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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for December 31st

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, December 31st:

Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE - Free Report) : This independent retail energy services company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing more than 100% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 7.8%, compared with the industry average of 2.8%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 6.5%.

Spark Energy, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Spark Energy, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Spark Energy, Inc. dividend-yield-ttm | Spark Energy, Inc. Quote

USA Compression Partners, LP (USAC - Free Report) : This company that provides compression services under fixed-term contracts to oil companies has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 60% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 11.8%, compared with the industry average of 0.0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 12.8%.

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (MIC - Free Report) : This company that provides various services like bulk liquid storage, fuel delivery, de-icing, aircraft parking, and more has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.2% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 9.3%, compared with the industry average of 1.4%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 7.8%.

Vector Group Ltd. (VGR - Free Report) : This company that manufactures and sells cigarettes has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 20.4% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 12.2%, compared with the industry average of 4.6%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 8.9%.

Vector Group Ltd. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Vector Group Ltd. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Vector Group Ltd. dividend-yield-ttm | Vector Group Ltd. Quote

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