Top Fifteen Highest-Rated Dividend Companies in 2021

Posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 by MarketBeat Staff
MarketBeat tracks approximately 250,000 ratings each year and tracks more than 15,000 securities around the globe that pay dividends each month or quarter.

This slide show lists the 15 dividend-paying companies (having yields above 25%) that also have the highest average analyst recommendations from Wall Street's equities research analysts over the last 12 months.

#1 - BSR Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:ERE.UN)

Dividend Yield: 3.8%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.1
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: C$5.17 (21.8% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for BSR Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:ERE.UN)

BSR Real Estate Investment Trust logoERES is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust. ERES's REIT units are listed on the TSX under the symbol ERE.UN. ERES is Canada's only European-focused multi-residential REIT, with a current initial focus on investing in high-quality multi-residential real estate properties in the Netherlands. Read More 


#2 - Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)

Dividend Yield: 4.9%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 15 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $85.19 (3.6% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO)

Valero Energy logoValero Energy Corporation manufactures, markets, and sells transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Refining, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol. The company is involved in oil and gas refining, marketing, and bulk selling activities. Read More 

#3 - JOANN (NASDAQ:JOAN)

Dividend Yield: 2.58%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $18.43 (23.9% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for JOANN (NASDAQ:JOAN)

JOANN logoJOANN Inc operates as a specialty retailer of sewing, and arts and crafts category products in the United States. Its products in sewing category include cotton fabrics; warm fabrics, such as fleece and flannel fabrics; home decorating and utility fabrics and accessories; fashion and sportswear fabrics; special occasion fabrics; seasonally themed and licensed fabric designs; and sewing supplies comprising cutting implements, threads, zippers, trims, tapes, pins, elastic, and buttons, as well as patterns for sewing projects. Read More 

#4 - Koninklijke KPN (OTCMKTS:KKPNY)

Dividend Yield: 5.4%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.


Insider Trades by Quarter for Koninklijke KPN (OTCMKTS:KKPNY)

Koninklijke KPN logoKoninklijke KPN N.V. provides telecommunications and information technology (IT) services in the Netherlands. The company operates through Consumer; Business; Wholesale; and Network, Operations & IT segments. It offers fixed and mobile telephony, fixed and mobile broadband internet, and television services to retail consumers; infrastructure and network related IT solutions to business customers; and wholesale network services to third parties. Read More 

#5 - Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR)

Dividend Yield: 6.73%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $26.96 (2.0% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR)

Saratoga Investment logoSaratoga Investment Corp. is a business development company specializing in leveraged and management buyouts, acquisition financings, growth financings, recapitalization, debt refinancing, and transitional financing transactions at the lower end of middle market companies. It structures its investments as debt and equity by investing through first and second lien loans, mezzanine debt, co-investments, select high yield bonds, senior secured bonds, unsecured bonds, and preferred and common equity. Read More 

#6 - Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (TSE:BIP.UN)

Dividend Yield: 3.66%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: C$64.90 (2.1% Downside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (TSE:BIP.UN)

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners logoBrookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. owns and operates utilities, transport, energy, and data infrastructure businesses. The Utilities segment operates approximately 2,000 kilometers (km) of natural gas transportation pipelines in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Minas Gerais; approximately 2,200 km of electricity transmission lines in North and South America; and approximately 6.6 million electricity and natural gas connections and 1.1 million smart meters, as well as operates metallurgical coal export terminals. Read More 

#7 - The Bank of Princeton (NASDAQ:BPRN)

Dividend Yield: 2.53%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $33.33 (16.6% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for The Bank of Princeton (NASDAQ:BPRN)

The Bank of Princeton logoThe Bank of Princeton provides various banking products and services. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, attorney trust, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also offers various loan products comprising commercial real estate and multi-family, commercial and industrial, construction, residential first-lien mortgage, paycheck protection program, home equity, and consumer loans. Read More 

#8 - Owl Rock Capital (NYSE:ORCC)

Dividend Yield: 8.5%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $14.50 (0.0% Downside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Owl Rock Capital (NYSE:ORCC)

Owl Rock Capital logoOwl Rock Capital Corporation is a business development company. The fund makes investments in senior secured or unsecured loans, subordinated loans or mezzanine loans and also considers equity-related securities including warrants and preferred stocks. It seeks to invest in middle market companies based in the United States, with EBITDA between $10 million and $250 million annually and/or annual revenue of $50 million and $2.5 billion at the time of investment.

