Updated: October 27, 2015
Many investors think tech stocks are simply too risky to put in their income portfolios. They’re missing out, because these days, tech companies are throwing off more dividend cash than any sector this side of financials.
According to second-quarter numbers from FactSet, the tech sector paid out a combined $59.6 billion in the 12 months ending June 30, just shy of the $67.7 billion financial firms handed out to investors. The sector’s top dividend payers likely won’t surprise you: Apple (AAPL), kicked out $11.4 billion, with Microsoft (MSFT) close behind at $9.9 billion.
Even bearish analysts are giving the thumbs-up to dividend-paying tech stocks.… Read more