International Business Machines Corp (IBM)

IBM (NYSE:Computer Software & Services) EQUITY
$151.85
pos +3.40
+2.30%
Today's Range: 148.67 - 151.91 | IBM Avg Daily Volume: 3,860,100
Last Update: 06/30/16 - 3:59 PM EDT
Volume: 3,912,200
YTD Performance: 7.88%
Open: $148.93
Previous Close: $148.46
52 Week Range: $116.90 - $173.78
Oustanding Shares: 959,961,852
Market Cap: 139,866,441,836
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for IBM
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 5 5 5 5
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 8 8 8 6
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 2 2 2 2
Mean Rec. 2.61 2.61 2.61 2.56
Latest Dividend: 1.40
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.84%
Dividend Ex-Date: 05/06/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 11.00
Price Earnings Comparisons:
IBM Sector Avg. S&P 500
11.00 11.10 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-0.58% -8.90% -22.32%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -11.90 -0.20 -0.08
Net Income 9.70 -0.20 -0.07
EPS 12.80 -0.10 -0.02
Earnings for IBM:
EBITDA 18.86B
Revenue 81.74B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $2.87 $3.24 $13.50 $13.92
Number of Analysts 8 7 9 9
High Estimate $2.92 $3.48 $13.55 $14.49
Low Estimate $2.81 $2.74 $13.44 $12.95
Prior Year $3.84 $3.34 $14.92 $13.50
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -25.23% -2.99% -9.50% 3.08%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 30, 2016 | 6:31 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened. The price of crude oil fell by $1.50 to $48.40. Gold was essentially unchanged. Agricultural commodities: wheat flat, corn -9, soybean +42(!!) and oats unchanged. Lumber +4. Bonds rose slightly in price. The "action" in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) seems toppy to me, but I am short less on price action and more based on fundamental analysis and historical relationships (see above). The yield on the 10-year U.S. note was unchanged at 1.48%. The long bond yield was up one basis point to yield 2.29%. The 2s/10s spread was up by two basis points to 90 basis points. Municipals were well-bid. Closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed. The high-yield bond market was strong, while Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was up 11 cents. Banks were a bit of a disappointment, failing to materially follow through after the stress tests were announced. Insurance stocks were disappointing. Small gains for Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET). Brokerages thrived. Morgan Stanley (MS) rose 75 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) was up $3. Premature sellage by me. Retail stocks were mixed to lower. Foot Locker (FL) and Nike (NKE) were lower after large gains on Wednesday. Nordstrom (JWN), a short, was up 18 cents. Old tech was stronger, led by IBM (IBM), up $3. Autos were weak, down most of the day. Not a good sign to be in the red on such a strong day in the markets. Agricultural equipment was mixed. Media had a mixed message, though Disney (DIS) and Comcast (CMCSA) were higher (I covered on Monday). Energy stocks shined despite a large drop in crude prices. Exxon Mobil (XOM) and SLB were up nicely. Programs? Regardless, another weird feature of today's market. Biotech was disappointing. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was flat, with several large and speculative stocks clearly rolling over. New lows for Valeant (VRX). Staples were the world's fair after the Mondelez (MDLZ) MDbid for Hershey. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP), covered on Monday, surged by $1.22. Campbell Soup (CPB) and Pepsico (PEP) were up big. (T)FANG was mixed. Tesla (TSLA) was strong in the regular session, but sold off in the after hours after some safety concerns. In individual stocks, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) was up $1.22 (I have been steadily accumulating). My long fav DuPont (DD) was up 90 cents after getting schmeissed in the last few days. There was a vague (and to me, silly) rumor of a Potash (POT) takeover; it makes no sense because Canadian government sees the company as important to the country as an independent entity. Coca-Cola (KO), a short, got caught up in the strength of the defensive sector. Here are some valuable contributions on the site today: Nice video on banks by Jim "El Capitan" Cramer.  "Big" James Gentile is looking forward to fireworks, but not the ones over the holiday weekend!  Brian Sozzi on food companies hurrying up to merge.  Tony Owusu on Facebook's (FB) friendliness.  Rev Shark on meddling central bankers.
