Financial Sector Stocks

Finance companies engage in the management and investment of money to most efficiently allocate capital. These companies have a wide variety of different structures, such as consumer-facing retail banks, insurance companies, real estate developers, REITs and closed-end funds. Finance company dividend yields vary widely, but many financial companies, such as REITs, are required to pay out the large majority of their earnings. As a result, financial companies on average offer dividend yields that are much higher than the wider market.

3.51%

Financial Sector Dividend Yield*

*Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group
Industry Company Count Industry Dividend Yield
Accident & Health Insurance 7 1.88%
Asset Management 52 4.41%
Closed-End Fund - Debt 326 5.00%
Closed-End Fund - Equity 107 7.72%
Closed-End Fund - Foreign 42 4.01%
Credit Services 24 2.42%
Diversified Investments 44 5.21%
Foreign Money Center Banks 22 3.43%
Foreign Regional Banks 22 1.89%
Insurance Brokers 12 2.17%
Investment Brokerage - National 21 2.98%
Investment Brokerage - Regional 12 3.41%
Life Insurance 24 2.26%
Money Center Banks 32 2.56%
Mortgage Investment 18 6.42%
Property & Casualty Insurance 75 1.88%
Property Management 25 3.07%
Real Estate Development 47 5.13%
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks 58 2.02%
Regional - Midwest Banks 51 1.98%
Regional - Northeast Banks 81 2.15%
Regional - Pacific Banks 43 2.23%
Regional - Southeast Banks 37 1.90%
Regional - Southwest Banks 24 1.87%
REIT - Diversified 48 6.51%
REIT - Healthcare Facilities 19 4.95%
REIT - Hotel Motel 22 4.78%
REIT - Industrial 18 3.96%
REIT - Office 29 3.57%
REIT - Residential 38 6.30%
REIT - Retail 44 3.98%
Savings & Loans 95 1.66%
Surety & Title Insurance 6 2.01%

