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.

4.14%

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 1.79%
Asset Management 42 4.53%
Closed-End Fund - Debt 324 6.45%
Closed-End Fund - Equity 87 7.44%
Closed-End Fund - Foreign 42 5.34%
Credit Services 16 3.64%
Diversified Investments 36 8.50%
Foreign Money Center Banks 21 4.10%
Foreign Regional Banks 12 2.61%
Insurance Brokers 7 3.05%
Investment Brokerage - National 13 3.25%
Investment Brokerage - Regional 11 3.27%
Life Insurance 21 2.76%
Money Center Banks 20 2.51%
Mortgage Investment 13 9.67%
Property & Casualty Insurance 60 2.58%
Property Management 20 3.62%
Real Estate Development 34 5.29%
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks 45 2.53%
Regional - Midwest Banks 39 2.48%
Regional - Northeast Banks 59 2.76%
Regional - Pacific Banks 32 2.47%
Regional - Southeast Banks 21 2.36%
Regional - Southwest Banks 19 1.99%
REIT - Diversified 34 7.58%
REIT - Healthcare Facilities 16 5.48%
REIT - Hotel Motel 17 4.98%
REIT - Industrial 12 3.79%
REIT - Office 23 4.65%
REIT - Residential 27 5.81%
REIT - Retail 37 4.85%
Savings & Loans 61 2.66%
Surety & Title Insurance 6 1.98%

