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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for August 20th

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Here are three stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, August 20th:

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (APAM - Free Report) : This investment management company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 27.2% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 6.2%, compared with the industry average of 2.4%. Its five-year average dividend yield is nearly 8%.

Compass Diversified Holdings LLC (CODI - Free Report) : This private equity firm has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 24.7% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 8.2%, compared with the industry average of 3.8%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 8.5%.

Ellington Financial Inc. (EFC - Free Report) : This company that acquires and manages residential mortgage-backed securities has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 14.5% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 8.6%, compared with the industry average of 0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.2%.

See the full list of top ranked stocks here.

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