International Business Machines Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 06, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.85 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 09, 2013. Shareholders who purchased IBM stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 4th quarter that IBM has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of IBM was $205.18,
representing a -3.12% decrease from the 52 week high of $211.79 and
a 12.83% increase over the 52 week low of $181.85.
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 $14.41. Zacks Investment Research reports IBM's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.81%, compared to an
industry average of 20.2%.
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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:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund (
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ
- iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund (
- Vanguard Information Technology ETF (
- DIAMONDS Trust Series I (
The top-performing ETF of this group is DIA with an increase of
5.21% over the last 100 days. IYW has the highest percent weighting
of IBM at 8.52%.