The table below highlights the 20 largest dividend payers in the S&P 500 Technology sector. Paychex (PAYX) tops the list with a yield of 4.1%, followed by Intel (INTC) with a yield of 4.0%. There are currently five Technology sector stocks yielding more than the 10-Year US Treasury. Who would have thought ten years ago that the day would ever come where an equally weighted basket of Cisco (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT) -- three of the highest flyers of the 1990s tech boom -- would have a comparable payout (2.7%) to the 10-Year Treasury (2.87%)?
Source: Bespoke Group, June 27, 2011
PAYX, INTC, MCHP, MOLX, LLTC, ADP, ADI, MSFT, AMAT, KLAC, HRS, XLNX, CSC, TLAP, IBM, XRX, WU, TXN, NSM, CSCO