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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for May 1st

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

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (BPFH - Free Report) : This bank holding company for Boston Private Bank & Trust Company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.2% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 4.2%, compared with the industry average of 1.7%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3%.

DTE Energy Company (DTE - Free Report) : This company that engages in utility operations has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.3% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 3.1%, compared with the industry average of 3%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.3%.

DTE Energy Company Dividend Yield (TTM)

DTE Energy Company Dividend Yield (TTM)

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Evolution Petroleum Corporation (EPM - Free Report) : This oil and gas company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 4.8% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 5.7%, compared with the industry average of 0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.9%.

Hercules Capital, Inc. (HTGC - Free Report) : This business development company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.8% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 9.5%, compared with the industry average of 8.6%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 9.5%.

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