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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, May 31st:

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP - Free Report) : This company that produces and markets coalhas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 13.7% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 7.80%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 8.31%.

Popular, Inc. (BPOP - Free Report) : This publicly owned bank holding company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.9% over the last 60 days.

Popular, Inc. Price and Consensus

Popular, Inc. Price and Consensus | Popular, Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.67%, compared with the industry average of 1.05%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 0.59%.

Popular, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Popular, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM) | Popular, Inc. Quote

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP - Free Report) : This operator of crude oil and liquid petroleum transportation and storage assetshas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 52% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 8.40%, compared with the industry average of 6.77%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 8.12%.

Meredith Corporation (MDP - Free Report) : This diversified media companyhas witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.5% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.86%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.86%.

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