Dividends → Distribution Services

Dividends represent one part of the company’s profits from the previous period. The company distributes them between its owner-shareholders. Businesses may pay out dividends, but they are not obliged to. The method that is used to calculate the dividend is described in the company's dividend policy or articles of association. The clearer and more transparent the calculation principle, the more investors love the company. Many factors affect whether dividends are paid out. The main ones are the need for financing by major shareholders and tax optimization. So, if the state in the person of a fund or state-supported organization is one of the shareholders, the payment of regular dividends is practically guaranteed. The same is true, but to a lesser extent, in the case of a serious debt burden that is incurred by one of the business owners.

Dividend stocks by industries

Average yield of the sector: 2.08 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Electronics Distributors 2 0.93 %
Food Distributors 1 0.56 %
Medical Distributors 4 0.41 %
Wholesale Distributors 9 3.25 %

Average yield of the sector: 1.42 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Electronics Distributors 3 1.64 %
Food Distributors 2 1.50 %
Medical Distributors 2 5.63 %
Wholesale Distributors 7 0.75 %

Average yield of the sector:

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield

Average yield of the sector: 0.26 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Wholesale Distributors 1 0.26 %

TOP 19 dividend stocks in the sector: Distribution Services

Ticker Company name Close Price Capitalization Dividend Yield P/E ratio
Patterson Cos., Inc. PDCO Patterson Cos., Inc. 18.46 USD 1.8 B 5.63 % 15.09
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. MSM MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. 73.86 USD 4.1 B 4.06 % 14.13
CAPL CrossAmerica Partners LP 17.38 USD 590 M 3.02 % 28.55
Genuine Parts Co. GPC Genuine Parts Co. 104.57 USD 15 B 2.92 % 19.11
Global Partners LP GLP Global Partners LP 19.99 USD 680 M 2.60 % 8.35
Fastenal Co. FAST Fastenal Co. 36.33 USD 21 B 2.42 % 26.20
SYNNEX Corp. SNX SYNNEX Corp. 119.31 USD 6.1 B 1.26 % 13.60
WSTG Wayside Technology Group, Inc. 13.80 USD 61 M 1.23 % 9.47
WEYS Weyco Group, Inc. 24.77 USD 240 M 0.97 % 11.23
World Fuel Services Corp. INT World Fuel Services Corp. 43.68 USD 2.8 B 0.92 % 19.09
Sysco Corp. SYY Sysco Corp. 80.29 USD 41 B 0.56 % 24.30
HWKN Hawkins, Inc. 41.71 USD 430 M 0.55 % 16.05
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. AIT Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. 62.49 USD 2.4 B 0.50 % 18.04
CORE Core-Mark Holding Co., Inc. 26.37 USD 1.2 B 0.46 % 22.44
W.W. Grainger, Inc. GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. 315.90 USD 17 B 0.46 % 18.35
AmerisourceBergen Corp. ABC AmerisourceBergen Corp. 87.81 USD 18 B 0.46 % 21.59
Rush Enterprises, Inc. RUSHB Rush Enterprises, Inc. 43.10 USD 1.5 B 0.30 % 9.69
Rush Enterprises, Inc. RUSHA Rush Enterprises, Inc. 44.61 USD 1.6 B 0.29 % 9.91
AMCON Distributing Co. DIT AMCON Distributing Co. 70.00 USD 40 M 0.26 % 13.41