By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 28, 2016 | 5:32 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. Crude oil rose by $1.67 to $48 a barrel. Gold dropped by $10 to $1,314. Agricultural commodities: wheat -2, corn unchanged, soybean +15, oats +2.50. Lumber +10.00. Bonds were flattish. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was up 29 cents, likely buoyed by terrorism in Turkey (see above). The 10-year yield was unchanged at 1.46% and the long bond also flat on yield at 2.27%. Non-taxables were flat and closed-end muni bond funds were pennies higher. The high-yield bond market was higher, reversing yesterday's large losses. iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up $1.03 and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 44 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB), down 20 cents yesterday, recaptured 16 cents today. Banks were the "world's fair" and were market leaders with gains of 3% to 4%. I purchased positions (long rentals) on Monday in Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Insurance stocks were upside features after they were decimated by nearly 20% in the last two days. My long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) rose by over a beaner. Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) also were up $1, which, considering the magnitude of the previous decline, was quite disappointing. I covered much of my life shorts on Monday. Brokerages flourished. I purchased Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) on Monday, and today they were up $3 and $1, respectively. Retail was mixed. Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) led, but NKE and FL were down after the NKE miss. My short Nordstrom (JWN) was up $1. Auto stocks underperformed. I had covered a lot yesterday. Energy was responsive to higher crude oil prices. Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.60 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) rose $2.20. Both shorts were covered yesterday. Old tech was strong, led by IBM (IBM) and Microsoft (MSFT). Biotech went from goat to hero. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) climbed $9, led by Allergan (AGN), which was up $10. A dead-cat bounce for Valeant (VRX), which was up $1.40. Speculative biotech also moved higher. Agricultural equipment was stronger, led by dollar gains at Caterpillar (CAT) and Deere (DE). Media was up. I covered Comcast (CMCSA) yesterday. Disney (DIS) rose $1.65. (T)FANG attracted buyers, with Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) strong. Netflix (NFLX) rose 4%. In individual stocks, my long fav DuPont (DD) was under pressure and fell $1.33, Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) gained fractionally and Twitter (TWTR) was up a half a buck or so. In sectors, Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) and Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) were underperformers. I covered them recently. Here are some valuable contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on more than FANG.  Ben "Godlfinger" Cross on, what else? Gold!   RevShark on Da Bulls and Da Bears. Rev is uncertain about today's implications, and I respect his honesty!  Shad Gad "And the Pharoahs" is patient in an impatient market.  Tom Graff on bonds.
By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 27, 2016 | 5:33 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar was stronger, a negative of Brexit. The price of crude oil fell by less than a dollar to $46.74, off of the day's lows (see comments on TBT). Gold rose by $7.50, off the day's highs. Agricultural commodities: wheat -8, corn +1, soybean +28 (!!) and oats -5. Lumber was unchanged. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) rose by $3.50 as yields plummeted and prices rose. (I shorted in the morning by purchasing TBT. The 10-year's yield fell 12 basis points and the long bond was down 14 basis points. The yield curve flattened to lows last seen in the recession. The 2s/10s spread fell to 86 basis points. The high-yield bond market got destroyed. iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) fell $1.23 and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 60 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) fell by an outsize 25 cents and closed at $14. I would continue to avoid this space. Banks were schmeissed and I picked some rentals -- Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs (GS), Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Insurance was down another 8% to 10%, following Friday's decline of 12% to 15%. I covered more Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET); they are now small positions. It has been the world's fair on the short side. Energy got hit. I covered Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) today. Retail was broadly lower. I have no longs. My two shorts were lower -- Nordstrom (JWN) down $1.20 and Foot Locker (FL) down $1.50. Continued nice gains. Old tech fell, with IBM (IBM) down $3 and Intel (INTC), Cisco (CSCO) and Microsoft (MSFT) were down one side or the other of 2%. Biotech was a biowreck. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down another $8 to $241;  I cautioned on the sector at $285 a few weeks ago when some were talking "breakout." Ag equipment with a disproportionate position in England and the EU was lower. Autos, too, got hurt by Brexit's fumes. *(T) FANG was mixed, with Tesla (TSLA) up $4.50 and weakness in the rest of the abbreviation. In individual stocks, DuPont (DD), my fav long, was down $2.40 as it consolidates a multi-month advance. Potash (POT) was down $1, Twitter (TWTR) off 70 cents, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) down $1.40 and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) off $1.20. I plan to add to TWTR, HIG and OAK tomorrow. Apple (AAPL) moves back down toward $92. In sectors, Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) slipped a bit (I covered and took it off my Best Ideas List today) and Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) got schmeissed (down $1.55) as cyclicals were quite weak. Here are some value-added columns on our site today: El Capitan is tempted.  General Motors (GM) is moving toward support, according to Gary Morrow's chart view. I covered much of my short today. Tim Melvin is keeping his head.  Rev will be reactionary and sees no reason to rush into the markets. Brian Sozzi on what Nike (NKE) has to show; I remain short sneakers via FL.
