7. Lockheed Martin: Yield 4.2%.
Lockheed Martin (LMT, news)is a military contractor, with about 85% of its sales coming from the U.S. government. The Bethesda, Md., company provides aeronautics, surveillance systems, satellites and other products, as well as engineering and information services.
8. Paychex: 4.6% yield.
9. Pearson: 3.6% yield.
Pearson (PSO, news)is a publisher of newspapers, books and educational materials. The London company is the world's biggest textbook publisher. It owns the Financial Times daily newspaper and half of the weekly Economist magazine. Book brands include Penguin and Viking.
10. United Parcel Service: 3.2% yield.
11. STMicroelectronics: 5.9% yield.
12. Cinemark Holdings: 4.4% yield.
This article was reported by Matt Schifrin for Forbes.com.
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