Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Unilever – A Safe Haven Dividend Stock
A slowdown in emerging economies may have dampened the growth prospects of Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc. (UL), but the company continues to stand out as a solid investment for dividend investors.
An investment in Unilever currently yields over 3.7% of its current stock price in dividends, which is higher than what you can expect to receive from a comparable investment in US 10-year Treasury bonds (2.9%). And that’s not all that should interest dividend investors: Unilever has also increased its annual dividend payouts by an average 7.8% over the last three years, and 7% over the previous five years. This is sufficient indication that the Unilever management is committed to returning value to investors every year, and that its stock can be considered ‘safe’ in that it will continue to yield higher returns every year on your investment.
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