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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for December 3rd

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, December 3rd:

AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC - Free Report) : This real estate investment trust has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 7.1% over the last 60 days.

AGNC Investment Corp. Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 11.06%, compared with the industry average of 8.44%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.82%.

AGNC Investment Corp. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC - Free Report) : This provider of financial and asset management services has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.9% over the last 60 days.

Manulife Financial Corp Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.87%, compared with the industry average of 0.55%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.58%.

Manulife Financial Corp Dividend Yield (TTM)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY - Free Report) : This biopharmaceutical company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.1% over the last 60 days.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.86%, compared with the industry average of 2.64%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.7%.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Dividend Yield (TTM)

Apollo Investment Corporation (AINV - Free Report) : This business development company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 5.5% over the last 60 days.

Apollo Investment Corporation Price and Consensus

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 10.70%, compared with the industry average of 8.54%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.45%.

Apollo Investment Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

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