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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for October 20th

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

Evercore Inc. (EVR - Free Report) : This independent investment banking advisory firmhas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.7% over the last 60 days.

Evercore Inc Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.99%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.48%.

Evercore Inc Dividend Yield (TTM)

Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN - Free Report) : This asset management holding company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 8.3% over the last 60 days.

Franklin Resources, Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 4.66%, compared with the industry average of 1.84%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.9%.

Franklin Resources, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Aegon N.V. (AEG - Free Report) : This provider of insurance, pensions, and asset management services has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 31% over the last 60 days.

Aegon NV Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 5.04%, compared with the industry average of 2.42%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.98%.

Aegon NV Dividend Yield (TTM)

Franchise Group, Inc. (FRG - Free Report) : This retailer, franchisor operator, and acquirer of franchised and franchisable businesses has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.7% over the last 60 days.

Franchise Group, Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.95%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.38%.

Franchise Group, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

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