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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for February 16th

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Here are three stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, February 16th:

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI - Free Report) : This full-service restaurant chain operator has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 7.2% over the last 60 days.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.58%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.61%.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO - Free Report) : This seller of dental and animal health products has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.4% over the last 60 days.

Patterson Companies, Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.28%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 1.96%.

Patterson Companies, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

BT Group plc (BT - Free Report) : This communications services provider has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 7.1% over the last 60 days.

BT Group PLC Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 6.10%, compared with the industry average of 0.90%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.23%.

BT Group PLC Dividend Yield (TTM)

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