IBM Looks Very Attractive

IBM's (IBM) stock price has been a big disappointment for investors in 2013. The shares are down close to 5% for 2013 vs. the 16%-plus rally in the S&P 500. But, in all fairness, the broader large-cap tech index has struggled in 2013 with minimal year-to-date gains.

A large part of this disappointment is related to macroeconomic weakness emanating from Europe and various emerging markets, including China and Brazil. Business is just plain soft. Unfortunately, the company was also negatively impacted by a mix-of-business shift away from sales of high-margin, proprietary UNIX servers and software platforms, and toward lower-margin, industry-standard servers and cloud-based software packages.  ...432 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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