As savvy investors know, dividend-paying stocks outperform non-dividend-paying stocks over the long term, and some of us prefer to receive our payments on a monthly basis. With this in mind, let’s take a look at three stocks with yields up to 6.6% that you could buy today.
1. Ag Growth International Inc.: 6.6% yield
Ag Growth International Inc. (TSX:AFN) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of portable and stationary grain handling, storage, and conditioning equipment. It pays a monthly dividend of $0.20 per share, or $2.40 per share annually, giving its stock a 6.6% yield at today’s levels.
It is also important to note that AGI has maintained this monthly rate since November 2010, and its consistent funds from operations, including $55.55 million in fiscal 2014 and $23.77 million in the first half of fiscal 2015, could allow it to continue to do so for the next several years.
2. Inter Pipeline Ltd.: 5.7% yield
Inter Pipeline Ltd. (TSX:IPL) is one of the leading providers of petroleum transportation and bulk liquid storage in western Canada and Europe. It pays a monthly dividend of $0.1225 per share, or $1.47 per share annually, which gives its stock a 5.7% yield at current levels.
Investors should also note that Inter Pipeline has increased its dividend for six consecutive years, and its increased amount of funds from operations, including a 35.8% year-over-year increase to $357.5 million in the first half of fiscal 2015, could allow this streak to continue in 2015 and 2016.
3. Brookfield Canada Office Properties: 4.6% yield
Brookfield Canada Office Properties (TSX:BOX.UN) owns 27 “premier” office properties in Canada, totaling approximately 20.4 million square feet of gross leasable area. It pays a monthly distribution of $0.1033 per share, or $1.24 per share annually, giving its stock a 4.6% yield at today’s levels.
It is also important for investors to note that Brookfield has increased its distribution three times since it transformed itself into a REIT in 2010, but its decreased amount of funds from operations, including a 29.8% year-over-year decline to $50 million in the first half of fiscal 2015, could prevent it from announcing another increase until 2016.
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Ag Growth International, Inter Pipeline, and Brookfield Canada Office Properties are three of the most attractive monthly dividend-paying stocks in the market today. All Foolish investors should strongly consider making one of them a core holding.