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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
CDP
211.21%
$ 0.30
06/27/2024
07/16/2024
2.77 B
$ 24.62
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
2
MTA
57.50%
$ 1.66
04/27/2010
05/13/2010
264.41 M
$ 2.89
United States of America
3
MED
33.66%
$ 1.65
09/17/2023
11/06/2023
214.48 M
$ 19.61
United States of America
Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products
4
BMA
33.47%
$ 1.76
06/16/2024
06/23/2024
4.04 B
$ 63.17
United States of America
5
32.90%
$ 0.44
05/01/2024
05/16/2024
710.13 M
$ 5.35
United States of America
Savings Institution, Federally Chartered
6
32.35%
$ 0.10
02/21/2024
02/28/2024
406.25 M
$ 3.71
United States of America
Air Transportation, Scheduled
7
EC
26.55%
$ 0.80
06/24/2024
07/02/2024
24.77 B
$ 12.05
United States of America
8
26.23%
$ 0.05
06/30/2024
07/14/2024
155.66 M
$ 3.05
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
9
IEP
25.08%
$ 1.00
05/16/2024
06/24/2024
7.20 B
$ 15.95
United States of America
Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
10
WMG
24.29%
$ 1.85
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
15.78 B
$ 30.47
United States of America
Services-amusement & Recreation Services
11
22.21%
$ 1.00
06/09/2024
06/27/2024
2.37 B
$ 18.01
United States of America
12
21.82%
$ 0.15
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
660.71 M
$ 2.75
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
13
20.47%
$ 0.30
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.77 B
$ 17.41
United States of America
14
19.12%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.16 B
$ 5.02
United States of America
15
WF
18.17%
$ 1.42
03/27/2024
04/15/2024
7.72 B
$ 31.18
United States of America
16
18.14%
$ 0.40
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
333.80 M
$ 8.82
United States of America
17
ACP
17.44%
$ 0.10
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
358.52 M
$ 6.88
United States of America
18
CLM
17.33%
$ 0.11
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
1.77 B
$ 7.52
United States of America
19
IVR
17.28%
$ 0.40
04/04/2024
04/25/2024
452.13 M
$ 9.26
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
20
17.14%
$ 0.11
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
118.24 M
$ 7.35
United States of America
21
ORC
17.02%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/29/2024
531.47 M
$ 8.46
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
22
ECC
16.63%
$ 0.14
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
861.55 M
$ 10.1
United States of America
23
16.37%
$ 1.36
04/14/2024
04/23/2024
3.10 B
$ 33.23
United States of America
24
CRF
16.27%
$ 0.10
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
844.25 M
$ 7.65
United States of America
25
SVC
16.19%
$ 0.20
04/18/2024
05/15/2024
818.85 M
$ 4.94
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
26
16.18%
$ 0.34
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
3.99 B
$ 7.85
United States of America
27
GGT
16.00%
$ 0.22
06/12/2024
06/20/2024
154.94 M
$ 5.5
United States of America
28
16.00%
$ 0.11
04/07/2024
04/15/2024
130.48 M
$ 2.75
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
29
MNR
15.90%
$ 0.75
05/23/2024
06/09/2024
1.79 B
$ 18.87
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
30
NXG
15.89%
$ 0.54
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
106.10 M
$ 40.78
United States of America
31
15.67%
$ 0.15
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
114.98 M
$ 3.83
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
32
15.45%
$ 0.48
06/23/2024
07/14/2024
256.89 M
$ 12.43
United States of America
Real Estate
33
GNL
15.43%
$ 0.28
04/09/2024
04/15/2024
1.64 B
$ 7.13
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
34
15.35%
$ 0.50
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
230.88 M
$ 13.03
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
35
EIC
15.34%
$ 0.20
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
202.80 M
$ 15.65
United States of America
36
HE
15.32%
$ 0.36
08/16/2023
09/07/2023
1.04 B
$ 9.4
United States of America
Electric Services
37
ICL
15.28%
$ 0.17
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
5.73 B
$ 4.44
United States of America
38
KEN
15.11%
$ 3.80
04/04/2024
04/14/2024
1.33 B
$ 25.15
United States of America
39
ARR
15.08%
$ 0.24
06/16/2024
06/26/2024
931.16 M
$ 19.1
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
40
15.07%
$ 0.11
08/19/2024
08/29/2024
103.07 M
$ 8.36
United States of America
41
14.80%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/09/2024
7.07 B
$ 9.73
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
42
BRW
14.63%
$ 0.09
06/10/2024
06/27/2024
296.43 M
$ 6.97
United States of America
43
OFS
14.44%
$ 0.34
06/17/2024
06/27/2024
126.21 M
$ 9.42
United States of America
44
14.31%
$ 0.09
06/16/2024
06/30/2024
392.70 M
$ 7.13
United States of America
45
MVO
14.29%
$ 0.33
04/11/2024
04/24/2024
106.26 M
$ 9.24
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
46
RC
14.29%
$ 0.30
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.42 B
$ 8.4
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
47
14.28%
$ 0.69
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
179.89 M
$ 19.33
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
14.09%
$ 0.04
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
177.97 M
$ 2.98
United States of America
50
HQL
14.04%
$ 0.48
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
374.16 M
$ 13.68
United States of America
51
OPP
14.00%
$ 0.10
