(VIANEWS) – International Business Machines (IBM), UNITIL Corporation (UTL), Progressive Corporation (PGR) are the highest payout ratio stocks on this list.

We have collected information regarding stocks with the highest payout ratio up to now. The payout ratio in itself isn’t a promise of good investment but it’s an indicator of whether dividends are being paid and how the company chooses to distribute them.

When researching a potential investment, the dividend payout ratio is a good statistic to know so here are a few stocks with an above 30% percent payout ratio.

1. International Business Machines (IBM)

110.88% Payout Ratio

International Business Machines Corporation operates as an integrated solutions and services company worldwide.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for International Business Machines is 3535560 which is 25.36% below its average volume of 4736980.

According to Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on May 6, 2021, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 6.56 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 4.73%.

News about International Business Machines (IBM) today

According to today’s article on The Wall Street Journal, "He also advised software company Red Hat on its $34 billion sale International Business Machines Corp. that same year. "

International Business Machines’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 0.9% and 1.3% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 0.9%, now sitting on 73.78B for the twelve trailing months.

International Business Machines’s sales growth for the current quarter is 3.2%. The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 4.6% and 0.4%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 25.36%.

Volatility

International Business Machines’s last day, week, and month’s current volatility was 0.11%, 0.45%, and 0.82%, respectively.

International Business Machines’s current volatility rank, which measures how volatile a financial asset is (variation between the lowest and highest value in a period), was 0.96% (day), 1.15% (last week), and 1.67% (last month), respectively.

International Business Machines’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

International Business Machines’s stock is valued at $140.96 at 08:23 EST, below its 52-week high of $152.84 and way higher than its 52-week low of $105.92.

International Business Machines’s Moving Average

International Business Machines’s worth is below its 50-day moving average of $144.14 and above its 200-day moving average of $135.26.

Previous days news about International Business Machines (IBM)

According to Bloomberg Quint on Thursday, 29 July, "They were joined by Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith, Verizon Communications Inc. CEO Hans Vestberg, General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra, International Business Machines Corp. CEO Arvind Krishna, Visa Inc. CEO Alfred Kelly, Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Target Corp. CEO Brian Cornell, Salesforce.com Inc. CEO Marc Benioff and others."

2. UNITIL Corporation (UTL)

62.97% Payout Ratio

Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for UNITIL Corporation is 10149 which is 92.56% below its average volume of 136424.

As maintained by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on May 12, 2021, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 1.52 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 2.83%.

UNITIL Corporation’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 8.6% and 4.6% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 6.4%, now sitting on 427M for the twelve trailing months.

UNITIL Corporation’s sales growth is 8% for the present quarter and 4.4% for the next. The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is negative 19% and 450%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 9.08%.

Volatility

UNITIL Corporation’s last day, week, and month’s current volatility was 0.43%, 0.64%, and 0.81%, respectively.

UNITIL Corporation’s current volatility rank, which measures how volatile a financial asset is (variation between the lowest and highest value in a period), was 1.65% (day), 2.01% (last week), and 2.09% (last month), respectively.

UNITIL Corporation’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

UNITIL Corporation’s stock is valued at $52.67 at 08:23 EST, way under its 52-week high of $59.32 and way above its 52-week low of $32.80.

UNITIL Corporation’s Moving Average

UNITIL Corporation’s worth is under its 50-day moving average of $53.82 and above its 200-day moving average of $49.57.

3. Progressive Corporation (PGR)

52.74% Payout Ratio

The Progressive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial auto insurance, residential property insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance and related services primarily in the United States.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Progressive Corporation is 2296820 which is 25.27% below its average volume of 3073300.

As claimed by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on Jul 5, 2021, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.4 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 0.42%.

Progressive Corporation’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 13.6% and 9.9% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 8.5%, now sitting on 45.69B for the twelve trailing months.

Progressive Corporation’s sales growth is 18.6% for the present quarter and 11.2% for the next. The company’s growth estimates for the ongoing quarter and the next is negative 40.8% and negative -36.5%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 31.04%.

Volatility

Progressive Corporation’s last day, week, and month’s current volatility was 1.31%, 1.12%, and 0.97%, respectively.

Progressive Corporation’s current volatility rank, which measures how volatile a financial asset is (variation between the lowest and highest value in a period), was 1.45% (day), 1.52% (last week), and 1.97% (last month), respectively.

Progressive Corporation’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Progressive Corporation’s stock is valued at $95.16 at 08:23 EST, way under its 52-week high of $107.59 and way above its 52-week low of $84.89.

Progressive Corporation’s Moving Average

Progressive Corporation’s worth is below its 50-day moving average of $95.82 and above its 200-day moving average of $95.13.

4. Progress Software Corporation (PRGS)

39.53% Payout Ratio

Progress Software Corporation develops business applications.

Volume

Today’s last reported volume for Progress Software Corporation is 695311 which is 85.23% above its average volume of 375369.

As maintained by Morningstar, Inc., the next dividend payment is on May 27, 2021, the estimated forward annual dividend rate is 0.7 and the estimated forward annual dividend yield is 1.54%.

Progress Software Corporation’s sales growth this year is anticipated to be 16.9% and 1.2% for next year.

Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth grew by 10.6%, now sitting on 453.75M for the twelve trailing months.

Progress Software Corporation’s sales growth for the next quarter is 9.5%. The company’s growth estimates for the current quarter and the next is 5.1% and negative -4.4%. The company’s return on equity, which measures the profitability of a business relative to shareholder’s equity, for the twelve trailing months is 22.8%.

Volatility

Progress Software Corporation’s last day, week, and month’s current volatility was 0.42%, 0.91%, and 1.16%, respectively.

Progress Software Corporation’s current volatility rank, which measures how volatile a financial asset is (variation between the lowest and highest value in a period), was 1.06% (day), 1.98% (last week), and 2.08% (last month), respectively.

Progress Software Corporation’s Stock Yearly Top and Bottom Value

Progress Software Corporation’s stock is valued at $45.59 at 08:23 EST, below its 52-week high of $49.23 and way higher than its 52-week low of $34.40.

Progress Software Corporation’s Moving Average

Progress Software Corporation’s value is below its 50-day moving average of $46.03 and above its 200-day moving average of $44.64.

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