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.

5.58%

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 1.70%
Asset Management 46 4.74%
Closed-End Fund - Debt 326 11.99%
Closed-End Fund - Equity 89 8.27%
Closed-End Fund - Foreign 42 6.12%
Credit Services 17 4.75%
Diversified Investments 37 10.97%
Foreign Money Center Banks 22 4.52%
Foreign Regional Banks 12 2.09%
Insurance Brokers 9 2.69%
Investment Brokerage - National 16 3.33%
Investment Brokerage - Regional 11 5.12%
Life Insurance 21 6.98%
Money Center Banks 27 2.69%
Mortgage Investment 14 35.49%
Property & Casualty Insurance 63 2.55%
Property Management 22 4.68%
Real Estate Development 40 6.49%
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks 48 2.46%
Regional - Midwest Banks 40 2.57%
Regional - Northeast Banks 59 2.73%
Regional - Pacific Banks 33 2.82%
Regional - Southeast Banks 24 2.62%
Regional - Southwest Banks 19 2.21%
REIT - Diversified 37 7.97%
REIT - Healthcare Facilities 17 5.41%
REIT - Hotel Motel 19 7.02%
REIT - Industrial 15 3.58%
REIT - Office 26 4.09%
REIT - Residential 31 5.79%
REIT - Retail 41 4.94%
Savings & Loans 66 2.62%
Surety & Title Insurance 6 2.15%

