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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for July 18th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, July 18th:

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ - Free Report) : This provider of communications, information, and entertainment products and services has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.2% over the last 60 days.

Verizon Communications Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 4.21%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.55%.

Verizon Communications Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM - Free Report) : This multi-channel specialty retailer has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2% over the last 60 days.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.76%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.65%.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY - Free Report) : This retailer of technology products, services, and solutions has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.4% over the last 60 days.

Best Buy Co., Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.69%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.61%.

Best Buy Co., Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

BHP Group (BBL - Free Report) : This explorer and developer of oil and gas properties has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 10.8% over the last 60 days.

BHP Billiton PLC Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 4.36%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.19%.

BHP Billiton PLC Dividend Yield (TTM)

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