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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
43.01%
$ 0.10
02/21/2024
02/28/2024
305.51 M
$ 2.79
United States of America
Air Transportation, Scheduled
2
BMA
38.20%
$ 1.74
07/21/2024
07/28/2024
3.50 B
$ 54.81
United States of America
3
MED
35.41%
$ 1.65
09/17/2023
11/06/2023
203.87 M
$ 18.64
United States of America
Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products
4
EC
27.74%
$ 0.75
06/24/2024
07/02/2024
22.22 B
$ 10.81
United States of America
5
25.33%
$ 1.00
06/09/2024
06/27/2024
2.08 B
$ 15.79
United States of America
6
IEP
23.26%
$ 1.00
05/16/2024
06/24/2024
7.76 B
$ 17.2
United States of America
Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
7
20.49%
$ 0.30
07/14/2024
07/30/2024
1.78 B
$ 17.51
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
18.33%
$ 0.40
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
330.39 M
$ 8.73
United States of America
10
ACP
17.88%
$ 0.10
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
349.66 M
$ 6.71
United States of America
11
MVO
17.85%
$ 0.41
07/14/2024
07/24/2024
105.69 M
$ 9.19
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
12
WF
17.64%
$ 1.42
03/27/2024
04/15/2024
7.95 B
$ 32.11
United States of America
13
17.60%
$ 0.11
07/18/2024
07/30/2024
115.81 M
$ 7.16
United States of America
14
GGT
17.27%
$ 0.22
06/12/2024
06/20/2024
146.27 M
$ 5.095
United States of America
15
IVR
17.15%
$ 0.40
07/04/2024
07/25/2024
455.54 M
$ 9.33
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
16
ORC
16.98%
$ 0.12
07/30/2024
08/28/2024
566.88 M
$ 8.48
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
17
ECC
16.94%
$ 0.14
09/09/2024
09/29/2024
846.19 M
$ 9.92
United States of America
18
CLM
16.90%
$ 0.11
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
1.79 B
$ 7.71
United States of America
19
NXG
16.40%
$ 0.54
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
102.82 M
$ 39.52
United States of America
20
16.37%
$ 1.36
04/14/2024
04/23/2024
3.10 B
$ 33.23
United States of America
21
16.26%
$ 0.15
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
886.55 M
$ 3.69
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
22
16.18%
$ 0.34
05/21/2024
06/02/2024
3.88 B
$ 7.64
United States of America
23
CRF
16.08%
$ 0.10
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
854.18 M
$ 7.74
United States of America
24
15.79%
$ 0.15
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
114.08 M
$ 3.8
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
25
15.42%
$ 0.11
08/19/2024
08/29/2024
100.75 M
$ 8.1725
United States of America
26
OFS
15.37%
$ 0.34
06/17/2024
06/27/2024
118.57 M
$ 8.85
United States of America
27
MNR
15.34%
$ 0.75
05/23/2024
06/09/2024
1.86 B
$ 19.56
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
14.78%
$ 3.80
04/04/2024
04/14/2024
1.36 B
$ 25.71
United States of America
30
14.72%
$ 1.06
07/02/2024
07/31/2024
475.02 M
$ 7.22
United States of America
31
14.66%
$ 0.51
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
717.01 M
$ 13.92
United States of America
32
14.51%
$ 0.09
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
387.19 M
$ 7.03
United States of America
33
14.15%
$ 0.69
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
181.47 M
$ 19.5
United States of America
34
14.09%
$ 0.12
07/30/2024
08/08/2024
7.43 B
$ 10.22
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
35
BRW
13.93%
$ 0.09
07/08/2024
07/30/2024
311.32 M
$ 7.32
United States of America
36
13.91%
$ 0.04
09/15/2024
09/29/2024
189.37 M
$ 3.02
United States of America
37
OPP
13.90%
$ 0.10
09/12/2024
09/29/2024
198.93 M
$ 8.66
United States of America
38
13.75%
$ 0.41
05/30/2024
06/09/2024
648.73 M
$ 12.08
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
EDF
13.70%
$ 0.06
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
152.54 M
$ 5.255
United States of America
41
13.69%
$ 0.08
07/30/2024
08/25/2024
141.14 M
$ 7.01
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
42
ARR
13.65%
$ 0.24
07/14/2024
07/29/2024
1.10 B
$ 21.1
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
43
13.63%
$ 0.50
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
259.94 M
$ 14.67
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
44
LND
13.58%
$ 0.65
10/24/2023
12/03/2023
480.15 M
$ 4.82
United States of America
45
NHS
13.58%
$ 0.09
07/14/2024
07/30/2024
207.45 M
$ 7.9997
United States of America
46
AWP
13.52%
$ 0.04
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
303.20 M
$ 3.55
United States of America
47
SVC
13.49%
$ 0.20
07/21/2024
08/14/2024
982.96 M
$ 5.93
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
48
13.43%
$ 0.08
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
466.36 M
$ 7.15
United States of America
49
13.42%
$ 0.25
06/16/2024
06/27/2024
161.41 M
$ 7.45
United States of America
50
NEP
13.36%
$ 0.89
05/05/2024
05/14/2024
2.66 B
$ 26.73
United States of America
Electric Services
51
13.35%
$ 5.25
06/23/2024
06/27/2024
732.45 B
$ 157.35
United States of America