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. 7.22% $22.17 $1.60 5/5 5/19
ACG AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc 2.71% $7.91 $0.21 3/2 3/18
AFL Aflac 2.39% $68.54 $1.64 5/16 6/1
AGNC American Capital Agency 12.29% $19.53 $2.40 6/28 7/8
AIG American International Group Inc 2.58% $49.70 $1.28 6/9 6/27
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation 15.15% $5.28 $0.80 6/17 7/6
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc 14.50% $13.24 $1.92 6/28 7/29
ANH Anworth Mortgage 12.99% $4.62 $0.60 6/28 7/29
ARCC Ares Capital 10.48% $14.12 $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. 11.68% $15.75 $1.84 6/28 7/15
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. 16.78% $19.31 $3.24 6/13 6/29
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. 8.01% $12.11 $0.97 7/6 7/15
AXP American Express 2.01% $57.84 $1.16 6/29 8/10
BAC Bank of America 1.58% $12.62 $0.20 6/1 6/24
BBT BB&T 3.30% $33.91 $1.12 5/11 6/1
BGCP BGC Partners 7.52% $8.51 $0.64 5/12 6/1
BKCC BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation 11.16% $7.53 $0.84 6/15 7/1
BLK BlackRock, Inc. 2.83% $323.47 $9.16 6/2 6/23
BMO Bank of Montreal 5.48% $62.75 $3.44 7/28 8/26
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia 4.42% $48.85 $2.16 6/30 7/27
BX Blackstone Group L.P. 4.70% $23.81 $1.12 4/28 5/9
C Citigroup 0.50% $40.15 $0.20 4/28 5/27
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation 12.55% $15.30 $1.92 6/28 7/29
CINF Cincinnati Financial 2.70% $71.23 $1.92 6/20 7/15
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 27.37% $16.15 $4.42 7/13 7/29
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 6.27% $77.15 $4.84 6/24 7/28
CMO Capstead Mortgage 9.67% $9.51 $0.92 6/28 7/20
CODI Compass Diversified Holdings 8.81% $16.35 $1.44 4/19 4/28
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 24.66% $16.15 $3.98 7/13 7/29
CYS CYS Investments, Inc. 12.08% $8.28 $1.00 6/20 7/13
DFS Discover Financial Services 2.19% $51.24 $1.12 5/3 5/19
DLR Digital Realty Trust 3.31% $106.37 $3.52 6/13 6/30
DOM Dominion Resources Trust 125.00% $0.32 $0.40 5/28 6/9
DX Dynex Capital 12.44% $6.75 $0.84 7/1 7/29
EFC Ellington Financial LLC 11.68% $17.12 $2.00 5/27 6/15
EPR EPR Properties 4.94% $77.66 $3.84 6/28 7/15
FSC Fifth Street Finance 15.00% $4.80 $0.72 7/13 7/29
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.46% $7.09 $0.60 6/15 6/30
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 12.90% $6.51 $0.84 7/13 7/22
GLAD Gladstone Capital 11.78% $7.13 $0.84 6/15 6/30
GOOD Gladstone Commercial 8.94% $16.77 $1.50 6/15 6/30
GOV Government Properties Income Trust 7.70% $22.35 $1.72 4/21 5/23
GS Goldman Sachs 1.83% $141.82 $2.60 5/27 6/29
HCN Welltower Inc 4.62% $74.46 $3.44 5/6 5/20
HCP HCP Inc. 6.62% $34.76 $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. 3.64% $32.45 $1.18 6/29 7/8
HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital 10.27% $12.07 $1.24 5/12 5/23
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp 11.08% $16.24 $1.80 6/21 7/8
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. 11.67% $51.41 $6.00 5/10 6/16
IGD ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund 13.60% $6.69 $0.91 7/1 7/15
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital 11.93% $13.41 $1.60 6/23 7/26
JMI Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp 20.06% $7.18 $1.44 3/11 3/28
JPM JP Morgan Chase 3.24% $59.19 $1.92 7/1 7/31
KCAP Kohlberg Capital 15.87% $3.78 $0.60 7/5 7/28
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp 5.92% $32.44 $1.92 6/29 7/15
MET MetLife 4.24% $37.70 $1.60 5/5 6/13
MFA MFA Mortgage Investments 11.28% $7.09 $0.80 6/24 7/29
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. 13.49% $14.08 $1.90 6/16 7/29
MPW Medical Properties Trust 6.01% $15.30 $0.92 6/14 7/14
MS Morgan Stanley 2.46% $24.39 $0.60 4/27 5/13
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp 10.32% $15.50 $1.60 6/28 7/27
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. 10.46% $4.59 $0.48 4/6 4/29
NLY Annaly Capital 11.00% $10.91 $1.20 6/28 7/29
NRF Northstar Realty Financial Corp 9.03% $11.08 $1.00 5/12 5/20
NYCB NY Community Bancorp 4.65% $14.62 $0.68 5/4 5/17
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc 16.08% $5.97 $0.96 6/23 7/25
O Realty Income Corp 3.51% $67.85 $2.38 6/29 7/15
OAK Oaktree Capital Group LLC 4.95% $44.48 $2.20 5/5 5/13
OHI Omega HealthCare Investors Inc. 6.75% $33.79 $2.28 4/28 5/16
ORI Old Republic International Corp 4.08% $18.38 $0.75 6/1 6/15
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management 4.28% $3.74 $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 12.89% $9.63 $1.24 6/9 7/1
PMT Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust 11.81% $15.92 $1.88 4/8 4/28
PNC PNC Financial 2.58% $78.95 $2.04 4/13 5/5
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 16.67% $6.72 $1.12 6/16 7/1
PRU Prudential Financial 4.09% $68.47 $2.80 5/20 6/16
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation 12.90% $7.75 $1.00 7/27 8/18
PWE Penn West Petroleum Ltd 2.92% $1.37 $0.04 9/28 10/15
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust 3.38% $2.07 $0.07 1/4 1/13
RSO Resource Capital 12.99% $12.93 $1.68 6/28 7/28
RY Royal Bank of Canada ADR 5.54% $58.53 $3.24 7/22 8/24
SAN Banco Santander, S.A. ADR 4.54% $3.84 $0.17 4/28 5/10
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust 3.60% $34.18 $1.23 6/13 6/29
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust 52.49% $2.37 $1.24 5/11 5/27
SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust 7.39% $21.11 $1.56 4/21 5/19
STWD Starwood Property Trust 9.45% $20.31 $1.92 6/28 7/15
TCAP Triangle Capital Corp 11.57% $18.67 $2.16 6/6 6/22
TCRD THL Credit, Inc. 12.37% $10.99 $1.36 6/13 6/30
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank 3.96% $42.39 $1.68 7/6 7/31
TICC TICC Capital Corp 22.35% $5.19 $1.16 6/14 6/30
TRV Travelers Co. 2.35% $113.89 $2.68 6/8 6/30
TWGP Tower Group, Inc. 0.00% $2.23 $0.00 9/5 9/20
USB U.S. Bancorp 2.62% $38.92 $1.02 6/28 7/15
VTR Ventas, Inc. 4.06% $71.90 $2.92 6/2 6/30
WFC Wells Fargo 3.31% $45.91 $1.52 5/4 6/1
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp 12.86% $9.64 $1.24 6/30 7/26
WPC W.P. Carey Inc. 5.75% $68.13 $3.92 6/28 7/15