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.

5.33%

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 1.64%
Asset Management 46 4.45%
Closed-End Fund - Debt 326 12.08%
Closed-End Fund - Equity 89 8.04%
Closed-End Fund - Foreign 42 5.77%
Credit Services 17 4.26%
Diversified Investments 37 11.08%
Foreign Money Center Banks 22 4.26%
Foreign Regional Banks 12 2.04%
Insurance Brokers 9 2.57%
Investment Brokerage - National 16 3.21%
Investment Brokerage - Regional 11 4.65%
Life Insurance 21 6.81%
Money Center Banks 27 2.38%
Mortgage Investment 14 36.04%
Property & Casualty Insurance 63 2.09%
Property Management 22 4.42%
Real Estate Development 40 6.05%
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks 48 2.24%
Regional - Midwest Banks 40 2.20%
Regional - Northeast Banks 59 2.58%
Regional - Pacific Banks 33 2.69%
Regional - Southeast Banks 24 2.42%
Regional - Southwest Banks 19 2.03%
REIT - Diversified 37 8.15%
REIT - Healthcare Facilities 17 5.15%
REIT - Hotel Motel 19 5.58%
REIT - Industrial 15 3.07%
REIT - Office 26 3.56%
REIT - Residential 31 5.30%
REIT - Retail 41 4.58%
Savings & Loans 66 2.62%
Surety & Title Insurance 6 2.00%

