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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
129.22%
$ 18.00
08/29/2024
09/12/2024
19.84 B
$ 55.72
United States of America
Poultry Slaughtering and Processing
2
MTA
55.39%
$ 1.66
04/27/2010
05/13/2010
274.47 M
$ 3
United States of America
3
BMA
37.08%
$ 1.76
06/16/2024
06/23/2024
3.65 B
$ 57.02
United States of America
4
34.78%
$ 0.10
02/21/2024
02/28/2024
377.78 M
$ 3.45
United States of America
Air Transportation, Scheduled
5
34.38%
$ 0.44
05/01/2024
05/16/2024
679.60 M
$ 5.12
United States of America
Savings Institution, Federally Chartered
6
MED
30.73%
$ 1.65
09/17/2023
11/06/2023
234.93 M
$ 21.48
United States of America
Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products
7
EC
26.82%
$ 0.80
06/24/2024
07/02/2024
24.53 B
$ 11.93
United States of America
8
25.97%
$ 0.20
12/27/2023
01/15/2024
157.19 M
$ 3.08
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
9
IEP
24.55%
$ 1.00
05/16/2024
06/24/2024
7.35 B
$ 16.29
United States of America
Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
10
WMG
24.26%
$ 1.85
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
15.80 B
$ 30.5
United States of America
Services-amusement & Recreation Services
11
22.26%
$ 1.00
06/09/2024
06/27/2024
2.37 B
$ 17.97
United States of America
12
20.26%
$ 0.30
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.79 B
$ 17.59
United States of America
13
19.12%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.16 B
$ 5.02
United States of America
14
18.60%
$ 0.15
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
774.83 M
$ 3.225
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
15
WF
18.41%
$ 1.42
03/27/2024
04/15/2024
7.62 B
$ 30.77
United States of America
16
IVR
17.76%
$ 0.40
04/04/2024
04/25/2024
439.92 M
$ 9.01
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
17
ACP
17.62%
$ 0.10
05/21/2024
05/30/2024
354.87 M
$ 6.81
United States of America
18
ORC
17.50%
$ 0.12
05/30/2024
06/26/2024
447.62 M
$ 8.23
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
19
17.13%
$ 0.45
06/02/2024
06/20/2024
28.08 B
$ 10.56
United States of America
20
CLM
16.97%
$ 0.11
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
1.80 B
$ 7.68
United States of America
21
16.91%
$ 0.40
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
358.02 M
$ 9.46
United States of America
22
16.61%
$ 0.11
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
121.14 M
$ 7.585
United States of America
23
ECC
16.44%
$ 0.14
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
871.79 M
$ 10.22
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
16.35%
$ 0.15
03/26/2024
04/29/2024
110.17 M
$ 3.67
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
26
16.18%
$ 0.34
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
4.05 B
$ 7.98
United States of America
27
SVC
16.16%
$ 0.20
04/18/2024
05/15/2024
820.51 M
$ 4.95
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
28
CRF
16.04%
$ 0.10
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
856.39 M
$ 7.76
United States of America
29
15.95%
$ 0.48
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
248.83 M
$ 12.04
United States of America
Real Estate
30
NXG
15.84%
$ 0.54
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
119.18 M
$ 40.91
United States of America
31
GNL
15.38%
$ 0.28
04/09/2024
04/15/2024
1.65 B
$ 7.15
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
32
EIC
15.37%
$ 0.20
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
202.28 M
$ 15.61
United States of America
33
MNR
15.34%
$ 0.75
05/23/2024
06/09/2024
1.86 B
$ 19.56
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
34
KEN
15.25%
$ 3.80
04/04/2024
04/14/2024
1.31 B
$ 24.91
United States of America
35
ARR
15.14%
$ 0.24
06/16/2024
06/26/2024
927.26 M
$ 19.02
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
36
15.12%
$ 0.11
04/07/2024
04/15/2024
138.07 M
$ 2.91
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
37
15.06%
$ 0.12
05/30/2024
06/10/2024
6.95 B
$ 9.56
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
38
ICL
14.85%
$ 0.17
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
5.89 B
$ 4.57
United States of America
39
14.84%
$ 0.62
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
2.90 B
$ 16.71
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
40
14.77%
$ 0.11
08/19/2024
08/29/2024
105.16 M
$ 8.53
United States of America
41
GGT
14.74%
$ 0.22
06/12/2024
06/20/2024
168.18 M
$ 5.97
United States of America
42
RC
14.63%
$ 0.30
03/26/2024
04/29/2024
1.38 B
$ 8.2
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
43
MVO
14.51%
$ 0.33
04/11/2024
04/24/2024
104.65 M
$ 9.1
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
44
14.43%
$ 0.25
06/27/2024
07/15/2024
377.73 M
$ 6.93
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
45
ARI
14.37%
$ 0.35
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
1.38 B
$ 9.74
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
46
BRW
14.37%
$ 0.09
06/10/2024
06/27/2024
301.96 M
$ 7.1
United States of America
47
14.27%
$ 0.09
06/16/2024
06/30/2024
393.80 M
$ 7.15
United States of America
48
IGR
14.26%
$ 0.06
06/19/2024
06/27/2024
706.84 M
$ 5.05
United States of America
49
14.25%
$ 0.69
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
180.26 M
$ 19.37
United States of America
50
TWO
14.04%
$ 0.45
04/02/2024
04/28/2024
1.33 B
$ 12.82
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
51
HE
14.01%
