International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 06, 2013


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International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ) 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. ( AAPL ) and Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ). 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%.

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:

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund ( IYW )
  • First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ Technol ( TDIV )
  • iShares Goldman Sachs Technology Index Fund ( IGM )
  • Vanguard Information Technology ETF ( VGT )
  • DIAMONDS Trust Series I ( DIA ).

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%.

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

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