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


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