Financial Sector

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.

4.11%

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 1.75%
Asset Management 42 4.45%
Closed-End Fund - Debt 324 6.48%
Closed-End Fund - Equity 87 7.30%
Closed-End Fund - Foreign 42 5.25%
Credit Services 16 3.62%
Diversified Investments 36 8.45%
Foreign Money Center Banks 21 4.07%
Foreign Regional Banks 12 2.63%
Insurance Brokers 7 3.01%
Investment Brokerage - National 13 3.18%
Investment Brokerage - Regional 11 3.24%
Life Insurance 21 2.72%
Money Center Banks 20 2.49%
Mortgage Investment 13 9.64%
Property & Casualty Insurance 60 2.54%
Property Management 20 3.60%
Real Estate Development 34 5.25%
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks 45 2.52%
Regional - Midwest Banks 39 2.46%
Regional - Northeast Banks 59 2.74%
Regional - Pacific Banks 32 2.45%
Regional - Southeast Banks 21 2.34%
Regional - Southwest Banks 19 1.96%
REIT - Diversified 34 7.54%
REIT - Healthcare Facilities 16 5.48%
REIT - Hotel Motel 17 4.94%
REIT - Industrial 12 3.75%
REIT - Office 23 4.62%
REIT - Residential 27 5.79%
REIT - Retail 37 4.81%
Savings & Loans 61 2.63%
Surety & Title Insurance 6 1.94%

