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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for December 31st

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, December 31st:

Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE): This independent retail energy services company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing more than 100% over the last 60 days.

Spark Energy, Inc. Price and Consensus

Spark Energy, Inc. Price and Consensus
Spark Energy, Inc. Price and Consensus

Spark Energy, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Spark Energy, Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 7.8%, compared with the industry average of 2.8%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 6.5%.

Spark Energy, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Spark Energy, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)
Spark Energy, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Spark Energy, Inc. dividend-yield-ttm | Spark Energy, Inc. Quote

USA Compression Partners, LP (USAC): This company that provides compression services under fixed-term contracts to oil companies has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 60% over the last 60 days.

USA Compression Partners, LP Price and Consensus

USA Compression Partners, LP Price and Consensus
USA Compression Partners, LP Price and Consensus

USA Compression Partners, LP price-consensus-chart | USA Compression Partners, LP Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 11.8%, compared with the industry average of 0.0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 12.8%.

USA Compression Partners, LP Dividend Yield (TTM)

USA Compression Partners, LP Dividend Yield (TTM)
USA Compression Partners, LP Dividend Yield (TTM)

USA Compression Partners, LP dividend-yield-ttm | USA Compression Partners, LP Quote

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (MIC): This company that provides various services like bulk liquid storage, fuel delivery, de-icing, aircraft parking, and more has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.2% over the last 60 days.

Macquarie Infrastructure Company Price and Consensus

Macquarie Infrastructure Company Price and Consensus
Macquarie Infrastructure Company Price and Consensus

Macquarie Infrastructure Company price-consensus-chart | Macquarie Infrastructure Company Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 9.3%, compared with the industry average of 1.4%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 7.8%.

Macquarie Infrastructure Company Dividend Yield (TTM)

Macquarie Infrastructure Company Dividend Yield (TTM)
Macquarie Infrastructure Company Dividend Yield (TTM)

Macquarie Infrastructure Company dividend-yield-ttm | Macquarie Infrastructure Company Quote

Vector Group Ltd. (VGR): This company that manufactures and sells cigarettes has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 20.4% over the last 60 days.

Vector Group Ltd. Price and Consensus

Vector Group Ltd. Price and Consensus
Vector Group Ltd. Price and Consensus

Vector Group Ltd. price-consensus-chart | Vector Group Ltd. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 12.2%, compared with the industry average of 4.6%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 8.9%.

Vector Group Ltd. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Vector Group Ltd. Dividend Yield (TTM)
Vector Group Ltd. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Vector Group Ltd. dividend-yield-ttm | Vector Group Ltd. Quote

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