International Business Machines Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 07, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.95 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased IBM stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This represents an 11.76% increase over the same period a year ago.
At the current stock price of $195.5, the dividend yield is
The previous trading day's last sale of IBM was $195.5,
representing a -9.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $215.90 and
a 5.8% increase over the 52 week low of $184.78.
IBM is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies
such as Apple Inc. (
) and Hewlett-Packard Company (
). IBM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $14.07. Zacks Investment Research reports IBM's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.68%, compared to an
industry average of .5%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to IBM through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have IBM as a top-10 holding:
- DIAMONDS Trust Series I (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund (
- Vanguard Information Technology ETF (
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology (
The top-performing ETF of this group is VGT with an increase of
9.61% over the last 100 days. DIA has the highest percent weighting
of IBM at 9.78%.