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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for December 19th

Here are three stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, December 19th:

Prudential Financial, Inc (PRU): This insurance company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 3.2% over the last 60 days.

Prudential Financial, Inc. Price and Consensus

Prudential Financial, Inc. Price and Consensus | Prudential Financial, Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.59%, compared with the industry average of 1.72%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.83%.

Prudential Financial, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Prudential Financial, Inc. dividend-yield-ttm | Prudential Financial, Inc. Quote

Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO): This bakery company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 2.4% over the last 60 days.

Flowers Foods, Inc. Price and Consensus

Flowers Foods, Inc. Price and Consensus | Flowers Foods, Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.44%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.74%.

Flowers Foods, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Flowers Foods, Inc. dividend-yield-ttm | Flowers Foods, Inc. Quote

Meredith Corporation (MDP): This diversified media company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 1.5% over the last 60 days.

Meredith Corporation Price and Consensus

Meredith Corporation Price and Consensus | Meredith Corporation Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.96%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.74%.

Meredith Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

Meredith Corporation dividend-yield-ttm | Meredith Corporation Quote

Escalade, Incorporated (ESCA): This sporting goods seller has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.7% over the last 60 days.

Escalade, Incorporated Price and Consensus

Escalade, Incorporated Price and Consensus | Escalade, Incorporated Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.42%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.60%

Escalade, Incorporated Dividend Yield (TTM)

Escalade, Incorporated dividend-yield-ttm | Escalade, Incorporated Quote

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