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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for August 12th

Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, August 12th:

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (AMP): This provider of financial advisory and asset management services has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1% over the last 60 days.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Price and Consensus

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Price and Consensus

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.94%, compared with the industry average of 2.87%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.46%.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

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

Amgen (AMGN): This developer and manufacturer of innovative human therapeutics has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.2% over the last 60 days.

Amgen Inc. Price and Consensus

Amgen Inc. Price and Consensus

Amgen Inc. price-consensus-chart | Amgen Inc. 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 2.47%.

Amgen Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Amgen Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Amgen Inc. dividend-yield-ttm | Amgen Inc. Quote

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC): This specialty finance company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 3.4% over the last 60 days.

Ares Capital Corporation Price and Consensus

Ares Capital Corporation Price and Consensus

Ares Capital Corporation price-consensus-chart | Ares Capital Corporation Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 8.75%, compared with the industry average of 8.78%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 9.45%.

Ares Capital Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

Ares Capital Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

Ares Capital Corporation dividend-yield-ttm | Ares Capital Corporation Quote

Great Ajax Corp. (AJX): This real estate investment trust (REIT) has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.3% over the last 60 days.

Great Ajax Corp. Price and Consensus

Great Ajax Corp. Price and Consensus

Great Ajax Corp. price-consensus-chart | Great Ajax Corp. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 8.83%, compared with the industry average of 8.66%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 7.50%.

Great Ajax Corp. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Great Ajax Corp. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Great Ajax Corp. dividend-yield-ttm | Great Ajax Corp. Quote

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