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.

3.97%

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 1.73%
Asset Management 40 4.27%
Closed-End Fund - Debt 324 6.21%
Closed-End Fund - Equity 87 7.06%
Closed-End Fund - Foreign 42 4.82%
Credit Services 16 3.46%
Diversified Investments 36 7.10%
Foreign Money Center Banks 21 3.92%
Foreign Regional Banks 12 2.45%
Insurance Brokers 7 3.04%
Investment Brokerage - National 13 2.98%
Investment Brokerage - Regional 11 3.36%
Life Insurance 21 2.60%
Money Center Banks 18 2.28%
Mortgage Investment 13 9.41%
Property & Casualty Insurance 60 2.57%
Property Management 19 3.29%
Real Estate Development 34 5.06%
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks 45 2.46%
Regional - Midwest Banks 39 2.39%
Regional - Northeast Banks 59 2.74%
Regional - Pacific Banks 31 2.41%
Regional - Southeast Banks 21 2.37%
Regional - Southwest Banks 19 1.95%
REIT - Diversified 34 7.30%
REIT - Healthcare Facilities 16 5.54%
REIT - Hotel Motel 17 4.71%
REIT - Industrial 12 3.95%
REIT - Office 23 4.48%
REIT - Residential 27 5.75%
REIT - Retail 37 4.76%
Savings & Loans 61 2.49%
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 6.83% $26.35 $1.80 5/8 5/22
ACG AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.42% $7.57 $0.41 8/6 8/15
AFL Aflac Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.34% $63.14 $1.48 5/19 6/2
AGNC American Capital Agency Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.07% $23.48 $2.60 6/26 7/28
AIG American International Group Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.94% $53.35 $0.50 6/6 6/24
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.12% $8.77 $0.80 6/18 7/7
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.16% $16.53 $1.68 6/26 7/31
ANH Anworth Mortgage Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.46% $5.18 $0.49 6/26 7/29
ARCC Ares Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.69% $17.03 $1.48 6/12 6/30
ARCP American Realty Capital Properties Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.56% $13.23 $1.00 8/6 8/15
ARI Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.78% $16.36 $1.60 6/26 7/15
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.05% $4.27 $0.60 8/13 8/29
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.90% $14.05 $0.97 8/6 8/15
AXP American Express Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.13% $91.71 $1.04 10/1 11/10
BAC Bank of America Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.26% $15.34 $0.04 6/26 7/25
BBT BB&T Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.57% $37.42 $0.96 8/6 9/2
BGCP BGC Partners Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.12% $7.84 $0.48 5/14 6/2
BKCC BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.39% $8.95 $0.84 6/16 7/2
BLK BlackRock, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.45% $314.54 $7.72 8/28 9/22
BMO Bank of Montreal Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.11% $75.88 $3.12 7/30 8/26
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.76% $68.01 $2.56 6/30 7/29
BX Blackstone Group L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.00% $34.19 $1.71 7/24 8/4
C Citigroup Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.08% $49.42 $0.04 7/31 8/22
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.29% $3.19 $0.36 6/26 7/24
CINF Cincinnati Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.71% $47.42 $1.76 6/16 7/15
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 20.07% $6.13 $1.23 8/13 8/29
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.28% $93.38 $4.00 6/25 7/28
CMO Capstead Mortgage Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.33% $13.16 $1.36 6/26 7/18
CODI Compass Diversified Holdings Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.07% $17.85 $1.44 7/21 7/30
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 18.96% $5.75 $1.09 8/13 8/29
CYS CYS Investments, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.49% $9.11 $1.32 6/20 7/16
DFS Discover Financial Services Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.54% $62.34 $0.96 8/5 8/21
DLR Digital Realty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.19% $63.91 $3.32 9/11 9/30
DOM Dominion Resources Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.60% $5.44 $0.74 5/28 6/9
DX Dynex Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.85% $8.44 $1.00 7/1 7/31
EFC Ellington Financial LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.18% $23.97 $2.92 5/28 6/16
EPR EPR Properties Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.67% $55.69 $3.16 7/29 8/15
FSC Fifth Street Finance Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.16% $9.86 $1.10 8/13 8/29
GAIN Gladstone Investment Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.04% $7.46 $0.60 8/18 8/29
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.18% $11.07 $1.68 8/13 8/22
GLAD Gladstone Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.29% $10.13 $0.84 8/18 8/29
GOOD Gladstone Commercial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.56% $17.53 $1.50 8/18 8/29
GOV Government Properties Income Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.30% $23.56 $1.72 7/23 8/22
