Why British American Tobacco's dividend is looking safe to me
There is great comfort to be found in regular, reliable dividend payouts – especially in times of economic uncertainty. But finding shares that can pay them isn't easy. High yields may seem tempting, but they can also be the early warning signs of possible dividend cuts - so it's important to tread carefully. British American Tobacco (LON:BATS)'s dividend is an example of how to use a checklist to identify a healthy and sustainable dividend. British American Tobacco has increased its dividend payout 8 times over the past 10 years - and the dividend per share is forecast to grow by 7.08% in the coming year.