International Business Machines Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 08, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.95 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price
of $202.78, the dividend yield is 1.87%.
The previous trading day's last sale of IBM was $202.78,
representing a -6.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $215.90 and
a 11.51% 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 $14.5. Zacks Investment Research reports IBM's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.33%, compared to an
industry average of 4.1%.
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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 (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology (
- DIAMONDS Trust Series I (
The top-performing ETF of this group is DIA with an increase of
13.43% over the last 100 days. IYW has the highest percent
weighting of IBM at 9.1%.