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.

5.61%

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 1.60%
Asset Management 46 4.43%
Closed-End Fund - Debt 325 12.08%
Closed-End Fund - Equity 89 8.38%
Closed-End Fund - Foreign 42 5.78%
Credit Services 17 4.32%
Diversified Investments 37 10.67%
Foreign Money Center Banks 22 3.96%
Foreign Regional Banks 12 4.51%
Insurance Brokers 9 2.62%
Investment Brokerage - National 16 3.40%
Investment Brokerage - Regional 11 4.53%
Life Insurance 21 6.73%
Money Center Banks 27 2.56%
Mortgage Investment 14 36.51%
Property & Casualty Insurance 63 2.52%
Property Management 22 4.64%
Real Estate Development 40 6.84%
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks 48 2.35%
Regional - Midwest Banks 40 2.43%
Regional - Northeast Banks 59 2.62%
Regional - Pacific Banks 33 2.68%
Regional - Southeast Banks 24 2.47%
Regional - Southwest Banks 19 2.10%
REIT - Diversified 37 8.04%
REIT - Healthcare Facilities 17 5.66%
REIT - Hotel Motel 19 6.67%
REIT - Industrial 15 3.72%
REIT - Office 26 4.19%
REIT - Residential 31 6.17%
REIT - Retail 41 4.88%
Savings & Loans 66 2.73%
Surety & Title Insurance 6 2.26%

