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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
EC
27.79%
24.65 B
$ 11.98
Colombia
Energy
Oil & Gas Integrated
2
DEC
27.11%
635.78 M
$ 13.29
United States
Energy
Oil & Gas E&P
3
OPI
26.67%
139.44 M
$ 2.86
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Office
4
25.13%
523.58 M
$ 17.12
United States
Financial Services
Financial Conglomerates
5
MPW
22.92%
2.50 B
$ 4.17
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Healthcare Facilities
6
CLM
21.05%
1.62 B
$ 7.21
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
7
CRF
20.58%
763.24 M
$ 7.2
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
8
GNL
19.42%
1.71 B
$ 7.34
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Diversified
9
18.93%
1.12 B
$ 5.06
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
10
IRS
18.79%
796.21 M
$ 8.03
Argentina
Real Estate
Real Estate Services
11
IVR
18.35%
426.94 M
$ 8.81
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
12
IIF
18.17%
235.27 M
$ 23.19
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
13
ACP
17.88%
352.00 M
$ 6.755
United Kingdom
Financial Services
Asset Management
14
17.67%
108.71 M
$ 6.83
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
15
DSX
17.56%
343.72 M
$ 3.04
Greece
Industrials
Marine Shipping
16
17.28%
235.69 M
$ 4.66
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
17
17.2%
3.07 B
$ 33.97
United Kingdom
Energy
Oil & Gas Midstream
18
17.14%
231.58 M
$ 11.32
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Specialty
19
ORC
16.9%
437.62 M
$ 8.53
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
20
ECO
16.82%
974.52 M
$ 30.27
Greece
Industrials
Marine Shipping
21
ECC
16.7%
773.33 M
$ 10.05
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
22
PBR
16.63%
114.39 B
$ 17.7
Brazil
Energy
Oil & Gas Integrated
23
OPP
16.49%
187.79 M
$ 8.175
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
24
MED
16.27%
454.89 M
$ 41.75
United States
Consumer Cyclical
Personal Services
25
CIM
16.06%
1.05 B
$ 4.37
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
26
GGT
15.83%
155.81 M
$ 5.55
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
27
ARR
15.29%
931.57 M
$ 19.09
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
28
EIC
15.17%
172.11 M
$ 15.65
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
29
15.09%
6.65 B
$ 9.57
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
30
14.97%
174.11 M
$ 18.43
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
31
14.94%
179.82 M
$ 9.235
Singapore
Industrials
Marine Shipping
32
EFC
14.93%
922.45 M
$ 11.29
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
33
14.77%
308.00 M
$ 13.83
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
34
BDN
14.67%
720.40 M
$ 4.17
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Office
35
14.65%
398.03 M
$ 11.03
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
36
IGR
14.49%
697.05 M
$ 4.98
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
37
KF
14.4%
114.21 M
$ 23.17
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
38
14.26%
296.88 M
$ 5.53
China
Communication Services
Internet Content & Information
39
TWO
14.23%
1.32 B
$ 12.72
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
40
BRW
14.03%
308.34 M
$ 7.25
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
41
FSK
14.01%
5.27 B
$ 18.82
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
42
13.89%
666.13 M
$ 14.38
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
43
LND
13.87%
479.68 M
$ 4.78
Brazil
Consumer Defensive
Farm Products
44
13.81%
395.65 M
$ 7.27
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
45
NLY
13.81%
9.46 B
$ 18.91
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
46
BRY
13.8%
540.26 M
$ 7.14
United States
Energy
Oil & Gas E&P
47
13.79%
541.97 M
$ 6.96
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
48
13.79%
157.95 M
$ 7.29
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
49
13.73%
179.04 M
$ 3.08
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
50
NCV
13.55%
291.00 M
$ 3.22
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
51
NCZ
13.48%
216.17 M
$ 2.84
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
52
NHS
13.44%
209.54 M
$ 8.08
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
53
HIX
13.42%
302.52 M
$ 4.48
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
54
ABR
13.26%
2.50 B
$ 13.24
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
55
DMO
13.2%
129.77 M
$ 11.4
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
56
13.16%
563.09 M
$ 19.79
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
57
LX
13.11%
301.03 M
$ 1.83
China
Financial Services
Credit Services
58
AWP
13.08%
313.45 M
$ 3.67
United Kingdom
Financial Services
Asset Management
59
13.07%
109.12 M
$ 5.16
United States
Healthcare
Pharmaceutical Retailers
60
12.93%
58.35 B
$ 13.62
Brazil
Basic Materials
Other Industrial Metals & Mining
61
12.88%
2.26 B
$ 5.65
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
62
ARI
12.88%
1.55 B
$ 10.91
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
63
MFA
12.87%
1.11 B
$ 10.84
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
64
DX
12.83%
695.30 M
$ 12.19
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
65
12.7%
3.44 B
$ 19.79
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
66
12.55%
254.15 M
$ 10.18
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
67
FAX
12.45%
663.83 M
$ 2.68
Singapore
Financial Services
Asset Management
68
LU
12.45%
3.37 B
$ 3.05
China
Financial Services
Credit Services
69
VVR
12.37%
638.14 M
$ 4.17
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
70
SAR
12.36%
324.00 M
$ 23.73
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
71
SCM
12.34%
315.32 M
$ 13.07
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
72
12.33%
444.18 M
$ 6.81
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
73
WHF
12.32%
291.70 M
$ 12.55
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
74
GHY
12.23%
473.90 M
$ 11.58
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
75
12.23%
650.46 M
$ 11.26
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
76
12.21%
1.03 B
$ 6.49
Argentina
Basic Materials
Building Materials
77
LFT
12.17%
120.65 M
$ 2.31
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
78
12.16%
2.01 B
$ 3.36
Luxembourg
Consumer Cyclical
Packaging & Containers
79
12.1%
4.14 B
$ 2.91
Chile
Utilities
Utilities - Regulated Electric
80
MVO
11.99%
125.69 M
$ 10.93
United States
Energy
Oil & Gas E&P
81
EHI
11.97%
159.98 M
$ 7.04
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
82
JQC
11.89%
747.21 M
$ 5.51
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
83
OFS
11.89%
155.28 M
$ 11.59
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
84
RC
11.87%
1.55 B
$ 8.93
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
85
RA
11.85%
714.84 M
$ 12.89
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
86
FTF
11.82%
252.13 M
$ 6.24
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
87
11.8%
881.30 M
$ 6.78
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
88
AFT
11.78%
219.43 M
$ 14.09
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
89
IAF
11.78%
106.65 M
$ 4.09
Australia
Financial Services
Asset Management
90
11.75%
293.64 M
$ 16.15
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
91
11.71%
1.71 B
$ 15.57
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
92
11.7%
176.89 M
$ 3.9
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
93
GLO
11.67%
212.62 M
$ 4.96
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
94
PMT
11.59%
1.20 B
$ 13.81
United States
Real Estate
REIT - Mortgage
95
PFL
11.57%
328.38 M
$ 8.45
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
96
EVF
11.55%
100.39 M
$ 6.36
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
97
PHD
11.54%
119.42 M
$ 9.65
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
98
FCT
11.51%
263.47 M
$ 10.14
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
99
GLQ
11.45%
119.07 M
$ 6.32
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
100
NRO
11.41%
156.60 M
$ 3.3
United States
Financial Services
Asset Management
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.