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Is IBM a Better Dividend Play Than Microsoft?

- By Sangara Narayanan

IBM's (IBM) stock price recovered nicely in 2016, with a near 21% return in the last 12 months.

One of the reasons for the recovery was the rate at which revenue was sliding slowed down. The company is still a year or two away from balancing the growing parts of its business against the declining parts, but with a near 3.2% yield, IBM's stock is trading at an appealing price point. How stable will its dividend growth be in the near future?