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.

4.08%

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 1.72%
Asset Management 42 4.42%
Closed-End Fund - Debt 324 6.48%
Closed-End Fund - Equity 87 7.23%
Closed-End Fund - Foreign 42 5.21%
Credit Services 16 3.59%
Diversified Investments 36 7.85%
Foreign Money Center Banks 21 4.06%
Foreign Regional Banks 12 2.52%
Insurance Brokers 7 3.00%
Investment Brokerage - National 13 3.22%
Investment Brokerage - Regional 11 3.22%
Life Insurance 21 2.75%
Money Center Banks 20 2.48%
Mortgage Investment 13 9.74%
Property & Casualty Insurance 60 2.54%
Property Management 20 3.58%
Real Estate Development 34 5.24%
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks 45 2.54%
Regional - Midwest Banks 39 2.46%
Regional - Northeast Banks 59 2.75%
Regional - Pacific Banks 32 2.46%
Regional - Southeast Banks 21 2.37%
Regional - Southwest Banks 19 1.96%
REIT - Diversified 34 7.41%
REIT - Healthcare Facilities 16 5.44%
REIT - Hotel Motel 17 4.89%
REIT - Industrial 12 3.71%
REIT - Office 23 4.60%
REIT - Residential 27 5.81%
REIT - Retail 37 4.80%
Savings & Loans 61 2.66%
Surety & Title Insurance 6 1.93%

