|Bid||54.26 x 1000|
|Ask||54.27 x 800|
|Day's Range||54.04 - 54.30|
|52 Week Range||44.03 - 54.44|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.92|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.06%|
IBM has been on an uptrend so far this year, gaining 26.9%, and has outperformed the industry's average growth of 26% by a thin margin. The positive trend might continue if IBM beats earnings estimates.
The ability to pay a dividend is also an indication of a company's financial strength and quality: Dividend payers have higher financial health grades, per Morningstar, than non-dividend-payers, and they're also more likely to have moats. There are a two key types of dividend-paying companies, which Morningstar director of global exchange-traded fund research Ben Johnson has helpfully called "growers" and "yielders." In turn, you can sort funds based on which types of companies they tend to emphasize. Growers have shown a tendency to increase their dividends over the years, which helps them deliver a pleasing balance between growing their businesses and paying income to shareholders.
We have highlighted five dividend ETFs that are clearly outpacing the broad market indices by wide margins and have a Zacks ETF Rank 1 or 2, suggesting further outperformance in the months ahead.
Furthermore, over two dozen companies have announced additional dividend increases this month, which could push the year's total to an even higher level. Investors are enjoying the dividend growth due to a surge in company profits following last year's broad corporate tax cuts. “There was a confluence of a couple of things that contributed to dividends that won’t happen again,” Jim Tierney, chief investment officer of concentrated U.S. growth at AllianceBernstein, told the WSJ.
Exchange traded funds flows data continue confirming investors are fond of low-fee products. In most cases, dividend ETFs carry larger annual fees than some standard broad market equity funds, but there are still plenty of low-cost dividend ETFs to consider. The $8.20 billion SCHD, which turns seven years old this month, has an annual fee of 0.07 percent.
Dividend exchange traded funds are usually pricier than plain vanilla, broad market domestic equity funds, but there are still plenty of cost-effective dividend ETFs on the market today. One of the leaders ...
Interest rates are rising in the U.S. and some other markets, but that is not standing in the way of solid dividend growth. Data confirm as much. In fact, global dividends recently ascended to a record high.
The month of August started off on a shaky note for Wall Street with Fed imposed rising rate concerns and severity in the U.S.-Sino trade relations coming to the forefront.The Trump administration is reportedly considering a hike in tariffs from 10% to 20% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, after a 25% tariff announcement on $50 billion worth of goods.Source: Shutterstock
The year 2018 has been anything but smooth so far for the stock market. First, rising rate concerns in the late January-early February period, then trade war tensions and last but not the least, a pickup in inflation have been occasional deterrents.Source: ShutterstockTrade Tensions
President Donald Trump enacted a tax reform plan that allowed companies to repatriate billions of dollars in overseas revenue back home, driving increased demand for dividend stock ETF strategies that ...
A version of this article was published in the March 2018 issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. In this article, I'll zero in on an often overlooked source of tax costs and examine the topic of qualified dividend income, or QDI. The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 made dividend payments more attractive because it introduced a lower tax rate for qualified dividend payments.
One of the primary reasons advisers and individual investors remain enthusiastic about exchange traded funds is low fees. Add to that, ETF fees are consistently declining, making it harder for higher-priced ...
Of all the energy industries, the oil and gas transportation services segment noted the highest dividend yield. The rest of the industries barring uranium, oil-related services and equipment, oil and gas exploration, and production and oil and gas drilling underperformed the dividend yields of the broad-based stock indexes.