IBM teams up with Verizon

IBM, $139.18, is still a buy. The stock (New York symbol IBM; Shares outstanding: 896.3 million; Market cap: $123.2 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Yield: 4.7%) is one of the world’s largest computer companies, with operations in over 175 countries.
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New businesses enhance these telcos

To cut their reliance on phone services, these U.S. telecom giants continue to expand with new businesses. Those moves should also continue to spur their dividend growth.
AT&T INC. $31 (New York symbol T; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares o/s: 7.3 billion; Market cap: $226.3 billion; Price-to-sales… Read More