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Top Ranked Income Stocks to Buy for December 26th

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Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, December 26th:

Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO): This producer of bakery products has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 1.2% over the last 60 days.

Flowers Foods, Inc. Price and Consensus

Flowers Foods, Inc. Price and Consensus

Flowers Foods, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Flowers Foods, Inc. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 3.46%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.74%.

Flowers Foods, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Flowers Foods, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Flowers Foods, Inc. dividend-yield-ttm | Flowers Foods, Inc. Quote

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS): This operator of integrated resorts has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.1% over the last 60 days.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Price and Consensus

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Price and Consensus

Las Vegas Sands Corp. price-consensus-chart | Las Vegas Sands Corp. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 4.19%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.97%.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. dividend-yield-ttm | Las Vegas Sands Corp. Quote

Medifast, Inc. (MED): This producer of weight loss and weight management products has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings advancing 2.4% over the last 60 days.

MEDIFAST INC Price and Consensus

MEDIFAST INC Price and Consensus

MEDIFAST INC price-consensus-chart | MEDIFAST INC Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 2.64%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 1.07%.

MEDIFAST INC Dividend Yield (TTM)

MEDIFAST INC Dividend Yield (TTM)

MEDIFAST INC dividend-yield-ttm | MEDIFAST INC Quote

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (SXCP): This master limited partnership firm has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 2.5% over the last 60 days.

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Price and Consensus

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Price and Consensus

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. price-consensus-chart | SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Quote

This Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) company has a dividend yield of 13.54%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 12.52%.

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Dividend Yield (TTM)

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Dividend Yield (TTM)

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. dividend-yield-ttm | SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. Quote

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