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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for February 15th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, February 15th:

Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS): This holding company for Provident Bank has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 4.3% over the last 60 days.

Provident Financial Services, Inc Price and Consensus

Provident Financial Services, Inc Price and Consensus

Provident Financial Services, Inc price-consensus-chart | Provident Financial Services, Inc Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.42%, compared with the industry average of 2.31%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.26%.

Provident Financial Services, Inc Dividend Yield (TTM)

Provident Financial Services, Inc Dividend Yield (TTM)

Provident Financial Services, Inc dividend-yield-ttm | Provident Financial Services, Inc Quote

Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM): This real estate investment trust has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.4% over the last 60 days.

Chimera Investment Corporation Price and Consensus

Chimera Investment Corporation Price and Consensus

Chimera Investment Corporation price-consensus-chart | Chimera Investment Corporation Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 10.79%, compared with the industry average of 8.08%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.8%.

Chimera Investment Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

Chimera Investment Corporation Dividend Yield (TTM)

Chimera Investment Corporation dividend-yield-ttm | Chimera Investment Corporation Quote

Rio Tinto plc (RIO): This mining and metals company has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 43.4% over the last 60 days.

Rio Tinto PLC Price and Consensus

Rio Tinto PLC Price and Consensus

Rio Tinto PLC price-consensus-chart | Rio Tinto PLC Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 4.51%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 4.74%.

Rio Tinto PLC Dividend Yield (TTM)

Rio Tinto PLC Dividend Yield (TTM)

Rio Tinto PLC dividend-yield-ttm | Rio Tinto PLC Quote

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM): This digital communication products manufacturer haswitnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.6% over the last 60 days.

QUALCOMM Incorporated Price and Consensus

QUALCOMM Incorporated Price and Consensus

QUALCOMM Incorporated price-consensus-chart | QUALCOMM Incorporated Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 4.81%, compared with the industry average of 0.40%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.32%.

QUALCOMM Incorporated Dividend Yield (TTM)

QUALCOMM Incorporated Dividend Yield (TTM)

QUALCOMM Incorporated dividend-yield-ttm | QUALCOMM Incorporated Quote

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