By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 23, 2016 | 5:22 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. Oil rose by 97 cents to more than $50 a barrel. Gold fell by $10 and closed at $1,260. Again, the $1,300 level has proven to be a formidable resistance point. Agricultural commodities continued for the second day in a row to be under pressure: wheat -4, corn -5.5, soybean -14 and oats unchanged. Lumber +2.50. Bonds fell in price and rose in yield, with the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) down $1.50. The 10-year U.S. note yield increased by nearly six basis points to 1.745%.The long bond's yield also climbed by nearly six basis points to 2.55%. The 2s/10s spread expanded by two basis points to 96 basis points. Municipals got hit and closed-end muni bond funds were lower in price. However, the high-yield bond market was strong, with iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) up 62 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) up 26 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose by nine cents to $14.46 a share. Banks gapped higher, as rates rose. Stress test results shortly. Brokerages were strong. Insurance stocks rose, with large gains in Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). My long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) was up $1. Retail was broadly higher but marginally so. My two shorts underperformed; Foot Locker (FL) was lower and Nordstrom (JWN) was up only slightly. Old tech was stronger, with IBM (IBM) up $2.50. Auto stocks rose after being weak for several trading day. Energy stocks followed the commodity higher. Ag equipment was strong, led by a $1.80 gain for Caterpillar (CAT). Media underperformed with small (pennies) gains at Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS). (T)FANG rallied from morning weakness. Amazon (AMZN) led the parade, but Tesla (TSLA) remains under pressure. In individual stocks, Potash (POT) gained a beaner and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) and HIG almost did as well. Twitter (TWTR), a recent buy, closed over $17 a share and now is up more than 15% from my buy about a week ago. My fav large-cap, DuPont (DD), was up $1.20 and looks like it has a mission to reach $70 a share. Here are some value-added contributions on our site: Jim "El Capitan" goes beyond Brexit.  Mark Sebastian also chimes in on Brexit.  Carley Garner on gold.  Rev Shark on Friday's "action." 
By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 20, 2016 | 4:39 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened. Crude oil climbed to $49.20, up $1.23. Gold slipped by three dollars to $1,291. Agricultural commodities got schmeissed: wheat -7, corn -17, soybean -12 and oats unchanged. Lumber +2. Bonds were hit as the flight to safety dissipated. The yield on the 10-year note rose by five basis points to 1.666% (yikes!) and the long bond increased by an equivalent amount to a 2.47% yield. The 2s/10s spread steepened a bit to 93 basis points. Municipals sold off and so did closed-end muni bond funds. High yield was stronger. Bank stocks prospered, but were well off their early-morning highs. As I mentioned, C is trading under $43 a share after trading over $44. Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) gains "twittered" away. Insurance stocks rallied, but like banks, were lower than the a.m. levels. Brokerages were better, but they, too, were well off their highs. Retail showed small gains. FL, my short, was up $1 earlier in the day but closed just seven cents higher than Friday's close. Nordstrom (JWN) was up only two bits after some horrible underperformance. Biotech rallied after recent weakness, with iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) up $2.30. Energy stocks were higher, but only modestly so -- a continuing theme of the day. Old tech was mixed, with IBM (IBM) $1.60 higher leading the upside. (T)FANG was strong, led by Alphabet (GOOGL), Tesla (TSLA) and Amazon (AMZN). NFLX was lower on the NYT article I mentioned. Agricultural equipment traded higher despite CAT's 42nd consecutive month of lower dealer retail sales. Media was mixed. In individual stocks, Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) and TWTR rose. So did long fav DuPont (DD), but all were only marginally higher after better gains earlier. Apple (AAPL) was a clear underperformer, flat on the day. In sectors, Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) and Material Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) were a tad higher. Here is some value-added commentary on the site: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on a new oil-inspired dynamic in the marketplace.  Jeremy LaKosh on changing inflation expectations. I will be addressing this subject during the week. "Meet" Brett Jensen And "His Son Elroy" on three biotech opportunities.  Rev Shark wants to exit the Brexit chatter .  Sham "The" Gad "And the Pharoahs" on spin-off opportunities. Wooly bully!
By

