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.

4.18%

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 1.76%
Asset Management 42 4.54%
Closed-End Fund - Debt 324 6.48%
Closed-End Fund - Equity 87 7.23%
Closed-End Fund - Foreign 42 5.16%
Credit Services 16 3.60%
Diversified Investments 36 7.99%
Foreign Money Center Banks 21 4.08%
Foreign Regional Banks 12 2.64%
Insurance Brokers 7 3.11%
Investment Brokerage - National 13 3.10%
Investment Brokerage - Regional 11 3.23%
Life Insurance 21 2.69%
Money Center Banks 20 2.45%
Mortgage Investment 13 9.95%
Property & Casualty Insurance 60 2.65%
Property Management 19 3.71%
Real Estate Development 34 5.50%
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks 45 2.59%
Regional - Midwest Banks 39 2.47%
Regional - Northeast Banks 59 2.79%
Regional - Pacific Banks 32 2.48%
Regional - Southeast Banks 21 2.43%
Regional - Southwest Banks 19 2.03%
REIT - Diversified 34 7.74%
REIT - Healthcare Facilities 16 5.87%
REIT - Hotel Motel 17 5.05%
REIT - Industrial 12 4.02%
REIT - Office 23 4.79%
REIT - Residential 27 6.25%
REIT - Retail 37 4.99%
Savings & Loans 61 2.65%
Surety & Title Insurance 6 2.03%

