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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for February 28th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, February 28th:

National Grid plc (NGG - Free Report) : This distributor of electricity and natural gas has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.3% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.74%, compared with the industry average of 2.94%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.58%.

China Mobile Limited (CHL - Free Report) : This investment holding company that provides mobile telecommunications and related services has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.7% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.91%, compared with the industry average of 2.59%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.26%.

Rio Tinto plc (RIO - Free Report) : This explorer, developer and processor of minerals and metals has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 43.4% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 4.31%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.74%.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (BGFV - Free Report) : This sporting goods retailer has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 33.3% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 5.08%, compared with the industry average of 0.18%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.22%.

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