Top-Rated Dividend Stocks

This is the list of the 100 dividend-paying companies that have received the highest average rating among equities research analysts in the last 12 months. The maximum possible ratings score is 4.00, which would represent 100% "strong buy" ratings. The lowest possible score is 1.00, which would indicate 100% "sell" ratings. In order to be included in this report, a company must have received at least five ratings within the last 12 months and have a dividend yield of at least 2%.

RankCompanyConsensus
Rating Score
Consensus
Price Target
Possible
Upside
Number
of Ratings
Dividend
Yield
Most Recent DividendSectorDetails
1Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX)3.18$53.00-9.5%112.09%12/3/2018UtilitiesView Ratings
2AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC)3.00$10.00-6.2%112.23%8/20/2018Computer and TechnologyView Ratings
3Exantas Capital (NYSE:XAN)3.00$12.5016.7%56.45%1/25/2019FinanceView Ratings
4BP (NYSE:BP)2.93$56.4245.9%145.53%12/21/2018Oils/EnergyView Ratings
5Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC)2.88$22.009.6%167.21%12/31/2018FinanceView Ratings
6Hancock Whitney (NYSE:HWC)2.83$57.666756.8%122.60%12/14/2018FinanceView Ratings
7Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE)2.83$136.6011.5%123.08%1/15/2019FinanceView Ratings
8Veru (NASDAQ:VERU)2.83$7.50455.6%123.84%5/7/2014MedicalView Ratings
9Movado Group (NYSE:MOV)2.83$42.0033.0%62.17%12/28/2018Retail/WholesaleView Ratings
10Medifast (NYSE:MED)2.82$249.0086.7%112.19%2/7/2019Consumer StaplesView Ratings
11IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC)2.81$225.217622.4%372.03%12/1/2015Retail/WholesaleView Ratings
12Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX)2.81$43.318245.6%267.39%11/5/2018FinanceView Ratings
13Viper Energy Partners (NASDAQ:VNOM)2.81$41.7547.3%316.55%11/19/2018Oils/EnergyView Ratings
14Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC)2.80$92.857155.1%252.57%12/10/2018Oils/EnergyView Ratings
15Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR)2.79$111.153815.8%192.04%12/31/2018Industrial ProductsView Ratings
16Assurant (NYSE:AIZ)2.78$128.7542.6%92.31%12/17/2018FinanceView Ratings
17AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD)2.75$25.6429-5.4%122.69%1/15/2019FinanceView Ratings
18Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD)2.75$32.736826.6%325.89%11/8/2018Oils/EnergyView Ratings
19Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG)2.75$78.806.2%162.30%12/21/2018FinanceView Ratings
20Mcdonald's (NYSE:MCD)2.74$191.59264.5%662.81%12/17/2018Retail/WholesaleView Ratings
21CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE)2.74$67.384613.6%313.46%1/11/2019FinanceView Ratings
22Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC)2.74$79.9556.9%502.13%12/26/2018Oils/EnergyView Ratings
23NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE)2.74$175.1667-3.4%192.64%12/17/2018UtilitiesView Ratings
24Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL)2.74$69.0028.9%342.70%11/28/2018TransportationView Ratings
25Nutrien (NYSE:NTR)2.74$62.111132.2%342.99%1/17/2019Basic MaterialsView Ratings
26Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)2.74$50.884611.1%342.79%1/23/2019Computer and TechnologyView Ratings
27VF (NYSE:VFC)2.73$95.173926.6%332.34%12/20/2018Consumer DiscretionaryView Ratings
28Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC)2.73$61.12502.1%113.73%1/4/2019FinanceView Ratings
29BlackRock (NYSE:BLK)2.70$543.846242.3%273.11%12/26/2018FinanceView Ratings
30Spero Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SPRO)2.69$23.50270.7%162.97%10/7/2015MedicalView Ratings
31Covanta (NYSE:CVA)2.67$17.333311.2%126.33%1/4/2019Oils/EnergyView Ratings
32CBRE Group (NYSE:CBRE)2.67$52.214327.2%62.12%5/22/2018FinanceView Ratings
33Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG)2.67$56.83332.1%183.34%12/31/2018UtilitiesView Ratings
34Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN)2.66$204.55056.5%583.03%3/8/2019MedicalView Ratings
35Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)2.65$73.53-3.9%233.12%1/8/2019MedicalView Ratings
36Medtronic (NYSE:MDT)2.64$104.861111.9%282.09%1/18/2019MedicalView Ratings
37Oasis Midstream Partners (NYSE:OMP)2.64$27.166739.8%117.81%11/27/2018Oils/EnergyView Ratings
38AXA Equitable (NYSE:EQH)2.64$25.454550.9%112.49%12/3/2018FinanceView Ratings
39Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL)2.64$141.615432.2%222.57%1/4/2019Consumer DiscretionaryView Ratings
40Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO)2.63$38.142957.1%196.02%11/30/2018FinanceView Ratings
41Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR)2.63$53.1111326.3%197.78%12/31/2018Business ServicesView Ratings
42Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY)2.63$30.3333-5.1%85.10%1/4/2019FinanceView Ratings
43American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII)2.63$52.3333-25.2%162.28%12/27/2018TransportationView Ratings
44Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD)2.63$191.090923.0%242.77%2/11/2019Basic MaterialsView Ratings
45Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY)2.63$88.437535.8%244.34%1/15/2019Oils/EnergyView Ratings
46American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP)2.62$75.9688-5.1%293.65%12/10/2018UtilitiesView Ratings
47Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI)2.62$52.903.3%263.11%12/17/2018Business ServicesView Ratings
48Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX)2.62$105.6023.5%262.41%1/30/2019MedicalView Ratings
49Baker Hughes A GE (NYSE:BHGE)2.61$36.357169.5%282.68%11/30/2018Oils/EnergyView Ratings
50Simply Good Foods (NASDAQ:SMPL)2.60$18.75-0.1%102.05%2/20/2015Consumer StaplesView Ratings
51GATX (NYSE:GATX)2.60$77.805.6%152.41%12/31/2018TransportationView Ratings
52USA Compression Partners (NYSE:USAC)2.60$21.0044.8%1012.55%11/9/2018Oils/EnergyView Ratings
53Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN)2.60$70.508.2%153.24%12/31/2018Computer and TechnologyView Ratings
54Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)2.59$375.941230.7%272.55%12/28/2018AerospaceView Ratings
55Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU)2.59$52.0075.7%173.28%12/24/2018Oils/EnergyView Ratings
56Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST)2.59$98.333315.7%342.07%11/30/2018Consumer DiscretionaryView Ratings
57United Technologies (NYSE:UTX)2.58$151.545527.6%242.21%12/10/2018Multi-Sector ConglomeratesView Ratings
58Ladder Capital (NYSE:LADR)2.58$17.502.6%1213.12%1/24/2019FinanceView Ratings
59Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA)2.58$44.666722.9%362.16%1/23/2019Consumer DiscretionaryView Ratings
60Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR)2.58$78.398229.7%332.80%12/10/2018Industrial ProductsView Ratings
61Orrstown Financial Services (NASDAQ:ORRF)2.57$29.0047.2%72.20%11/5/2018FinanceView Ratings
62Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP)2.57$87.6022.8%74.67%1/15/2019FinanceView Ratings
63National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN)2.57$47.80-5.6%144.46%11/15/2018FinanceView Ratings

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