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Top 10 Dividend Yield Stocks With Upside

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- American Capital Agency (AGNC - Get Report), China Nepstar Chain Drugstore (NPD - Get Report), Main Street Capital (MAIN - Get Report), Hercules Technology Growth Capital (HTGC - Get Report), Ares Capital (ARCC - Get Report), EV Energy Partners (EVEP - Get Report), PennantPark Investment (PNNT - Get Report), UIL Holdings Corporation (UIL), Lorillard (LO) and United Parcel Service (UPS - Get Report) have high dividends in the range of 2.6%-19.5%.

The selected companies come from diverse industries like financials, energy, utility, logistics and consumer goods. These companies churned sizable dividend rates in recent times, paying a higher proportion of their retained earnings as dividends. The selected group's earnings could average 15%-20% for 2011.

Most dividend income investors demand a dividend yield of 2%-3%, similar to the dividend yield of S&P 500. These 10 stocks have a dividend yield of 9%, topping the index average. The stocks considered here have an average upside potential of at least 7%, according to analysts' estimates.
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LO $0.00 0.00%
UIL $50.10 5.56%
AGNC $18.37 0.00%
ARCC $15.19 0.00%
EVEP $2.94 0.00%


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