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 6.90% $26.07 $1.80 10/30 11/20
ACG AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.42% $7.57 $0.41 10/1 10/17
AFL Aflac Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.53% $58.54 $1.48 8/18 9/2
AGNC American Capital Agency Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.47% $23.02 $2.64 10/29 11/7
AIG American International Group Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.96% $52.16 $0.50 9/9 9/25
AINV Apollo Investment Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.95% $8.04 $0.80 9/17 10/6
AMTG Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.81% $16.28 $1.76 9/26 10/31
ANH Anworth Mortgage Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.46% $5.18 $0.49 9/26 10/29
ARCC Ares Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.26% $15.99 $1.48 9/11 9/30
ARCP American Realty Capital Properties Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.10% $12.35 $1.00 11/5 11/14
ARI Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.79% $16.35 $1.60 9/26 10/15
ARR ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.89% $4.03 $0.60 11/13 11/26
AWF AllianceBernstein Global High Income Fund, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.15% $13.56 $0.97 10/1 10/17
AXP American Express Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.20% $86.40 $1.04 10/1 11/10
BAC Bank of America Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.20% $16.72 $0.20 12/3 12/26
BBT BB&T Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.62% $36.66 $0.96 11/5 12/1
BGCP BGC Partners Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.13% $7.83 $0.48 8/20 9/5
BKCC BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.82% $8.55 $0.84 9/17 10/3
BLK BlackRock, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.38% $324.87 $7.72 8/28 9/22
BMO Bank of Montreal Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.30% $72.55 $3.12 10/30 11/26
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.36% $60.57 $2.64 10/3 10/29
BX Blackstone Group L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.74% $30.66 $1.76 10/23 11/3
C Citigroup Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 0.08% $51.80 $0.04 10/30 11/26
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.65% $3.09 $0.36 9/26 10/29
CINF Cincinnati Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.61% $48.74 $1.76 9/15 10/15
CLM Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 23.65% $5.20 $1.23 11/12 11/28
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.47% $89.55 $4.00 9/25 10/28
CMO Capstead Mortgage Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.62% $12.80 $1.36 9/26 10/20
CODI Compass Diversified Holdings Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.11% $17.75 $1.44 10/21 10/30
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 22.95% $4.75 $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 1.54% $62.34 $0.96 11/4 11/20
DLR Digital Realty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.01% $66.30 $3.32 9/11 9/30
DOM Dominion Resources Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.49% $6.96 $0.73 8/27 9/8
DX Dynex Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.05% $8.30 $1.00 10/1 10/31
EFC Ellington Financial LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.87% $22.68 $2.92 8/27 9/15
EPR EPR Properties Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.77% $54.79 $3.16 10/29 11/17
FSC Fifth Street Finance Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.63% $8.71 $1.10 11/12 11/28
GAIN Gladstone Investment Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.24% $7.28 $0.60 11/13 11/26
GGN Gabelli Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust Com Shs Ben Int Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.03% $8.98 $1.08 11/10 11/20
GLAD Gladstone Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.24% $9.09 $0.84 11/13 11/26
GOOD Gladstone Commercial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.67% $17.31 $1.50 11/13 11/26
GOV Government Properties Income Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.53% $22.84 $1.72 10/22 11/20
GS Goldman Sachs Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.31% $183.35 $2.40 11/28 12/30
HCN Health Care REIT Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.62% $68.86 $3.18 8/7 8/20
HCP HCP Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.09% $42.87 $2.18 8/7 8/26
HLSS Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.74% $18.40 $2.16 10/29 11/10
HTA Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.53% $12.68 $0.58 9/24 10/3
HTGC Hercules Technology Growth Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.07% $15.36 $1.24 8/14 8/25
HTS Hatteras Financial Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.58% $18.91 $2.00 9/18 10/24
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.87% $102.25 $6.00 8/14 9/25
IGD ING Global Equity Dividend & Premium Opportunity Fund Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.00% $9.10 $0.91 11/3 11/17
IVR Invesco Mortgage Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.18% $16.42 $2.00 9/24 10/28
JMI Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.30% $12.59 $1.80 11/13 11/26
JPM JP Morgan Chase Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.72% $58.74 $1.60 10/2 10/31
KCAP Kohlberg Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.30% $7.52 $1.00 10/9 10/29
MAIN Main Street Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.21% $30.94 $1.92 11/18 12/15
MET MetLife Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.76% $50.79 $1.40 8/6 9/12
MFA MFA Mortgage Investments Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 9.62% $8.32 $0.80 9/25 10/31
MITT AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 12.75% $18.83 $2.40 9/18 10/27
MPW Medical Properties Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.41% $13.11 $0.84 9/16 10/15
MS Morgan Stanley Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 1.17% $34.32 $0.40 10/29 11/14
MTGE American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.10% $19.84 $2.60 9/26 10/27
NCT Newcastle Investment Corp. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.98% $24.09 $1.20 9/25 10/31
NLY Annaly Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.56% $11.36 $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 6.43% $15.55 $1.00 11/5 11/20
NYMT New York Mortgage Trust Inc Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 14.06% $7.68 $1.08 9/25 10/27
O Realty Income Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.87% $44.97 $2.19 10/30 11/17
OAK Oaktree Capital Group LLC Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.84% $47.78 $3.27 8/7 8/14
OHI Omega HealthCare Investors Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.37% $38.75 $2.08 10/29 11/17
ORI Old Republic International Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.06% $14.42 $0.73 9/3 9/15
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.65% $11.12 $1.74 8/13 8/22
PCL Plum Creek Timber Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.27% $41.25 $1.76 8/13 8/29
PHK Pimco High Income Fund Com Shs Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.84% $12.33 $1.46 10/9 11/3
PMT Pennymac Mortgage Investment Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.46% $21.29 $2.44 10/10 10/30
PNC PNC Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.33% $82.52 $1.92 10/10 11/5
PNNT Pennantpark Investment Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.52% $10.65 $1.12 9/24 10/1
PRU Prudential Financial Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.51% $84.58 $2.12 8/22 9/18
PSEC Prospect Capital Corporation Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.66% $9.74 $1.33 10/29 11/20
PWE Penn West Petroleum Ltd Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.81% $4.74 $0.56 9/26 10/15
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.32% $9.36 $1.06 11/3 11/14
RSO Resource Capital Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 15.53% $5.15 $0.80 9/26 10/28
RY Royal Bank of Canada ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.25% $70.62 $3.00 10/23 11/24
SAN Banco Santander, S.A. ADR Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 6.61% $8.93 $0.59 10/15 11/13
SBR Sabine Royalty Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 11.19% $50.33 $5.63 10/10 10/29
SDT SandRidge Mississippian Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 35.57% $4.02 $1.43 8/12 8/29
SNH Senior Housing Properties Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 7.06% $22.11 $1.56 10/15 11/21
STWD Starwood Property Trust Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.62% $22.27 $1.92 9/26 10/15
TCAP Triangle Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 8.53% $25.32 $2.16 9/8 9/24
TCRD THL Credit, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 10.66% $12.76 $1.36 9/11 9/30
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 3.89% $48.36 $1.88 10/1 10/31
TICC TICC Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 13.47% $8.61 $1.16 9/12 9/30
TRV Travelers Co. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.25% $97.73 $2.20 12/8 12/31
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 2.40% $40.91 $0.98 9/26 10/15
VTR Ventas, Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 4.33% $66.97 $2.90 9/10 9/30
WFC Wells Fargo Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 2.73% $51.20 $1.40 8/6 9/1
WMC Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 18.92% $14.80 $2.80 10/1 10/28
WPC W.P. Carey Inc. Sign Up for DARS™ Ratings 5.81% $65.36 $3.80 9/26 10/15