Updating Our Conservative-Growth Payer: IBM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP. $150 (New York symbol IBM; Conservative Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 886.6 million; Market cap: $133.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.ibm.com) raised its quarterly dividend by 3.2% with the June 2019 payment. Investors now… Read More

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

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