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Highest Dividend Paying Stocks  


Dividend Yield Definition: Dividend yield (sometimes referred to as the dividend yield ratio) is simply the annual dividend per share divided by the stock price. While the annual dividend per share could be calculated by summing the most recent four quarters of regular dividend payments, investors usually calculate the dividend yield using the most recent quarterly dividend payment and multiply that by four to get what is referred to as the forward annual dividend. For example, if General Electric (GE) paid out $0.17 per share during the most recent quarter, the forward annual dividend would be $0.68 ($0.17 times four). If General Electric's stock price was $19.42, it's dividend yield would be 3.5% ($0.68 divided by $19.42). Generally speaking, the dividend yield is used as a valuation measure with a stock having a low dividend yield relative to its peers being overvalued and a stock having a high dividend yield relative to its peers being considered undervalued. For example, a relatively high dividend yield is required to be included as one of the Dogs of the Dow.

Highest Dividend Paying Stocks Table Decription: The following table lists the 50 highest dividend paying stocks (available on major US stock exchanges). The table includes: company ticker symbol, company name, stock price, most recent dividend payment, and dividend yield as well as the stock's one-day, one-month, and 12-month percent change. For summary statistics of these 50 highest dividend paying stocks as well as how they compare to the Dow, simply scroll down to view the summary table. This table is updated every day after the close.


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Symbol Company Price Dividend Yield 1d Chg 1m Chg 12m Chg
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TWGP Tower Group 1.92 0.66 34.4% 6.7% -4.5% -91.1%
WHX Whiting USA Trust I 2.33 1.87 80.3% 3.6% 14.8% -51.3%
OIBR Oi 0.73 0.24 33.1% 2.3% -21.4% -62.8%
TEU Box Ships 1.49 0.24 16.1% 1.4% -5.1% -64.0%
PRSC Providence Service 39.38 21.31 54.1% 1.3% 5.4% 41.9%
BSMX Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. 13.31 3.81 28.6% 1.2% 0.5% -8.3%
RNO Rhino Resource Partners 14.33 1.78 12.4% 1.2% 3.9% 3.5%
CLV Cliffs Natural Resources 15.18 1.75 11.5% 0.8% 8.3% -18.5%
ECT ECA Marcellus Trust I 7.15 1.34 18.7% 0.7% -2.1% -28.6%
CVRR CVR Refining 26.27 3.92 14.9% 0.6% -3.5% -3.1%
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust 7.70 1.08 14.0% 0.5% -5.2% 18.8%
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital 17.37 2.00 11.5% 0.5% -2.1% 3.4%
NTLS NTELOS 13.24 1.68 12.7% 0.5% 8.4% -29.9%
CYS CYS Investments 9.13 1.28 14.0% 0.4% 3.4% 5.4%
PSEC Prospect Capital 10.90 1.33 12.2% 0.4% 4.4% -1.8%
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment 19.92 2.60 13.1% 0.3% -2.4% 5.4%
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust I 6.68 1.71 25.6% 0.3% 4.2% -52.1%
SDR Sandridge Mississippian Trust II 8.40 2.24 26.7% 0.2% 5.5% -39.3%
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT 4.25 0.60 14.1% 0.2% -0.7% -7.2%
TICC TICC Capital 9.67 1.16 12.0% 0.2% 1.4% -4.3%
MSB Mesabi Trust 19.48 2.28 11.7% 0.2% -0.9% 6.7%
WHZ Whiting USA Trust II 13.07 2.68 20.5% 0.2% 7.2% -1.1%
KCAP KCAP Financial 7.98 1.00 12.5% 0.1% -2.1% -26.6%
JE Just Energy 5.50 0.77 14.0% 0.0% -4.2% -28.4%
CHKR Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 11.13 2.58 23.2% -0.1% 2.1% -31.3%
RSO Resource Capital 5.56 0.80 14.4% -0.2% -4.0% -15.1%
EARN Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT 16.64 2.20 13.2% -0.2% -3.5% 5.9%
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital 13.79 2.68 19.4% -0.2% -8.1% -18.1%
JMI JAVELIN Mortgage Investment 13.36 1.80 13.5% -0.2% -1.5% -1.6%
INTX Intersections 3.81 0.80 21.0% -0.3% -11.7% -58.6%
BPT BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust 93.05 12.04 12.9% -0.3% -3.6% 2.2%
MVO MV Oil Trust 26.77 3.52 13.1% -0.3% -3.3% -4.0%
OAKS Five Oaks Investment 11.22 1.50 13.4% -0.4% -0.8% -8.9%
AI Arlington Asset Investment 26.75 3.50 13.1% -0.4% -4.3% 1.1%
CETV Central European Media Enterprises 2.45 2.60 106.1% -0.4% -9.3% -33.8%
NPD China Nepstar Chain Drugstore 2.34 0.30 12.8% -0.4% -3.3% 51.9%
PER SandRidge Permian Trust 12.71 2.43 19.1% -0.5% 2.0% -20.4%
VOC VOC Energy Trust 16.29 2.08 12.8% -0.5% 3.3% 15.1%
EFC Ellington Financial 23.86 3.08 12.9% -0.6% -0.3% 3.4%
OIBR-C Oi 0.72 0.24 33.3% -0.7% -27.0% -65.9%
BCOM B Communications  18.35 3.88 21.1% -1.1% -5.8% 62.8%
EROC Eagle Rock Energy Partners 4.86 0.60 12.3% -1.2% -3.8% -33.3%
NTI Northern Tier Energy 24.80 3.08 12.4% -1.3% -11.8% -1.5%
ALDW Alon USA Partners 17.39 2.76 15.9% -1.6% -10.6% -15.2%
MX MagnaChip Semiconductor 14.21 1.87 13.2% -1.8% 4.0% -25.8%
PVG Pretium Resources 7.17 1.56 21.8% -1.9% -10.7% -18.6%
GNI Great Northern Iron Ore Properties 19.34 10.00 51.7% -5.0% -22.1% -73.5%
HMG HMG/Courtland Properties 13.65 4.00 29.3% -5.1% -4.2% -25.8%
MTR Mesa Royalty Trust 25.88 3.30 12.8% -6.4% -27.1% 19.0%
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust 10.05 1.47 14.6% -10.3% -21.9% -43.1%
Summary Table Price Dividend Yield 1d Chg 1m Chg 12m Chg
Average of all highest dividend paying stocks - - 21.6% -0.4% -3.5% -15.3%
Dow Jones Industrial Average - - - -0.2% 0.9% 9.8%



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