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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
MTA
57.70%
$ 1.66
04/27/2010
05/13/2010
263.49 M
$ 2.88
United States of America
2
BMA
36.76%
$ 1.76
06/16/2024
06/23/2024
3.68 B
$ 57.51
United States of America
3
33.27%
$ 0.44
05/01/2024
05/16/2024
702.16 M
$ 5.29
United States of America
Savings Institution, Federally Chartered
4
MED
32.95%
$ 1.65
09/17/2023
11/06/2023
219.07 M
$ 20.03
United States of America
Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products
5
30.93%
$ 0.10
02/21/2024
02/28/2024
424.87 M
$ 3.88
United States of America
Air Transportation, Scheduled
6
EC
26.66%
$ 0.80
06/24/2024
07/02/2024
24.67 B
$ 12
United States of America
7
IEP
25.51%
$ 1.00
05/16/2024
06/24/2024
7.07 B
$ 15.68
United States of America
Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
8
WMG
24.64%
$ 1.85
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
15.55 B
$ 30.03
United States of America
Services-amusement & Recreation Services
9
24.17%
$ 1.02
05/02/2024
05/16/2024
259.55 M
$ 16.88
United States of America
State Commercial Banks
10
22.37%
$ 1.00
06/09/2024
06/27/2024
2.36 B
$ 17.88
United States of America
11
20.98%
$ 0.15
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
687.14 M
$ 2.86
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
12
20.68%
$ 0.30
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.76 B
$ 17.23
United States of America
13
19.30%
$ 0.40
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
313.74 M
$ 8.29
United States of America
14
19.12%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.16 B
$ 5.02
United States of America
15
WF
18.24%
$ 1.42
03/27/2024
04/15/2024
7.69 B
$ 31.05
United States of America
16
ACP
17.65%
$ 0.10
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
354.35 M
$ 6.8
United States of America
17
CLM
17.26%
$ 0.11
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
1.77 B
$ 7.55
United States of America
18
IVR
17.26%
$ 0.40
04/04/2024
04/25/2024
452.61 M
$ 9.27
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
19
17.17%
$ 0.11
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
118.08 M
$ 7.34
United States of America
20
ORC
17.04%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/29/2024
530.84 M
$ 8.45
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
21
ECC
16.68%
$ 0.14
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
858.99 M
$ 10.07
United States of America
22
16.54%
$ 0.11
04/07/2024
04/15/2024
126.21 M
$ 2.66
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
23
16.37%
$ 1.36
04/14/2024
04/23/2024
3.10 B
$ 33.23
United States of America
24
NXG
16.31%
$ 0.54
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
103.34 M
$ 39.72
United States of America
25
CRF
16.22%
$ 0.10
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
846.45 M
$ 7.67
United States of America
26
16.18%
$ 0.34
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
4.04 B
$ 7.96
United States of America
27
GGT
16.12%
$ 0.22
06/12/2024
06/20/2024
153.81 M
$ 5.46
United States of America
28
KEN
15.85%
$ 3.80
04/04/2024
04/14/2024
1.27 B
$ 23.97
United States of America
29
SVC
15.78%
$ 0.20
04/18/2024
05/15/2024
840.40 M
$ 5.07
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
30
MNR
15.76%
$ 0.75
05/23/2024
06/09/2024
1.81 B
$ 19.03
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
31
ICL
15.53%
$ 0.17
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
5.64 B
$ 4.37
United States of America
32
GNL
15.45%
$ 0.28
04/09/2024
04/15/2024
1.64 B
$ 7.12
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
33
15.38%
$ 0.48
06/23/2024
07/14/2024
257.93 M
$ 12.48
United States of America
Real Estate
34
EIC
15.31%
$ 0.20
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
203.19 M
$ 15.68
United States of America
35
15.31%
$ 0.15
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
117.68 M
$ 3.92
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
36
HE
15.21%
$ 0.36
08/16/2023
09/07/2023
1.04 B
$ 9.47
United States of America
Electric Services
37
15.02%
$ 0.11
08/19/2024
08/29/2024
103.44 M
$ 8.39
United States of America
38
14.98%
$ 0.50
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
236.55 M
$ 13.35
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
39
14.75%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/09/2024
7.09 B
$ 9.76
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
40
OFS
14.74%
$ 0.34
06/17/2024
06/27/2024
123.60 M
$ 9.225
United States of America
41
ARR
14.66%
$ 0.24
06/16/2024
06/26/2024
957.97 M
$ 19.65
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
42
BRW
14.55%
$ 0.09
06/10/2024
06/27/2024
298.13 M
$ 7.01
United States of America
43
14.45%
$ 0.09
06/16/2024
06/30/2024
388.84 M
$ 7.06
United States of America
44
IGR
14.43%
$ 0.06
06/19/2024
06/27/2024
698.44 M
$ 4.99
United States of America
45
14.42%
$ 0.69
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
178.12 M
$ 19.14
United States of America
46
MVO
14.35%
$ 0.33
04/11/2024
04/24/2024
105.80 M
$ 9.2
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
47
14.19%
$ 0.04
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
176.78 M
$ 2.96
United States of America
48
RC
14.17%
$ 0.30
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.43 B
$ 8.47
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
49
HQH
13.96%
$ 0.59
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
856.07 M
$ 16.91
United States of America
50
HQL
13.95%
$ 0.48
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
376.34 M
$ 13.76
United States of America