GS Goldman Sachs Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.25% $175.54 $2.20 8/27 9/29
HCN Health Care REIT Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.94% $64.36 $3.18 5/8 5/20
HCP HCP Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.13% $42.51 $2.18 5/8 5/27
HLSS Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.68% $21.88 $1.68 8/27 9/10
HTA Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.74% $12.12 $0.58 6/25 7/3
HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.35% $16.86 $1.24 5/8 5/19
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.20% $19.60 $2.00 6/20 7/25
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.62% $106.71 $6.00 5/15 6/30
IGD ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.32% $9.76 $0.91 8/1 8/15
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.60% $17.24 $2.00 6/25 7/28
JMI Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.57% $13.26 $1.80 8/13 8/29
JPM JP Morgan Chase Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.73% $58.64 $1.60 7/1 7/31
KCAP Kohlberg Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.47% $8.02 $1.00 7/1 7/25
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.07% $31.61 $1.92 8/18 9/15
MET MetLife Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.59% $54.09 $1.40 8/6 9/12
MFA MFA Mortgage Investments Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.63% $8.31 $0.80 6/25 7/31
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.81% $18.74 $2.40 6/17 7/28
MPW Medical Properties Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.29% $13.35 $0.84 6/10 7/10
MS Morgan Stanley Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.23% $32.65 $0.40 7/29 8/15
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.99% $20.02 $2.60 6/26 7/28
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.73% $4.58 $0.40 6/20 7/31
NLY Annaly Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.52% $11.41 $1.20 6/27 7/31
NRF Northstar Realty Financial Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.01% $16.65 $1.00 5/15 5/23
NYCB NY Community Bancorp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.26% $15.98 $1.00 8/6 8/20
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.95% $7.74 $1.08 6/26 7/25
O Realty Income Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.91% $44.57 $2.19 7/30 8/15
OAK Oaktree Capital Group LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.89% $49.71 $3.92 5/8 5/15
OHI Omega HealthCare Investors Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.51% $37.00 $2.04 7/29 8/15
ORI Old Republic International Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.91% $14.87 $0.73 6/2 6/16
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.39% $14.04 $1.74 5/8 5/19
PCL Plum Creek Timber Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.13% $42.65 $1.76 5/14 5/30
PHK Pimco High Income Fund Com Shs Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.80% $13.52 $1.46 7/9 8/1
PMT Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.91% $21.63 $2.36 7/11 7/30
PNC PNC Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.30% $83.46 $1.92 7/11 8/5
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.79% $11.44 $1.12 6/17 7/1
PRU Prudential Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.42% $87.54 $2.12 5/22 6/19
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.13% $10.88 $1.32 8/27 9/18
PWE Penn West Petroleum Ltd Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.12% $9.15 $0.56 6/26 7/15
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.31% $10.84 $1.66 7/1 7/15
RSO Resource Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.39% $5.56 $0.80 6/26 7/28
RY Royal Bank of Canada ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.86% $73.56 $2.84 7/22 8/22
SAN Banco Santander, S.A. ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.31% $10.14 $0.64 7/10 8/11
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.91% $58.78 $4.06 7/11 7/29
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 32.04% $6.68 $2.14 5/13 5/30
SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.70% $23.28 $1.56 7/16 8/21
STWD Starwood Property Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.08% $23.76 $1.92 6/26 7/15
TCAP Triangle Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.92% $27.28 $2.16 6/9 6/25
TCRD THL Credit, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.93% $13.70 $1.36 6/12 6/30
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.59% $52.36 $1.88 7/7 7/31
TICC TICC Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.98% $9.68 $1.16 6/12 6/30
TRV Travelers Co. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.41% $91.12 $2.20 9/8 9/30
TWGP Tower Group, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.00% $2.16 $0.00 9/5 9/20
USB U.S. Bancorp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.30% $42.64 $0.98 6/26 7/15
VTR Ventas, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.50% $64.49 $2.90 6/4 6/27
WFC Wells Fargo Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.72% $51.54 $1.40 8/6 9/1
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 26.05% $13.82 $3.60 6/26 7/29
WPC W.P. Carey Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.39% $66.84 $3.60 6/26 7/15