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Do you prefer stocks that pay reliable dividend income? For a closer look at some interesting dividend stocks, we ran a screen.

We began by screening for stocks paying big dividend yields above 4% and sustainable payout ratios below 50%.

We then screened for those with strong profitability compared to industry peers, with higher gross, operating, and pretax margins than their industry averages by at least 5% on each margin. This indicates that these companies are taking a greater percentage of their revenues as profits, and they also have stronger control over their cost structures.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in market cap over the last two years for the stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

Do you think these stocks pay reliable dividend income? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by difference between pretax profit margin and industry average.

1. Citizens & Northern Corp. (NASDAQ:CZNC): Operates as the holding for Citizens & Northern Bank, which provides various banking and mortgage products and services to individual and corporate customers in north central Pennsylvania and southern New York. Market cap at $214.84M, most recent closing price at $17.45. Dividend yield at 4.52%, payout ratio at 30.18%. TTM gross margin at 84.5% vs. industry average at 77.22%. TTM operating margin at 52.11% vs. industry average at 40.42%.TTM pretax margin at 42.37% vs. industry average at 23.98%.

2. USA Mobility, Inc. (NASDAQ:USMO): Provides wireless communications solutions to the healthcare, government, enterprise, and emergency response sectors in the United States. Market cap at $285.16M, most recent closing price at $12.86. Dividend yield at 7.68%, payout ratio at 39.16%. TTM gross margin at 66.28% vs. industry average at 58.92%. TTM operating margin at 27.% vs. industry average at 20.79%. TTM pretax margin at 26.7% vs. industry average at 14.75%.

3. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG): Operates in the energy industry primarily in the northeastern and mid Atlantic United States. Market cap at $15.84B, most recent closing price at $31.24. Dividend yield at 4.44%, payout ratio at 49.25%. TTM gross margin at 36.12% vs. industry average at 27.%. TTM operating margin at 27.% vs. industry average at 17.57%. TTM pretax margin at 21.15% vs. industry average at 12.49%.

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

Source: 3 High Dividend Yield Stocks With Strong Profitability