Ten Must Own Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2013

2. Apple Inc.

Symbol: (Nasdaq:AAPL)

Price: $441.81

The Cupertino, Calif.-based iPhone maker has a market cap of $422 billion. The company’s 12 trailing months show a revenue of $169 billion with a net income of $39.67 billion.

AAPL’s average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 10.73 while the profit and operating margins amount to 23.46 percent and 30.92 percent, respectively. Quarterly earnings growth on a year-over-year basis: -17.90%.

Apple has a reported $135 billion in cash on hand.

Forward annual dividend rate: 12.20, Yield: 2.70%

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