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Rankings - Highest Dividends Companies

Welcome to our list of public companies ranked by their dividend yield, specifically those with a market cap exceeding $100 million and traded on the Nasdaq and NYSE.

As you review our list of companies offering the highest dividends, you may come across names that are well-known as well as those that are less familiar but equally significant. This list aims to provide a comprehensive view of the companies that stand out in terms of their dividend offerings.

Whether you're an investor looking for income-generating stocks, a business analyst conducting research, or simply someone interested in the financial metrics that distinguish companies, this list will serve as a valuable resource.

What Are Dividends?

Dividends are payments made by corporations to their shareholders, usually in the form of cash or additional shares. These payments come from a company's earnings and are distributed at regular intervals, often quarterly.

Dividends can be an attractive feature for investors looking for a stable income, but they also offer insights into a company's financial health and business strategy.

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Rank
Symbol
Company Name
Dividend Yield
Dividend
Ex Date
Pay Date
Market Cap
Price
Country
Sector
1
OUT
140.55%
$ 5.00
06/06/2024
06/27/2024
2.36 B
$ 14.23
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
2
33.43%
$ 0.10
02/21/2024
02/28/2024
393.11 M
$ 3.59
United States of America
Air Transportation, Scheduled
3
MED
29.00%
$ 1.65
09/17/2023
11/06/2023
248.93 M
$ 22.76
United States of America
Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products
4
EC
26.95%
$ 0.80
06/24/2024
07/02/2024
24.40 B
$ 11.87
United States of America
5
25.40%
$ 0.20
12/27/2023
01/15/2024
160.76 M
$ 3.15
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
6
IEP
24.55%
$ 1.00
05/16/2024
06/24/2024
7.35 B
$ 16.29
United States of America
Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
7
19.12%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.16 B
$ 5.02
United States of America
8
18.40%
$ 0.15
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
783.24 M
$ 3.26
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
9
IVR
18.04%
$ 0.40
04/04/2024
04/25/2024
433.08 M
$ 8.87
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
10
ACP
17.91%
$ 0.10
05/21/2024
05/30/2024
349.14 M
$ 6.7
United States of America
11
WF
17.74%
$ 1.42
03/27/2024
04/15/2024
7.90 B
$ 31.93
United States of America
12
CLM
17.31%
$ 0.11
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
1.77 B
$ 7.53
United States of America
13
LEG
17.18%
$ 0.46
03/13/2024
04/14/2024
1.44 B
$ 10.71
United States of America
Household Furniture
14
17.15%
$ 0.40
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
353.10 M
$ 9.33
United States of America
15
ORC
17.12%
$ 0.12
05/30/2024
06/26/2024
457.41 M
$ 8.41
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
16
16.69%
$ 0.11
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
120.58 M
$ 7.55
United States of America
17
ECC
16.49%
$ 0.14
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
869.23 M
$ 10.19
United States of America
18
16.48%
$ 0.15
03/26/2024
04/29/2024
109.27 M
$ 3.64
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
19
CRF
16.44%
$ 0.10
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
835.42 M
$ 7.57
United States of America
20
16.37%
$ 1.36
04/14/2024
04/23/2024
3.10 B
$ 33.23
United States of America
21
16.18%
$ 0.34
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
4.29 B
$ 8.45
United States of America
22
KEN
15.95%
$ 3.80
04/04/2024
04/14/2024
1.26 B
$ 23.82
United States of America
23
15.75%
$ 0.45
06/02/2024
06/20/2024
30.56 B
$ 11.49
United States of America
24
NXG
15.74%
$ 0.54
05/13/2024
05/30/2024
119.97 M
$ 41.18
United States of America
25
15.70%
$ 0.48
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
252.76 M
$ 12.23
United States of America
Real Estate
26
ARR
15.44%
$ 0.24
05/13/2024
05/27/2024
909.22 M
$ 18.65
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
27
GGT
15.17%
$ 0.22
06/12/2024
06/20/2024
163.39 M
$ 5.8
United States of America
28
15.06%
$ 0.12
05/30/2024
06/10/2024
6.95 B
$ 9.56
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
29
15.02%
$ 0.25
06/27/2024
07/15/2024
363.02 M
$ 6.66
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
30
MNR
14.88%
$ 0.75
05/23/2024
06/09/2024
1.92 B
$ 20.16
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
31
SVC
14.87%
$ 0.20
04/18/2024
05/15/2024
891.79 M
$ 5.38
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
32
EIC
14.83%
$ 0.20
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
209.67 M
$ 16.18
United States of America
33
GNL
14.75%
$ 0.28
04/09/2024
04/15/2024
1.72 B
$ 7.46
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
34
14.66%
$ 0.50
03/13/2024
03/27/2024
241.68 M
$ 13.64
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
35
TWO
14.61%
$ 0.45
04/02/2024
04/28/2024
1.28 B
$ 12.32
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
36
MVO
14.60%
$ 0.33
04/11/2024
04/24/2024
103.96 M
$ 9.04
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
37
14.53%
$ 0.62
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
2.96 B
$ 17.07
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
38
RC
14.49%
$ 0.30
03/26/2024
04/29/2024
1.40 B
$ 8.28
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
39
14.45%
$ 0.09
05/14/2024
06/02/2024
412.19 M
$ 7.06
United States of America
40
IGR
14.29%
$ 0.06
06/19/2024
06/27/2024
705.44 M
$ 5.04
United States of America
41
HQL
14.25%
$ 0.48
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
368.41 M
$ 13.47
United States of America
42
ICL
14.25%
$ 0.17
03/12/2024
03/25/2024
6.31 B
$ 4.89
United States of America
43
14.24%
$ 0.11
04/07/2024
04/15/2024
146.61 M
$ 3.09
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
44
