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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for January 8th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, January 8th:

Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV - Free Report) : This business development company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.6% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 10.3%, compared with the industry average of 8.5%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.5%.

CNX Midstream Partners LP CNXM: This owner and operator of natural gas gathering and other midstream energy assets has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 5.6% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 9.7%, compared with the industry average of 9.6%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 6.8%.

Ecopetrol S.A. (EC - Free Report) : This  integrated oil and gas company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.6% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 4.7%, compared with the industry average of 4.4%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.8%.

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Ecopetrol S.A. Dividend Yield (TTM)

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Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (TGP - Free Report) : This marine transportation services provider has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 10.4% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 5%, compared with the industry average of 0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.6%.

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