Verizon Communications a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock With 4.7% Yield (VZ)

Jan 15, 2015 2:00 PM ET
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Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average "DividendRank" statistics including a strong 4.7% yield, as well as being recognized by prominent asset managers as being a socially responsible investment, through analysis of social and environmental criteria. Environmental criteria include considerations like the environmental impact of the company’s products and services, as well as the company’s efficiency in terms of its use of energy and resources. Social criteria include elements such as human rights, child labor, corporate diversity, and the company’s impact on society — for instance, taken into consideration would be business activities tied to weapons, gambling, tobacco, and alcohol.

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