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Dividend Growth of International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

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International Business Machines Corporation(IBM) is having a Dividend Yield of 3.08% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $5.5. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $1.4. International Business Machines Corporation has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.55% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $5.6. International Business Machines Corporation(IBM) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 31, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $1.4. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $5.6. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 3.08%. International Business Machines Corporation(IBM) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.41 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.29. The Ex-Dividend amount last paid was $1.4 on February 8, 2017. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.13. The 5 year historical dividend growth of International Business Machines Corporation(IBM) is at the rate of 14.22% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.96. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.14% or 0.25 points. After the session commenced at $181.45, the stock reached the higher end at $182.79 while it hit a low of $180.87. With the volume soaring to 3,251,547 shares, the last trade was called at $181.43. The company has a 52-week high of $182.79. The company has a market cap of $172,514 million and there are 950,854,550 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $121.34. Shares of International Business Machines Corporation rose by 2.38% in the last five trading days and 9.63% for the last 4 weeks. International Business Machines Corporation is up 15.25% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 10.17%.

Currently the company Insiders own 0.08% of International Business Machines Corporation shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -45.52% . Institutional Investors own 58.65% of International Business Machines Corporation shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -15.21%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 14, 2017, Diane J Gherson (Senior Vice President) sold 5,000 shares at 179.18 per share price.On Feb 8, 2017, James J Kavanaugh (Senior Vice President) sold 559 shares at 178.31 per share price.On Nov 23, 2016, Kralingen Bridget A Van (Senior Vice President) sold 2,107 shares at 162.44 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jan 12, 2017 to Buy, Raises Price Target to $ 192 from a previous price target of $165 .International Business Machines Corp. was Initiated by Guggenheim to Neutral on Jan 4, 2017.

International Business Machines Corp. Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 19, 2017. The company reported $5.01 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.13. Analyst had a consensus of $4.88. The company had revenue of $21770.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $21631.51 million. The companys revenue was down -1.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $4.84 EPS.

IBM is an information technology (IT) company. The company operates in five segments: Global Technology Services, Global Business Services, Software, Systems and Technology, and Global Financing. The Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure services and business process services. The Global Business Services segment offers professional services and application management services. The Software segment consists primarily of middleware and operating systems software. The Systems and Technology segment provides computing power and storage solutions; and semiconductor technology products and packaging solutions. The Global Financing segment invests in financing assets, leverages with debt and manages the associated risks. IBM is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

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