U.S. Markets closed

Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for March 20th

Zacks Equity Research

Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, March 20th:

Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET): This crude petroleum and natural gas producer has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 6.3% over the last 60 days.

Vermilion Energy Inc. Price and Consensus

Vermilion Energy Inc. Price and Consensus

Vermilion Energy Inc. price-consensus-chart | Vermilion Energy Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 8.4%, compared with the industry average of 0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 5.5%.

Vermilion Energy Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Vermilion Energy Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Vermilion Energy Inc. dividend-yield-ttm | Vermilion Energy Inc. Quote

CrossAmerica Partners LP (CAPL): This wholesale distributor of motor fuels has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 10.8% over the last 60 days.

CrossAmerica Partners LP Price and Consensus

CrossAmerica Partners LP Price and Consensus

CrossAmerica Partners LP price-consensus-chart | CrossAmerica Partners LP Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 11.6%, compared with the industry average of 10.7%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 9.3%.

CrossAmerica Partners LP Dividend Yield (TTM)

CrossAmerica Partners LP Dividend Yield (TTM)

CrossAmerica Partners LP dividend-yield-ttm | CrossAmerica Partners LP Quote

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL): This communications services provider has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.6% over the last 60 days.

CenturyLink, Inc. Price and Consensus

CenturyLink, Inc. Price and Consensus

CenturyLink, Inc. price-consensus-chart | CenturyLink, Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 8.4%, compared with the industry average of 0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 8.6%.

CenturyLink, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

CenturyLink, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

CenturyLink, Inc. dividend-yield-ttm | CenturyLink, Inc. Quote

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR): This  oil and gas exploration and production company haswitnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing more than 100% over the last 60 days.

Murphy Oil Corporation Price and Consensus

Murphy Oil Corporation Price and Consensus

Murphy Oil Corporation price-consensus-chart | Murphy Oil Corporation Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 company has a dividend yield of 3.3%, compared with the industry average of 0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.6%.

Murphy Oil Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

Murphy Oil Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

Murphy Oil Corporation dividend-yield-ttm | Murphy Oil Corporation Quote

See the full list of top ranked stocks here

Find more top income stocks with some of our great premium screens.

This Could Be the Fastest Way to Grow Wealth in 2019

Research indicates one sector is poised to deliver a crop of the best-performing stocks you'll find anywhere in the market. Breaking news in this space frequently creates quick double- and triple-digit profit opportunities.

These companies are changing the world – and owning their stocks could transform your portfolio in 2019 and beyond. Recent trades from this sector have generated +98%, +119% and +164% gains in as little as 1 month.

Click here to see these breakthrough stocks now >>


Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report
 
Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET) : Free Stock Analysis Report
 
Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) : Free Stock Analysis Report
 
CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) : Free Stock Analysis Report
 
CrossAmerica Partners LP (CAPL) : Free Stock Analysis Report
 
To read this article on Zacks.com click here.
 
Zacks Investment Research