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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for December 18th

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

South State Corporation (SSB - Free Report) : This  bank holding company for South State Bank has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 17% over the last 60 days.

South State Corporation Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.51%, compared with the industry average of 2.28%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 1.99%.

South State Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

Vector Group Ltd. (VGR - Free Report) : This manufacturer and seller of cigarettes in the United States has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 37.5% over the last 60 days.

Vector Group Ltd. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 6.23%, compared with the industry average of 5.09%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 9.5%.

Vector Group Ltd. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Westlake Chemical Partners LP (WLKP - Free Report) : This developer and operator of ethylene production facilities and related assets has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 7.7% over the last 60 days.

Westlake Chemical Partners LP Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 8.56%, compared with the industry average of 0.47%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 7.12%.

Westlake Chemical Partners LP Dividend Yield (TTM)

Independent Bank Corporation (IBCP - Free Report) : This holding company for Independent Bank has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 34.4% over the last 60 days.

Independent Bank Corporation Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 4.23%, compared with the industry average of 2.87%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.84%.

Independent Bank Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

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