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||Closing Price||Annual Dividend||Ex-Div Date||Pay Date|
|TICC||TICC Capital Corp||20.79%||$5.58||$1.16||09/14/16||09/30/16|
|FGP||Ferrellgas Partners L.P.||20.60%||$9.95||$2.05||09/02/16||09/14/16|
|NYMT||New York Mortgage Trust Inc||16.11%||$5.96||$0.96||09/22/16||10/28/16|
|CXW||Corrections Corp of Amercia||15.85%||$13.63||$2.16||09/29/16||10/17/16|
|PER||Sandridge Permian Trust||15.29%||$3.14||$0.48||08/10/16||08/26/16|
|PNNT||Pennantpark Investment Corp||14.81%||$7.56||$1.12||09/19/16||10/03/16|
|SDR||SandRidge Mississippian Trust II||14.42%||$1.47||$0.21||08/10/16||08/26/16|
|UAN||CVR Partners L.P.||14.32%||$4.75||$0.68||08/04/16||08/15/16|
|SXCP||SunCoke Energy Partners LP||14.19%||$16.75||$2.38||11/10/16||12/01/16|
|TAL||TAL International Group||14.14%||$15.28||$2.16||05/10/16||05/26/16|
|AMTG||Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc||14.08%||$13.64||$1.92||06/28/16||07/29/16|
|MTR||Mesa Royalty Trust Units Ben Int||13.76%||$10.10||$1.39||10/27/16||01/31/17|
|CHKR||Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust||13.66%||$2.15||$0.29||08/17/16||08/29/16|
|SFL||Ship Finance International||13.49%||$13.34||$1.80||09/08/16||09/29/16|
|FSC||Fifth Street Finance||12.88%||$5.59||$0.72||11/10/16||11/30/16|
|BPT||BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust||12.73%||$21.35||$2.72||10/12/16||10/20/16|
|CG||The Carlyle Group||12.46%||$16.05||$2.00||11/04/16||11/16/16|
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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.