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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
- - on 1/29/15 on 1/29/15 on 1/29/15 on 1/29/15 on 1/29/15 on 1/29/15
WHX Whiting USA Trust I 0.40 2.04 510.0% -2.4% -79.1% -93.3%
LPHI Life Partners 0.21 0.20 95.2% 6.2% -70.4% -92.0%
CETV Central European Media Enterprises 2.76 2.60 94.2% 5.3% -8.9% -6.8%
GNI Great Northern Iron Ore Properties 10.90 8.00 73.4% 1.7% -34.6% -49.8%
PRSC Providence Service 39.81 21.31 53.5% 1.6% 5.8% 49.8%
SDRL SeaDrill 10.30 4.00 38.8% 1.2% -13.5% -71.4%
SDR Sandridge Mississippian Trust II 4.26 1.61 37.8% -1.2% 7.8% -55.9%
PER SandRidge Permian Trust 6.98 2.62 37.5% 1.0% 14.2% -47.1%
NKA Niska Gas Storage Partners 3.79 1.40 36.9% -5.7% 10.8% -75.3%
WHZ Whiting USA Trust II 7.32 2.57 35.1% 3.5% 28.4% -46.0%
PWE Penn West Petroleum 1.44 0.48 33.3% -1.4% -31.1% -80.2%
LRE LRR Energy 6.12 1.99 32.5% 0.5% -10.5% -62.9%
CHKR Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 6.30 2.03 32.2% 1.3% 23.5% -45.5%
SFUN SouFun 6.41 2.00 31.2% -3.0% -12.4% -60.2%
CLV Cliffs Natural Resources 6.11 1.75 28.6% -5.9% -2.2% -68.9%
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust I 3.53 0.99 28.0% -1.1% 5.7% -65.3%
ALDW Alon USA Partners 15.31 4.08 26.6% 6.8% 20.0% 2.8%
LGCY Legacy Reserves 9.52 2.44 25.6% -6.3% -15.6% -64.6%
ECT ECA Marcellus Trust I 3.22 0.81 25.2% -1.2% 3.2% -64.5%
ARP Atlas Resource Partners 9.66 2.36 24.4% 2.9% -8.0% -54.5%
PVG Pretium Resources 6.39 1.56 24.4% -3.6% 23.6% 3.6%
EVEP EV Energy Partners 13.47 3.10 23.0% 0.8% -34.0% -62.8%
CGA China Green Agriculture 1.75 0.40 22.9% 3.6% 15.9% -49.4%
INTX Intersections 3.56 0.80 22.5% 0.3% -9.4% -53.5%
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital 13.71 2.80 20.4% -0.2% -8.3% -7.0%
RIG Transocean 15.75 3.00 19.0% -4.5% -16.2% -64.1%
CTCM CTC Media 3.74 0.70 18.7% 1.9% -23.0% -67.5%
NTI Northern Tier Energy 21.53 4.00 18.6% 0.6% -3.8% -14.6%
HLSS Home Loan Servicing Solutions 12.29 2.16 17.6% -1.4% -38.4% -41.5%
PT Portugal Telecom, SGPS 0.81 0.14 17.3% -1.2% -27.7% -81.8%
VNR Vanguard Natural Resources 14.59 2.52 17.3% -0.4% -7.8% -51.8%
MVO MV Oil Trust 14.53 2.44 16.8% -1.6% -2.7% -38.0%
EXXI Energy XXI 2.86 0.48 16.8% 0.0% -13.6% -87.9%
RSO Resource Capital 4.86 0.80 16.5% 1.3% -5.1% -16.8%
SDLP Seadrill Partners 13.79 2.21 16.0% -1.6% -6.6% -54.5%
CIG Companhia Energ 4.75 0.76 16.0% 4.2% -5.6% -14.4%
TICC TICC Capital 7.28 1.16 15.9% -1.2% -2.3% -28.2%
PGH Pengrowth Energy 2.52 0.40 15.9% -3.4% -19.2% -61.0%
NMM Navios Maritime Partners 11.40 1.77 15.5% -4.9% 10.4% -38.2%
BBEP Breitburn Energy Partners 6.45 1.00 15.5% 3.9% -4.6% -68.2%
JMI JAVELIN Mortgage Investment 9.31 1.44 15.5% -0.9% -14.4% -34.1%
NRP Natural Resource Partners 9.30 1.40 15.1% 2.9% -1.1% -39.1%
KCAP KCAP Financial 6.69 1.00 14.9% 0.8% -3.7% -15.6%
CET Central Securities 20.88 3.10 14.8% 0.0% -6.4% -2.3%
MSB Mesabi Trust 17.35 2.56 14.8% 0.8% -2.4% -16.4%
EFC Ellington Financial 20.99 3.08 14.7% 0.0% 4.6% -10.7%
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT 3.36 0.48 14.3% -0.6% -10.2% -17.8%
EC Ecopetrol 16.26 2.31 14.2% -2.7% -6.0% -52.1%
BPT BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust 76.87 10.75 14.0% 3.4% 15.0% -0.4%
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment 18.79 2.60 13.8% 0.2% -2.5% -0.9%
Summary Table Price Dividend Yield 1d Chg 1m Chg 12m Chg
Average of all highest dividend paying stocks - - 36.3% 0.0% -7.4% -42.8%
Dow Jones Industrial Average - - - 1.3% -3.4% 10.7%



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