International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 06, 2013
International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 06, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.95 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased IBM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that IBM has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $180.27, the dividend yield is 2.11%.
The previous trading day's last sale of IBM was $180.27, representing a -16.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $215.90 and a 4.46% increase over the 52 week low of $172.57.
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 $14.42. Zacks Investment Research reports IBM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 10.71%, compared to an industry average of -7.6%.
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 )
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI First Trust NASDAQ Technol ( TDIV )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index Fund ( IYW )
- Vanguard Information Technology ETF ( VGT )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Technology ( XLK ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VGT with an increase of 10.66% over the last 100 days. DIA has the highest percent weighting of IBM at 7.4%.