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Top Fifteen Highest-Rated Dividend Companies in 2020

Posted on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 by MarketBeat Staff

MarketBeat tracks approximately 175,000 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 - Enviva Partners (NYSE:EVA)

Dividend Yield: 6.5%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 3.1
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $38.50 (-7.9% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Enviva Partners (NYSE:EVA)

Enviva Partners logoEnviva Partners, LP produces and supplies utility-grade wood pellets. It serves utilities and large-scale power generators in the United Kingdom and other European markets. Enviva Partners GP, LLC operates as the general partner of the company. Enviva Partners, LP was founded in 2013 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.


#2 - Gladstone Land (NASDAQ:LAND)

Dividend Yield: 3.43%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.9
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $16.10 (1.9% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Gladstone Land (NASDAQ:LAND)

Gladstone Land logoGladstone Land is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust that invests in farmland and farm-related properties located in major agricultural markets in the U.S., which it leases to unrelated third-party farmer-tenants. The Company reports the current fair value of its farmland on a quarterly basis; as of December 31, 2018, its estimated net asset value was $12.88 per share. Read More 

#3 - K-Bro Linen (TSE:KBL)

Dividend Yield: 3.87%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.9
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: C$32.88 (4.6% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for K-Bro Linen (TSE:KBL)

K-Bro Linen logoK-Bro Linen Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the processing, management, and distribution of general linen and operating room linen to healthcare institutions, hotels, and other commercial accounts in Canada. The company also offers other services, including bulk dock-to-dock, exchange cart preparation, delivery of carts, surgical linen, distribution and control of employee uniforms, personal clothing, customer reporting, customer service visiting, and textile procurement services. Read More 

#4 - Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR)

Dividend Yield: 4.7%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $27.92 (49.5% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR)

Shaw Communications logoShaw Communications Inc operates as a connectivity company in North America. The company operates through Wireline and Wireless segments. The Wireline segment provides broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, video, and digital phone services to residential customers; and Internet, data, WiFi, digital phone, and video services to business customers. Read More 

#5 - Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC)

Dividend Yield: 3.65%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 9 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $75.50 (13.1% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC)

Agree Realty logoAgree Realty Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the acquisition and development of properties net leased to industry-leading retail tenants. As of March 31, 2019, the Company owned and operated a portfolio of 694 properties, located in 46 states and containing approximately 11.9 million square feet of gross leasable space. Read More 

#6 - Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR)

Dividend Yield: 3.83%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 16 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $63.79 (17.2% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR)

Restaurant Brands International logoRestaurant Brands International Inc owns, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants under the Tim Hortons (TH), Burger King (BK), and Popeyes (PLK) brand names. The company operates through three segments: TH, BK, and PLK. Its restaurants offer blend coffee, tea, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks, donuts, Timbits, bagels, muffins, cookies and pastries, grilled paninis, classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, hamburgers, chicken and other specialty sandwiches, french fries, soft drinks, chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and other seafood, red beans and rice, and other food items. Read More 

#7 - Corus Entertainment (OTCMKTS:CJREF)

Dividend Yield: 8.29%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $4.50 (104.5% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Corus Entertainment (OTCMKTS:CJREF)

Corus Entertainment logoCorus Entertainment Inc, a media and content company, operates specialty and conventional television networks, and radio stations in Canada and internationally. It operates through two segments, Television and Radio. The Television segment operates 44 specialty television networks and 15 conventional television stations. Read More 

#8 - PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP)

Dividend Yield: 2.96%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 10 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $142.87 (3.9% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP)

PepsiCo logoPepsiCo, Inc operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. The company's Frito-Lay North America segment offers branded dips; Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks; and Doritos tortilla, Fritos corn, Lay's potato, Ruffles potato, and Tostitos tortilla chips. Its Quaker Foods North America segment provides cereals, rice, pasta, mixes and syrups, granola bars, grits, oat squares, oatmeal, rice cakes, simply granola, and side dishes under the Aunt Jemima, Cap'n crunch, Life, Quaker Chewy, Quaker, and Rice-A-Roni brands. Read More 

