8% 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. HCP, Inc. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF ( ITOT ), and is also an underlying holding representing 2.18% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF ( SDY ), which holds $279,414,039 worth of HCP shares.

HCP, Inc. (Symbol: HCP) 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 HCP, Inc. is $2.26/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 05/07/2015. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for HCP, which the report stressed as being of key importance.

HCP operates in the REITs sector, among companies like Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ), and American Tower Corp ( AMT ).

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