Dividend yield is one of the main factors to consider when investing in dividend-paying stocks. Watch out for “dividend traps”, however, because stocks having a dividend yield of 10% and above are usually very risky investments.
If you’re looking to invest in high dividend yielding stocks, you may also be interested in the highest dividend yielding exchange-traded funds. These funds offer a diversified basket of high yielding stock holdings.
Whereas, if you’re interested in investing in individual high dividend stocks, the table below lists them all:
|Stock Symbol||Company Name||DARS™ Rating||Dividend Yield||Closing Price||Annual Dividend||Ex-Div Date||Pay Date|
|TICC||TICC Capital Corp||17.16%||$6.76||$1.16||12/14/16||12/30/16|
|PER||Sandridge Permian Trust||17.02%||$3.15||$0.54||11/08/16||11/25/16|
|SDR||SandRidge Mississippian Trust II||15.06%||$1.54||$0.23||11/08/16||11/25/16|
|PNNT||Pennantpark Investment Corp||14.40%||$7.78||$1.12||12/20/16||01/03/17|
|SDT||SandRidge Mississippian Trust||14.36%||$1.51||$0.22||11/08/16||11/25/16|
|NYMT||New York Mortgage Trust Inc||14.12%||$6.80||$0.96||12/22/16||01/26/17|
|MTR||Mesa Royalty Trust Units Ben Int||13.56%||$10.25||$1.39||12/28/16||01/31/17|
|BPT||BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust||13.55%||$29.35||$3.98||01/11/17||01/20/17|
|CHKR||Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust||13.18%||$2.60||$0.34||11/17/16||12/01/16|
|FSC||Fifth Street Finance||12.95%||$5.56||$0.72||02/13/17||02/28/17|
|CYS||CYS Investments, Inc.||12.63%||$7.92||$1.00||12/20/16||12/30/16|
|STON||StoneMor Partners L.P.||12.54%||$10.53||$1.32||11/03/16||11/14/16|
|WMC||Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp||12.17%||$10.19||$1.24||12/29/16||01/26/17|
|SXCP||SunCoke Energy Partners LP||12.00%||$19.80||$2.38||11/10/16||12/01/16|
|NAT||Nordic American Tankers||11.91%||$8.73||$1.04||10/25/16||11/10/16|
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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.