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.

5.55%

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 1.54%
Asset Management 46 4.38%
Closed-End Fund - Debt 325 12.08%
Closed-End Fund - Equity 89 8.11%
Closed-End Fund - Foreign 42 5.88%
Credit Services 17 4.44%
Diversified Investments 37 11.17%
Foreign Money Center Banks 22 4.01%
Foreign Regional Banks 12 2.24%
Insurance Brokers 9 2.60%
Investment Brokerage - National 16 3.28%
Investment Brokerage - Regional 11 4.54%
Life Insurance 21 6.62%
Money Center Banks 27 2.57%
Mortgage Investment 14 36.44%
Property & Casualty Insurance 63 2.49%
Property Management 22 4.71%
Real Estate Development 40 7.24%
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks 48 2.34%
Regional - Midwest Banks 40 2.41%
Regional - Northeast Banks 59 2.61%
Regional - Pacific Banks 33 2.64%
Regional - Southeast Banks 24 2.39%
Regional - Southwest Banks 19 2.05%
REIT - Diversified 37 7.96%
REIT - Healthcare Facilities 17 5.73%
REIT - Hotel Motel 19 6.96%
REIT - Industrial 15 3.68%
REIT - Office 26 4.20%
REIT - Residential 31 5.92%
REIT - Retail 41 5.17%
Savings & Loans 66 2.49%
Surety & Title Insurance 6 2.18%

