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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
OPI
28.46%
120.42 M
$ 2.47
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Office
2
DEC
28.41%
591.70 M
$ 12.28
United States
Energy
Oil & Gas E&P
3
EC
28.22%
23.35 B
$ 11.36
Colombia
Energy
Oil & Gas Integrated
4
21.82%
515.17 M
$ 16.845
United States
Financial Services
Financial Conglomerates
5
CLM
21.05%
1.65 B
$ 7.33
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
6
MPW
20.9%
2.62 B
$ 4.38
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Healthcare Facilities
7
CRF
20.58%
775.96 M
$ 7.32
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
8
IRS
20.53%
717.68 M
$ 7.8
Argentina
Real Estate
Real Estate Services
9
GNL
19.64%
1.70 B
$ 7.3
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Diversified
10
ECO
19.19%
966.92 M
$ 29.63
Greece
Industrials
Marine Shipping
11
18.86%
1.14 B
$ 5.16
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
12
IIF
18.17%
237.51 M
$ 23.41
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
13
PBR
17.77%
108.69 B
$ 16.68
Brazil
Energy
Oil & Gas Integrated
14
IVR
17.72%
438.08 M
$ 9.04
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
15
ACP
17.65%
355.91 M
$ 6.83
United Kingdom
Financial Services
Asset Management
16
17.27%
3.13 B
$ 33.8
United Kingdom
Energy
Oil & Gas Midstream
17
DSX
17.21%
350.50 M
$ 3.1
Greece
Industrials
Marine Shipping
18
17.17%
116.03 M
$ 7.29
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
19
16.88%
241.76 M
$ 4.78
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
20
ORC
16.74%
444.29 M
$ 8.66
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
21
16.67%
235.67 M
$ 11.52
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Specialty
22
ECC
16.67%
779.48 M
$ 10.13
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
23
OPP
16.49%
190.20 M
$ 8.28
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
24
MED
16.46%
440.62 M
$ 40.44
United States
Consumer Cyclical
Personal Services
25
CIM
16.06%
1.06 B
$ 4.38
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
26
EFC
15.89%
941.23 M
$ 11.34
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
27
GGT
15.74%
161.14 M
$ 5.74
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
28
15.34%
174.66 M
$ 8.97
Singapore
Industrials
Marine Shipping
29
EIC
15.27%
173.87 M
$ 15.81
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
30
15.06%
6.66 B
$ 9.58
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
31
15.01%
174.58 M
$ 18.48
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
32
FSK
14.83%
5.34 B
$ 19.08
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
33
14.77%
390.81 M
$ 10.83
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
34
ARR
14.55%
962.80 M
$ 19.73
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
35
KF
14.4%
119.29 M
$ 24.2
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
36
IGR
14.29%
711.04 M
$ 5.08
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
37
14.25%
330.27 M
$ 14.83
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
38
TWO
14.21%
1.32 B
$ 12.76
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
39
14.06%
105.47 M
$ 4.7
United States
Consumer Cyclical
Specialty Retail
40
14.02%
321.04 M
$ 5.98
China
Communication Services
Internet Content & Information
41
BDN
13.95%
742.86 M
$ 4.3
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Office
42
BRW
13.95%
311.74 M
$ 7.33
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
43
13.85%
155.56 M
$ 7.18
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
44
13.76%
671.23 M
$ 14.49
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
45
BRY
13.76%
544.80 M
$ 7.2
United States
Energy
Oil & Gas E&P
46
LND
13.64%
483.91 M
$ 4.785
Brazil
Consumer Defensive
Farm Products
47
NLY
13.62%
9.65 B
$ 19.29
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
48
13.59%
179.04 M
$ 3.08
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
49
NCV
13.55%
292.81 M
$ 3.24
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
50
NCZ
13.48%
219.21 M
$ 2.88
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
51
NHS
13.42%
210.31 M
$ 8.11
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
52
13.27%
560.53 M
$ 19.7
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
53
13.26%
422.32 M
$ 7.76
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
54
13.21%
101.14 M
$ 10.7
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
55
HIX
13.15%
306.57 M
$ 4.54
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
56
13.14%
58.28 B
$ 13.49
Brazil
Basic Materials
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
57
DMO
13.09%
130.91 M
$ 11.5
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
58
13.07%
105.95 M
$ 5.01
United States
Healthcare
Pharmaceutical Retailers
59
13.04%
2.20 B
$ 5.5
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
60
AWP
12.9%
321.13 M
$ 3.76
United Kingdom
Financial Services
Asset Management
61
12.9%
609.45 M
$ 10.55
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
62
ABR
12.84%
2.44 B
$ 12.92
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
63
12.83%
587.91 M
$ 7.55
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
64
DX
12.64%
724.78 M
$ 12.38
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
65
LX
12.54%
309.25 M
$ 1.88
China
Financial Services
Credit Services
66
SCM
12.53%
307.36 M
$ 12.74
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
67
ARI
12.49%
1.60 B
$ 11.28
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
68
MFA
12.48%
1.15 B
$ 11.23
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
69
VVR
12.43%
635.08 M
$ 4.15
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
70
WHF
12.39%
288.45 M
$ 12.41
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
71
LFT
12.39%
118.04 M
$ 2.26
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
72
SAR
12.37%
322.36 M
$ 23.61
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
73
12.32%
442.22 M
$ 6.78
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
74
12.3%
970.79 M
$ 6.81
Argentina
Basic Materials
Building Materials
75
FAX
12.27%
673.73 M
$ 2.72
Singapore
Financial Services
Asset Management
76
GHY
12.23%
478.40 M
$ 11.69
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
77
12.23%
261.14 M
$ 10.46
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
78
12.2%
1.92 B
$ 3.22
Luxembourg
Consumer Cyclical
Packaging & Containers
79
12.17%
3.55 B
$ 20.45
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
80
RC
12%
1.56 B
$ 8.97
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
81
MVO
11.99%
117.18 M
$ 10.19
United States
Energy
Oil & Gas E&P
82
11.98%
1.67 B
$ 15.23
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
83
EHI
11.86%
161.57 M
$ 7.11
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
84
RA
11.85%
717.62 M
$ 12.94
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
85
11.84%
823.39 M
$ 16.21
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
86
OFS
11.83%
153.14 M
$ 11.43
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
87
NAT
11.79%
868.59 M
$ 4.16
Bermuda
Industrials
Marine Shipping
88
IAF
11.76%
107.69 M
$ 4.13
Australia
Financial Services
Asset Management
89
SVC
11.76%
1.11 B
$ 6.72
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Hotel & Motel
90
JQC
11.74%
755.34 M
$ 5.57
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
91
FTF
11.73%
253.75 M
$ 6.28
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
92
AFT
11.67%
224.88 M
$ 14.44
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
93
GLO
11.64%
215.19 M
$ 5.02
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
94
11.58%
903.40 M
$ 6.95
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
95
11.58%
4.00 B
$ 2.89
Chile
Utilities
Utilities - Regulated Electric
96
SRL
11.55%
110.37 M
$ 7.4464
China
Financial Services
Capital Markets
97
11.53%
297.82 M
$ 16.38
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
98
PFL
11.52%
329.16 M
$ 8.47
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
99
EVF
11.49%
101.34 M
$ 6.42
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
100
PHD
11.46%
120.28 M
$ 9.72
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.