Top 100 Financial Dividend Stocks

Stock Symbol Company Name DARS™ Rating (?) Dividend Yield Current Price Annual Dividend Ex- Div Date Pay Date
AB AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. 7.31% $21.90 $1.60 8/4 8/25
ACG AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc 0.00% $7.91 $0.00 3/2 3/18
AFL Aflac 2.25% $72.75 $1.64 8/22 9/1
AGNC American Capital Agency 10.96% $19.71 $2.16 8/29 9/9
AIG American International Group Inc 2.17% $59.02 $1.28 9/13 9/29
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation 9.79% $6.13 $0.60 9/19 10/5
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc 14.11% $13.61 $1.92 6/28 7/29
ANH Anworth Mortgage 12.24% $4.90 $0.60 6/28 7/29
ARCC Ares Capital 9.50% $16.00 $1.52 9/13 9/30
ARCP American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. 0.00% $8.60 $0.00 12/4 12/15
ARI Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. 11.36% $16.20 $1.84 6/28 7/15
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. 11.95% $22.09 $2.64 9/13 9/27
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. 7.58% $12.82 $0.97 9/7 9/16
AXP American Express 1.79% $64.79 $1.16 6/29 8/10
BAC Bank of America 1.90% $15.79 $0.30 8/31 9/23
BBT BB&T 3.16% $37.99 $1.20 8/10 9/1
BGCP BGC Partners 7.37% $8.68 $0.64 8/16 9/1
BKCC BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation 9.68% $8.68 $0.84 9/15 10/3
BLK BlackRock, Inc. 2.47% $371.09 $9.16 8/31 9/23
BMO Bank of Montreal 3.94% $66.78 $2.63 10/28 11/28
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia 4.21% $53.00 $2.23 6/30 7/27
BX Blackstone Group L.P. 7.14% $27.44 $1.96 7/28 8/8
C Citigroup 1.36% $47.11 $0.64 7/28 8/26
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation 11.79% $16.28 $1.92 9/28 10/27
CINF Cincinnati Financial 2.52% $76.20 $1.92 9/19 10/14
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 20.92% $16.27 $3.40 9/13 9/30
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 4.69% $79.92 $3.75 9/26 10/28
CMO Capstead Mortgage 9.24% $9.96 $0.92 6/28 7/20
CODI Compass Diversified Holdings 8.42% $17.10 $1.44 7/19 7/28
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 21.01% $15.95 $3.35 9/13 9/30
CYS CYS Investments, Inc. 11.22% $8.91 $1.00 6/20 7/13
DFS Discover Financial Services 2.05% $58.46 $1.20 8/2 8/18
DLR Digital Realty Trust 3.54% $99.46 $3.52 9/13 9/30
DOM Dominion Resources Trust 0.00% $0.32 $0.00 5/28 6/9
DX Dynex Capital 11.48% $7.32 $0.84 7/1 7/29
EFC Ellington Financial LLC 11.22% $17.83 $2.00 8/30 9/15
EPR EPR Properties 4.92% $78.05 $3.84 8/29 9/15
FSC Fifth Street Finance 11.59% $6.21 $0.72 9/13 9/30
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.30% $9.04 $0.75 9/19 9/30
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 12.86% $6.53 $0.84 9/14 9/23
GLAD Gladstone Capital 9.86% $8.52 $0.84 9/19 9/30
GOOD Gladstone Commercial 8.45% $17.75 $1.50 9/19 9/30
GOV Government Properties Income Trust 7.35% $23.39 $1.72 7/20 8/22
GS Goldman Sachs 1.57% $165.97 $2.60 8/30 9/29
HCN Welltower Inc 4.54% $75.78 $3.44 8/5 8/22
HCP HCP Inc. 5.94% $38.74 $2.30 8/4 8/23
HLSS Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd. 0.00% $0.67 $0.00 4/28 4/27
HTA Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. 3.65% $32.92 $1.20 9/29 10/7
HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital 9.13% $13.58 $1.24 8/11 8/22
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp 2.16% $16.29 $0.35 7/7 7/14
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. 12.50% $48.00 $6.00 8/11 9/19
IGD ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund 12.61% $7.23 $0.91 9/1 9/15
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital 10.41% $15.37 $1.60 6/23 7/26
JMI Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp 0.00% $7.18 $0.00 3/11 3/28
JPM JP Morgan Chase 2.90% $66.22 $1.92 7/1 7/31
KCAP Kohlberg Capital 14.42% $4.16 $0.60 7/5 7/28
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp 6.33% $34.12 $2.16 9/19 10/14
MET MetLife 3.83% $41.79 $1.60 8/4 9/13
MFA MFA Mortgage Investments 10.50% $7.62 $0.80 6/24 7/29
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. 12.18% $15.60 $1.90 6/16 7/29
MPW Medical Properties Trust 6.10% $15.09 $0.92 9/13 10/13
MS Morgan Stanley 2.57% $31.16 $0.80 7/27 8/15
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp 9.45% $16.94 $1.60 6/28 7/27
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. 10.43% $4.60 $0.48 7/20 7/29
NLY Annaly Capital 1.33% $10.78 $0.14 7/7 7/14
NRF Northstar Realty Financial Corp 12.45% $12.85 $1.60 8/11 8/19
NYCB NY Community Bancorp 4.66% $14.59 $0.68 8/4 8/19
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc 16.11% $5.96 $0.96 6/23 7/25
O Realty Income Corp 3.68% $65.73 $2.42 8/30 9/15
OAK Oaktree Capital Group LLC 5.29% $43.88 $2.32 8/4 8/12
OHI Omega HealthCare Investors Inc. 6.64% $36.12 $2.40 7/28 8/15
ORI Old Republic International Corp 3.95% $19.01 $0.75 6/1 6/15
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management 0.00% $3.91 $0.00 11/10 11/20
PCL Plum Creek Timber 0.00% $36.54 $0.00 11/10 11/30
PHK Pimco High Income Fund Com Shs 12.45% $9.97 $1.24 8/9 9/1
PMT Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust 12.46% $15.09 $1.88 7/12 7/28
PNC PNC Financial 2.54% $86.69 $2.20 7/14 8/5
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 14.45% $7.75 $1.12 6/16 7/1
PRU Prudential Financial 3.61% $77.57 $2.80 8/19 9/15
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation 11.79% $8.48 $1.00 8/29 9/22
PWE Penn West Petroleum Ltd 0.00% $1.62 $0.00 9/28 10/15
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust 0.00% $1.94 $0.00 1/4 1/13
RSO Resource Capital 12.75% $13.18 $1.68 6/28 7/28
RY Royal Bank of Canada ADR 3.95% $62.76 $2.48 7/22 8/24
SAN Banco Santander, S.A. ADR 4.38% $4.31 $0.19 7/27 8/8
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust 4.40% $36.92 $1.62 8/11 8/29
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust 10.56% $1.56 $0.16 8/10 8/26
SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust 7.23% $21.58 $1.56 7/20 8/18
STWD Starwood Property Trust 8.60% $22.32 $1.92 9/28 10/17
TCAP Triangle Capital Corp 9.07% $19.85 $1.80 9/2 9/21
TCRD THL Credit, Inc. 13.52% $10.06 $1.36 9/13 9/30
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank 3.81% $44.11 $1.68 7/6 7/31
TICC TICC Capital Corp 17.98% $6.45 $1.16 9/14 9/30
TRV Travelers Co. 2.29% $117.14 $2.68 9/7 9/30
TWGP Tower Group, Inc. 0.00% $2.23 $0.00 9/5 9/20
USB U.S. Bancorp 2.35% $43.40 $1.02 6/28 7/15
VTR Ventas, Inc. 4.05% $72.14 $2.92 6/2 6/30
WFC Wells Fargo 3.13% $48.51 $1.52 8/3 9/1
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp 11.74% $10.56 $1.24 6/30 7/26
WPC W.P. Carey Inc. 5.93% $66.12 $3.92 6/28 7/15