$ 0.36
08/16/2023
09/07/2023
1.13 B
$ 10.28
United States of America
Electric Services
52
HQL
13.92%
$ 0.48
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
377.16 M
$ 13.79
United States of America
53
OPP
13.90%
$ 0.10
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
198.93 M
$ 8.66
United States of America
54
OFS
13.86%
$ 0.34
06/17/2024
06/27/2024
131.44 M
$ 9.81
United States of America
55
13.86%
$ 0.04
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
180.96 M
$ 3.03
United States of America
56
13.84%
$ 0.50
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
256.04 M
$ 14.45
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
57
13.83%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/24/2024
137.55 M
$ 6.94
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
58
HQH
13.82%
$ 0.59
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
864.67 M
$ 17.08
United States of America
59
13.82%
$ 0.20
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
756.39 M
$ 5.79
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
60
13.75%
$ 0.41
05/30/2024
06/09/2024
609.53 M
$ 11.35
United States of America
61
13.72%
$ 0.40
03/13/2024
03/31/2024
389.74 M
$ 11.66
United States of America
62
13.70%
$ 0.20
03/21/2024
04/24/2024
532.77 M
$ 5.84
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
63
13.69%
$ 0.51
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
737.23 M
$ 14.9
United States of America
64
LND
13.58%
$ 0.65
10/24/2023
12/03/2023
480.15 M
$ 4.82
United States of America
65
NHS
13.58%
$ 0.09
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
207.46 M
$ 8
United States of America
66
BDN
13.57%
$ 0.15
07/02/2024
07/17/2024
761.44 M
$ 4.42
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
67
DX
13.57%
$ 0.13
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
738.39 M
$ 11.5
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
68
MFA
13.55%
$ 0.35
03/26/2024
04/29/2024
1.05 B
$ 10.33
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
69
AWP
13.52%
$ 0.04
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
303.20 M
$ 3.55
United States of America
70
NLY
13.37%
$ 0.65
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
9.73 B
$ 19.45
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
71
HIX
13.23%
$ 0.05
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
305.76 M
$ 4.445
United States of America
72
EFC
13.16%
$ 0.13
06/27/2024
07/24/2024
1.01 B
$ 11.85
United States of America
Real Estate
73
DMO
13.15%
$ 0.13
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
135.01 M
$ 11.86
United States of America
74
13.14%
$ 0.08
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
169.13 M
$ 7.4
United States of America
75
JRI
13.12%
$ 0.13
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
334.76 M
$ 12.21
United States of America
76
13.08%
$ 0.12
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
314.00 M
$ 10.92
United States of America
77
13.04%
$ 0.06
08/27/2024
09/18/2024
2.31 B
$ 5.52
United States of America
78
IIF
12.91%
$ 3.14
12/13/2023
01/11/2024
241.68 M
$ 24.297
United States of America
79
12.88%
$ 0.20
05/21/2024
05/30/2024
469.60 M
$ 18.63
United States of America
80
12.82%
$ 0.25
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
169.00 M
$ 7.8
United States of America
81
ABR
12.82%
$ 0.43
05/15/2024
05/30/2024
2.53 B
$ 13.42
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
82
FAX
12.79%
$ 0.03
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
639.06 M
$ 2.58
United States of America
83
EDF
12.77%
$ 0.06
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
163.72 M
$ 5.64
United States of America
84
RIV
12.61%
$ 0.13
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
263.23 M
$ 12.27
United States of America
85
12.60%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
497.01 M
$ 7.62
United States of America
86
NCV
12.59%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
292.81 M
$ 3.24
United States of America
87
NCZ
12.50%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
219.21 M
$ 2.88
United States of America
88
FSK
12.49%
$ 0.64
06/11/2024
07/01/2024
5.74 B
$ 20.49
United States of America
89
SRV
12.39%
$ 0.45
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
127.07 M
$ 43.6
United States of America
90
12.33%
$ 0.25
03/26/2024
04/14/2024
1.13 B
$ 8.11
United States of America
Real Estate
91
TXO
12.33%
$ 0.65
05/16/2024
05/28/2024
652.49 M
$ 21.09
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
92
SAR
12.20%
$ 0.74
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
332.47 M
$ 24.27
United States of America
93
WDI
12.18%
$ 0.15
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
757.66 M
$ 14.63
United States of America
94
MPW
12.17%
$ 0.15
04/18/2024
04/30/2024
2.96 B
$ 4.93
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
95
12.16%
$ 0.75
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
2.81 B
$ 24.67
United States of America
96
PFL
12.12%
$ 0.08
04/09/2024
04/30/2024
313.23 M
$ 8.06
United States of America
97
JQC
12.09%
$ 0.05
04/11/2024
04/30/2024
726.87 M
$ 5.36
United States of America
98
12.08%
$ 0.34
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
963.76 M
$ 11.26
United States of America
99
12.07%
$ 0.36
06/02/2024
06/16/2024
639.03 M
$ 11.93
United States of America
100
NAT
12.06%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/17/2024
831.01 M
$ 3.98
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.