MP900387760These 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

 

Company Dividend Yield Ticker Industry
       
CenturyLink, Inc. 5.97% CTL Telecom Services - Domestic
       
Exelon Corporation 5.93% EXC Diversified Utilities
       
Frontier Communications Corporation 9.80% FTR Telecom Services - Domestic
       
Garmin Ltd. 5.33% GRMN Scientific & Technical Instruments
       
Lorillard, Inc. 5.34% LO Cigarettes
       
Pitney Bowes Inc. 10.19% PBI Business Equipment
       
Reynolds American Inc. 5.28% RAI Cigarettes
       
Windstream Corporation 11.90% WIN Telecom Services - Domestic