BRW
14.23%
$ 0.09
05/07/2024
05/30/2024
304.94 M
$ 7.17
United States of America
45
HQH
14.20%
$ 0.59
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
841.38 M
$ 16.62
United States of America
46
OPP
14.19%
$ 0.10
05/13/2024
05/30/2024
194.84 M
$ 8.482
United States of America
47
14.14%
$ 0.69
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
181.66 M
$ 19.52
United States of America
48
13.92%
$ 0.51
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
724.86 M
$ 14.65
United States of America
49
OFS
13.89%
$ 0.34
06/17/2024
06/27/2024
131.17 M
$ 9.79
United States of America
50
13.86%
$ 0.20
03/21/2024
04/24/2024
526.38 M
$ 5.77
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
51
13.79%
$ 0.25
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
1.01 B
$ 7.25
United States of America
Real Estate
52
ARI
13.77%
$ 0.35
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
1.45 B
$ 10.17
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
53
13.75%
$ 0.41
05/30/2024
06/09/2024
650.88 M
$ 12.12
United States of America
54
13.73%
$ 0.08
05/30/2024
06/24/2024
138.54 M
$ 6.99
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
55
13.72%
$ 0.40
03/13/2024
03/31/2024
389.74 M
$ 11.66
United States of America
56
NHS
13.70%
$ 0.09
05/13/2024
05/30/2024
205.62 M
$ 7.929
United States of America
57
13.64%
$ 0.04
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
183.94 M
$ 3.08
United States of America
58
LND
13.58%
$ 0.65
10/24/2023
12/03/2023
480.15 M
$ 4.82
United States of America
59
AWP
13.52%
$ 0.04
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
303.20 M
$ 3.55
United States of America
60
13.50%
$ 0.25
03/13/2024
03/28/2024
160.55 M
$ 7.41
United States of America
61
HE
13.48%
$ 0.36
08/16/2023
09/07/2023
1.18 B
$ 10.68
United States of America
Electric Services
62
NLY
13.46%
$ 0.65
03/26/2024
04/29/2024
9.67 B
$ 19.32
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
63
DMO
13.44%
$ 0.13
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
132.16 M
$ 11.61
United States of America
64
HIX
13.33%
$ 0.05
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
297.79 M
$ 4.41
United States of America
65
MFA
13.25%
$ 0.35
03/26/2024
04/29/2024
1.08 B
$ 10.57
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
66
13.22%
$ 0.08
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
167.99 M
$ 7.35
United States of America
67
EFC
13.18%
$ 0.13
05/30/2024
06/24/2024
1.01 B
$ 11.84
United States of America
Real Estate
68
EDF
13.14%
$ 0.06
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
159.07 M
$ 5.48
United States of America
69
BDN
13.07%
$ 0.15
04/02/2024
04/17/2024
790.72 M
$ 4.59
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
70
13.03%
$ 0.20
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
802.11 M
$ 6.14
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
71
ABR
13.00%
$ 0.43
05/15/2024
05/30/2024
2.49 B
$ 13.23
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
72
DX
13.00%
$ 0.13
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
769.93 M
$ 12
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
73
NCV
12.91%
$ 0.03
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
285.58 M
$ 3.16
United States of America
74
IIF
12.89%
$ 3.14
12/13/2023
01/11/2024
241.91 M
$ 24.32
United States of America
75
12.88%
$ 0.06
08/27/2024
09/18/2024
2.34 B
$ 5.59
United States of America
76
RIV
12.86%
$ 0.13
05/13/2024
05/30/2024
258.08 M
$ 12.03
United States of America
77
NCZ
12.81%
$ 0.03
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
213.89 M
$ 2.81
United States of America
78
FAX
12.79%
$ 0.03
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
639.06 M
$ 2.58
United States of America
79
12.75%
$ 0.20
05/21/2024
05/30/2024
474.39 M
$ 18.82
United States of America
80
SRV
12.75%
$ 0.45
05/13/2024
05/30/2024
110.19 M
$ 42.36
United States of America
81
12.66%
$ 0.34
03/12/2024
03/28/2024
919.25 M
$ 10.74
United States of America
82
SAR
12.55%
$ 0.74
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
323.16 M
$ 23.59
United States of America
83
WDI
12.32%
$ 0.15
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
749.38 M
$ 14.47
United States of America
84
TXO
12.30%
$ 0.65
05/16/2024
05/28/2024
653.73 M
$ 21.13
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
85
VVR
12.26%
$ 0.04
05/14/2024
05/30/2024
644.55 M
$ 4.21
United States of America
86
12.17%
$ 0.47
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
295.10 M
$ 15.45
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
87
12.14%
$ 0.70
05/06/2024
05/14/2024
2.95 B
$ 23.06
United States of America
Bituminous Coal & Lignite Surface Mining
88
PFL
12.12%
$ 0.08
04/09/2024
04/30/2024
313.23 M
$ 8.06
United States of America
89
JQC
12.09%
$ 0.05
04/11/2024
04/30/2024
726.87 M
$ 5.36
United States of America
90
EHI
12.03%
$ 0.07
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
158.62 M
$ 6.98
United States of America
91
GDO
11.97%
$ 0.12
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
182.83 M
$ 12.23
United States of America
92
VOD
11.94%
$ 0.49
11/21/2023
02/01/2024
22.18 B
$ 8.19
United States of America
93
PMT
11.92%
$ 0.40
04/10/2024
04/25/2024
1.17 B
$ 13.42
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
94
MPW
11.90%
$ 0.15
04/18/2024
04/30/2024
3.03 B
$ 5.04
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
95
NRO
11.89%
$ 0.03
04/11/2024
04/29/2024
149.49 M
$ 3.15
United States of America
96
KRP
11.88%
$ 0.49
05/09/2024
05/19/2024
1.23 B
$ 16.5
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
97
AIF
11.86%
$ 0.14
05/21/2024
05/30/2024
210.79 M
$ 14.57
United States of America
98
11.86%
$ 0.45
06/27/2024
07/25/2024
1.70 B
$ 15.18
United States of America
99
IDE
11.79%
$ 0.10
06/02/2024
06/16/2024
154.29 M
$ 10.18
United States of America
100
11.76%
$ 0.17
03/24/2024
03/31/2024
118.86 M
$ 5.78
United States of America
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Why Dividends Matter

