NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If you're looking for something to buy during times of market turbulence and also love dividends, we're here to help.

These stocks are all highly rated companies, which also pay high dividends.

Here are 5 stocks with A, or A- ratings, which also offer high dividend payments from TheStreet Quant Ratings, TheStreet's proprietary quant-based stock-rating tool.

The Street Quant Ratings rates every one of these stocks an A or A-, as well as a five-star rating on income (meaning, pays high dividends), by measuring the historical price movement of the stock. These stocks were chosen from 4,300 different types of equities we rate.

TheStreet Ratings projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Based on 32 major data points, TheStreet Ratings uses a quantitative approach to rating over 4,300 stocks to predict return potential for the next year. The model is both objective, using elements such as volatility of past operating revenues, financial strength, and company cash flows, and subjective, including expected equities market returns, future interest rates, implied industry outlook and forecasted company earnings.

Buying an S&P 500 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a buy yielded a 16.56% return in 2014, beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 304 basis points. Buying a Russell 2000 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a buy yielded a 9.5% return in 2014, beating the Russell 2000 index, including dividends reinvested, by 460 basis points last year.

Check out which stocks made the list. And when you're done, be sure to read about which safe, A+ rated stocks you should buy now. Year-to-date returns are based on September 21, 2015 prices as of 11:22am.

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5. Newtek Business Services Corp. (NEWT)

Rating: Buy, A-
Market Cap: $172 million
Year-to-date return: 12.5%

Newtek Business Services Corp., a business development company, provides financial and business services to the small-and medium-sized business market in the United States and internationally.

TheStreet Ratings team rates NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CP (NEWT) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. "

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Capital Markets industry. The net income increased by 249.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $1.39 million to $4.88 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 293.44% to $13.87 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -425.92%.
  • NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CP reported lower earnings of $0.59 versus $1.00 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.93 versus $0.59).
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: NEWT
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4. Baxter International Inc. (BAX)

Rating: Buy, A-
Market Cap: $19.9 billion
Year-to-date return: -50.3%

Baxter International Inc., develops, manufactures, and markets products for people with hemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions.

TheStreet Ratings team rates BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC (BAX) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, BAX's share price has jumped by 225.13%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, BAX should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • The gross profit margin for BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC is rather high; currently it is at 55.90%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 8.52% trails the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $696.00 million or 16.19% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC's cash flow growth rate is still lower than the industry average growth rate of 27.80%.
  • Despite the current debt-to-equity ratio of 1.78, it is still below the industry average, suggesting that this level of debt is acceptable within the Health Care Equipment & Supplies industry. Despite the fact that BAX's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 1.51 is high and demonstrates strong liquidity.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: BAX
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3. Highway Holdings Limited (HIHO)

Rating: Buy, A
Market Cap: $20.4 million
Year-to-date return: 91.4%

Highway Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells metal, plastic, electric, and electronic components, subassemblies, and finished products for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and contract manufacturers.

TheStreet Ratings team rates HIGHWAY HOLDINGS LTD as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate HIGHWAY HOLDINGS LTD (HIHO) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 14.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 5.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • HIHO has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 2.98, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 67.77% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, HIHO should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • HIGHWAY HOLDINGS LTD has improved earnings per share by 14.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, HIGHWAY HOLDINGS LTD increased its bottom line by earning $0.31 versus $0.16 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Machinery industry. The net income increased by 18.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $0.26 million to $0.30 million.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: HIHO
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2. Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (LOAN)

Rating: Buy, A
Market Cap: $30.5 million
Year-to-date return: 4.7%

Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc., a real estate finance company, originates, services, and manages a portfolio of first mortgage loans in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings team rates MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL INC (LOAN) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. "

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 3.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 44.8%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, LOAN's share price has jumped by 48.38%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, LOAN should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • The gross profit margin for MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL INC is currently very high, coming in at 76.43%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 58.11% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $0.48 million or 21.66% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 15.56%.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: LOAN
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1. AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (AB)

Rating: Buy, A
Market Cap: $2.7 billion
Year-to-date return: 5.03%

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. is publicly owned investment manager. The firm also provides research services to its clients.

TheStreet Ratings team rates ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP (AB) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. "

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • AB's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 12.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP has improved earnings per share by 9.1% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP increased its bottom line by earning $1.86 versus $1.72 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.94 versus $1.86).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Capital Markets industry. The net income increased by 12.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $42.85 million to $48.22 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $39.46 million or 27.10% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -425.92%.
  • The gross profit margin for ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN HOLDING LP is currently very high, coming in at 100.00%. AB has managed to maintain the strong profit margin since the same quarter of last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, AB's net profit margin of 88.63% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • You can view the full analysis from the report here: AB

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