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5 Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks to Buy Now as the Market Free Falls

HP’s Personal Systems segment offers commercial and consumer desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations, thin clients, commercial mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and peripherals, software, support and services.

The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, solutions and services, while the Corporate Investments segment is involved in the HP Labs and business incubation, and investment projects. It serves individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.

Investors receive a 2.70% dividend. Evercore ISI has a Buy rating and $42 target price on HP stock. The consensus target is $37.27, and shares traded at $37.70 Monday morning.

Juniper Networks

This is another familiar name that could offer among the best total return potential. Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) designs, develops and sells network products and services worldwide. The company offers various routing products, such as ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that function as a universal edge platform; PTX series packet transport routers; and NorthStar controllers.

Juniper Networks also provides switching products, including EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus environments; QFX series of core, spine and top-of-rack data center switches; and Juniper access points, which provide wireless access and performance.

In addition, the company offers security products including SRX series services gateways for the data center; Branch SRX family provides an integrated firewall and next-generation firewall; virtual firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; and advanced malware protection, a cloud-based service and Juniper ATP.

Investors receive a 2.74% dividend. The BofA Securities Buy rating comes with a $40 price target. The consensus target on Juniper Networks stock is $27.53. The shares recently traded at $31.00.

Microsoft

This is a conservative way for investors to participate in the massive cloud growth, and the company also posted stellar first-quarter results. Microsoft Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFT) manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software products. The company has transformed its business model from a component-driven model (personal computer, server) to one driven by the need for cloud capacity.

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