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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
TSN
148.23%
$ 20.00
08/29/2024
09/12/2024
19.21 B
$ 53.97
United States of America
Poultry Slaughtering and Processing
2
MTA
56.91%
$ 1.66
04/27/2010
05/13/2010
267.15 M
$ 2.92
United States of America
3
34.68%
$ 0.10
02/21/2024
02/28/2024
378.87 M
$ 3.46
United States of America
Air Transportation, Scheduled
4
33.91%
$ 0.44
05/01/2024
05/16/2024
688.89 M
$ 5.19
United States of America
Savings Institution, Federally Chartered
5
MED
33.49%
$ 1.65
09/17/2023
11/06/2023
215.57 M
$ 19.71
United States of America
Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products
6
BMA
33.31%
$ 1.76
06/16/2024
06/23/2024
4.06 B
$ 63.47
United States of America
7
EC
27.49%
$ 0.80
06/24/2024
07/02/2024
23.93 B
$ 11.64
United States of America
8
25.40%
$ 0.20
12/27/2023
01/15/2024
160.76 M
$ 3.15
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
9
IEP
24.72%
$ 1.00
05/16/2024
06/24/2024
7.30 B
$ 16.18
United States of America
Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
10
23.87%
$ 1.00
06/09/2024
06/27/2024
2.21 B
$ 16.76
United States of America
11
WMG
23.51%
$ 1.85
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
16.30 B
$ 31.47
United States of America
Services-amusement & Recreation Services
12
21.82%
$ 0.15
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
660.71 M
$ 2.75
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
13
21.04%
$ 2.12
07/02/2024
07/31/2024
663.99 M
$ 10.1
United States of America
14
20.50%
$ 0.30
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.77 B
$ 17.38
United States of America
15
19.12%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.16 B
$ 5.02
United States of America
16
WF
18.33%
$ 1.42
03/27/2024
04/15/2024
7.65 B
$ 30.91
United States of America
17
ACP
17.75%
$ 0.10
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
352.26 M
$ 6.76
United States of America
18
17.74%
$ 0.40
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
341.37 M
$ 9.02
United States of America
19
IVR
17.64%
$ 0.40
04/04/2024
04/25/2024
442.85 M
$ 9.07
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
20
CLM
17.40%
$ 0.11
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
1.76 B
$ 7.49
United States of America
21
ORC
17.04%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/29/2024
530.84 M
$ 8.45
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
22
16.87%
$ 0.11
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
119.69 M
$ 7.47
United States of America
23
ECC
16.62%
$ 0.14
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
862.40 M
$ 10.11
United States of America
24
16.37%
$ 1.36
04/14/2024
04/23/2024
3.10 B
$ 33.23
United States of America
25
CRF
16.33%
$ 0.10
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
840.94 M
$ 7.62
United States of America
26
SVC
16.23%
$ 0.20
04/18/2024
05/15/2024
817.20 M
$ 4.93
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
27
16.18%
$ 0.34
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
3.81 B
$ 7.49
United States of America
28
MNR
16.09%
$ 0.75
05/23/2024
06/09/2024
1.77 B
$ 18.64
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
29
GGT
16.00%
$ 0.22
06/12/2024
06/20/2024
154.94 M
$ 5.5
United States of America
30
15.77%
$ 0.11
04/07/2024
04/15/2024
132.37 M
$ 2.79
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
31
15.63%
$ 0.15
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
115.28 M
$ 3.84
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
32
NXG
15.56%
$ 0.54
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
108.34 M
$ 41.64
United States of America
33
15.48%
$ 0.48
06/23/2024
07/14/2024
256.27 M
$ 12.4
United States of America
Real Estate
34
KEN
15.43%
$ 3.80
04/04/2024
04/14/2024
1.30 B
$ 24.63
United States of America
35
EIC
15.39%
$ 0.20
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
202.02 M
$ 15.59
United States of America
36
GNL
15.26%
$ 0.28
04/09/2024
04/15/2024
1.66 B
$ 7.21
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
37
ICL
15.05%
$ 0.17
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
5.82 B
$ 4.51
United States of America
38
14.99%
$ 0.50
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
236.37 M
$ 13.34
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
39
14.93%
$ 0.11
08/19/2024
08/29/2024
104.05 M
$ 8.44
United States of America
40
ARR
14.74%
$ 0.24
06/16/2024
06/26/2024
952.61 M
$ 19.54
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
41
HE
14.72%
$ 0.36
08/16/2023
09/07/2023
1.08 B
$ 9.78
United States of America
Electric Services
42
14.71%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/09/2024
7.12 B
$ 9.79
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
43
MVO
14.57%
$ 0.33
04/11/2024
04/24/2024
104.19 M
$ 9.06
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
44
RC
14.53%
$ 0.30
03/26/2024
04/29/2024
1.39 B
$ 8.26
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
45
BRW
14.39%
$ 0.09
06/10/2024
06/27/2024
301.53 M
$ 7.09
United States of America
46
14.32%
$ 0.69
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
179.33 M
$ 19.27
United States of America
47
14.24%
$ 0.62
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
3.02 B
$ 17.42
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
48
IGR
14.17%
$ 0.06
06/19/2024
06/27/2024
711.04 M
$ 5.08
United States of America
49
14.15%
$ 0.09
06/16/2024
06/30/2024
397.11 M
$ 7.21
United States of America
50
14.12%
$ 0.25
06/27/2024
07/15/2024
385.91 M
$ 7.08
