When Did High Tech Become High Yield?

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 2% N/A N/A
Apple 2.5% 12% 0.0
Microsoft 3.2% 45% 0.2
Cisco Systems 3.3% 25% 0.3
Intel 4.3% 21% 0.3

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

The article When Did High Tech Become High Yield? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Chuck Saletta owns shares of Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Cisco Systems, and Intel. It owns shares of Apple, Intel, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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