Valuation and Dividend Safety Analysis: International Business Machines (IBM)

IBM Corp (NYSE:IBM) was a growth stock, but today the main interest is the dividend yield. Currently, IBM yields over 5%. Very few stocks that are not REITs, MLPs, or BDCs, have a yield this high. Further, IBM recently raised the regular cash dividend for the 25th consecutive year making it a new Dividend Aristocrat. At a time when many companies are cutting or suspending their dividends this is a positive sign.
There are only about 65 Dividend Aristocrats at the moment making this a select gro…

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