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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 ten highest dividend yielding Dow stocks that make up the Dogs of the Dow.

Highest Dividend Paying Stocks Table Description: The following table lists the 50 highest dividend paying stocks (available on major US stock exchanges). The table includes and can be sorted on: 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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FXCM FXCM 1.63 0.24 14.7% 33.6% -21.6% -87.6%
SDLP Seadrill Partners 15.18 2.27 15.0% 3.2% 16.5% -51.1%
PER SandRidge Permian Trust 7.49 2.56 34.2% 1.5% -7.8% -37.9%
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust I 4.46 1.32 29.6% 1.4% -5.5% -28.3%
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Common 23.63 4.18 17.7% 0.6% 2.3% 5.7%
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Common 22.50 4.60 20.4% 0.5% 3.2% -8.4%
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital 15.18 2.68 17.7% 0.5% 1.8% 7.7%
CFP Cornerstone Progressive Return Common 16.32 3.43 21.0% 0.4% 1.7% -13.4%
APO Apollo Global Management 21.80 3.44 15.8% 0.2% -1.0% -11.8%
TICC TICC Capital 7.05 1.08 15.3% 0.1% 2.8% -26.8%
EFC Ellington Financial 20.50 2.60 12.7% 0.0% 1.2% -16.8%
PFL PIMCO Income Strategy Fund Common 11.20 1.69 15.1% -0.1% -1.8% -7.8%
BLW BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust 16.11 2.36 14.6% -0.1% -0.6% -7.6%
HYT BlackRock Corporate High Yield Fund VI 11.20 1.70 15.2% -0.3% -2.1% -8.0%
EARN Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT 15.90 2.20 13.8% -0.4% -4.3% -7.8%
CIM Chimera Investment 14.28 1.92 13.4% -0.4% -8.2% -8.2%
ECF Ellsworth Fund 9.06 1.25 13.8% -0.4% -0.4% 5.5%
MEMP Memorial Production Partners 14.89 2.20 14.8% -0.7% -13.8% -32.9%
PSEC Prospect Capital 8.03 1.00 12.5% -0.7% -6.2% -20.5%
PHK PIMCO High Income Fund Common 11.30 1.40 12.4% -0.7% -4.9% -13.3%
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust 7.85 1.08 13.8% -0.8% -0.5% 0.0%
PMT PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust 18.12 2.44 13.5% -0.8% -15.0% -14.3%
KCAP KCAP Financial 6.15 0.84 13.7% -0.8% -0.3% -24.4%
UAN CVR Partners 14.19 1.80 12.7% -0.8% 3.4% -26.8%
CYS CYS Investments 8.91 1.20 13.5% -0.9% -2.6% -1.4%
CLV Cliffs Natural Resources 5.42 1.75 32.3% -0.9% -8.3% -70.2%
ARP Atlas Resource Partners 7.44 1.30 17.5% -0.9% -19.1% -62.4%
EVEP EV Energy Partners 14.64 2.00 13.7% -0.9% -16.0% -58.7%
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT 2.99 0.48 16.1% -1.0% -5.4% -30.1%
JMI JAVELIN Mortgage Investment 7.38 1.08 14.6% -1.1% -6.9% -45.2%
MXE Mexico Equity & Income Common 12.46 1.62 13.0% -1.1% -1.0% -19.8%
CET Central Securities 21.82 3.10 14.2% -1.1% -0.5% -1.8%
RSO Resource Capital 4.18 0.64 15.3% -1.2% -7.1% -27.3%
AI Arlington Asset Investment 20.71 3.50 16.9% -1.2% -12.3% -24.2%
NSLP New Source Energy Partners 5.06 0.80 15.8% -1.4% -2.7% -78.4%
ALDW Alon USA Partners 21.53 2.84 13.2% -1.4% 6.3% 19.2%
ECT ECA Marcellus Trust I 3.48 0.72 20.7% -1.4% -14.3% -51.1%
NMM Navios Maritime Partners 10.71 1.77 16.5% -1.5% -17.9% -42.3%
RESI Altisource Residential 17.89 2.20 12.3% -1.5% -6.8% -33.0%
NCZ AllianzGI Convertible & Inc II Common 7.86 1.02 13.0% -1.5% -6.3% -20.2%
NTI Northern Tier Energy 23.97 4.32 18.0% -1.8% -8.7% -10.8%
CTCM CTC Media 3.41 0.70 20.5% -2.0% -19.6% -66.1%
CHKR Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 7.28 1.80 24.7% -2.2% -12.5% -30.2%
TKC Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS 11.36 1.71 15.1% -2.7% 1.6% -25.2%
CVRR CVR Refining 19.32 3.04 15.7% -3.1% -11.4% -25.7%
OAKS Five Oaks Investment 9.71 1.50 15.4% -3.6% -10.8% -18.9%
WIN Windstream 7.96 1.58 19.8% -3.7% 1.7% -15.1%
MSB Mesabi Trust 14.20 2.56 18.0% -4.3% -7.1% -27.5%
WHZ Whiting USA Trust II 3.38 1.31 38.8% -6.4% -45.2% -74.1%
CLUB Town Sports 3.64 0.64 17.6% -7.1% -43.2% -38.8%
Summary Table Price Dividend Yield 1d Chg 1m Chg 12m Chg
Average of all highest dividend paying stocks - - 17.1% -0.4% -6.7% -26.3%
Dow Jones Industrial Average - - - -1.0% -0.2% 8.6%




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