International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 07, 2013

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International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ) 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 1.94%.

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. ( AAPL ) and Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ). 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%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the IBM Dividend History page.

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 ( DIA )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund ( IYW )
  • Vanguard Information Technology ETF ( VGT )
  • First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ Technol ( TDIV )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology ( XLK ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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