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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
42.55%
$ 0.10
02/21/2024
02/28/2024
308.79 M
$ 2.82
United States of America
Air Transportation, Scheduled
2
BMA
39.95%
$ 1.74
07/21/2024
07/28/2024
3.35 B
$ 52.41
United States of America
3
MED
33.86%
$ 1.65
09/17/2023
11/06/2023
213.17 M
$ 19.49
United States of America
Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products
4
EC
27.36%
$ 0.75
06/24/2024
07/02/2024
22.53 B
$ 10.96
United States of America
5
25.16%
$ 1.00
06/09/2024
06/27/2024
2.09 B
$ 15.9
United States of America
6
IEP
22.50%
$ 1.00
05/16/2024
06/24/2024
8.02 B
$ 17.78
United States of America
Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
7
20.20%
$ 0.30
07/14/2024
07/30/2024
1.81 B
$ 17.76
United States of America
8
19.12%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.16 B
$ 5.02
United States of America
9
18.18%
$ 0.40
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
333.04 M
$ 8.8
United States of America
10
MVO
17.48%
$ 0.41
07/14/2024
07/24/2024
107.87 M
$ 9.38
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
11
GGT
17.36%
$ 0.22
06/12/2024
06/20/2024
145.56 M
$ 5.07
United States of America
12
WF
17.25%
$ 1.42
03/27/2024
04/15/2024
8.13 B
$ 32.84
United States of America
13
ACP
17.19%
$ 0.10
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
363.73 M
$ 6.98
United States of America
14
CLM
16.86%
$ 0.11
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
1.79 B
$ 7.73
United States of America
15
ECC
16.77%
$ 0.14
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
854.72 M
$ 10.02
United States of America
16
16.69%
$ 0.11
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
122.11 M
$ 7.55
United States of America
17
NXG
16.57%
$ 0.54
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
101.73 M
$ 39.1
United States of America
18
ORC
16.44%
$ 0.12
07/30/2024
08/28/2024
585.60 M
$ 8.76
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
19
16.37%
$ 1.36
04/14/2024
04/23/2024
3.10 B
$ 33.23
United States of America
20
IVR
16.21%
$ 0.40
07/04/2024
07/25/2024
481.91 M
$ 9.87
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
21
16.18%
$ 0.34
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
3.95 B
$ 7.78
United States of America
22
CRF
16.02%
$ 0.10
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
857.49 M
$ 7.77
United States of America
23
15.54%
$ 0.15
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
927.39 M
$ 3.86
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
24
15.42%
$ 0.15
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
116.78 M
$ 3.89
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
25
15.37%
$ 0.11
08/19/2024
08/29/2024
101.09 M
$ 8.2
United States of America
26
OFS
15.33%
$ 0.34
06/17/2024
06/27/2024
118.84 M
$ 8.87
United States of America
27
MNR
15.21%
$ 0.75
05/23/2024
06/09/2024
1.87 B
$ 19.72
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
28
EIC
15.04%
$ 0.20
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
206.81 M
$ 15.96
United States of America
29
KEN
14.68%
$ 3.80
04/04/2024
04/14/2024
1.37 B
$ 25.88
United States of America
30
14.67%
$ 0.11
04/07/2024
04/15/2024
142.34 M
$ 3
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
31
14.49%
$ 0.09
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
387.74 M
$ 7.04
United States of America
32
14.44%
$ 0.51
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
727.82 M
$ 14.13
United States of America
33
BRW
14.09%
$ 0.09
07/08/2024
07/30/2024
307.91 M
$ 7.24
United States of America
34
13.90%
$ 0.69
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
184.82 M
$ 19.86
United States of America
35
OPP
13.88%
$ 0.10
09/12/2024
09/29/2024
199.16 M
$ 8.67
United States of America
36
13.87%
$ 0.12
07/30/2024
08/08/2024
7.55 B
$ 10.38
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
37
13.77%
$ 0.04
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
191.25 M
$ 3.05
United States of America
38
13.75%
$ 0.41
05/30/2024
06/09/2024
654.10 M
$ 12.18
United States of America
39
13.72%
$ 0.40
03/13/2024
03/31/2024
389.74 M
$ 11.66
United States of America
40
13.60%
$ 1.06
07/02/2024
07/31/2024
513.83 M
$ 7.81
United States of America
41
LND
13.58%
$ 0.65
10/24/2023
12/03/2023
480.15 M
$ 4.82
United States of America
42
NHS
13.54%
$ 0.09
07/14/2024
07/30/2024
207.98 M
$ 8.02
United States of America
43
AWP
13.52%
$ 0.04
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
303.20 M
$ 3.55
United States of America
44
EDF
13.51%
$ 0.06
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
154.72 M
$ 5.33
United States of America
45
13.46%
$ 5.25
06/23/2024
06/27/2024
726.07 B
$ 155.98
United States of America
Semiconductors & Related Devices
46
13.45%
$ 0.08
07/30/2024
08/25/2024
143.76 M
$ 7.14
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
47
ARR
13.30%
$ 0.24
07/14/2024
07/29/2024
1.13 B
$ 21.65
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
48
13.25%
$ 0.25
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
163.58 M
$ 7.55
United States of America
49
13.16%
$ 0.35
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
111.19 M
$ 10.64
United States of America
50
13.16%
$ 0.25
06/27/2024
07/15/2024
414.25 M
$ 7.6
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
51
SVC
13.11%
$ 0.20
07/21/2024
08/14/2024
1.01 B
$ 6.1
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
