Best income stocks to buy for February 16

Here are three stocks with a Buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, February 16:

Exxon Mobil XOM: This energy bellwether company has seen the Zacks consensus estimate for its current year earnings rise 15.1% in the past 60 days.

Exxon Mobil Corporation Pricing and Consensus

Exxon Mobil Corporation price consensus chart | Quote Exxon Mobil Corporation

This Zacks No. 1 (strong buy) ranking company has a dividend yield of 4.46%, compared to the industry average of 3.37%.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (TTM) Dividend Yield

Exxon Mobil Corporation (TTM) Dividend Yield

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Everest Re Group RE: This company, which underwrites property and casualty insurance, reinsurance and insurance contracts in the United States, Bermuda and international markets, has seen the Zacks consensus estimate for its current year earnings increase 2.7% over the past 60 days.

Everest Re Group, Ltd. Pricing and Consensus

Everest Re Group, Ltd.  Pricing and Consensus

Everest Re Group, Ltd. price-consensus-chart | Everest Re Group, Ltd. Quote

This Zacks No. 1 ranked company has a dividend yield of 2.12%, compared to an industry average of 0.98%.

Everest Re Group, Ltd. Dividend Yield (TTM)

Everest Re Group, Ltd.  Dividend Yield (TTM)

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German-American Bancorp GABC: This multi-bank holding company has seen the Zacks consensus estimate for its current-year earnings rise 8.6% in the past 60 days.

German American Bancorp, Inc. Pricing and Consensus

German American Bancorp, Inc. Pricing and Consensus

German American Bancorp, Inc. price consensus chart | Quote from German American Bancorp, Inc.

This Zacks #1-rated company has a dividend yield of 2.35%, compared to an industry average of 2.34%.

German American Bancorp, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

German American Bancorp, Inc. Dividend Yield (TTM)

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