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When Did High Tech Become High Yield?

By Chuck Saletta - Apr 10, 2013 at 8:45PM

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Many high-tech giants sport higher yields than the overall market while still having what looks like room to grow.

As the portfolio manager for the real-money Inflation-Protected Income Growth portfolio, Chuck Saletta is always on the lookout for companies with growing, well-covered dividends. In the brief video below, he discusses the amazing recent transformation that has turned high-growth, high-tech titans into stocks with higher-than-market yields.

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Company statistics mentioned in the video:

CompanyCurrent YieldPayout RatioDebt-to-Equity Ratio
S&P Depositary Receipts (SPY 2.39%) 2% N/A N/A
Apple (AAPL 3.19%) 2.5% 12% 0.0
Microsoft (MSFT 2.26%) 3.2% 45% 0.2
Cisco Systems (CSCO 2.63%) 3.3% 25% 0.3
Intel (INTC 1.77%) 4.3% 21% 0.3

Source: Data from Yahoo! Finance, as of April 9, 2013.

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