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Only Eleven Dow Components With Recent Insider Buying, IBM is One of Them

By Dividend Channel Staff, Wednesday, May 16, 10:58 AM ET
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The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique inside view into the business, so when these insiders make purchases, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason for a company insider to choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both. Within the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, only eleven companies have experienced such buying over the trailing six month period, one of which was International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), where an investment totaling $221.3K was made by Director David N. Farr. Click Here to Learn Which Other Ten Dow Components Also Had Recent Insider Buying

Farr bets big on IBM:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
05/14/2012 David N. Farr Director 1,108 $199.70 $221,267.60

Farr's average cost works out to $199.70/share. In trading on Wednesday, bargain hunters could buy shares of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and achieve a cost basis lower than Farr, with shares changing hands as low as $198.18 per share. Shares of International Business Machines Corp. were changing hands at $199.77 at last check, trading up about 0.4% on Wednesday. The chart below shows the one year performance of IBM shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

International Business Machines Corp. Chart

Looking at the chart above, IBM's low point in its 52 week range is $157.13 per share, with $210.69 as the 52 week high point that compares with a last trade of $199.77.

The current annualized dividend paid by International Business Machines Corp. is $3.40/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 05/08/2012. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for IBM, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 1.7% annualized yield is likely to continue.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, IBM makes up 12.87% of the Proshares UltraPro Dow30 ETF (AMEX:UDOW) which is trading higher by about 2.2% on the day Wednesday.

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