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8 Tech Stocks That Pay You to Own Them

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When you buy stocks, you’re trying to get returns from two places: growth and/or dividends. And for the longest time, tech stocks were bought for the former. Pick up Amazon.com (AMZN) for $300, sell half at a thousand bucks a few years later, and you’re sitting on free shares worth $1,600 each a year after that. Great!

However, many technology companies are maturing – breakneck growth is behind them, and they need an alternative way to draw investors. Thus, many tech stocks are starting to deliver dividends, paying people to own them.

That doesn’t mean every tech firm offering up a regular distribution is done growing altogether. The increased presence of technology in all aspects of human life means that there’s still plenty of upside, even for Wall Street’s biggest tech companies. To wit, old-guard blue-chip Microsoft (MSFT) recently hit $760 billion in market capitalization to surpass Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) in market share.

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Several tech stocks offer an ideal combination of dividend and growth potential. Here are eight picks that currently deliver that 1-2 punch.

SEE ALSO: 53 Best Dividend Stocks for 2018 and Beyond

Data is as of May 30, 2018. Stocks are listed in alphabetical order. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent quarterly payout and dividing by the share price.

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