These are the companies which pay the highest dividends for 2013. All of them pay more than 5% dividend yield.
The S&P500 index contains the largest 500 US Stocks. These large caps are very liquid and information about these companies is widely available.
Currently Telecom and Tobacco Stocks pay the highest dividends. But both industries are confronted with sinking sales and margins. Is this high dividend a unique opportunity for investors to buy cheap stocks? Or are those dividends to high and need to be cut in the future? As an investor, its up to you to make a decision.
(No buy recommendation, information only. As of 2013-04-09 via finviz.com/screener.ashx)
The S&P stocks with the highest dividend