Dividends hold significant importance in the investment landscape for multiple compelling reasons, providing key advantages for both novice and seasoned investors:

  • Stable Income: One of the most attractive features of dividend-paying stocks is the stable income they generate. Dividends offer a dependable stream of cash flow that can be particularly beneficial for retirees or those looking to supplement their income. This financial predictability enables investors to plan their expenses more effectively.
  • Reinvestment Opportunities: Dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) allow investors to automatically reinvest their dividends in additional shares of the company. By doing so, they benefit from the power of compounding, which can significantly amplify long-term investment gains. This reinvestment strategy is particularly appealing for investors who are in the wealth accumulation phase of their life.
  • Indicator of Company Health: Regular and increasing dividend payouts are generally a sign of a company's robust financial standing. Companies that afford to distribute dividends are usually well-established with a proven track record of generating profits. Hence, dividends can serve as a litmus test for assessing a company's fiscal stability.

The Flip Side of Dividends

However, like any other financial instrument, dividend-paying stocks come with their own sets of caveats and considerations that prudent investors should be mindful of:

  • Limited Growth Potential: A company that pays out a large portion of its earnings as dividends often has fewer funds available for reinvestment in growth opportunities. In some cases, high dividends may signal that a company has reached a stage of maturity where exponential growth is unlikely, making it less appealing for growth-focused investors.
  • Risk of Reduced Payouts: While dividends provide a reliable source of income, they are not guaranteed. Economic downturns, industry volatility, or internal business challenges could strain a company's finances, leading to reduced dividend payouts. Consequently, depending on dividends for income involves a degree of risk that investors must be willing to shoulder.

Strategies for Dividend Investing

Understanding your financial objectives can guide your approach to dividend investing:

  • Income-Oriented Strategy: Investors whose primary goal is to secure a consistent income may be inclined to concentrate their portfolios on high-dividend-paying companies. These are often blue-chip stocks or businesses operating in mature industries, such as utilities and real estate investment trusts (REITs).
  • Growth-Oriented Strategy: Some investors seek a more balanced portfolio by mixing stocks from high-growth sectors with companies that offer moderate but consistent dividends. This approach aims to capture the upside of capital appreciation while still benefiting from a steady income stream.

Companies with High Dividend Yields

Attaining a high dividend yield is a notable accomplishment for a company and a compelling lure for a certain subset of investors keen on income generation.

High-dividend-yielding companies contribute significantly to overall market stability. Although they might not offer the high growth potential that some investors seek, they often act as a bulwark against market volatility, serving as a safe haven during economic downturns.

Characteristics of High Dividend Companies:

  • Industry Stability: High-dividend companies are usually found in stable, mature industries—think utilities, consumer staples, or healthcare. In these sectors, revenue and profits are relatively predictable, making it feasible for these companies to commit to regular dividend payments.
  • Strong Financial Health: Such companies often boast robust balance sheets fortified with solid cash reserves. This financial resilience enables them not just to pay out dividends consistently but also to reinvest in business operations, thereby ensuring long-term viability.
  • Appeal to Income-Focused Investors: High-dividend-paying companies tend to attract a demographic of investors who prioritize income over capital gains. This generally leads to a more stable stock price, offering some degree of protection against market volatility.