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. 6.83% $23.42 $1.60 5/5 5/19
ACG AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc 2.71% $7.91 $0.21 3/2 3/18
AFL Aflac 2.36% $69.56 $1.64 5/16 6/1
AGNC American Capital Agency 12.71% $18.88 $2.40 5/26 6/9
AIG American International Group Inc 2.19% $58.32 $1.28 6/9 6/27
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation 15.24% $5.25 $0.80 6/17 7/6
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc 14.30% $13.43 $1.92 3/29 4/29
ANH Anworth Mortgage 12.99% $4.62 $0.60 3/29 4/29
ARCC Ares Capital 9.94% $14.89 $1.48 6/13 6/30
ARCP American Realty Capital Properties Inc 11.63% $8.60 $1.00 12/4 12/15
ARI Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. 11.47% $16.04 $1.84 3/29 4/15
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. 16.82% $19.26 $3.24 6/13 6/29
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. 8.00% $12.13 $0.97 6/1 6/17
AXP American Express 1.77% $65.52 $1.16 6/29 8/10
BAC Bank of America 1.34% $14.88 $0.20 6/1 6/24
BBT BB&T 3.08% $36.35 $1.12 5/11 6/1
BGCP BGC Partners 6.99% $9.16 $0.64 5/12 6/1
BKCC BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation 10.99% $7.64 $0.84 6/15 7/1
BLK BlackRock, Inc. 2.51% $365.09 $9.16 6/2 6/23
BMO Bank of Montreal 5.38% $63.99 $3.44 7/28 8/26
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia 4.33% $49.89 $2.16 4/1 4/27
BX Blackstone Group L.P. 4.18% $26.79 $1.12 4/28 5/9
C Citigroup 0.43% $46.58 $0.20 4/28 5/27
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation 12.83% $14.97 $1.92 6/28 7/29
CINF Cincinnati Financial 2.77% $69.28 $1.92 6/20 7/15
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 27.40% $16.13 $4.42 6/13 6/30
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 6.17% $78.39 $4.84 6/24 7/28
CMO Capstead Mortgage 10.82% $9.61 $1.04 3/29 4/20
CODI Compass Diversified Holdings 9.14% $15.76 $1.44 4/19 4/28
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 24.65% $16.16 $3.98 6/13 6/30
CYS CYS Investments, Inc. 12.76% $8.15 $1.04 3/18 4/13
DFS Discover Financial Services 1.97% $56.78 $1.12 5/3 5/19
DLR Digital Realty Trust 3.72% $94.66 $3.52 6/13 6/30
DOM Dominion Resources Trust 125.00% $0.32 $0.40 5/28 6/9
DX Dynex Capital 12.69% $6.62 $0.84 3/30 4/29
EFC Ellington Financial LLC 11.46% $17.45 $2.00 5/27 6/15
EPR EPR Properties 5.40% $71.07 $3.84 5/26 6/15
FSC Fifth Street Finance 14.43% $4.99 $0.72 6/13 6/30
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.51% $7.05 $0.60 6/15 6/30
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 13.61% $6.17 $0.84 6/14 6/23
GLAD Gladstone Capital 11.68% $7.19 $0.84 6/15 6/30
GOOD Gladstone Commercial 8.89% $16.87 $1.50 6/15 6/30
GOV Government Properties Income Trust 8.81% $19.52 $1.72 4/21 5/23
GS Goldman Sachs 1.63% $159.53 $2.60 5/27 6/29
HCN Health Care REIT 4.97% $69.27 $3.44 5/6 5/20
HCP HCP Inc. 6.96% $33.04 $2.30 5/5 5/24
HLSS Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd. 322.39% $0.67 $2.16 4/28 4/27
HTA Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. 3.90% $30.25 $1.18 6/29 7/8
HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital 9.99% $12.41 $1.24 5/12 5/23
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp 11.17% $16.11 $1.80 3/30 4/22
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. 11.05% $54.32 $6.00 5/10 6/16
IGD ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund 13.00% $7.00 $0.91 6/1 6/15
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital 11.22% $14.26 $1.60 3/23 4/26
JMI Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp 20.06% $7.18 $1.44 3/11 3/28
JPM JP Morgan Chase 2.93% $65.43 $1.92 7/1 7/31
KCAP Kohlberg Capital 16.48% $3.64 $0.60 4/5 4/28
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp 5.97% $32.18 $1.92 6/29 7/15
MET MetLife 3.50% $45.77 $1.60 5/5 6/13
MFA MFA Mortgage Investments 11.13% $7.19 $0.80 3/23 4/29
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. 13.66% $13.91 $1.90 3/17 4/29
MPW Medical Properties Trust 6.28% $14.65 $0.92 6/14 7/14
MS Morgan Stanley 2.18% $27.53 $0.60 4/27 5/13
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp 10.12% $15.81 $1.60 3/29 4/27
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. 10.86% $4.42 $0.48 4/6 4/29
NLY Annaly Capital 11.31% $10.61 $1.20 3/29 4/29
NRF Northstar Realty Financial Corp 7.49% $13.35 $1.00 5/12 5/20
NYCB NY Community Bancorp 4.35% $15.64 $0.68 5/4 5/17
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc 16.52% $5.81 $0.96 3/23 4/25
O Realty Income Corp 3.97% $59.90 $2.38 5/27 6/15
OAK Oaktree Capital Group LLC 4.82% $45.65 $2.20 5/5 5/13
OHI Omega HealthCare Investors Inc. 7.15% $31.88 $2.28 4/28 5/16
ORI Old Republic International Corp 3.89% $19.26 $0.75 6/1 6/15
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management 3.98% $4.02 $0.16 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 13.14% $9.45 $1.24 5/10 6/1
PMT Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust 12.26% $15.34 $1.88 4/8 4/28
PNC PNC Financial 2.26% $90.24 $2.04 4/13 5/5
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 17.26% $6.49 $1.12 3/16 4/1
PRU Prudential Financial 3.52% $79.54 $2.80 5/20 6/16
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation 13.23% $7.56 $1.00 6/28 7/21
PWE Penn West Petroleum Ltd 5.80% $0.69 $0.04 9/28 10/15
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust 3.91% $1.79 $0.07 1/4 1/13
RSO Resource Capital 13.29% $12.64 $1.68 3/29 4/28
RY Royal Bank of Canada ADR 5.24% $61.85 $3.24 7/22 8/24
SAN Banco Santander, S.A. ADR 3.59% $4.86 $0.17 4/28 5/10
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust 4.84% $34.38 $1.66 5/12 5/27
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust 56.55% $2.20 $1.24 5/11 5/27
SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust 8.32% $18.74 $1.56 4/21 5/19
STWD Starwood Property Trust 9.37% $20.49 $1.92 6/28 7/15
TCAP Triangle Capital Corp 11.58% $18.66 $2.16 6/6 6/22
TCRD THL Credit, Inc. 12.45% $10.92 $1.36 6/13 6/30
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank 3.80% $44.20 $1.68 7/6 7/31
TICC TICC Capital Corp 20.71% $5.60 $1.16 6/14 6/30
TRV Travelers Co. 2.35% $114.18 $2.68 6/8 6/30
TWGP Tower Group, Inc. 0.00% $2.23 $0.00 9/5 9/20
USB U.S. Bancorp 2.37% $42.95 $1.02 3/29 4/15
VTR Ventas, Inc. 4.40% $66.31 $2.92 6/2 6/30
WFC Wells Fargo 2.99% $50.85 $1.52 5/4 6/1
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp 25.30% $9.17 $2.32 3/31 4/26
WPC W.P. Carey Inc. 6.06% $64.27 $3.90 3/29 4/15