#3: Intel (INTC)
Tech stocks don’t just pay dividends these days — some of them even have bigger payouts than energy companies and banks.
Case in point: Intel (INTC), the chip giant, yields 3.8% — and it might just be poised for another round of growth. The company’s ultra-low power Haswell processor is the brains behind the latest mobile gadgets from Apple (AAPL).
Shares are up just 14% for the year-to-date, and even after factoring in the dividend, INTC’s total return comes to just 19%. That would be great if the broader market had not generated a whopping total return of 29%.
However, INTC still has about $3.7 billion left in its current share repurchase program, and that generous dividend yield makes waiting on a turnaround in sales much easier.