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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
BMA
39.37%
$ 1.76
06/16/2024
06/23/2024
3.43 B
$ 53.7
United States of America
2
37.62%
$ 0.10
02/21/2024
02/28/2024
349.31 M
$ 3.19
United States of America
Air Transportation, Scheduled
3
MED
34.98%
$ 1.65
09/17/2023
11/06/2023
206.39 M
$ 18.87
United States of America
Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products
4
EC
26.80%
$ 0.75
06/24/2024
07/02/2024
23.00 B
$ 11.19
United States of America
5
25.48%
$ 1.00
06/09/2024
06/27/2024
2.07 B
$ 15.7
United States of America
6
IEP
23.53%
$ 1.00
05/16/2024
06/24/2024
7.67 B
$ 17
United States of America
Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
7
20.00%
$ 0.30
07/14/2024
07/30/2024
1.83 B
$ 17.94
United States of America
8
19.44%
$ 0.40
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
311.47 M
$ 8.23
United States of America
9
19.12%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.16 B
$ 5.02
United States of America
10
ACP
17.49%
$ 0.10
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
357.47 M
$ 6.86
United States of America
11
GGT
17.46%
$ 0.22
06/12/2024
06/20/2024
144.70 M
$ 5.04
United States of America
12
WF
17.25%
$ 1.42
03/27/2024
04/15/2024
8.13 B
$ 32.83
United States of America
13
17.19%
$ 0.15
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
838.50 M
$ 3.49
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
14
16.84%
$ 0.11
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
120.98 M
$ 7.48
United States of America
15
ECC
16.78%
$ 0.14
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
853.87 M
$ 10.01
United States of America
16
CLM
16.67%
$ 0.11
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
1.79 B
$ 7.82
United States of America
17
IVR
16.60%
$ 0.40
07/04/2024
07/25/2024
470.68 M
$ 9.64
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
18
ORC
16.59%
$ 0.12
07/30/2024
08/28/2024
545.29 M
$ 8.68
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
19
MVO
16.53%
$ 0.41
07/14/2024
07/24/2024
114.08 M
$ 9.92
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
20
16.37%
$ 1.36
04/14/2024
04/23/2024
3.10 B
$ 33.23
United States of America
21
NXG
16.29%
$ 0.54
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
103.52 M
$ 39.79
United States of America
22
16.18%
$ 0.34
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
3.91 B
$ 7.69
United States of America
23
CRF
15.91%
$ 0.10
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
863.01 M
$ 7.82
United States of America
24
15.83%
$ 0.15
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
113.78 M
$ 3.79
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
25
15.66%
$ 0.11
04/07/2024
04/15/2024
133.32 M
$ 2.81
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
26
OFS
15.35%
$ 0.34
06/17/2024
06/27/2024
118.71 M
$ 8.86
United States of America
27
15.16%
$ 0.11
08/19/2024
08/29/2024
102.45 M
$ 8.31
United States of America
28
EIC
15.06%
$ 0.20
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
206.56 M
$ 15.94
United States of America
29
MNR
14.99%
$ 0.75
05/23/2024
06/09/2024
1.90 B
$ 20.01
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
30
SVC
14.79%
$ 0.20
07/21/2024
08/14/2024
896.76 M
$ 5.41
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
31
KEN
14.54%
$ 3.80
04/04/2024
04/14/2024
1.38 B
$ 26.14
United States of America
32
BRW
14.37%
$ 0.09
07/08/2024
07/30/2024
301.92 M
$ 7.099
United States of America
33
14.37%
$ 0.09
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
391.05 M
$ 7.1
United States of America
34
14.27%
$ 0.51
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
736.58 M
$ 14.3
United States of America
35
14.15%
$ 0.69
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
181.47 M
$ 19.5
United States of America
36
GNL
14.01%
$ 0.28
07/10/2024
07/15/2024
1.81 B
$ 7.85
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
37
13.95%
$ 0.04
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
179.76 M
$ 3.01
United States of America
38
13.90%
$ 0.35
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
105.23 M
$ 10.07
United States of America
39
HE
13.81%
$ 0.36
08/16/2023
09/07/2023
1.15 B
$ 10.43
United States of America
Electric Services
40
13.78%
$ 0.12
07/30/2024
08/08/2024
7.60 B
$ 10.45
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
41
13.75%
$ 0.41
05/30/2024
06/09/2024
639.06 M
$ 11.9
United States of America
42
OPP
13.72%
$ 0.10
09/12/2024
09/29/2024
201.46 M
$ 8.77
United States of America
43
13.72%
$ 0.40
03/13/2024
03/31/2024
389.74 M
$ 11.66
United States of America
44
13.72%
$ 0.25
06/27/2024
07/15/2024
397.35 M
$ 7.29
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
45
IGR
13.71%
$ 0.06
09/19/2024
09/29/2024
734.84 M
$ 5.25
United States of America
46
EDF
13.70%
$ 0.06
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
152.54 M
$ 5.255
United States of America
47
13.66%
$ 0.08
07/30/2024
08/25/2024
141.55 M
$ 7.03
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
48
ARR
13.62%
$ 0.24
07/14/2024
07/29/2024
1.10 B
$ 21.14
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
49
13.60%
$ 0.50
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
260.64 M
$ 14.71
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
50
LND
13.58%
$ 0.65
10/24/2023
12/03/2023
480.15 M
$ 4.82
United States of America
51
AWP
13.52%
$ 0.04
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
