Introduction:I don't like to buy a stock unless it pays a dividend, that I believe will last for the long term. Even in the tech world, I believe it is important to find quality stocks that pay dividends. They may not be as sexy, but they tend to be the more mature stocks that have better and more consistent profits. Here are the best software stocks that pay a dividend.
Microsoft (MSFT) is the software behemoth. It's operating system and productivity software is on more computers than all the other OS's and productivity software combined. It pays a very nice dividend, and continues to innovate. It is a leader in Video Game consoles, and in many other software based niches. This is a stock to own in your dividend portfolio.
Oracle (ORCL) is a force to be reckoned with in the Database Software industry. It also has made some very strategic purchases including Sun Microsystems, Primavera, and Peoplesoft. As a result it is a well diversified software provider and it pays a dividend that has room to grow.
SAP AG (SAP) is a company that creates many popular software applications. One of its most famous products is Crystal Reports. It is also an innovator in the BI (business Intelligence arena. It also pays a nice dividend that has much room to grow in the future.
CA Inc. (CA) is a large software company that produces software for a variety of industries that range from small to medium business to large government contracts. ArcServe, a backup software is one if its best known applications.
IBM Corporation (IBM) is no longer a major force in teh PC marketplace it used to be. It has transformed itself into a mostly consulting firm and software provider although it does still produce some high margin tape drive units and other specialty hardware (mainframes etc...). It pays a nice dividend and has been an amazing performer over the years.
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