Semiconductors & Related Devices
52
HIX
13.18%
$ 0.05
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
301.63 M
$ 4.46
United States of America
53
TWO
13.16%
$ 0.45
07/04/2024
07/28/2024
1.42 B
$ 13.68
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
54
13.15%
$ 0.17
06/09/2024
06/23/2024
106.27 M
$ 5.17
United States of America
Retail-women's Clothing Stores
55
13.14%
$ 0.25
06/27/2024
07/15/2024
414.80 M
$ 7.61
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
56
13.12%
$ 0.35
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
111.50 M
$ 10.67
United States of America
57
ABR
13.12%
$ 0.43
05/15/2024
05/30/2024
2.47 B
$ 13.11
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
58
13.11%
$ 0.06
08/27/2024
09/18/2024
2.29 B
$ 5.49
United States of America
59
GNL
13.00%
$ 0.28
07/10/2024
07/15/2024
1.95 B
$ 8.46
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
60
BDN
12.99%
$ 0.15
07/02/2024
07/17/2024
795.89 M
$ 4.62
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
61
NLY
12.95%
$ 0.65
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
10.04 B
$ 20.07
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
62
IIF
12.91%
$ 3.14
12/13/2023
01/11/2024
241.68 M
$ 24.297
United States of America
63
JRI
12.90%
$ 0.13
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
340.52 M
$ 12.42
United States of America
64
SAR
12.84%
$ 0.74
06/12/2024
06/26/2024
315.90 M
$ 23.06
United States of America
65
NAT
12.83%
$ 0.12
06/27/2024
07/17/2024
780.90 M
$ 3.74
United States of America
66
ARI
12.83%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
1.55 B
$ 10.91
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
67
RC
12.82%
$ 0.30
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.58 B
$ 9.36
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
68
FAX
12.79%
$ 0.03
04/21/2024
04/29/2024
639.06 M
$ 2.58
United States of America
69
12.78%
$ 0.12
07/14/2024
07/31/2024
321.19 M
$ 11.17
United States of America
70
WHF
12.78%
$ 0.39
06/17/2024
07/01/2024
280.08 M
$ 12.05
United States of America
71
DMO
12.75%
$ 0.13
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
139.33 M
$ 12.2399
United States of America
72
SRV
12.73%
$ 0.45
08/14/2024
08/29/2024
123.66 M
$ 42.43
United States of America
73
12.72%
$ 0.34
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
914.97 M
$ 10.69
United States of America
74
HQH
12.71%
$ 0.59
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
940.10 M
$ 18.57
United States of America
75
DX
12.65%
$ 0.13
07/22/2024
07/31/2024
921.15 M
$ 12.33
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
76
12.62%
$ 0.08
09/22/2024
09/29/2024
175.99 M
$ 7.7
United States of America
77
12.60%
$ 0.75
06/05/2024
06/19/2024
2.72 B
$ 23.81
United States of America
78
12.59%
$ 0.62
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
3.42 B
$ 19.7
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
79
HQL
12.55%
$ 0.48
05/21/2024
06/27/2024
418.46 M
$ 15.3
United States of America
80
IGR
12.54%
$ 0.06
09/19/2024
09/29/2024
803.42 M
$ 5.74
United States of America
81
NCZ
12.50%
$ 0.03
08/11/2024
08/28/2024
219.21 M
$ 2.88
United States of America
82
MPW
12.50%
$ 0.15
06/09/2024
07/08/2024
2.88 B
$ 4.8
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
83
RIV
12.46%
$ 0.13
09/12/2024
09/29/2024
266.23 M
$ 12.41
United States of America
84
12.45%
$ 0.55
06/13/2024
06/27/2024
1.44 B
$ 17.67
United States of America
85
12.43%
$ 0.20
07/23/2024
07/30/2024
486.74 M
$ 19.31
United States of America
86
LFT
12.40%
$ 0.08
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
134.82 M
$ 2.58
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
87
TXO
12.38%
$ 0.65
05/16/2024
05/28/2024
806.68 M
$ 21
United States of America
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
88
12.35%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/14/2024
846.52 M
$ 6.48
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
89
TX
12.34%
$ 2.20
05/01/2024
05/12/2024
7.00 B
$ 35.66
United States of America
90
MFA
12.29%
$ 0.35
06/27/2024
07/30/2024
1.16 B
$ 11.39
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
91
12.26%
$ 0.08
07/28/2024
08/05/2024
123.83 M
$ 2.61
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
92
VVR
12.17%
$ 0.04
07/15/2024
07/30/2024
649.80 M
$ 4.24
United States of America
93
PFL
12.12%
$ 0.08
04/09/2024
04/30/2024
313.23 M
$ 8.06
United States of America
94
JQC
12.09%
$ 0.05
04/11/2024
04/30/2024
726.87 M
$ 5.36
United States of America
95
12.05%
$ 0.20
06/27/2024
07/28/2024
605.75 M
$ 6.64
United States of America
Real Estate Investment Trusts
96
EFC
11.98%
$ 0.13
07/30/2024
08/25/2024
1.11 B
$ 13.02
United States of America
Real Estate
97
WDI
11.98%
$ 0.15
08/22/2024
09/02/2024
770.61 M
$ 14.88
United States of America
98
VOD
11.94%
$ 0.49
11/21/2023
02/01/2024
22.18 B
$ 8.19
United States of America
99
TK
11.92%
$ 0.25
05/19/2024
05/30/2024
766.70 M
$ 8.39
United States of America
100
11.90%
$ 0.45
06/27/2024
07/25/2024
1.70 B
$ 15.12
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.