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|
|PER||Sandridge Permian Trust||32.27%||$8.12||$2.62||02/11/15||02/27/15|
|SDR||SandRidge Mississippian Trust II||30.24%||$4.96||$1.50||02/11/15||02/27/15|
|WHZ||Whiting USA Trust II||29.50%||$6.17||$1.82||02/17/15||03/02/15|
|ATLS||Atlas Energy L.P.||26.46%||$7.86||$2.08||02/05/15||02/19/15|
|CHKR||Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust||26.20%||$8.32||$2.18||02/17/15||03/02/15|
|SDT||SandRidge Mississippian Trust||25.84%||$4.72||$1.22||02/11/15||02/27/15|
|PT||Portugal Telecom S.A.||21.21%||$0.66||$0.14||05/27/14|
|WMC||Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp||17.97%||$14.91||$2.68||04/01/15||04/28/15|
|SBS||Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo-SABESP ADR (Sponsored)||15.98%||$6.07||$0.97||04/08/14|
|TICC||TICC Capital Corp||15.74%||$6.86||$1.08||03/13/15||03/31/15|
|ARP||Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.||14.13%||$9.20||$1.30||05/06/15||05/15/15|
|NYMT||New York Mortgage Trust Inc||13.69%||$7.89||$1.08||03/26/15||04/27/15|
|QRE||QR Energy LP||13.59%||$14.35||$1.95||11/05/14||11/14/14|
|NMM||Navios Maritime Partners L.P.||13.57%||$13.04||$1.77||02/09/15||02/13/15|
|CYS||CYS Investments, Inc.||13.11%||$9.15||$1.20||03/19/15||04/15/15|
|MEMP||Memorial Production Partners LP||12.74%||$17.27||$2.20||02/03/15||02/12/15|
|HLSS||Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd.||12.57%||$17.19||$2.16||04/28/15||04/27/15|
|AGNC||American Capital Agency||12.23%||$21.58||$2.64||04/28/15||05/08/15|
|PNNT||Pennantpark Investment Corp||11.95%||$9.37||$1.12||03/18/15||04/01/15|
|UAN||CVR Partners L.P.||11.94%||$13.73||$1.64||02/26/15||03/09/15|
|AMTG||Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc||11.93%||$16.09||$1.92||03/27/15||04/30/15|
|PSEC||Prospect Capital Corporation||11.68%||$8.56||$1.00||04/28/15||05/21/15|
|NAT||Nordic American Tankers||11.62%||$13.08||$1.52||05/05/15||05/21/15|
|EVEP||EV Energy Partners L.P.||11.47%||$17.43||$2.00||02/05/15||02/13/15|
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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.