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. 6.69% $23.93 $1.60 5/5 5/19
ACG AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc 2.71% $7.91 $0.21 3/2 3/18
AFL Aflac 2.24% $73.32 $1.64 5/16 6/1
AGNC American Capital Agency 12.23% $19.62 $2.40 8/29 9/9
AIG American International Group Inc 2.34% $54.79 $1.28 6/9 6/27
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation 14.01% $5.71 $0.80 6/17 7/6
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc 14.14% $13.58 $1.92 6/28 7/29
ANH Anworth Mortgage 12.42% $4.83 $0.60 6/28 7/29
ARCC Ares Capital 9.77% $15.15 $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. 11.34% $16.23 $1.84 6/28 7/15
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. 15.18% $21.34 $3.24 7/13 7/27
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. 7.79% $12.45 $0.97 8/3 8/19
AXP American Express 1.79% $64.79 $1.16 6/29 8/10
BAC Bank of America 1.36% $14.68 $0.20 6/1 6/24
BBT BB&T 3.23% $37.11 $1.20 8/10 9/1
BGCP BGC Partners 7.09% $9.03 $0.64 5/12 6/1
BKCC BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation 10.04% $8.37 $0.84 9/15 10/3
BLK BlackRock, Inc. 2.52% $363.37 $9.16 8/31 9/23
BMO Bank of Montreal 5.39% $63.77 $3.44 7/28 8/26
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia 4.28% $50.44 $2.16 6/30 7/27
BX Blackstone Group L.P. 5.34% $26.99 $1.44 7/28 8/8
C Citigroup 1.45% $44.08 $0.64 7/28 8/26
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation 11.50% $16.70 $1.92 6/28 7/29
CINF Cincinnati Financial 2.55% $75.24 $1.92 6/20 7/15
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. 25.61% $17.26 $4.42 8/11 8/31
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 6.43% $75.29 $4.84 6/24 7/28
CMO Capstead Mortgage 9.23% $9.97 $0.92 6/28 7/20
CODI Compass Diversified Holdings 8.45% $17.05 $1.44 7/19 7/28
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc 23.54% $16.92 $3.98 8/11 8/31
CYS CYS Investments, Inc. 11.30% $8.85 $1.00 6/20 7/13
DFS Discover Financial Services 2.11% $56.88 $1.20 8/2 8/18
DLR Digital Realty Trust 3.27% $107.69 $3.52 6/13 6/30
DOM Dominion Resources Trust 125.00% $0.32 $0.40 5/28 6/9
DX Dynex Capital 12.07% $6.96 $0.84 7/1 7/29
EFC Ellington Financial LLC 11.58% $17.27 $2.00 5/27 6/15
EPR EPR Properties 4.61% $83.30 $3.84 7/27 8/15
FSC Fifth Street Finance 12.97% $5.55 $0.72 8/11 8/31
GAIN Gladstone Investment 7.89% $7.60 $0.60 8/18 8/31
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int 12.82% $6.55 $0.84 8/15 8/24
GLAD Gladstone Capital 10.50% $8.00 $0.84 8/18 8/31
GOOD Gladstone Commercial 8.30% $18.08 $1.50 8/18 8/31
GOV Government Properties Income Trust 7.43% $23.15 $1.72 7/20 8/22
GS Goldman Sachs 1.62% $160.53 $2.60 8/30 9/29
HCN Welltower Inc 4.39% $78.37 $3.44 5/6 5/20
HCP HCP Inc. 5.89% $39.02 $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. 3.52% $33.50 $1.18 6/29 7/8
HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital 9.50% $13.05 $1.24 5/12 5/23
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp 2.16% $16.29 $0.35 7/7 7/14
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. 11.18% $53.66 $6.00 5/10 6/16
IGD ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund 12.55% $7.25 $0.91 8/1 8/15
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital 11.11% $14.40 $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 3.00% $64.10 $1.92 7/1 7/31
KCAP Kohlberg Capital 14.35% $4.18 $0.60 7/5 7/28
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp 5.77% $33.28 $1.92 8/17 9/15
MET MetLife 3.71% $43.08 $1.60 8/4 9/13
MFA MFA Mortgage Investments 10.62% $7.53 $0.80 6/24 7/29
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. 12.75% $14.90 $1.90 6/16 7/29
MPW Medical Properties Trust 5.90% $15.59 $0.92 6/14 7/14
MS Morgan Stanley 2.77% $28.86 $0.80 7/27 8/15
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp 9.75% $16.41 $1.60 6/28 7/27
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. 10.08% $4.76 $0.48 7/20 7/29
NLY Annaly Capital 1.31% $10.98 $0.14 7/7 7/14
NRF Northstar Realty Financial Corp 7.52% $13.30 $1.00 5/12 5/20
NYCB NY Community Bancorp 4.78% $14.24 $0.68 8/4 8/19
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc 14.72% $6.52 $0.96 6/23 7/25
O Realty Income Corp 3.37% $70.68 $2.38 8/30 9/15
OAK Oaktree Capital Group LLC 4.69% $46.93 $2.20 5/5 5/13
OHI Omega HealthCare Investors Inc. 7.00% $34.28 $2.40 7/28 8/15
ORI Old Republic International Corp 3.81% $19.66 $0.75 6/1 6/15
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management 4.78% $3.35 $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 12.34% $10.06 $1.24 7/7 8/1
PMT Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust 11.59% $16.22 $1.88 7/12 7/28
PNC PNC Financial 2.65% $83.02 $2.20 7/14 8/5
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp 15.41% $7.27 $1.12 6/16 7/1
PRU Prudential Financial 3.70% $75.77 $2.80 5/20 6/16
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation 12.12% $8.25 $1.00 8/29 9/22
PWE Penn West Petroleum Ltd 3.23% $1.24 $0.04 9/28 10/15
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust 3.89% $1.80 $0.07 1/4 1/13
RSO Resource Capital 12.49% $13.45 $1.68 6/28 7/28
RY Royal Bank of Canada ADR 5.35% $60.57 $3.24 7/22 8/24
SAN Banco Santander, S.A. ADR 4.55% $4.13 $0.19 7/27 8/8
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust 4.39% $36.77 $1.61 7/14 7/29
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust 52.71% $2.36 $1.24 5/11 5/27
SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust 7.13% $21.87 $1.56 7/20 8/18
STWD Starwood Property Trust 8.87% $21.65 $1.92 6/28 7/15
TCAP Triangle Capital Corp 10.93% $19.77 $2.16 6/6 6/22
TCRD THL Credit, Inc. 11.64% $11.68 $1.36 6/13 6/30
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank 3.88% $43.30 $1.68 7/6 7/31
TICC TICC Capital Corp 20.64% $5.62 $1.16 6/14 6/30
TRV Travelers Co. 2.28% $117.61 $2.68 9/7 9/30
TWGP Tower Group, Inc. 0.00% $2.23 $0.00 9/5 9/20
USB U.S. Bancorp 2.42% $42.08 $1.02 6/28 7/15
VTR Ventas, Inc. 3.92% $74.52 $2.92 6/2 6/30
WFC Wells Fargo 3.16% $48.13 $1.52 8/3 9/1
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp 12.59% $9.85 $1.24 6/30 7/26
WPC W.P. Carey Inc. 5.45% $71.91 $3.92 6/28 7/15