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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
43.17%
$ 0.10
02/21/2024
02/28/2024
304.41 M
$ 2.78
United States of America
Air Transportation, Scheduled
2
BMA
39.75%
$ 1.74
07/21/2024
07/28/2024
3.37 B
$ 52.67
United States of America
3
MED
35.14%
$ 1.65
09/17/2023
11/06/2023
205.40 M
$ 18.78
United States of America
Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products
4
EC
27.59%
$ 0.75
06/24/2024
07/02/2024
22.35 B
$ 10.87
United States of America
5
25.62%
$ 1.00
06/09/2024
06/27/2024
2.06 B
$ 15.61
United States of America
6
IEP
23.35%
$ 1.00
05/16/2024
06/24/2024
7.73 B
$ 17.13
United States of America
Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
7
20.53%
$ 0.30
07/14/2024
07/30/2024
1.78 B
$ 17.48
United States of America
8
19.12%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.16 B
$ 5.02
United States of America
9
18.26%
$ 0.40
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
331.53 M
$ 8.76
United States of America
10
MVO
17.62%
$ 0.41
07/14/2024
07/24/2024
107.06 M
$ 9.31
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
11
WF
17.60%
$ 1.42
03/27/2024
04/15/2024
7.96 B
$ 32.18
United States of America
12
GGT
17.39%
$ 0.22
06/12/2024
06/20/2024
145.27 M
$ 5.06
United States of America
13
ACP
17.34%
$ 0.10
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
360.60 M
$ 6.92
United States of America
14
17.04%
$ 0.11
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
119.61 M
$ 7.395
United States of America
15
CLM
16.90%
$ 0.11
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
1.79 B
$ 7.71
United States of America
16
ECC
16.85%
$ 0.14
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
850.46 M
$ 9.97
United States of America
17
ORC
16.78%
$ 0.12
07/30/2024
08/28/2024
573.57 M
$ 8.58
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
18
IVR
16.72%
$ 0.40
07/04/2024
07/25/2024
467.26 M
$ 9.57
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
19
NXG
16.62%
$ 0.54
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
101.47 M
$ 39
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
16.22%
$ 0.15
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
888.95 M
$ 3.7
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
22
16.18%
$ 0.34
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
3.94 B
$ 7.75
United States of America
23
CRF
16.12%
$ 0.10
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
851.97 M
$ 7.72
United States of America
24
15.71%
$ 0.15
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
114.68 M
$ 3.82
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
25
OFS
15.38%
$ 0.34
06/17/2024
06/27/2024
118.44 M
$ 8.84
United States of America
26
15.33%
$ 0.11
04/07/2024
04/15/2024
136.17 M
$ 2.87
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
27
15.32%
$ 0.11
08/19/2024
08/29/2024
101.40 M
$ 8.225
United States of America
28
MNR
15.21%
$ 0.75
05/23/2024
06/09/2024
1.87 B
$ 19.73
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
29
EIC
15.04%
$ 0.20
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
206.81 M
$ 15.96
United States of America
30
KEN
14.81%
$ 3.80
04/04/2024
04/14/2024
1.35 B
$ 25.65
United States of America
31
14.74%
$ 0.51
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
712.89 M
$ 13.84
United States of America
32
14.51%
$ 0.09
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
387.19 M
$ 7.03
United States of America
33
14.40%
$ 1.06
07/02/2024
07/31/2024
485.54 M
$ 7.38
United States of America
34
BRW
14.12%
$ 0.09
07/08/2024
07/30/2024
307.28 M
$ 7.225
United States of America
35
14.03%
$ 0.69
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
183.05 M
$ 19.67
United States of America
36
13.99%
$ 0.12
07/30/2024
08/08/2024
7.48 B
$ 10.29
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
37
13.95%
$ 0.04
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
188.74 M
$ 3.01
United States of America
38
OPP
13.87%
$ 0.10
09/12/2024
09/29/2024
199.28 M
$ 8.675
United States of America
39
EDF
13.87%
$ 0.06
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
150.66 M
$ 5.19
United States of America
40
13.75%
$ 0.41
05/30/2024
06/09/2024
652.49 M
$ 12.15
United States of America
41
13.72%
$ 0.40
03/13/2024
03/31/2024
389.74 M
$ 11.66
United States of America
42
13.63%
$ 0.50
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
259.94 M
$ 14.67
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
43
13.60%
$ 0.08
07/30/2024
08/25/2024
142.15 M
$ 7.06
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
44
LND
13.58%
$ 0.65
10/24/2023
12/03/2023
480.15 M
$ 4.82
United States of America
45
NHS
13.52%
$ 0.09
07/14/2024
07/30/2024
208.24 M
$ 8.03
United States of America
46
AWP
13.52%
$ 0.04
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
303.20 M
$ 3.55
United States of America
47
NEP
13.49%
$ 0.89
05/05/2024
05/14/2024
2.66 B
$ 26.47
United States of America
Electric Services
48
ARR
13.48%
$ 0.24
07/14/2024
07/29/2024
1.11 B
$ 21.36
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
49
13.39%
$ 0.25
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
161.85 M
$ 7.47
United States of America
50
13.31%
$ 0.08
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
470.27 M
$ 7.21
United States of America
51
SVC
13.25%
$ 0.20
07/21/2024
08/14/2024
1.00 B
$ 6.04
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
52
HIX
13.18%
$ 0.05
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
