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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for April 15th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, April 15th:

Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A - Free Report) : This energy and petrochemical company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 4.6% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 5%, compared with the industry average of 3.3%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.4%.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (SCHN - Free Report) : This manufacturer of finished steel products has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 8.6% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 3%, compared with the industry average of 0.4%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.4%.

Viper Energy Partners LP (VNOM - Free Report) : This oil and natural gas properties owner has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 60% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 6%, compared with the industry average of 0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.1%.

TOTAL S.A. (TOT - Free Report) : This integrated oil and gas company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.5% over the last 60 days.

TOTAL S.A. Price and Consensus

TOTAL S.A. Price and Consensus

TOTAL S.A. price-consensus-chart | TOTAL S.A. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 4.2%, compared with the industry average of 3.3%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.4%.

TOTAL S.A. Dividend Yield (TTM)

TOTAL S.A. Dividend Yield (TTM)

TOTAL S.A. dividend-yield-ttm | TOTAL S.A. Quote

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