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 7.16% $25.14 $1.80 8/7 8/28
ACG AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.47% $7.49 $0.41 10/1 10/17
AFL Aflac Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.58% $57.46 $1.48 8/18 9/2
AGNC American Capital Agency Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.03% $21.61 $2.60 9/26 10/27
AIG American International Group Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.95% $52.91 $0.50 9/9 9/25
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.85% $8.12 $0.80 9/17 10/6
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.31% $15.56 $1.76 9/26 10/31
ANH Anworth Mortgage Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.19% $4.81 $0.49 9/26 10/29
ARCC Ares Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.10% $16.26 $1.48 9/11 9/30
ARCP American Realty Capital Properties Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.40% $11.91 $1.00 10/6 10/15
ARI Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.18% $15.71 $1.60 9/26 10/15
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.38% $3.90 $0.60 10/10 10/30
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.19% $13.50 $0.97 10/1 10/17
AXP American Express Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.21% $85.69 $1.04 10/1 11/10
BAC Bank of America Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.19% $16.85 $0.20 9/3 9/26
BBT BB&T Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.59% $37.07 $0.96 8/6 9/2
BGCP BGC Partners Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.57% $7.31 $0.48 8/20 9/5
BKCC BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.88% $8.50 $0.84 9/17 10/3
BLK BlackRock, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.39% $322.36 $7.72 8/28 9/22
BMO Bank of Montreal Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.27% $73.03 $3.12 10/30 11/26
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.27% $61.77 $2.64 10/3 10/29
BX Blackstone Group L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.60% $30.52 $1.71 7/24 8/4
C Citigroup Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.08% $50.95 $0.04 7/31 8/22
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.76% $3.06 $0.36 9/26 10/29
CINF Cincinnati Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.78% $46.62 $1.76 9/15 10/15
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 21.81% $5.64 $1.23 10/10 10/31
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.49% $89.08 $4.00 9/25 10/28
CMO Capstead Mortgage Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.01% $12.35 $1.36 9/26 10/20
CODI Compass Diversified Holdings Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.22% $17.51 $1.44 7/21 7/30
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 20.41% $5.34 $1.09 10/10 10/31
CYS CYS Investments, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.34% $8.37 $1.20 9/22 10/15
DFS Discover Financial Services Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.51% $63.52 $0.96 8/5 8/21
DLR Digital Realty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.28% $62.82 $3.32 9/11 9/30
DOM Dominion Resources Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.86% $7.40 $0.73 8/27 9/8
DX Dynex Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.55% $7.97 $1.00 10/1 10/31
EFC Ellington Financial LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.07% $22.34 $2.92 8/27 9/15
EPR EPR Properties Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.26% $50.51 $3.16 9/26 10/15
FSC Fifth Street Finance Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.93% $9.22 $1.10 10/10 10/31
GAIN Gladstone Investment Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.44% $7.11 $0.60 9/17 9/30
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 18.10% $9.28 $1.68 10/15 10/24
GLAD Gladstone Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.68% $8.68 $0.84 9/17 9/30
GOOD Gladstone Commercial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.89% $16.87 $1.50 9/17 9/30
GOV Government Properties Income Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.89% $21.80 $1.72 7/23 8/22
GS Goldman Sachs Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.22% $180.64 $2.20 8/27 9/29
HCN Health Care REIT Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.09% $62.50 $3.18 8/7 8/20
HCP HCP Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.46% $39.95 $2.18 8/7 8/26
HLSS Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.38% $20.80 $2.16 9/26 10/10
HTA Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.95% $11.62 $0.58 9/24 10/3
HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.64% $14.35 $1.24 8/14 8/25
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.01% $18.16 $2.00 9/18 10/24
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.79% $103.63 $6.00 8/14 9/25
IGD ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.89% $9.20 $0.91 10/1 10/15
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.61% $15.86 $2.00 9/24 10/28
JMI Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.96% $12.03 $1.80 10/10 10/30
JPM JP Morgan Chase Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.68% $59.81 $1.60 10/2 10/31
KCAP Kohlberg Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.00% $8.33 $1.00 10/9 10/29
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.34% $30.28 $1.92 10/16 11/14
MET MetLife Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.69% $52.14 $1.40 8/6 9/12
MFA MFA Mortgage Investments Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.11% $7.91 $0.80 9/25 10/31
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.32% $18.02 $2.40 9/18 10/27
MPW Medical Properties Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.85% $12.26 $0.84 9/16 10/15
MS Morgan Stanley Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.18% $33.86 $0.40 7/29 8/15
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.73% $18.93 $2.60 9/26 10/27
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.64% $12.45 $1.20 9/25 10/31
NLY Annaly Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.99% $10.92 $1.20 9/29 10/31
NRF Northstar Realty Financial Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.48% $17.42 $2.00 8/14 8/22
NYCB NY Community Bancorp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.37% $15.70 $1.00 8/6 8/20
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.77% $7.31 $1.08 9/25 10/27
O Realty Income Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.37% $40.77 $2.19 9/29 10/15
OAK Oaktree Capital Group LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.56% $49.85 $3.27 8/7 8/14
OHI Omega HealthCare Investors Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.94% $34.33 $2.04 7/29 8/15
ORI Old Republic International Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.14% $14.21 $0.73 9/3 9/15
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 16.45% $10.58 $1.74 8/13 8/22
PCL Plum Creek Timber Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.53% $38.89 $1.76 8/13 8/29
PHK Pimco High Income Fund Com Shs Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.52% $11.66 $1.46 9/10 10/1
PMT Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.45% $21.31 $2.44 10/10 10/30
PNC PNC Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.27% $84.43 $1.92 7/11 8/5
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.27% $10.91 $1.12 9/24 10/1
PRU Prudential Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.47% $85.85 $2.12 8/22 9/18
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.42% $9.91 $1.33 10/29 11/20
PWE Penn West Petroleum Ltd Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.72% $6.42 $0.56 9/26 10/15
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.23% $10.44 $1.59 10/2 10/14
RSO Resource Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 16.46% $4.86 $0.80 9/26 10/28
RY Royal Bank of Canada ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.21% $71.20 $3.00 10/23 11/24
SAN Banco Santander, S.A. ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.80% $9.41 $0.64 7/10 8/11
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.48% $54.66 $4.09 9/11 9/29
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 46.32% $4.08 $1.89 8/12 8/29
SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.46% $20.92 $1.56 7/16 8/21
STWD Starwood Property Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.82% $21.77 $1.92 9/26 10/15
TCAP Triangle Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.55% $25.25 $2.16 9/8 9/24
TCRD THL Credit, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.45% $13.02 $1.36 9/11 9/30
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.87% $48.54 $1.88 10/1 10/31
TICC TICC Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.21% $8.78 $1.16 9/12 9/30
TRV Travelers Co. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.37% $93.01 $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 2.37% $41.27 $0.98 9/26 10/15
VTR Ventas, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.66% $62.22 $2.90 9/10 9/30
WFC Wells Fargo Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.73% $51.23 $1.40 8/6 9/1
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 19.79% $14.15 $2.80 10/1 10/28
WPC W.P. Carey Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.94% $63.93 $3.80 9/26 10/15