301.63 M
$ 4.46
United States of America
53
ABR
13.18%
$ 0.43
05/15/2024
05/30/2024
2.46 B
$ 13.05
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
54
13.13%
$ 0.17
06/09/2024
06/23/2024
106.48 M
$ 5.18
United States of America
Retail-women's Clothing Stores
55
13.11%
$ 0.25
06/27/2024
07/15/2024
415.89 M
$ 7.63
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
56
13.10%
$ 0.35
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
111.71 M
$ 10.69
United States of America
57
13.08%
$ 5.25
06/23/2024
06/27/2024
747.20 B
$ 160.52
United States of America
Semiconductors & Related Devices
58
GNL
13.08%
$ 0.28
07/10/2024
07/15/2024
1.94 B
$ 8.41
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
59
TWO
13.06%
$ 0.45
07/04/2024
07/28/2024
1.43 B
$ 13.78
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
60
JRI
13.05%
$ 0.13
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
336.68 M
$ 12.28
United States of America
61
NAT
13.01%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/17/2024
770.46 M
$ 3.69
United States of America
62
NLY
12.91%
$ 0.65
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
10.08 B
$ 20.14
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
63
IIF
12.91%
$ 3.14
12/13/2023
01/11/2024
241.68 M
$ 24.297
United States of America
64
12.88%
$ 0.06
08/27/2024
09/18/2024
2.34 B
$ 5.59
United States of America
65
12.87%
$ 0.08
09/22/2024
09/29/2024
172.56 M
$ 7.55
United States of America
66
ARI
12.83%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
1.55 B
$ 10.91
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
67
12.82%
$ 0.62
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
3.36 B
$ 19.34
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
68
SRV
12.82%
$ 0.45
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
122.75 M
$ 42.12
United States of America
69
HQH
12.81%
$ 0.59
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
933.02 M
$ 18.43
United States of America
70
DMO
12.80%
$ 0.13
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
138.77 M
$ 12.19
United States of America
71
RC
12.79%
$ 0.30
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.59 B
$ 9.38
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
72
FAX
12.79%
$ 0.03
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
639.06 M
$ 2.58
United States of America
73
IGR
12.79%
$ 0.06
09/19/2024
09/29/2024
788.02 M
$ 5.63
United States of America
74
12.77%
$ 0.20
07/23/2024
07/30/2024
473.63 M
$ 18.79
United States of America
75
BDN
12.77%
$ 0.15
07/02/2024
07/17/2024
809.67 M
$ 4.7
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
76
SAR
12.75%
$ 0.74
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
317.95 M
$ 23.21
United States of America
77
HQL
12.74%
$ 0.48
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
412.17 M
$ 15.07
United States of America
78
MPW
12.74%
$ 0.15
06/09/2024
07/08/2024
2.83 B
$ 4.71
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
79
12.74%
$ 0.12
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
322.34 M
$ 11.21
United States of America
80
RIV
12.70%
$ 0.13
09/12/2024
09/29/2024
261.30 M
$ 12.18
United States of America
81
12.70%
$ 0.34
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
916.68 M
$ 10.71
United States of America
82
LFT
12.70%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
131.69 M
$ 2.52
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
83
WHF
12.66%
$ 0.39
06/17/2024
07/01/2024
282.64 M
$ 12.16
United States of America
84
12.57%
$ 0.75
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
2.72 B
$ 23.86
United States of America
85
DX
12.50%
$ 0.13
07/22/2024
07/31/2024
932.35 M
$ 12.48
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
86
12.41%
$ 0.55
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.44 B
$ 17.73
United States of America
87
12.29%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
850.44 M
$ 6.51
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
88
MFA
12.28%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.16 B
$ 11.4
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
89
TXO
12.28%
$ 0.65
05/16/2024
05/28/2024
813.59 M
$ 21.18
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
90
NCZ
12.24%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
223.78 M
$ 2.94
United States of America
91
TX
12.22%
$ 2.20
05/01/2024
05/12/2024
7.07 B
$ 36
United States of America
92
PFL
12.12%
$ 0.08
04/09/2024
04/30/2024
313.23 M
$ 8.06
United States of America
93
JQC
12.09%
$ 0.05
04/11/2024
04/30/2024
726.87 M
$ 5.36
United States of America
94
VVR
12.06%
$ 0.04
07/15/2024
07/30/2024
655.93 M
$ 4.28
United States of America
95
WDI
12.05%
$ 0.15
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
765.95 M
$ 14.79
United States of America
96
EFC
12.01%
$ 0.13
07/30/2024
08/25/2024
1.10 B
$ 12.99
United States of America
Real Estate
97
TK
11.96%
$ 0.25
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
763.96 M
$ 8.36
United States of America
98
11.94%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/28/2024
611.23 M
$ 6.7
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
99
VOD
11.94%
$ 0.49
11/21/2023
02/01/2024
22.18 B
$ 8.19
United States of America
100
NCV
11.90%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
309.98 M
$ 3.43
United States of America
For the most accurate results, consider cross-referencing our data with other sources.

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.