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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:

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (BCBP - Free Report) : This bank holding company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 9.8% over the last 60 days.

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.88%, compared with the industry average of 1.41%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.56%.

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NJ) Dividend Yield (TTM)

Statoil ASA STO: This energy company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 8.8% over the last 60 days.

Statoil ASA Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.68%, compared with the industry average of 2.82%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.44%.

Statoil ASA Dividend Yield (TTM)

Meredith Corporation (MDP - Free Report) : This diversified media company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 1.5% over the last 60 days.

Meredith Corporation Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.99%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.74%.

Meredith Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (ABR - Free Report) : This specialized real estate finance company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 8.7% over the last 60 days.

Arbor Realty Trust Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 8.73%, compared with the industry average of 4.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 7.97%

Arbor Realty Trust Dividend Yield (TTM)

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