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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for March 12th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, March 11th:

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (APAM - Free Report) : This investment management company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 5.2% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 12.3%, compared with the industry average of 3.1%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 7.6%.

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (ARR - Free Report) : This company that invests in residential mortgage backed securities has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 4.7% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 12.5%, compared with the industry average of 8.8%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 12.6%.

Costamare Inc. (CMRE - Free Report) : This company that owns and charters containerships to liner companies has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 12.9% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 7.1%, compared with the industry average of 0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 7.8%.

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Medley Capital Corporation (MCC - Free Report) : This business development company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 91.3% over the last 60 days.

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 19.6%, compared with the industry average of 3.1%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.7%.

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