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. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.92% $26.02 $1.80 8/7 8/28
ACG AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.46% $7.51 $0.41 10/1 10/17
AFL Aflac Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.54% $58.17 $1.48 8/18 9/2
AGNC American Capital Agency Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.56% $22.84 $2.64 10/29 11/7
AIG American International Group Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.96% $52.15 $0.50 9/9 9/25
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.00% $8.00 $0.80 9/17 10/6
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.80% $16.30 $1.76 9/26 10/31
ANH Anworth Mortgage Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.42% $5.20 $0.49 9/26 10/29
ARCC Ares Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.20% $16.08 $1.48 9/11 9/30
ARCP American Realty Capital Properties Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.20% $12.20 $1.00 11/5 11/14
ARI Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.83% $16.28 $1.60 9/26 10/15
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.93% $4.02 $0.60 11/13 11/26
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.20% $13.47 $0.97 10/1 10/17
AXP American Express Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.21% $85.64 $1.04 10/1 11/10
BAC Bank of America Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.20% $16.60 $0.20 9/3 9/26
BBT BB&T Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.66% $36.07 $0.96 8/6 9/2
BGCP BGC Partners Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.41% $7.49 $0.48 8/20 9/5
BKCC BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.70% $8.66 $0.84 9/17 10/3
BLK BlackRock, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.42% $319.16 $7.72 8/28 9/22
BMO Bank of Montreal Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.33% $72.09 $3.12 10/30 11/26
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.36% $60.55 $2.64 10/3 10/29
BX Blackstone Group L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.73% $30.72 $1.76 10/23 11/3
C Citigroup Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.08% $51.27 $0.04 7/31 8/22
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.54% $3.12 $0.36 9/26 10/29
CINF Cincinnati Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.65% $48.20 $1.76 9/15 10/15
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 23.88% $5.15 $1.23 11/12 11/28
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.54% $88.11 $4.00 9/25 10/28
CMO Capstead Mortgage Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.59% $12.84 $1.36 9/26 10/20
CODI Compass Diversified Holdings Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.93% $18.17 $1.44 10/21 10/30
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 22.71% $4.80 $1.09 11/12 11/28
CYS CYS Investments, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.39% $8.96 $1.20 9/22 10/15
DFS Discover Financial Services Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.49% $64.38 $0.96 11/4 11/20
DLR Digital Realty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.00% $66.35 $3.32 9/11 9/30
DOM Dominion Resources Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.12% $7.21 $0.73 8/27 9/8
DX Dynex Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.96% $8.36 $1.00 10/1 10/31
EFC Ellington Financial LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.93% $22.58 $2.92 8/27 9/15
EPR EPR Properties Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.74% $55.05 $3.16 10/29 11/17
FSC Fifth Street Finance Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.53% $8.78 $1.10 11/12 11/28
GAIN Gladstone Investment Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.14% $7.37 $0.60 11/13 11/26
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.76% $9.18 $1.08 11/10 11/20
GLAD Gladstone Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.42% $8.92 $0.84 11/13 11/26
GOOD Gladstone Commercial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.76% $17.12 $1.50 11/13 11/26
GOV Government Properties Income Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.48% $22.98 $1.72 10/22 11/20
GS Goldman Sachs Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.33% $180.18 $2.40 11/28 12/30
HCN Health Care REIT Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.66% $68.19 $3.18 8/7 8/20
HCP HCP Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.12% $42.58 $2.18 8/7 8/26
HLSS Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.39% $20.78 $2.16 10/29 11/10
HTA Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.58% $12.56 $0.58 9/24 10/3
HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.27% $15.00 $1.24 8/14 8/25
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.52% $19.01 $2.00 9/18 10/24
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.92% $101.30 $6.00 8/14 9/25
IGD ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.07% $9.04 $0.91 11/3 11/17
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.11% $16.51 $2.00 9/24 10/28
JMI Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.07% $12.79 $1.80 11/13 11/26
JPM JP Morgan Chase Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.76% $57.93 $1.60 10/2 10/31
KCAP Kohlberg Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.18% $7.59 $1.00 10/9 10/29
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.26% $30.66 $1.92 11/18 12/15
MET MetLife Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.77% $50.46 $1.40 8/6 9/12
MFA MFA Mortgage Investments Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.58% $8.35 $0.80 9/25 10/31
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.67% $18.94 $2.40 9/18 10/27
MPW Medical Properties Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.41% $13.11 $0.84 9/16 10/15
MS Morgan Stanley Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.17% $34.06 $0.40 10/29 11/14
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.07% $19.90 $2.60 9/26 10/27
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.69% $12.39 $1.20 9/25 10/31
NLY Annaly Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.61% $11.31 $1.20 9/29 10/31
NRF Northstar Realty Financial Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.10% $18.01 $2.00 8/14 8/22
NYCB NY Community Bancorp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.57% $15.23 $1.00 8/6 8/20
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.14% $7.64 $1.08 9/25 10/27
O Realty Income Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.93% $44.44 $2.19 10/30 11/17
OAK Oaktree Capital Group LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.88% $47.53 $3.27 8/7 8/14
OHI Omega HealthCare Investors Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.39% $38.62 $2.08 10/29 11/17
ORI Old Republic International Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.97% $14.68 $0.73 9/3 9/15
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.59% $11.16 $1.74 8/13 8/22
PCL Plum Creek Timber Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.29% $41.04 $1.76 8/13 8/29
PHK Pimco High Income Fund Com Shs Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.98% $12.19 $1.46 10/9 11/3
PMT Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.40% $21.41 $2.44 10/10 10/30
PNC PNC Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.37% $81.16 $1.92 10/10 11/5
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.48% $10.69 $1.12 9/24 10/1
PRU Prudential Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.54% $83.62 $2.12 8/22 9/18
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.73% $9.69 $1.33 10/29 11/20
PWE Penn West Petroleum Ltd Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.20% $5.00 $0.56 9/26 10/15
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.96% $9.28 $1.11 10/2 10/14
RSO Resource Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.33% $5.22 $0.80 9/26 10/28
RY Royal Bank of Canada ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.21% $71.33 $3.00 10/23 11/24
SAN Banco Santander, S.A. ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.70% $8.81 $0.59 10/15 11/13
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.62% $53.01 $5.63 10/10 10/29
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 46.78% $4.04 $1.89 8/12 8/29
SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.09% $22.00 $1.56 10/15 11/21
STWD Starwood Property Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.53% $22.50 $1.92 9/26 10/15
TCAP Triangle Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.57% $25.20 $2.16 9/8 9/24
TCRD THL Credit, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.66% $12.76 $1.36 9/11 9/30
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.89% $48.31 $1.88 10/1 10/31
TICC TICC Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.49% $8.60 $1.16 9/12 9/30
TRV Travelers Co. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.33% $94.24 $2.20 9/8 9/30
TWGP Tower Group, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.00% $2.23 $0.00 9/5 9/20
USB U.S. Bancorp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.43% $40.27 $0.98 9/26 10/15
VTR Ventas, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.29% $67.67 $2.90 9/10 9/30
WFC Wells Fargo Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.78% $50.45 $1.40 8/6 9/1
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 18.93% $14.79 $2.80 10/1 10/28
WPC W.P. Carey Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.82% $65.25 $3.80 9/26 10/15