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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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ALDW Alon USA Partners 18.01 2.80 15.5% 1.5% 7.8% 29.1%
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment 18.33 2.60 14.2% -0.3% -3.0% -9.4%
APO Apollo Global Management 23.20 3.44 14.8% 0.0% -9.7% -27.3%
AI Arlington Asset Investment 25.08 3.50 14.0% -0.8% -7.0% -5.1%
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT 3.19 0.48 15.0% 0.3% 1.6% -26.0%
ATLS Atlas Energy 8.89 2.08 23.4% -2.0% -70.6% -79.0%
BPT BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust 66.41 10.75 16.2% -0.1% -15.9% -17.2%
CG Carlyle 25.93 6.44 24.8% -0.3% -3.9% -27.0%
CETV Central European Media Enterprises 2.82 2.60 92.2% -1.1% 1.4% -32.9%
CET Central Securities 22.18 3.10 14.0% -0.1% 3.7% 1.8%
CHKR Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 6.83 1.80 26.4% 2.7% -2.4% -39.9%
CGA China Green Agriculture 1.97 0.40 20.3% -1.5% 8.2% -31.6%
CLV Cliffs Natural Resources 6.99 1.75 25.0% 1.0% 5.3% -64.7%
CIG Companhia Energ 4.23 0.76 18.0% -2.8% -7.0% -25.8%
CTCM CTC Media 4.14 0.70 16.9% -4.6% 8.1% -57.3%
CYS CYS Investments 9.05 1.20 13.3% -0.4% 3.9% 2.1%
ECT ECA Marcellus Trust I 4.22 0.72 17.1% -0.2% 19.2% -52.7%
EC Ecopetrol 14.78 2.31 15.6% -6.1% -25.4% -56.1%
EARN Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT 16.60 2.20 13.3% -0.5% 1.4% -2.1%
OAKS Five Oaks Investment 11.09 1.50 13.5% 0.1% 1.2% -1.9%
GNI Great Northern Iron Ore Properties 7.69 8.00 104.0% -0.8% -32.0% -62.7%
INTX Intersections 3.75 0.80 21.3% -0.3% 6.5% -38.7%
JMI JAVELIN Mortgage Investment 8.93 1.44 16.1% 0.1% 0.6% -39.0%
LGCY Legacy Reserves 11.92 2.44 20.5% 8.4% 0.2% -55.0%
LPHI Life Partners 0.22 0.20 90.9% -5.6% 0.0% -90.8%
LRE LRR Energy 8.16 1.99 24.4% 2.1% 15.3% -52.3%
MX MagnaChip Semiconductor 5.69 1.87 32.9% -2.1% -62.5% -61.9%
MRCY Mercury Systems 17.05 2.47 14.5% -0.4% 6.9% 53.8%
MSB Mesabi Trust 17.35 2.56 14.8% 0.1% 0.5% -19.5%
MVO MV Oil Trust 15.54 2.44 15.7% -0.4% -3.5% -35.8%
NRP Natural Resource Partners 7.86 1.40 17.8% 1.0% -10.6% -47.9%
NMM Navios Maritime Partners 12.85 1.77 13.8% 1.2% -7.5% -25.7%
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust 7.85 1.08 13.8% -0.1% 3.2% 0.9%
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management 12.59 1.88 14.9% 0.9% 5.2% -9.0%
PWE Penn West Petroleum 1.93 0.48 24.9% 0.0% -8.5% -76.2%
PT Portugal Telecom, SGPS 0.77 0.14 18.1% 3.0% -6.8% -82.0%
PVG Pretium Resources 5.80 1.56 26.9% -2.5% -10.6% -5.8%
PRSC Providence Service 45.29 21.31 47.1% -1.7% 13.1% 61.3%
PZN Pzena Investment Management 8.50 1.28 15.1% 0.1% 1.2% -26.2%
RSO Resource Capital 4.98 0.80 16.1% -0.4% 1.4% -14.7%
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust I 3.81 1.22 32.0% -1.8% -5.7% -52.4%
SDR Sandridge Mississippian Trust II 4.58 1.50 32.8% -1.1% -8.8% -46.2%
PER SandRidge Permian Trust 7.20 2.62 36.4% -1.0% -8.9% -44.2%
SDRL SeaDrill 11.11 4.00 36.0% 1.1% -13.3% -69.7%
SDLP Seadrill Partners 15.13 2.27 15.0% 1.2% 0.7% -51.1%
VIV Telefonica Brasil 17.83 3.71 20.8% -1.4% -7.4% -3.5%
TICC TICC Capital 7.44 1.16 15.6% 1.4% -0.9% -28.5%
RIG Transocean 16.51 3.00 18.2% 0.2% -10.3% -60.4%
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital 15.11 2.80 18.5% -0.6% 10.7% -8.8%
WHZ Whiting USA Trust II 5.98 1.31 21.9% 2.7% -28.0% -53.6%
Summary Table Price Dividend Yield 1d Chg 1m Chg 12m Chg
Average of all highest dividend paying stocks - - 24.7% -0.2% -4.9% -31.4%
Dow Jones Industrial Average - - - -0.5% 3.0% 12.6%



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