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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for December 16th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, December 16th:

Ellington Financial Inc. (EFC): This company that acquires and manages residential mortgage-backed securities has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 4.1% over the last 60 days.

Ellington Financial LLC Price and Consensus

Ellington Financial LLC Price and Consensus

Ellington Financial LLC price-consensus-chart | Ellington Financial LLC Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company has a dividend yield of 9.2%, compared with the industry average of 0.0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 11.4%.

Ellington Financial LLC Dividend Yield (TTM)

Ellington Financial LLC Dividend Yield (TTM)

Ellington Financial LLC dividend-yield-ttm | Ellington Financial LLC Quote

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI): This company that is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 0.9% over the last 60 days.

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Price and Consensus

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Price and Consensus

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 6.8%, compared with the industry average of 4.1%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 7.1%.

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. dividend-yield-ttm | Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Quote

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NMM): This company that owns and operates dry cargo vessels has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 29.5% over the last 60 days.

Navios Maritime Partners LP Price and Consensus

Navios Maritime Partners LP Price and Consensus

Navios Maritime Partners LP price-consensus-chart | Navios Maritime Partners LP Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 6.9%, compared with the industry average of 0.0%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 13.8%.

Navios Maritime Partners LP Dividend Yield (TTM)

Navios Maritime Partners LP Dividend Yield (TTM)

Navios Maritime Partners LP dividend-yield-ttm | Navios Maritime Partners LP Quote

Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE): This independent retail energy service 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-consensus-chart | Spark Energy, Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #1 company has a dividend yield of 7.4%, compared with the industry average of nearly 3%. 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. Quote

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