Earnings from the cloud sustain this 4.7% yield

Earnings from the cloud sustain this 4.7% yield

Slowing demand for traditional mainframe computers has also slowed earnings growth for this computer software titan, but a big acquisition in cloud computing and analytics software positions it for future gains that exceed forecasts.

The company also continues to invest heavily in new technologies; in the… Read More

IBM’s new businesses gain

IBM $134.38 (New York symbol IBM; Shares outstanding: 908.8 million; Market cap: $122.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.7%; www.ibm.com) reported lower earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018. However, those results beat the consensus forecasts.
In the quarter ended December… Read More

These tech giants offer sustainable dividends

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP. $133 (New York symbol IBM; Conservative Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 908.8 million; Market cap: $120.9 billion; Dividend yield: 4.7%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.ibm.com) is one of the world’s largest computer companies, with operations in over 175… Read More