303.20 M
$ 3.55
United States of America
52
RC
13.45%
$ 0.30
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.51 B
$ 8.92
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
53
NHS
13.44%
$ 0.09
07/14/2024
07/30/2024
209.54 M
$ 8.08
United States of America
54
13.30%
$ 0.25
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
162.84 M
$ 7.516
United States of America
55
MPW
13.27%
$ 0.15
06/09/2024
07/08/2024
2.71 B
$ 4.52
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
56
ARI
13.25%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
1.50 B
$ 10.57
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
57
13.18%
$ 1.06
07/02/2024
07/31/2024
530.28 M
$ 8.06
United States of America
58
TWO
13.14%
$ 0.45
07/04/2024
07/28/2024
1.42 B
$ 13.7
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
59
13.14%
$ 0.62
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
3.28 B
$ 18.88
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
60
HIX
13.10%
$ 0.05
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
301.63 M
$ 4.49
United States of America
61
LFT
13.01%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
128.55 M
$ 2.46
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
62
HQH
12.98%
$ 0.59
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
920.36 M
$ 18.18
United States of America
63
BDN
12.96%
$ 0.15
07/02/2024
07/17/2024
797.61 M
$ 4.63
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
64
12.95%
$ 0.06
08/27/2024
09/18/2024
2.32 B
$ 5.56
United States of America
65
IIF
12.91%
$ 3.14
12/13/2023
01/11/2024
241.68 M
$ 24.297
United States of America
66
DMO
12.86%
$ 0.13
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
138.08 M
$ 12.13
United States of America
67
JRI
12.86%
$ 0.13
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
341.61 M
$ 12.46
United States of America
68
NAT
12.83%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/17/2024
780.90 M
$ 3.74
United States of America
69
HQL
12.83%
$ 0.48
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
409.44 M
$ 14.97
United States of America
70
FAX
12.79%
$ 0.03
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
639.06 M
$ 2.58
United States of America
71
SRV
12.77%
$ 0.45
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
123.20 M
$ 42.275
United States of America
72
12.75%
$ 0.20
07/23/2024
07/30/2024
474.64 M
$ 18.83
United States of America
73
SAR
12.74%
$ 0.74
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
318.36 M
$ 23.24
United States of America
74
NLY
12.73%
$ 0.65
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
10.22 B
$ 20.42
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
75
12.67%
$ 0.12
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
324.07 M
$ 11.27
United States of America
76
12.64%
$ 0.08
09/22/2024
09/29/2024
175.76 M
$ 7.69
United States of America
77
DX
12.63%
$ 0.13
06/23/2024
06/30/2024
922.64 M
$ 12.35
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
78
12.60%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
829.54 M
$ 6.35
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
79
RIV
12.49%
$ 0.13
09/12/2024
09/29/2024
265.59 M
$ 12.38
United States of America
80
NEP
12.47%
$ 0.89
05/05/2024
05/14/2024
2.66 B
$ 28.64
United States of America
Electric Services
81
WHF
12.45%
$ 0.39
06/17/2024
07/01/2024
287.52 M
$ 12.37
United States of America
82
12.43%
$ 0.75
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
2.76 B
$ 24.13
United States of America
83
MFA
12.37%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.16 B
$ 11.32
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
84
12.36%
$ 0.17
06/09/2024
06/23/2024
113.05 M
$ 5.5
United States of America
Retail-women's Clothing Stores
85
12.35%
$ 0.34
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
942.36 M
$ 11.01
United States of America
86
TXO
12.35%
$ 0.65
05/16/2024
05/28/2024
808.60 M
$ 21.05
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
87
12.33%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/28/2024
592.07 M
$ 6.49
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
88
TK
12.30%
$ 0.25
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
742.94 M
$ 8.13
United States of America
89
12.26%
$ 0.08
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
510.71 M
$ 7.83
United States of America
90
PFL
12.12%
$ 0.08
04/09/2024
04/30/2024
313.23 M
$ 8.06
United States of America
91
NCV
12.11%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
304.56 M
$ 3.37
United States of America
92
JQC
12.09%
$ 0.05
04/11/2024
04/30/2024
726.87 M
$ 5.36
United States of America
93
12.04%
$ 0.47
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
298.16 M
$ 15.61
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
94
EFC
12.03%
$ 0.13
07/30/2024
08/25/2024
1.10 B
$ 12.97
United States of America
Real Estate
95
NCZ
12.00%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
228.35 M
$ 3
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
WDI
11.87%
$ 0.15
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
777.34 M
$ 15.01
United States of America
98
11.86%
$ 0.55
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.51 B
$ 18.55
United States of America
99
VVR
11.81%
$ 0.04
07/15/2024
07/30/2024
669.72 M
$ 4.37
United States of America
100
EHI
11.81%
$ 0.07
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
161.69 M
$ 7.115
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.