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 7.18% $25.08 $1.80 8/7 8/28
ACG AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.47% $7.50 $0.41 10/1 10/17
AFL Aflac Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.59% $57.22 $1.48 8/18 9/2
AGNC American Capital Agency Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.65% $22.66 $2.64 10/29 11/7
AIG American International Group Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.98% $51.01 $0.50 9/9 9/25
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.04% $7.97 $0.80 9/17 10/6
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.78% $16.33 $1.76 9/26 10/31
ANH Anworth Mortgage Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.53% $5.14 $0.49 9/26 10/29
ARCC Ares Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.24% $16.01 $1.48 9/11 9/30
ARCP American Realty Capital Properties Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.28% $12.08 $1.00 10/6 10/15
ARI Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.93% $16.11 $1.60 9/26 10/15
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.11% $3.97 $0.60 11/13 11/26
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.29% $13.31 $0.97 10/1 10/17
AXP American Express Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.24% $84.01 $1.04 10/1 11/10
BAC Bank of America Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.23% $16.26 $0.20 9/3 9/26
BBT BB&T Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.71% $35.37 $0.96 8/6 9/2
BGCP BGC Partners Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.49% $7.40 $0.48 8/20 9/5
BKCC BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.78% $8.59 $0.84 9/17 10/3
BLK BlackRock, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.47% $313.13 $7.72 8/28 9/22
BMO Bank of Montreal Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.37% $71.34 $3.12 10/30 11/26
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.43% $59.64 $2.64 10/3 10/29
BX Blackstone Group L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.98% $29.41 $1.76 10/23 11/3
C Citigroup Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.08% $50.53 $0.04 7/31 8/22
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.61% $3.10 $0.36 9/26 10/29
CINF Cincinnati Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.73% $47.14 $1.76 9/15 10/15
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 24.75% $4.97 $1.23 11/12 11/28
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.60% $87.05 $4.00 9/25 10/28
CMO Capstead Mortgage Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.68% $12.73 $1.36 9/26 10/20
CODI Compass Diversified Holdings Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.86% $18.32 $1.44 10/21 10/30
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 23.90% $4.56 $1.09 11/12 11/28
CYS CYS Investments, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.42% $8.94 $1.20 9/22 10/15
DFS Discover Financial Services Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.53% $62.70 $0.96 11/4 11/20
DLR Digital Realty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.09% $65.29 $3.32 9/11 9/30
DOM Dominion Resources Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.58% $6.90 $0.73 8/27 9/8
DX Dynex Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.99% $8.34 $1.00 10/1 10/31
EFC Ellington Financial LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.03% $22.41 $2.92 8/27 9/15
EPR EPR Properties Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.83% $54.20 $3.16 9/26 10/15
FSC Fifth Street Finance Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.67% $8.68 $1.10 11/12 11/28
GAIN Gladstone Investment Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.13% $7.38 $0.60 11/13 11/26
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.09% $8.93 $1.08 11/10 11/20
GLAD Gladstone Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.70% $8.66 $0.84 11/13 11/26
GOOD Gladstone Commercial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.76% $17.12 $1.50 11/13 11/26
GOV Government Properties Income Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.44% $23.12 $1.72 10/22 11/20
GS Goldman Sachs Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.35% $177.84 $2.40 11/28 12/30
HCN Health Care REIT Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.67% $68.05 $3.18 8/7 8/20
HCP HCP Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.08% $42.91 $2.18 8/7 8/26
HLSS Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.90% $21.82 $2.16 10/29 11/10
HTA Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.57% $12.58 $0.58 9/24 10/3
HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.50% $14.58 $1.24 8/14 8/25
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.57% $18.93 $2.00 9/18 10/24
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.10% $98.36 $6.00 8/14 9/25
IGD ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.34% $8.80 $0.91 11/3 11/17
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.15% $16.46 $2.00 9/24 10/28
JMI Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.13% $12.74 $1.80 11/13 11/26
JPM JP Morgan Chase Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.83% $56.63 $1.60 10/2 10/31
KCAP Kohlberg Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.16% $7.60 $1.00 10/9 10/29
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.36% $30.20 $1.92 11/18 12/15
MET MetLife Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.85% $49.15 $1.40 8/6 9/12
MFA MFA Mortgage Investments Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.69% $8.26 $0.80 9/25 10/31
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.73% $18.85 $2.40 9/18 10/27
MPW Medical Properties Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.23% $13.49 $0.84 9/16 10/15
MS Morgan Stanley Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.20% $33.32 $0.40 10/29 11/14
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.08% $19.88 $2.60 9/26 10/27
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.88% $12.15 $1.20 9/25 10/31
NLY Annaly Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.63% $11.29 $1.20 9/29 10/31
NRF Northstar Realty Financial Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.28% $17.73 $2.00 8/14 8/22
NYCB NY Community Bancorp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.65% $15.03 $1.00 8/6 8/20
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.19% $7.61 $1.08 9/25 10/27
O Realty Income Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.96% $44.16 $2.19 10/30 11/17
OAK Oaktree Capital Group LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.07% $46.27 $3.27 8/7 8/14
OHI Omega HealthCare Investors Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.32% $38.34 $2.04 10/29 11/17
ORI Old Republic International Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.11% $14.29 $0.73 9/3 9/15
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.83% $10.99 $1.74 8/13 8/22
PCL Plum Creek Timber Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.31% $40.81 $1.76 8/13 8/29
PHK Pimco High Income Fund Com Shs Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.15% $12.02 $1.46 10/9 11/3
PMT Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.49% $21.23 $2.44 10/10 10/30
PNC PNC Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.41% $79.64 $1.92 10/10 11/5
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.48% $10.69 $1.12 9/24 10/1
PRU Prudential Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.62% $81.00 $2.12 8/22 9/18
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.74% $9.68 $1.33 10/29 11/20
PWE Penn West Petroleum Ltd Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.50% $4.87 $0.56 9/26 10/15
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.12% $9.16 $1.11 10/2 10/14
RSO Resource Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.69% $5.10 $0.80 9/26 10/28
RY Royal Bank of Canada ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.27% $70.25 $3.00 10/23 11/24
SAN Banco Santander, S.A. ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.78% $8.70 $0.59 10/15 11/13
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.04% $50.99 $5.63 10/10 10/29
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 45.54% $4.15 $1.89 8/12 8/29
SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.05% $22.14 $1.56 10/15 11/21
STWD Starwood Property Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.61% $22.30 $1.92 9/26 10/15
TCAP Triangle Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.59% $25.14 $2.16 9/8 9/24
TCRD THL Credit, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.71% $12.70 $1.36 9/11 9/30
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.95% $47.59 $1.88 10/1 10/31
TICC TICC Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.52% $8.58 $1.16 9/12 9/30
TRV Travelers Co. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.36% $93.20 $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 2.49% $39.38 $0.98 9/26 10/15
VTR Ventas, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.31% $67.36 $2.90 9/10 9/30
WFC Wells Fargo Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.85% $49.18 $1.40 8/6 9/1
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 19.38% $14.45 $2.80 10/1 10/28
WPC W.P. Carey Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.81% $65.35 $3.80 9/26 10/15