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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for October 17th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, October 17th:

The Buckle, Inc. (BKE - Free Report) : This retailer of apparel, accessories and footwear has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.9% over the last 60 days.

Buckle, Inc. (The) Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 4.85%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.11%.

Buckle, Inc. (The) Dividend Yield (TTM)

American Electric Power (AEP - Free Report) : This company which engages in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.5% over the last 60 days.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.89%, compared with the industry average of 2.88%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.49%.

American Electric Power Company, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (ABR - Free Report) : This real estate investment trust and national direct lender has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 4.7% over the last 60 days.

Arbor Realty Trust Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 8.74%, compared with the industry average of 4.12%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 8.68%.

Arbor Realty Trust Dividend Yield (TTM)

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV - Free Report) : This manufacturer and seller of pharmaceutical products has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.7% over the last 60 days.

AbbVie Inc. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 5.73%, compared with the industry average of 2.75%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.85%.

AbbVie Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

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