While the S&P 500's dividend yield is fairly attractive right now compared to Treasuries, it's nowhere near the level it got up to during the financial crisis. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, however, has seen its dividend yield just recently eclipse the 1% mark, and the yield is even higher now than it was at the March 2009 market lows. This means that companies in the index have recently been significantly raising their dividends or introducing brand new ones.
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Out of the 100 stocks in the Nasdaq 100, 42 now pay a dividend. Below is a list of these 42 stocks sorted from highest yield to lowest. As shown, Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) has the highest yield at 6.96%, followed by GPS-maker Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) at 4.51%. Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) and Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) are the other two stocks with yields above 4%. Intel's (NASDAQ:INTC) yield currently stands at 3.54%, while Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is at 3.04%.