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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for August 14th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, August 14th:

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS - Free Report) : This provider of letter and package delivery, specialized transportation, logistics, and financial services has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 20% over the last 60 days.

United Parcel Service, Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.56%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.21%.

United Parcel Service, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Vector Group Ltd. (VGR - Free Report) : This manufacturer and seller of cigarettes has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.8% over the last 60 days.

Vector Group Ltd. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 7.84%, compared with the industry average of 5.07%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 9.41%.

Vector Group Ltd. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR - Free Report) : This provider of investment management and advisory has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 35.3% over the last 60 days.

Waddell Reed Financial, Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 6.52%, compared with the industry average of 2.41%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 7.17%.

Waddell Reed Financial, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG - Free Report) : This explorer, developer and marketer of crude oil, and natural gas and natural gas liquids has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing more than 100% over the last 60 days.

EOG Resources, Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 3.04%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 1.03%.

EOG Resources, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

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