This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

5 High-Yield Tech Stocks Poised to Boost Dividends

Intel

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

As the standard bearer in the processor business, Intel ( INTC) boasts a pretty wide moat. Al told, it owns around 80% of the microprocessor market. That scale, coupled with a computer chip market that's been out of favor with investors means that Intel's dividend yield is massive. At current prices, the firm pays out just over 4% of its market cap in cash to shareholders. And that number could be due for a hike in the next quarter.

>>5 Big Trades You Don't Want to Miss

Intel's share of the PC chip market makes it a force to be reckoned with. Because the firm generates substantial cash, it's able to shove more money into R&D than any of its peers, and ensure that its products are the fastest, the most efficient, and the lowest cost. But that doesn't mean that Intel is unchallenged right now -- the mobile device market could pose a problem for Intel in the years ahead. That's because Intel doesn't own the dominant share of the chips that power mobile devices, and as consumers increasingly substitute their iPads for PCs, demand for chips remains soft. To combat that, Intel has been hard at work to market its Atom processor line, which has become increasingly competitive at using less power.

From a financial standpoint, Intel is in solid shape. The firm carries a $13 billion net cash and investment position, and that should continue to widen as Intel carves a bigger chunk out of the mobile market and sees the down cycle in PCs wear off. Currently, Intel pays a 22.5-cent quarterly dividend, but the firm has the wherewithal to hike that payout.

2 of 6

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,279.74 +13.75 0.08%
S&P 500 2,010.40 -0.96 -0.05%
NASDAQ 4,579.7890 -13.6380 -0.30%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs