Dividend yield is one of the main factors to consider when investing in dividend-paying stocks. Watch out for “dividend traps,” however — stocks having a dividend yield of 10% and above are usually very risky investments.
|Stock Symbol||Company Name||DARS™ Rating||Dividend Yield||Current Price||Annual Dividend||Ex-Div Date||Pay Date|
|HLSS||Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd.||322.39%||$0.67||$2.16||04/28/15||04/27/15|
|WHZ||Whiting USA Trust II||53.69%||$3.39||$1.82||05/18/15||06/01/15|
|PER||Sandridge Permian Trust||34.69%||$7.38||$2.56||05/13/15||05/29/15|
|ATLS||Atlas Energy L.P.||32.00%||$6.50||$2.08||02/05/15||02/19/15|
|SDT||SandRidge Mississippian Trust||30.13%||$4.39||$1.32||05/13/15||05/29/15|
|FUR||Winthrop Realty Trust||29.87%||$16.74||$5.00||06/05/15||06/16/15|
|SDR||SandRidge Mississippian Trust II||26.19%||$4.43||$1.16||05/13/15||05/29/15|
|PT||Portugal Telecom S.A.||21.21%||$0.66||$0.14||05/27/14|
|CHKR||Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust||21.16%||$7.37||$1.56||05/18/15||06/01/15|
|NTI||Northern Tier Energy LP||17.68%||$24.43||$4.32||05/14/15||05/29/15|
|WMC||Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp||17.63%||$15.20||$2.68||04/01/15||04/28/15|
|ARP||Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.||17.17%||$7.57||$1.30||06/03/15||06/12/15|
|SBS||Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo-SABESP ADR (Sponsored)||16.70%||$5.81||$0.97||04/08/14|
|TICC||TICC Capital Corp||16.50%||$7.03||$1.16||06/12/15||06/30/15|
|NMM||Navios Maritime Partners L.P.||16.27%||$10.88||$1.77||05/11/15||05/14/15|
|MEMP||Memorial Production Partners LP||14.73%||$14.94||$2.20||05/04/15||05/13/15|
|EVEP||EV Energy Partners L.P.||14.15%||$14.13||$2.00||05/07/15||05/15/15|
|CRK||Comstock Resources Inc||14.12%||$3.54||$0.50||12/03/14||12/15/14|
|LGCY||Legacy Reserves L.P.||13.94%||$10.04||$1.40||04/29/15||05/15/15|
|NYMT||New York Mortgage Trust Inc||13.64%||$7.92||$1.08||03/26/15||04/27/15|
|QRE||QR Energy LP||13.59%||$14.35||$1.95||11/05/14||11/14/14|
|CYS||CYS Investments, Inc.||13.41%||$8.95||$1.20||03/19/15||04/15/15|
|PSEC||Prospect Capital Corporation||12.66%||$7.90||$1.00||06/26/15||07/23/15|
|UAN||CVR Partners L.P.||12.63%||$14.25||$1.80||05/07/15||05/18/15|
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* Stock Price shown is previous day’s closing price.
** Dividend yield is calculated from Dividend Payout and previous day’s closing price.
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One of the most compelling cases for dividend investing, is that it provides a significant source of income for investors, while at the same time features attractive long-term returns. Typically, stocks that pay dividends are larger, more established companies. And while these firms have the ability to either continue or increase payouts, they do not always feature the highest dividend yield.
Since much of the focus of this strategy is centered around yield, investors sometimes put too much weight towards this one metric. Sometimes, the highest yielding stocks are “too good to be true”. While sifting through this High Yield Dividend Stocks list, be sure to avoid this dividend value trap.
When using this page, be sure to base your screen on multiple metrics before making any investment decisions. In addition to yield, we encourage investors to use both objective and subjective factors as their investment criteria. Some of these factors include:
While using these screens, investors will likely find that certain sectors feature companies that do, in fact, offer both high and sustainable yields. Be sure to look out the 4 Dividend Friendly Industries, to learn more. As always, we encourage investors to take the extra step and dive deep under the hood of these high yielding companies.