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
197.55 M
$ 8.6
United States of America
52
13.97%
$ 0.25
06/27/2024
07/15/2024
390.27 M
$ 7.16
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
53
HQH
13.96%
$ 0.59
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
855.56 M
$ 16.9
United States of America
54
ARI
13.88%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
1.43 B
$ 10.09
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
55
13.83%
$ 0.62
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
3.11 B
$ 17.93
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
56
13.79%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/24/2024
137.94 M
$ 6.96
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
57
TWO
13.78%
$ 0.45
07/04/2024
07/28/2024
1.35 B
$ 13.06
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
58
13.75%
$ 0.41
05/30/2024
06/09/2024
613.82 M
$ 11.43
United States of America
59
13.73%
$ 0.21
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
462.54 M
$ 18.35
United States of America
60
13.72%
$ 0.40
03/13/2024
03/31/2024
389.74 M
$ 11.66
United States of America
61
13.71%
$ 0.51
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
736.24 M
$ 14.88
United States of America
62
NHS
13.69%
$ 0.09
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
205.65 M
$ 7.93
United States of America
63
LND
13.58%
$ 0.65
10/24/2023
12/03/2023
480.15 M
$ 4.82
United States of America
64
13.55%
$ 0.25
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
159.90 M
$ 7.38
United States of America
65
AWP
13.52%
$ 0.04
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
303.20 M
$ 3.55
United States of America
66
JRI
13.52%
$ 0.13
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
324.89 M
$ 11.85
United States of America
67
13.47%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
775.98 M
$ 5.94
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
68
13.33%
$ 0.08
06/20/2024
06/27/2024
166.61 M
$ 7.29
United States of America
69
EDF
13.33%
$ 0.06
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
156.75 M
$ 5.4001
United States of America
70
13.27%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/28/2024
550.10 M
$ 6.03
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
71
FSK
13.20%
$ 0.64
06/11/2024
07/01/2024
5.43 B
$ 19.4
United States of America
72
HIX
13.17%
$ 0.05
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
307.13 M
$ 4.465
United States of America
73
DX
13.08%
$ 0.13
06/23/2024
06/30/2024
891.26 M
$ 11.93
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
74
NLY
13.05%
$ 0.65
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
9.97 B
$ 19.92
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
75
BDN
13.04%
$ 0.15
07/02/2024
07/17/2024
792.45 M
$ 4.6
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
76
13.01%
$ 0.12
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
315.73 M
$ 10.98
United States of America
77
DMO
12.94%
$ 0.13
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
137.29 M
$ 12.06
United States of America
78
RIV
12.91%
$ 0.13
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
257.01 M
$ 11.9799
United States of America
79
SRV
12.91%
$ 0.45
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
121.91 M
$ 41.83
United States of America
80
IIF
12.91%
$ 3.14
12/13/2023
01/11/2024
241.68 M
$ 24.297
United States of America
81
SAR
12.88%
$ 0.74
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
314.80 M
$ 22.98
United States of America
82
12.87%
$ 0.08
06/13/2024
06/30/2024
486.57 M
$ 7.46
United States of America
83
12.81%
$ 0.06
08/27/2024
09/18/2024
2.35 B
$ 5.62
United States of America
84
EFC
12.81%
$ 0.13
06/27/2024
07/24/2024
1.04 B
$ 12.18
United States of America
Real Estate
85
LFT
12.80%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
130.64 M
$ 2.5
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
86
FAX
12.79%
$ 0.03
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
639.06 M
$ 2.58
United States of America
87
MFA
12.79%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.12 B
$ 10.95
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
88
TXO
12.73%
$ 0.65
05/16/2024
05/28/2024
632.07 M
$ 20.43
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
89
NEP
12.72%
$ 0.89
05/05/2024
05/14/2024
2.62 B
$ 28.06
United States of America
Electric Services
90
NCV
12.67%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
291.00 M
$ 3.22
United States of America
91
12.65%
$ 0.34
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
920.10 M
$ 10.75
United States of America
92
12.64%
$ 0.75
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
2.70 B
$ 23.73
United States of America
93
12.61%
$ 0.15
05/13/2024
06/27/2024
188.74 M
$ 4.76
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
94
NCZ
12.59%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
217.69 M
$ 2.86
United States of America
95
MPW
12.47%
$ 0.15
06/09/2024
07/08/2024
2.89 B
$ 4.81
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
96
WHF
12.37%
$ 0.39
06/17/2024
07/01/2024
289.38 M
$ 12.45
United States of America
97
ABR
12.32%
$ 0.43
05/15/2024
05/30/2024
2.63 B
$ 13.96
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
98
12.32%
$ 0.25
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
1.13 B
$ 8.12
United States of America
Real Estate
99
WDI
12.23%
$ 0.15
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
754.55 M
$ 14.57
United States of America
100
12.19%
$ 0.13
06/24/2024
06/27/2024
640.71 M
$ 12.31
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.