Some top-ranking stocks according to a 2015 TheStreet report include Moody's, American Express, U.S. Bancorp, Deere and Wells Fargo. Rogers Communications, Coach and Concurrent Computer are highly-ranked by Forbes for 2015. Gilead Sciences, Apple, Bank of America, Citigroup and MeadWestvaco are highly-ranked by Kiplinger for 2015.
As of July 2015, Moody's has a yield of 1.3 percent and pays a quarterly dividend of 34 cents per share, according to TheStreet. Its revenues rose by 12.8 percent over a year, and its revenue growth is above the industry average of 7 percent. American Express has a yield of 1.5 percent and pays a quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share. Its earnings per share improved by 11.3 percent over the prior year.
U.S. Bancorp has a yield of 2.3 percent and pays a quarterly dividend of 25.5 cents per share, according to TheStreet. Its revenues increased by 1.6 percent over a year. Wells Fargo has a yield of 2.6 percent and pays a quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share, with revenues increasing by 2.9 percent over a year. Deere has a yield of 2.5 percent and pays a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share.
For 2015, Coach has a yield of 4 percent and a forward price-earnings ratio of 17, according to Forbes. Concurrent Computer has a yield of 6.8 percent, while Rogers Communications has a yield of 4.6 percent and a forward price-earnings ratio of 12.4 percent.
For 2015's projected earnings growth, MeadWestvaco figures at 20 percent, Citigroup figures at 60 percent, Gilead Sciences figures at 25 percent and Apple figures at 20 percent, according to Kiplinger. Bank of America has a projected earnings growth of 224 percent with a 23 percent return over the prior year.