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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
Market Cap
Price
Country
Sector
Industry
1
LU
59.44%
5.10 B
$ 4.3
China
Financial Services
Credit Services
2
OPI
36.19%
105.55 M
$ 2.165
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Office
3
DEC
30.78%
674.15 M
$ 14.17
United States
Energy
Oil & Gas E&P
4
EC
28.24%
24.81 B
$ 12.07
Colombia
Energy
Oil & Gas Integrated
5
KEN
24.96%
1.08 B
$ 20.03
Singapore
Utilities
Utilities - Independent Power Producers
6
PBR
19.66%
103.40 B
$ 16
Brazil
Energy
Oil & Gas Integrated
7
18.9%
1.18 B
$ 5.11
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
8
ECO
18.67%
1.03 B
$ 31.86
Greece
Industrials
Marine Shipping
9
MPW
18.64%
2.45 B
$ 4.09
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Healthcare Facilities
10
GNL
18.56%
1.59 B
$ 6.83
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Diversified
11
DSX
18.23%
330.59 M
$ 2.85
Greece
Industrials
Marine Shipping
12
ACP
17.78%
348.62 M
$ 6.69
United Kingdom
Financial Services
Asset Management
13
MED
17.59%
348.01 M
$ 31.94
United States
Consumer Cyclical
Personal Services
14
CLM
17.49%
1.82 B
$ 7.76
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
15
17.34%
102.51 M
$ 3.36
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
16
17.17%
347.23 M
$ 9.23
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
17
IRS
16.94%
904.03 M
$ 9.86
Argentina
Real Estate
Real Estate Services
18
16.78%
115.79 M
$ 7.25
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
19
IVR
16.77%
415.11 M
$ 8.53
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
20
CRF
16.68%
863.01 M
$ 7.82
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
21
ECC
16.58%
777.18 M
$ 10.1
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
22
ORC
16.29%
435.00 M
$ 8.47
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
23
15.87%
3.31 B
$ 35.83
United Kingdom
Energy
Oil & Gas Midstream
24
GGT
15.55%
152.44 M
$ 5.43
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
25
15.43%
6.53 B
$ 9.39
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
26
CIM
15.42%
999.24 M
$ 4.14
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
27
15.32%
243.25 M
$ 11.77
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Specialty
28
FSK
14.78%
5.41 B
$ 19.33
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
29
14.76%
179.77 M
$ 19.25
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
30
14.75%
603.08 M
$ 11.23
United Kingdom
Energy
Oil & Gas Midstream
31
ARR
14.69%
914.55 M
$ 18.76
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
32
EIC
14.62%
182.56 M
$ 16.6
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
33
14.41%
52.10 B
$ 12.17
Brazil
Basic Materials
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
34
MVO
14.29%
117.76 M
$ 10.24
United States
Energy
Oil & Gas E&P
35
BDN
14.05%
775.81 M
$ 4.49
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Office
36
NLY
13.99%
9.30 B
$ 18.58
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
37
13.97%
132.39 M
$ 6.68
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
38
13.97%
677.52 M
$ 14.59
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
39
BRW
13.9%
307.06 M
$ 7.22
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
40
13.83%
296.92 M
$ 13.12
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
41
IIF
13.81%
231.76 M
$ 23.3
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
42
OFS
13.8%
133.45 M
$ 9.96
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
43
IGR
13.69%
705.44 M
$ 5.04
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
44
TWO
13.68%
1.25 B
$ 12.11
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
45
13.62%
156.43 M
$ 7.22
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
46
13.57%
384.77 M
$ 7.07
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
47
NHS
13.47%
209.02 M
$ 8.06
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
48
EFC
13.44%
959.98 M
$ 11.28
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
49
13.39%
107.34 M
$ 5.22
United States
Consumer Cyclical
Apparel Retail
50
13.38%
190.95 M
$ 3.2
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
51
13.31%
3.29 B
$ 18.93
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
52
13.29%
619.09 M
$ 19.7
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
53
HIX
13.23%
297.12 M
$ 4.4
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
54
LND
13.22%
496.21 M
$ 4.95
Brazil
Consumer Defensive
Farm Products
55
13.1%
878.17 M
$ 10.26
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
56
13.09%
2.26 B
$ 5.44
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
57
13.05%
265.01 M
$ 13.61
Singapore
Industrials
Marine Shipping
58
DMO
12.92%
130.17 M
$ 11.435
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
59
ABR
12.85%
2.34 B
$ 12.42
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
60
ARI
12.77%
1.54 B
$ 10.85
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
61
SAR
12.72%
317.44 M
$ 23.25
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
62
DX
12.58%
686.73 M
$ 11.73
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
63
MFA
12.44%
1.11 B
$ 10.84
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
64
12.37%
590.24 M
$ 7.58
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
65
AWP
12.37%
313.45 M
$ 3.67
United Kingdom
Financial Services
Asset Management
66
12.32%
223.49 M
$ 4.4
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
67
12.32%
455.27 M
$ 6.98
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
68
RC
12.32%
1.48 B
$ 8.49
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
69
WHF
12.26%
288.21 M
$ 12.4
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
70
NCV
12.25%
289.20 M
$ 3.2
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
71
SCM
12.16%
322.80 M
$ 13.38
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
72
NCZ
12.08%
217.69 M
$ 2.86
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
73
VVR
12.08%
659.56 M
$ 4.31
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
74
NAT
12.06%
831.01 M
$ 3.98
Bermuda
Industrials
Marine Shipping
75
12.03%
1.65 B
$ 15.07
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
76
11.98%
284.97 M
$ 15.66
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
77
FAX
11.91%
658.87 M
$ 2.66
Singapore
Financial Services
Asset Management
78
SVC
11.89%
1.08 B
$ 6.54
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Hotel & Motel
79
EHI
11.86%
157.71 M
$ 6.94
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
80
11.82%
838.62 M
$ 16.51
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
81
11.8%
2.06 B
$ 3.44
Luxembourg
Consumer Cyclical
Packaging & Containers
82
11.75%
825.40 M
$ 6.35
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
83
11.74%
375.73 M
$ 11.25
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
84
11.67%
269.13 M
$ 10.78
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
85
ONL
11.66%
180.38 M
$ 3.23
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Office
86
11.59%
358.62 M
$ 6.68
China
Communication Services
Internet Content & Information
87
JQC
11.59%
755.34 M
$ 5.57
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
88
VOD
11.58%
23.05 B
$ 8.37
United Kingdom
Communication Services
Telecom Services
89
AFT
11.57%
222.70 M
$ 14.3
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
90
11.54%
4.23 B
$ 3.06
Chile
Utilities
Utilities - Regulated Electric
91
PFL
11.53%
321.78 M
$ 8.28
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
92
KW
11.52%
1.18 B
$ 8.49
United States
Real Estate
Real Estate Services
93
11.51%
243.91 M
$ 7.91
United States
Real Estate
Real Estate Services
94
PHD
11.46%
119.67 M
$ 9.67
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
95
11.44%
1.30 B
$ 12.59
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
96
FTF
11.43%
252.53 M
$ 6.25
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
97
GLO
11.39%
216.90 M
$ 5.06
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
98
11.33%
998.09 M
$ 9.41
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
99
IAF
11.32%
114.47 M
$ 4.39
Australia
Financial Services
Asset Management
100
NRO
11.31%
154.23 M
$ 3.25
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
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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.