52
13.08%
$ 0.08
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
478.75 M
$ 7.34
United States of America
53
HIX
13.04%
$ 0.05
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
301.63 M
$ 4.51
United States of America
54
12.93%
$ 0.50
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
274.11 M
$ 15.47
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
55
NEP
12.92%
$ 0.89
05/05/2024
05/14/2024
2.66 B
$ 27.64
United States of America
Electric Services
56
IIF
12.91%
$ 3.14
12/13/2023
01/11/2024
241.68 M
$ 24.297
United States of America
57
NAT
12.90%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/17/2024
776.72 M
$ 3.72
United States of America
58
12.86%
$ 0.06
08/27/2024
09/18/2024
2.34 B
$ 5.6
United States of America
59
12.83%
$ 0.17
06/09/2024
06/23/2024
108.94 M
$ 5.3
United States of America
Retail-women's Clothing Stores
60
DMO
12.82%
$ 0.13
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
138.54 M
$ 12.1702
United States of America
61
SRV
12.81%
$ 0.45
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
122.87 M
$ 42.16
United States of America
62
GNL
12.81%
$ 0.28
07/10/2024
07/15/2024
1.98 B
$ 8.59
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
63
FAX
12.79%
$ 0.03
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
639.06 M
$ 2.58
United States of America
64
12.79%
$ 0.08
09/22/2024
09/29/2024
173.70 M
$ 7.6
United States of America
65
RC
12.77%
$ 0.30
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.59 B
$ 9.4
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
66
TWO
12.77%
$ 0.45
07/04/2024
07/28/2024
1.46 B
$ 14.1
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
67
ARI
12.75%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
1.56 B
$ 10.98
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
68
ABR
12.75%
$ 0.43
05/15/2024
05/30/2024
2.54 B
$ 13.49
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
69
NLY
12.73%
$ 0.65
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
10.22 B
$ 20.42
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
70
JRI
12.68%
$ 0.13
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
346.27 M
$ 12.63
United States of America
71
HQH
12.63%
$ 0.59
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
946.18 M
$ 18.69
United States of America
72
SAR
12.62%
$ 0.74
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
321.38 M
$ 23.46
United States of America
73
12.61%
$ 0.12
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
325.51 M
$ 11.32
United States of America
74
LFT
12.60%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
132.73 M
$ 2.54
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
75
BDN
12.58%
$ 0.15
07/02/2024
07/17/2024
821.73 M
$ 4.77
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
76
RIV
12.58%
$ 0.13
09/12/2024
09/29/2024
263.87 M
$ 12.3
United States of America
77
12.57%
$ 0.75
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
2.73 B
$ 23.87
United States of America
78
12.56%
$ 0.62
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
3.43 B
$ 19.74
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
79
WHF
12.56%
$ 0.39
06/17/2024
07/01/2024
284.96 M
$ 12.26
United States of America
80
12.52%
$ 0.34
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
929.52 M
$ 10.86
United States of America
81
HQL
12.49%
$ 0.48
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
420.38 M
$ 15.37
United States of America
82
DX
12.45%
$ 0.13
07/22/2024
07/31/2024
936.09 M
$ 12.53
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
83
12.44%
$ 0.20
07/23/2024
07/30/2024
486.49 M
$ 19.3
United States of America
84
TXO
12.43%
$ 0.65
05/16/2024
05/28/2024
803.61 M
$ 20.92
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
85
MPW
12.42%
$ 0.15
06/09/2024
07/08/2024
2.90 B
$ 4.83
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
86
NCZ
12.33%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
222.26 M
$ 2.92
United States of America
87
IGR
12.31%
$ 0.06
09/19/2024
09/29/2024
818.82 M
$ 5.85
United States of America
88
12.24%
$ 0.55
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.46 B
$ 17.98
United States of America
89
PFL
12.12%
$ 0.08
04/09/2024
04/30/2024
313.23 M
$ 8.06
United States of America
90
JQC
12.09%
$ 0.05
04/11/2024
04/30/2024
726.87 M
$ 5.36
United States of America
91
TX
12.06%
$ 2.20
05/01/2024
05/12/2024
7.16 B
$ 36.49
United States of America
92
VVR
12.06%
$ 0.04
07/15/2024
07/30/2024
655.93 M
$ 4.28
United States of America
93
12.05%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
867.43 M
$ 6.64
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
94
MFA
12.01%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.19 B
$ 11.66
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
95
WDI
11.96%
$ 0.15
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
771.64 M
$ 14.9
United States of America
96
VOD
11.94%
$ 0.49
11/21/2023
02/01/2024
22.18 B
$ 8.19
United States of America
97
EFC
11.91%
$ 0.13
07/30/2024
08/25/2024
1.11 B
$ 13.1
United States of America
Real Estate
98
TK
11.90%
$ 0.25
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
767.61 M
$ 8.4
United States of America
99
NCV
11.86%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
310.89 M
$ 3.44
United States of America
100
EHI
11.80%
$ 0.07
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
161.80 M
$ 7.12
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.