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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for October 1st

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, October 1st:

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY - Free Report) : This diversified capital manager has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 0.9% over the last 60 days.

Annaly Capital Management Inc Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 11.73%, compared with the industry average of 7.61%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.2%.

Annaly Capital Management Inc Dividend Yield (TTM)

PPL Corporation (PPL - Free Report) : This utility holding company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.4% over the last 60 days.

PPL Corporation Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 5.60%, compared with the industry average of 3.24%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.56%.

PPL Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM - Free Report) : This developer of digital communication products has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.3% over the last 60 days.

QUALCOMM Incorporated Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.44%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.21%.

QUALCOMM Incorporated Dividend Yield (TTM)

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (PAG - Free Report) : This transportation services company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.6% over the last 60 days.

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.04%, compared with the industry average of 0.56%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.29%.

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

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