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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, May 12th:

Washington Prime Group Inc. (WPG - Free Report) : This retail REIThas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 0.6% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 12.14%, compared with the industry average of 4.51%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 6.75%.

Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (VIVO - Free Report) : This life science companyhas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 4.6% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.41%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.02%.

TICC Capital Corp. (TICC - Free Report) : This business development company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 51.3% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 11.19%, compared with the industry average of 4.03%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 14.71%.

Orange S.A. (ORAN - Free Report) : This telecommunications services provider has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.3% over the last 60 days.

Orange Price and Consensus

Orange Price and Consensus | Orange Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.65%, compared with the industry average of 1.82%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.79%.

Orange Dividend Yield (TTM)

Orange Dividend Yield (TTM) | Orange Quote

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