Bret Jensen

 | Jun 17, 2016 | 10:00 AM EDT

These four options are well positioned ahead of next week's referendum.

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Sham Gad

 | Jun 14, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT

The greater your zeal for learning and understanding, the more likely you are to make money.

By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 13, 2016 | 3:48 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened today. Crude oil dropped two bits to $48.85. Gold was up $10.50 to $1,287, making an assault back at the $1,300 resistance area. Agricultural commodities: wheat -3, corn +7, soybean flat and oats +3.50. Lumber -3.50. Bonds rallied for another day. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was up 40 cents. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by two basis points to a record low 1.61%. The long bond dropped by one basis point to 2.44%. The 2s/10s spread was flat at 91 basis points. Municipals rose and closed-end municipal bond funds continued to rise. High-yield bonds were hit. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) fell by eight cents. Banks slipped and continue to show signs of rolling over. Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) was down 0.5%. I have been adding to the short. Insurance was mixed, but my only long, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), climbed by 50 cents.   Brokerages continue to underperform. Retail was mixed to lower. My short, Nordstrom (JWN), was a standout to the downside, off $1.10. Old tech was lower, led by IBM (IBM). Autos also were exhibiting signs of rolling over. Biotech continues its recent weakness, with iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) down 1%. Allergan (AGN) was up almost $3, but most others were lower. I have no interest in bottom fishing and the technical recovery mentioned by some appears to be not so much. Agricultural equipment was lower led by short Caterpillar (CAT). Media was mixed, though Disney (DIS) was stronger. Staples were weaker despite a lower U.S. currency -- my fav large-cap short Coca-Cola (KO) was down 45 cents. Energy stocks were mixed, with Exxon Mobil (XOM) up and Schlumberger (SLB) down. TFANG was quiet, though Facebook (FB) was down $3 on a Citron Research negative report. In selected individual securities, Monsanto (MON) and The Mighty Oak -- aka Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) -- were noticeably weaker. Alibaba (BABA) broke bad. My long fav DuPont (DD) was down by nearly a beaner. Country shorts iShares China Large-Cap (FXI) and iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) were lower, going the right way for the manner in which I am positioned. Sector shorts Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (XLP) and Material Select Sector SPDR (XLB) - also are going in the right direction. Here are some valuable contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on natural gas elbowing out coal.  Ben "Goldfinger" Cross on a possible breakout in the precious metal.  Tim Melvin on three bank stocks to avoid.  James Passeri on Valeant (VRX) and Walgreens (WBA).  Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on a Facebook short. 
By

Doug Kass

 | Jun 10, 2016 | 8:48 AM EDT
It was Groundhog Day on Wall Street again. We finished down, but well off of the session lows. I did no trading. The U.S. dollar weakened. Oil, stronger in the morning, weakened in
By

Bruce Kamich

 | Jun 7, 2016 | 2:35 PM EDT

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