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If you’re interested in income investments, you may find this list very helpful.

Here we report 19 stocks with high dividend yields above 4%. These stocks are also highly profitable, beating their industry averages of TTM gross, operating, and pretax margins.


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Do you think these are attractive sources for income? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

List sorted by dividend yield.

1. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE:KMP): Oil & Gas Pipelines Industry. Market cap of $23.35B. Dividend yield at 6.23%. Gross margin (TTM) at 39.00% vs. industry avg. of 33.20%. Operating margin (TTM) at 21.84% vs. industry avg. of 15.71%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 18.65% vs. industry avg. of 15.32%. The stock has gained 26.2% over the last year.



2. Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI):
Business Equipment Industry. Market cap of $4.91B. Dividend yield at 6.14%. Gross margin (TTM) at 57.23% vs. industry avg. of 41.30%. Operating margin (TTM) at 16.66% vs. industry avg. of 12.93%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 9.42% vs. industry avg. of 8.89%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 10.14% (equivalent to 9.23 days of average volume). The stock has gained 15.71% over the last year.



3. Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ):
Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $15.07B. Dividend yield at 5.52%. Gross margin (TTM) at 40.08% vs. industry avg. of 32.74%. Operating margin (TTM) at 23.12% vs. industry avg. of 15.23%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 18.75% vs. industry avg. of 14.93%. The stock has gained 52.96% over the last year.



4. Liberty Property Trust (LRY): REIT. Market cap of $4.02B. Dividend yield at 5.45%. Gross margin (TTM) at 38.44% vs. industry avg. of 37.46%. Operating margin (TTM) at 38.44% vs. industry avg. of 36.49%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 19.64% vs. industry avg. of 13.07%. The stock has gained 24.14% over the last year.

5. Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP):
Oil & Gas Pipelines Industry. Market cap of $6.60B. Dividend yield at 5.26%. Gross margin (TTM) at 38.38% vs. industry avg. of 32.74%. Operating margin (TTM) at 25.95% vs. industry avg. of 15.23%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 20.26% vs. industry avg. of 14.93%. The stock has gained 46.3% over the last year.

6. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK):
Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $24.94B. Dividend yield at 5.23%. Gross margin (TTM) at 35.58% vs. industry avg. of 27.62%. Operating margin (TTM) at 23.26% vs. industry avg. of 19.16%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 15.93% vs. industry avg. of 14.29%. The stock has gained 25.02% over the last year.

7. HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP): REIT Industry. Market cap of $14.97B. Dividend yield at 5.21%. Gross margin (TTM) at 52.41% vs. industry avg. of 37.46%. Operating margin (TTM) at 52.41% vs. industry avg. of 36.49%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 24.06% vs. industry avg. of 13.07%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.68% (equivalent to 6.96 days of average volume). The stock has gained 25.84% over the last year.

8. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $16.05B. Dividend yield at 5.03%. Gross margin (TTM) at 36.25% vs. industry avg. of 27.62%. Operating margin (TTM) at 28.65% vs. industry avg. of 19.16%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 17.70% vs. industry avg. of 14.29%. The stock has gained 17.59% over the last year.

9. Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE:CHT): Telecom Industry. Market cap of $30.90B. Dividend yield at 4.97%. Gross margin (TTM) at 57.52% vs. industry avg. of 50.48%. Operating margin (TTM) at 27.54% vs. industry avg. of 15.91%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 27.77% vs. industry avg. of 14.02%. The stock appears to have strong liquidity to back up its dividend-- current ratio at 2.22 and quick ratio at 2.11. The stock has gained 76.57% over the last year.

10. Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $11.96B. Dividend yield at 4.94%. Gross margin (TTM) at 31.40% vs. industry avg. of 27.62%. Operating margin (TTM) at 20.03% vs. industry avg. of 19.16%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 17.21% vs. industry avg. of 14.29%. The stock has lost 3.43% over the last year.

11. People's United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT): Savings & Loans Industry. Market cap of $4.76B. Dividend yield at 4.74%. Gross margin (TTM) at 83.76% vs. industry avg. of 55.68%. Operating margin (TTM) at 34.82% vs. industry avg. of 28.70%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 15.46% vs. industry avg. of 10.89%.

12. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE:PNW): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $4.88B. Dividend yield at 4.69%. Gross margin (TTM) at 34.03% vs. industry avg. of 27.62%. Operating margin (TTM) at 21.30% vs. industry avg. of 19.16%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 14.99% vs. industry avg. of 14.29%.The stock has gained 36.47% over the last year.

13. Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $77.96B. Dividend yield at 4.52%. Gross margin (TTM) at 40.22% vs. industry avg. of 33.20%. Operating margin (TTM) at 25.94% vs. industry avg. of 15.71%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 27.56% vs. industry avg. of 15.32%. The stock has gained 32.88% over the last year.

14. Telefonos de Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:TMX): Long Distance Carriers Industry. Market cap of $17.02B. Dividend yield at 4.47%. Gross margin (TTM) at 56.24% vs. industry avg. of 50.48%. Operating margin (TTM) at 23.23% vs. industry avg. of 15.91%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 20.21% vs. industry avg. of 14.02%. The stock has gained 43.7% over the last year.

15. DPL Inc. (NYSE:DPL):
Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $3.51B. Dividend yield at 4.43%. Gross margin (TTM) at 32.03% vs. industry avg. of 27.62%. Operating margin (TTM) at 24.91% vs. industry avg. of 19.16%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 20.46% vs. industry avg. of 14.29%. The stock has gained 28.19% over the last year.

16. TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $16.72B. Dividend yield at 4.41%. Gross margin (TTM) at 58.08% vs. industry avg. of 50.48%. Operating margin (TTM) at 20.26% vs. industry avg. of 15.91%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 14.52% vs. industry avg. of 14.02%. The stock has gained 57.85% over the last year.

17. VimpelCom Ltd. (NASDAQ:VIP): Wireless Communications Industry. Market cap of $18.01B. Dividend yield at 4.34%. Gross margin (TTM) at 71.70% vs. industry avg. of 59.20%. Operating margin (TTM) at 27.13% vs. industry avg. of 18.27%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 22.13% vs. industry avg. of 11.13%. The stock might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.65, and P/FCF ratio at 13.49. The stock has lost 5.53% over the last year.

18. Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR): REIT. Market cap of $8.62B. Dividend yield at 4.19%. Gross margin (TTM) at 42.82% vs. industry avg. of 37.37%. Operating margin (TTM) at 42.82% vs. industry avg. of 36.41%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 21.06% vs. industry avg. of 12.95%. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 9.18% (equivalent to 8.83 days of average volume). The stock has gained 25.81% over the last year.

19. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $16.90B. Dividend yield at 4.10%. Gross margin (TTM) at 33.34% vs. industry avg. of 26.37%. Operating margin (TTM) at 24.93% vs. industry avg. of 17.76%. Pretax margin (TTM) at 22.32% vs. industry avg. of 14.91%. The stock has gained 16.09% over the last year.

*Profitability data sourced from Fidelity, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 19 Highly Profitable High-Yield Stocks