#9 - United Technologies (NYSE:UTX)

Dividend Yield: 3.42%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 8 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $162.11 (156.1% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for United Technologies (NYSE:UTX)

United Technologies logoUnited Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Its Otis segment designs, manufactures, sells, and installs passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and moving walkways; and offers modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators, as well as maintenance and repair services. Read More 

#10 - Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG)

Dividend Yield: 3.53%
Consensus Rating: Hold
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Buy Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $61.62 (11.7% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG)

Public Service Enterprise Group logoPublic Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company primarily in the Northeastern and Mid- Atlantic United States. It operates through two segments, PSE&G and Power. The PSE&G segment transmits electricity; distributes electricity and gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as invests in solar generation projects, and energy efficiency and related programs; and offers appliance services and repairs to customers. Read More 

#11 - Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT)

Dividend Yield: 2.82%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $56.20 (4.5% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT)

Alliant Energy logoAlliant Energy Corporation operates as a utility holding company that provides regulated electricity and natural gas services in the Midwest region of the United States. It operates through three segments: Electric, Gas, and Other. The company, through its subsidiary, Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), primarily generates and distributes electricity, and distributes and transports natural gas to retail customers in Iowa; sells electricity to wholesale customers in Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa; and generates and distributes steam in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Read More 

#12 - Koninklijke KPN (OTCMKTS:KKPNY)

Dividend Yield: 3.02%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.8
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings, 1 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. It offers fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet, and television services to retail consumers; network related IT solutions to business customers; and wholesale network services to third parties. Read More 

#13 - Intertape Polymer Group (OTCMKTS:ITPOF)

Dividend Yield: 4.96%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.7
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $17.60 (46.7% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Intertape Polymer Group (OTCMKTS:ITPOF)

Intertape Polymer Group logoIntertape Polymer Group Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the packaging industry in Canada, the United States, and internationally. It develops, manufactures, and sells various paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, woven coated fabrics, and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Read More 

#14 - Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP)

Dividend Yield: 9.91%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.7
Ratings Breakdown: 16 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $51.50 (24.4% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP)

Magellan Midstream Partners logoMagellan Midstream Partners LP engages in the transportation, storage and distribution of petroleum products, such as crude oil. It operates through the following segments: Refined Products, Crude Oil and Marine Storage. The Refined Products segment consists of common carrier refined products pipeline system, independent terminals, and its ammonia pipeline system. Read More 

#15 - National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)

Dividend Yield: 4%
Consensus Rating: Buy
Rating Score: 2.7
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 0 Sell Ratings.
Consensus Price Target: $48.00 (5.9% Upside)

Insider Trades by Quarter for National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG)

National Fuel Gas logoNational Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company. It operates through five segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil in California and in the Appalachian region of the United States. Read More 

 

12 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy Today

While COVID-19 was a suckerpunch to the stock market earlier in the year, the stock market is roaring back.  The Dow is hovering around 27,000 and the S&P 500 is trading near 3,200. S&P 500 stocks are trading at nearly 23 times their annual earnings, still well above historical norms.

At the same time, interest rates are near all-time lows (and probably dipping even lower). 10-year Treasuries are yielding just 0.9% and collectively S&P 500 stocks are yielding under 2%. Some investors think that it's too challenging to find safe and affordable securities that pay 4%, 5%, and even 6% yields.

Searching for yield isn't easy in an environment where historically high asset prices and stimulus from the Fed have driven down yields. This doesn't leave many options for investors looking for retirement income or a decent dividend yield on their stocks, but there are a handful of cheap dividend stocks to buy that are still yielding 3-6%. 

Let's review some of the best cheap dividend stocks in the market today in this slideshow.

View the "12 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy Today" Here.






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