IBM regained momentum with CHina's PMI. I am in and looking to collect the dividend in Nov. but not sure the exact date. Last year was Nov 7th. I am more for the capital gain but dividend will help. Do you know the date.
According to the IBM investors webpage: Dividends (2010 - )
IBM’s dividends are normally paid on the 10th of March, June, September and December. The dividend
record date normally precedes the dividend payment date by approximately one month.
Last year the record date was 11/09/2012 and dividend paid on 12/10/2012
Bought more for long term. P/E 9 with stock buy back can't go wrong. IBM almost is monopoly in a lot of large project because of its size. Enterprise software is getting more and more complicated and rely on vendor's package. I just cannot find another stock with amazing ROE of 78% that Warren Buffet professing on the key metric in buying stock.
Thanks. With its momentum, its look pretty well going into the year end. The PMI of CHina has increased , plus the change of govt probably delayed the purchase. Next quarter should be OK and management has promised to catch up and maintain the full year guidance. I see margin of safety now at this price. I believe Berkshire bought it at around 178. The timing now is even better than then because IBM has earned few more months of positive cash