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. 6.72% $23.82 $1.60 5/5 5/19
ACG AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc 2.71% $7.91 $0.21 3/2 3/18
AFL Aflac 2.37% $69.09 $1.64 5/16 6/1
AGNC American Capital Agency 13.19% $18.20 $2.40 4/27 5/9
AIG American International Group Inc 2.25% $56.78 $1.28 3/10 3/28
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation 13.84% $5.78 $0.80 3/17 4/6
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc 14.14% $13.58 $1.92 3/29 4/29
ANH Anworth Mortgage 12.77% $4.70 $0.60 3/29 4/29
ARCC Ares Capital 9.72% $15.22 $1.48 3/11 3/31
ARCP American Realty Capital Properties Inc 11.63% $8.60 $1.00 12/4 12/15
ARI Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. 11.62% $15.84 $1.84 3/29 4/15
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. 15.48% $20.93 $3.24 4/13 4/27
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. 8.12% $11.94 $0.97 5/4 5/20
AXP American Express 1.76% $65.74 $1.16 4/6 5/10
BAC Bank of America 1.36% $14.75 $0.20 6/1 6/24
BBT BB&T 3.16% $35.43 $1.12 5/11 6/1
BGCP BGC Partners 7.01% $9.13 $0.64 5/12 6/1
BKCC BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation 10.34% $8.12 $0.84 6/15 7/1
BLK BlackRock, Inc. 2.54% $360.85 $9.16 3/3 3/23
BMO Bank of Montreal 5.15% $65.20 $3.36 4/28 5/26
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia 4.15% $52.03 $2.16 4/1 4/27
BX Blackstone Group L.P. 4.04% $27.70 $1.12 4/28 5/9
C Citigroup 0.43% $46.66 $0.20 4/28 5/27
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation 13.64% $14.08 $1.92 3/29 4/28
CINF Cincinnati Financial 2.89% $66.49 $1.92 3/21 4/15
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 27.66% $15.98 $4.42 5/12 5/31
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 5.89% $80.14 $4.72 3/23 4/28
CMO Capstead Mortgage 10.80% $9.63 $1.04 3/29 4/20
CODI Compass Diversified Holdings 8.99% $16.02 $1.44 4/19 4/28
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 24.07% $16.55 $3.98 5/12 5/31
CYS CYS Investments, Inc. 12.95% $8.03 $1.04 3/18 4/13
DFS Discover Financial Services 1.99% $56.39 $1.12 5/3 5/19
DLR Digital Realty Trust 3.95% $89.11 $3.52 3/11 3/31
DOM Dominion Resources Trust 125.00% $0.32 $0.40 5/28 6/9
DX Dynex Capital 13.00% $6.46 $0.84 3/30 4/29
EFC Ellington Financial LLC 11.70% $17.09 $2.00 2/26 3/15
EPR EPR Properties 5.74% $66.93 $3.84 4/27 5/16
FSC Fifth Street Finance 13.33% $5.40 $0.72 5/11 5/31
GAIN Gladstone Investment 8.78% $6.83 $0.60 5/17 5/31
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 12.33% $6.81 $0.84 5/12 5/23
GLAD Gladstone Capital 11.10% $7.57 $0.84 5/17 5/31
GOOD Gladstone Commercial 8.89% $16.87 $1.50 5/17 5/31
GOV Government Properties Income Trust 8.94% $19.24 $1.72 4/21 5/23
GS Goldman Sachs 1.56% $166.75 $2.60 5/27 6/29
HCN Health Care REIT 4.92% $69.97 $3.44 5/6 5/20
HCP HCP Inc. 6.71% $34.27 $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. 4.02% $29.32 $1.18 6/29 7/8
HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital 10.37% $11.96 $1.24 3/3 3/14
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp 11.35% $15.86 $1.80 3/30 4/22
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. 9.59% $62.57 $6.00 3/3 4/12
IGD ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund 12.93% $7.04 $0.91 5/2 5/16
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital 12.54% $12.76 $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 2.76% $63.85 $1.76 4/4 4/30
KCAP Kohlberg Capital 16.71% $3.59 $0.60 4/5 4/28
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp 6.16% $31.17 $1.92 5/18 6/15
MET MetLife 3.50% $45.71 $1.60 5/5 6/13
MFA MFA Mortgage Investments 11.59% $6.90 $0.80 3/23 4/29
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. 14.15% $13.43 $1.90 3/17 4/29
MPW Medical Properties Trust 6.49% $13.55 $0.88 3/15 4/14
MS Morgan Stanley 2.21% $27.21 $0.60 4/27 5/13
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp 10.91% $14.66 $1.60 3/29 4/27
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. 10.86% $4.42 $0.48 4/6 4/29
NLY Annaly Capital 11.56% $10.38 $1.20 3/29 4/29
NRF Northstar Realty Financial Corp 12.56% $12.74 $1.60 3/3 3/11
NYCB NY Community Bancorp 4.52% $15.05 $0.68 5/4 5/17
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc 18.79% $5.11 $0.96 3/23 4/25
O Realty Income Corp 3.99% $59.64 $2.38 4/28 5/16
OAK Oaktree Capital Group LLC 4.58% $48.07 $2.20 5/5 5/13
OHI Omega HealthCare Investors Inc. 6.72% $33.93 $2.28 4/28 5/16
ORI Old Republic International Corp 3.99% $18.80 $0.75 3/2 3/15
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 13.11% $9.47 $1.24 4/7 5/2
PMT Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust 14.09% $13.34 $1.88 4/8 4/28
PNC PNC Financial 2.32% $87.95 $2.04 4/13 5/5
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 17.64% $6.35 $1.12 3/16 4/1
PRU Prudential Financial 3.56% $78.62 $2.80 2/19 3/17
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation 13.53% $7.39 $1.00 4/27 5/19
PWE Penn West Petroleum Ltd 3.85% $1.04 $0.04 9/28 10/15
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust 4.12% $1.70 $0.07 1/4 1/13
RSO Resource Capital 14.12% $11.90 $1.68 3/29 4/28
RY Royal Bank of Canada ADR 5.23% $61.99 $3.24 4/21 5/24
SAN Banco Santander, S.A. ADR 3.48% $5.02 $0.17 4/28 5/10
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust 5.11% $32.53 $1.66 4/13 4/29
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust 46.94% $2.65 $1.24 5/11 5/27
SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust 8.84% $17.65 $1.56 4/21 5/19
STWD Starwood Property Trust 9.94% $19.31 $1.92 3/29 4/15
TCAP Triangle Capital Corp 10.87% $19.88 $2.16 3/7 3/23
TCRD THL Credit, Inc. 12.19% $11.16 $1.36 3/17 3/31
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank 3.78% $44.44 $1.68 4/6 4/30
TICC TICC Capital Corp 22.39% $5.18 $1.16 3/15 3/31
TRV Travelers Co. 2.41% $111.10 $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% $42.97 $1.02 3/29 4/15
VTR Ventas, Inc. 4.67% $62.51 $2.92 3/3 3/31
WFC Wells Fargo 3.01% $50.56 $1.52 5/4 6/1
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp 23.65% $9.81 $2.32 3/31 4/26
WPC W.P. Carey Inc. 6.31% $61.74 $3.90 3/29 4/15