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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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AI Arlington Asset Investment 25.08 3.50 14.0% -0.8% -7.0% -5.1%
ALDW Alon USA Partners 18.01 2.80 15.5% 1.5% 7.8% 29.1%
APO Apollo Global Management 23.20 3.44 14.8% 0.0% -9.7% -27.3%
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%
CET Central Securities 22.18 3.10 14.0% -0.1% 3.7% 1.8%
CETV Central European Media Enterprises 2.82 2.60 92.2% -1.1% 1.4% -32.9%
CG Carlyle 25.93 6.44 24.8% -0.3% -3.9% -27.0%
CGA China Green Agriculture 1.97 0.40 20.3% -1.5% 8.2% -31.6%
CHKR Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 6.83 1.80 26.4% 2.7% -2.4% -39.9%
CIG Companhia Energ 4.23 0.76 18.0% -2.8% -7.0% -25.8%
CLV Cliffs Natural Resources 6.99 1.75 25.0% 1.0% 5.3% -64.7%
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%
EARN Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT 16.60 2.20 13.3% -0.5% 1.4% -2.1%
EC Ecopetrol 14.78 2.31 15.6% -6.1% -25.4% -56.1%
ECT ECA Marcellus Trust I 4.22 0.72 17.1% -0.2% 19.2% -52.7%
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%
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%
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment 18.33 2.60 14.2% -0.3% -3.0% -9.4%
MVO MV Oil Trust 15.54 2.44 15.7% -0.4% -3.5% -35.8%
MX MagnaChip Semiconductor 5.69 1.87 32.9% -2.1% -62.5% -61.9%
NMM Navios Maritime Partners 12.85 1.77 13.8% 1.2% -7.5% -25.7%
NRP Natural Resource Partners 7.86 1.40 17.8% 1.0% -10.6% -47.9%
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust 7.85 1.08 13.8% -0.1% 3.2% 0.9%
OAKS Five Oaks Investment 11.09 1.50 13.5% 0.1% 1.2% -1.9%
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management 12.59 1.88 14.9% 0.9% 5.2% -9.0%
PER SandRidge Permian Trust 7.20 2.62 36.4% -1.0% -8.9% -44.2%
PRSC Providence Service 45.29 21.31 47.1% -1.7% 13.1% 61.3%
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%
PWE Penn West Petroleum 1.93 0.48 24.9% 0.0% -8.5% -76.2%
PZN Pzena Investment Management 8.50 1.28 15.1% 0.1% 1.2% -26.2%
RIG Transocean 16.51 3.00 18.2% 0.2% -10.3% -60.4%
RSO Resource Capital 4.98 0.80 16.1% -0.4% 1.4% -14.7%
SDLP Seadrill Partners 15.13 2.27 15.0% 1.2% 0.7% -51.1%
SDR Sandridge Mississippian Trust II 4.58 1.50 32.8% -1.1% -8.8% -46.2%
SDRL SeaDrill 11.11 4.00 36.0% 1.1% -13.3% -69.7%
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust I 3.81 1.22 32.0% -1.8% -5.7% -52.4%
TICC TICC Capital 7.44 1.16 15.6% 1.4% -0.9% -28.5%
VIV Telefonica Brasil 17.83 3.71 20.8% -1.4% -7.4% -3.5%
WHZ Whiting USA Trust II 5.98 1.31 21.9% 2.7% -28.0% -53.6%
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital 15.11 2.80 18.5% -0.6% 10.7% -8.8%
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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