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
51
ARI
14.03%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
1.42 B
$ 9.98
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
52
OPP
14.00%
$ 0.10
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
197.55 M
$ 8.6
United States of America
53
13.91%
$ 0.04
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
180.36 M
$ 3.02
United States of America
54
HQL
13.89%
$ 0.48
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
377.98 M
$ 13.8199
United States of America
55
TWO
13.87%
$ 0.45
04/02/2024
04/28/2024
1.34 B
$ 12.98
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
56
HQH
13.80%
$ 0.59
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
865.68 M
$ 17.1
United States of America
57
13.77%
$ 0.51
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
733.27 M
$ 14.82
United States of America
58
13.75%
$ 0.41
05/30/2024
06/09/2024
593.95 M
$ 11.06
United States of America
59
13.75%
$ 0.20
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
760.30 M
$ 5.82
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
60
13.72%
$ 0.40
03/13/2024
03/31/2024
389.74 M
$ 11.66
United States of America
61
OFS
13.67%
$ 0.34
06/17/2024
06/27/2024
133.31 M
$ 9.95
United States of America
62
13.64%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/24/2024
139.53 M
$ 7.04
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
13.57%
$ 0.21
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
468.09 M
$ 18.57
United States of America
65
NHS
13.54%
$ 0.09
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
207.98 M
$ 8.02
United States of America
66
AWP
13.52%
$ 0.04
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
303.20 M
$ 3.55
United States of America
67
JRI
13.47%
$ 0.13
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
325.98 M
$ 11.89
United States of America
68
13.25%
$ 0.20
03/21/2024
04/24/2024
551.02 M
$ 6.04
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
69
13.19%
$ 0.08
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
168.44 M
$ 7.37
United States of America
70
DX
13.15%
$ 0.13
06/23/2024
06/30/2024
886.03 M
$ 11.86
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
71
FSK
13.11%
$ 0.64
06/11/2024
07/01/2024
5.47 B
$ 19.53
United States of America
72
BDN
13.10%
$ 0.15
07/02/2024
07/17/2024
789.00 M
$ 4.58
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
73
EDF
13.09%
$ 0.06
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
159.65 M
$ 5.5
United States of America
74
HIX
13.04%
$ 0.05
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
310.23 M
$ 4.51
United States of America
75
13.02%
$ 0.12
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
315.44 M
$ 10.97
United States of America
76
DMO
13.01%
$ 0.13
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
136.49 M
$ 11.99
United States of America
77
EFC
12.94%
$ 0.13
06/27/2024
07/24/2024
1.03 B
$ 12.06
United States of America
Real Estate
78
IIF
12.91%
$ 3.14
12/13/2023
01/11/2024
241.68 M
$ 24.297
United States of America
79
12.90%
$ 0.06
08/27/2024
09/18/2024
2.33 B
$ 5.58
United States of America
80
MFA
12.89%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.11 B
$ 10.86
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
81
SAR
12.87%
$ 0.74
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
315.08 M
$ 23
United States of America
82
NLY
12.86%
$ 0.65
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
10.12 B
$ 20.22
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
83
12.80%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
489.18 M
$ 7.5
United States of America
84
FAX
12.79%
$ 0.03
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
639.06 M
$ 2.58
United States of America
85
NEP
12.77%
$ 0.89
05/05/2024
05/14/2024
2.61 B
$ 27.95
United States of America
Electric Services
86
12.77%
$ 0.34
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
911.55 M
$ 10.65
United States of America
87
RIV
12.76%
$ 0.13
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
260.01 M
$ 12.12
United States of America
88
SRV
12.74%
$ 0.45
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
123.57 M
$ 42.4
United States of America
89
12.71%
$ 0.25
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
170.51 M
$ 7.87
United States of America
90
LFT
12.70%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
131.69 M
$ 2.52
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
91
TXO
12.68%
$ 0.65
05/16/2024
05/28/2024
634.24 M
$ 20.5
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
92
12.62%
$ 0.75
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
2.71 B
$ 23.77
United States of America
93
NCV
12.59%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
292.81 M
$ 3.24
United States of America
94
ABR
12.56%
$ 0.43
05/15/2024
05/30/2024
2.58 B
$ 13.69
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
95
NCZ
12.50%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
219.21 M
$ 2.88
United States of America
96
12.45%
$ 0.17
06/09/2024
06/23/2024
112.28 M
$ 5.46
United States of America
Retail-women's Clothing Stores
97
12.40%
$ 0.15
05/13/2024
06/27/2024
191.91 M
$ 4.84
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
98
MPW
12.37%
$ 0.15
06/09/2024
07/08/2024
2.91 B
$ 4.85
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
99
12.36%
$ 0.25
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
1.12 B
$ 8.09
United States of America
Real Estate
100
NAT
12.34%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/17/2024
812.22 M
$ 3.89
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.