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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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ALDW Alon USA Partners 12.03 4.08 33.9% -4.4% -32.3% -29.7%
ARP Atlas Resource Partners 10.62 2.36 22.2% -8.3% -37.7% -46.7%
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT 3.78 0.60 15.9% 0.8% -3.8% 1.1%
BBEP Breitburn Energy Partners 7.31 2.08 28.5% -6.5% -53.1% -63.5%
CET Central Securities 22.09 3.10 14.0% 0.4% 1.1% 4.1%
CETV Central European Media Enterprises 2.93 2.60 88.7% 0.0% 11.4% -10.1%
CGA China Green Agriculture 1.65 0.40 24.2% 6.5% -20.7% -56.0%
CHKR Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 5.40 2.03 37.6% -3.4% -41.0% -47.6%
CIG Companhia Energ 4.81 0.76 15.8% 3.9% -10.3% -16.6%
CLV Cliffs Natural Resources 5.67 1.75 30.9% -6.4% -40.2% -73.8%
CTCM CTC Media 4.85 0.70 14.4% 0.6% -22.3% -62.4%
ECT ECA Marcellus Trust I 3.29 0.81 24.6% -6.8% -30.1% -55.1%
EFC Ellington Financial 20.87 3.08 14.8% 1.5% -5.9% -7.8%
EXXI Energy XXI 3.32 0.48 14.5% -3.2% -55.0% -87.7%
GNI Great Northern Iron Ore Properties 20.15 10.40 51.6% -10.8% -11.7% -72.5%
INTX Intersections 3.87 0.80 20.7% 0.3% -0.8% -52.8%
JMI JAVELIN Mortgage Investment 11.53 1.80 15.6% -0.3% -8.0% -10.6%
LGCY Legacy Reserves 12.43 2.44 19.6% -6.4% -40.2% -54.2%
LINE Linn Energy 11.40 2.90 25.4% -6.9% -51.6% -62.6%
LNCO Linn Co 11.15 2.90 26.0% -6.5% -48.1% -62.4%
LPHI Life Partners 0.74 0.20 27.0% 1.4% -37.8% -55.2%
LRE LRR Energy 7.38 1.99 27.0% -1.5% -49.0% -55.8%
MCEP Mid-Con Energy Partners 6.13 2.06 33.6% -5.8% -60.6% -72.7%
MEMP Memorial Production Partners 14.18 2.20 15.5% -1.6% -13.1% -32.5%
MSB Mesabi Trust 16.59 3.52 21.2% -2.4% -8.0% -24.8%
MVO MV Oil Trust 15.21 3.58 23.5% -7.3% -30.7% -38.4%
NCT Newcastle Investment 4.70 2.40 51.1% -1.5% -1.3% -85.8%
NKA Niska Gas Storage Partners 3.72 1.40 37.6% -1.8% -41.1% -76.0%
NMM Navios Maritime Partners 11.21 1.77 15.8% -5.0% -16.3% -41.6%
NPD China Nepstar Chain Drugstore 1.40 0.30 21.4% -1.4% -21.8% -31.4%
NRP Natural Resource Partners 9.78 1.40 14.3% -2.6% -27.2% -51.0%
NSLP New Source Energy Partners 7.61 2.34 30.7% -6.3% -53.7% -67.0%
NTI Northern Tier Energy 22.42 4.00 17.8% -1.5% -12.0% -10.2%
PER SandRidge Permian Trust 6.57 2.62 39.9% -6.0% -25.0% -44.5%
PRSC Providence Service 37.19 21.31 57.3% 1.9% 2.7% 41.4%
PVG Pretium Resources 5.07 1.56 30.8% -14.1% -17.2% -0.4%
PWE Penn West Petroleum 2.17 0.49 22.6% -6.9% -53.5% -74.5%
RIG Transocean 19.35 3.00 15.5% -1.8% -25.4% -58.8%
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust 5.51 0.87 15.8% -5.0% -41.4% -56.9%
RSO Resource Capital 5.36 0.80 14.9% 0.6% 5.1% -12.3%
SDLP Seadrill Partners 14.60 2.21 15.1% -6.7% -32.6% -53.5%
SDR Sandridge Mississippian Trust II 4.37 1.61 36.8% -2.9% -15.1% -50.6%
SDRL SeaDrill 11.89 4.00 33.6% -5.6% -44.3% -69.7%
SFUN SouFun 6.95 2.00 28.8% -3.3% -22.7% -55.0%
TICC TICC Capital 7.45 1.16 15.6% -0.9% -14.2% -28.6%
VNR Vanguard Natural Resources 16.90 2.52 14.9% -7.6% -35.2% -41.2%
VOC VOC Energy Trust 5.73 1.48 25.8% -22.0% -35.8% -60.5%
WHX Whiting USA Trust I 1.80 2.04 113.3% 7.8% -15.5% -63.8%
WHZ Whiting USA Trust II 6.12 2.57 42.0% -5.7% -38.1% -51.5%
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital 15.58 2.80 18.0% 0.3% 2.4% -8.2%
Summary Table Price Dividend Yield 1d Chg 1m Chg 12m Chg
Average of all highest dividend paying stocks - - 28.3% -3.4% -25.6% -44.0%
Dow Jones Industrial Average - - - 0.9% 0.8% 10.7%



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