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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for August 18th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, August 18th:

BHP Group (BBL - Free Report) : This company that engages in the natural resources business has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 23.5% over the last 60 days.

BHP Group Price and Consensus

BHP Billiton PLC Price and Consensus

BHP Group price-consensus-chart | BHP Group Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 5.5%, compared with the industry average of 0.0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.6%.

BHP Group Dividend Yield (TTM)

BHP Billiton PLC Dividend Yield (TTM)

BHP Group dividend-yield-ttm | BHP Group Quote

Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (CHMI - Free Report) : This residential real estate finance company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 23.4% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 10.8%, compared with the industry average of 5.3%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 12.3%.

Fidus Investment Corporation (FDUS - Free Report) : This business development company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 11.2% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 11.3%, compared with the industry average of 10.5%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 10.9%.

Ready Capital Corporation (RC - Free Report) : This real estate finance company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 15.9% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 10.6%, compared with the industry average of 5.3%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.1%.

Ready Capital Corp Dividend Yield (TTM)

Ready Capital Corp Dividend Yield (TTM)

Ready Capital Corp dividend-yield-ttm | Ready Capital Corp Quote

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