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5 Buy-Rated Stocks Trading Under $10 That Also Pay Huge Dividends

Barings BDC specializes in mezzanine, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, ESOPs, change of control transactions, acquisition financings, growth financing and recapitalizations in lower middle market, mature and later stage companies. Barings BDC’s investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, Barings, a leading global asset manager based in Charlotte, N.C., with over $335 billion of assets under management firmwide.

The dividend yield is 9.51%. The Jefferies price target of $12.50 is higher than the $11.46 consensus target. On Friday, shares traded at $8.95 apiece.

New York Community Bancorp

This somewhat off-the-radar company pays a huge dividend and is an attractive idea for investors also looking to own financials now. New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) operates as the bank holding company for New York Community Bank, which provides banking products and services in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida and Arizona.

The company accepts various deposit products, such as interest-bearing checking and money market, savings, non-interest-bearing and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. Its loan products include multifamily loans; commercial real estate loans; specialty finance loans and leases; and commercial and industrial loans; acquisition, development and construction loans; one-to-four family loans; and consumer loans.

The company also offers annuities, life and long-term care insurance products and mutual funds; cash management products; and online, mobile and phone banking services. It primarily serves individuals, small and midsize businesses, and professional associations through a network of 237 community bank branches and 340 ATM locations.

Shareholders receive a 7.26% dividend. The $11 BofA Securities price target compares with an $11.36 consensus target. New York Community Bancorp stock traded at $8.80 on Friday.

Oaktree Specialty Lending

This lower-priced BDC stock offers investors the ability to buy more shares. Oaktree Specialty Lending Corp. (NASDAQ: OCSL) specializes in investments in middle-market, bridge financing, first and second lien debt financing, mezzanine debt, senior and junior secured debt, expansions, sponsor-led acquisitions, and management buyouts in small and midsized companies.

The fund seeks to invest in education services, business services, retail and consumer, health care, manufacturing, food and restaurants, construction and engineering, and media and advertising sectors. It invests between $5 million to $75 million principally in the form of one-stop, first lien and second lien debt investments, which may include an equity co-investment component in companies with enterprise value between $20 million and $150 million and EBITDA between $3 million and $50 million. The fund has a hold size of up to $75 million and may underwrite transactions up to $100 million. It primarily invests in North America, and the fund seeks to be a lead investor in its portfolio companies.

This stock comes with a 9.70% dividend. Jefferies has set an $8.50 price target. The $8.07 consensus target also compares with a share price of $6.10 seen on Friday.


These are five stocks for aggressive investors looking to get share count leverage on companies that have sizable upside potential. While not suited for all investors, they are not penny stocks with absolutely no history or liquidity, and major Wall Street firms have research coverage. that they all pay huge dividends can be a nice kicker in this bear market.

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