#9 - Viper Energy Partners (NASDAQ:VNOM)

Dividend Yield: 5.12%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 13 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $15.83 (20.3% Downside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Viper Energy Partners (NASDAQ:VNOM)

Viper Energy Partners logoViper Energy Partners LP owns, acquires, and exploits oil and natural gas properties in North America. As of December 31, 2020, it had mineral interests in 24,350 net royalty acres in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale; and estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of 99,392 thousand barrels of crude oil equivalent. Read More 

#10 - PetroChina (NYSE:PTR)

Dividend Yield: 5.26%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $36.18 (24.7% Downside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for PetroChina (NYSE:PTR)

PetroChina logoPetroChina Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in a range of petroleum related products, services, and activities in Mainland China and internationally. It operates through Exploration and Production, Refining and Chemicals, Marketing, and Natural Gas and Pipeline segments. The Exploration and Production segment engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas. Read More 

#11 - Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD)

Dividend Yield: 7.48%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 13 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $25.50 (5.2% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD)

Enterprise Products Partners logoEnterprise Products Partners L.P. provides midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products. The company operates through four segments: NGL Pipelines & Services, Crude Oil Pipelines & Services, Natural Gas Pipelines & Services, and Petrochemical & Refined Products Services. Read More 

#12 - Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT)

Dividend Yield: 5.19%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $11.43 (5.9% Downside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT)

Redwood Trust logoRedwood Trust, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty finance company in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Residential Lending, Business Purpose Lending, and Third-Party Investments. The Residential Lending segment operates a mortgage loan conduit that acquires residential loans from third-party originators for subsequent sale, securitization, or transfer to its investment portfolio. Read More 

#13 - The Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB)

Dividend Yield: 6.13%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.0
Ratings Breakdown: 11 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $26.83 (0.4% Downside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for The Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB)

The Williams Companies logoThe Williams Companies, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy infrastructure company primarily in the United States. It operates through Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, and West segments. The Transmission & Gulf of Mexico segment comprises Transco and Northwest natural gas pipelines; and natural gas gathering and processing, and crude oil production handling and transportation assets in the Gulf Coast region. Read More 

#14 - Banner (NASDAQ:BANR)

Dividend Yield: 2.96%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.9
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $57.00 (3.0% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Banner (NASDAQ:BANR)

Banner logoBanner Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Banner Bank that provide commercial banking and financial products and services to individuals, businesses, and public sector entities in the United States. It accepts various deposit instruments, including interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, regular savings accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as treasury management services and retirement savings plans. Read More 

#15 - Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

Dividend Yield: 2.59%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.9
Ratings Breakdown: 10 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $185.70 (14.0% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson logoJohnson & Johnson researches and develops, manufactures, and sells a range of products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer Health, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer Health segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON'S and AVEENO Baby brands; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand; skin health/beauty products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DR. Read More 

 

20 Stocks Wall Street Analysts Love the Most

Every trading day, between 500 and 800 new recommendations and research reports are issued by sell-side equities research analysts. There are between 300 and 500 brokerages and research houses that issue ratings, price targets and recommendations and more than 5,000 securities around the world that regularly receive coverage from research analysts.

MarketBeat has tracked more than 170,000 distinct analyst recommendations in the last 12 months alone. Given the volume of ratings changes that occur each day, it can be difficult to sift through the noise.

Analysts don't always get their "buy" ratings right, but it's worth taking a hard look when more than a dozen different analysts from different brokerages and research firm are giving "strong buy" and "buy" ratings to the same stock.

This slide show lists the 20 companies that have the highest average analyst recommendations from Wall Street's equities research analysts over the last 12 months.

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