51
13.93%
$ 0.25
06/27/2024
07/15/2024
391.36 M
$ 7.18
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
52
ARI
13.88%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
1.43 B
$ 10.09
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
53
OPP
13.76%
$ 0.10
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
201.00 M
$ 8.75
United States of America
54
13.75%
$ 0.62
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
3.13 B
$ 18.03
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
55
13.75%
$ 0.41
05/30/2024
06/09/2024
608.45 M
$ 11.33
United States of America
56
13.73%
$ 0.21
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
462.67 M
$ 18.3551
United States of America
57
13.72%
$ 0.40
03/13/2024
03/31/2024
389.74 M
$ 11.66
United States of America
58
13.72%
$ 0.51
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
735.75 M
$ 14.87
United States of America
59
NHS
13.66%
$ 0.09
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
206.16 M
$ 7.95
United States of America
60
13.64%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/24/2024
139.53 M
$ 7.04
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
61
TWO
13.62%
$ 0.45
07/04/2024
07/28/2024
1.37 B
$ 13.22
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
62
13.58%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
769.45 M
$ 5.89
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
63
LND
13.58%
$ 0.65
10/24/2023
12/03/2023
480.15 M
$ 4.82
United States of America
64
AWP
13.52%
$ 0.04
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
303.20 M
$ 3.55
United States of America
65
13.51%
$ 0.08
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
164.44 M
$ 7.195
United States of America
66
EDF
13.40%
$ 0.06
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
155.94 M
$ 5.3721
United States of America
67
JRI
13.35%
$ 0.13
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
329.00 M
$ 12
United States of America
68
13.32%
$ 0.25
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
162.71 M
$ 7.51
United States of America
69
HIX
13.27%
$ 0.05
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
304.72 M
$ 4.43
United States of America
70
BDN
13.22%
$ 0.15
07/02/2024
07/17/2024
782.11 M
$ 4.54
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
71
DMO
13.20%
$ 0.13
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
134.55 M
$ 11.82
United States of America
72
FSK
13.20%
$ 0.64
06/11/2024
07/01/2024
5.43 B
$ 19.4
United States of America
73
13.13%
$ 0.12
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
312.85 M
$ 10.88
United States of America
74
NLY
13.01%
$ 0.65
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
10.00 B
$ 19.99
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
75
SAR
12.98%
$ 0.74
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
312.47 M
$ 22.81
United States of America
76
12.97%
$ 0.06
08/27/2024
09/18/2024
2.32 B
$ 5.55
United States of America
77
DX
12.96%
$ 0.13
06/23/2024
06/30/2024
899.48 M
$ 12.04
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
78
RIV
12.93%
$ 0.13
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
256.58 M
$ 11.96
United States of America
79
IIF
12.91%
$ 3.14
12/13/2023
01/11/2024
241.68 M
$ 24.297
United States of America
80
SRV
12.89%
$ 0.45
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
122.11 M
$ 41.9
United States of America
81
EFC
12.87%
$ 0.13
06/27/2024
07/24/2024
1.03 B
$ 12.12
United States of America
Real Estate
82
NCV
12.83%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
287.39 M
$ 3.18
United States of America
83
12.82%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/28/2024
569.26 M
$ 6.24
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
84
12.82%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
488.53 M
$ 7.49
United States of America
85
FAX
12.79%
$ 0.03
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
639.06 M
$ 2.58
United States of America
86
MFA
12.76%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.12 B
$ 10.97
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
87
12.75%
$ 0.34
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
913.26 M
$ 10.67
United States of America
88
LFT
12.70%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
131.69 M
$ 2.52
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
89
NEP
12.69%
$ 0.89
05/05/2024
05/14/2024
2.63 B
$ 28.14
United States of America
Electric Services
90
NCZ
12.63%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
216.93 M
$ 2.85
United States of America
91
WHF
12.51%
$ 0.39
06/17/2024
07/01/2024
286.12 M
$ 12.31
United States of America
92
MPW
12.50%
$ 0.15
06/09/2024
07/08/2024
2.88 B
$ 4.8
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
93
12.45%
$ 0.75
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
2.74 B
$ 24.1
United States of America
94
12.35%
$ 0.15
05/13/2024
06/27/2024
192.70 M
$ 4.86
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
95
WDI
12.32%
$ 0.15
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
748.86 M
$ 14.46
United States of America
96
KRP
12.23%
$ 0.49
05/09/2024
05/19/2024
1.20 B
$ 16.02
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
97
ABR
12.18%
$ 0.43
05/15/2024
05/30/2024
2.66 B
$ 14.12
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
98
PFL
12.12%
$ 0.08
04/09/2024
04/30/2024
313.23 M
$ 8.06
United States of America
99
JQC
12.09%
$ 0.05
04/11/2024
04/30/2024
726.87 M
$ 5.36
United States of America
100
VVR
12.06%
$ 0.04
06/17/2024
06/27/2024
655.27 M
$ 4.28
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.