International Business Machines Corp (IBM)

IBM (NYSE:Computer Software & Services) EQUITY
neg -0.29
Today's Range: 143.64 - 145.40 | IBM Avg Daily Volume: 4,378,900
Last Update: 07/27/17 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 6,375,157
YTD Performance: -12.43%
Open: $145.00
Previous Close: $145.36
52 Week Range: $144.47 - $182.79
Oustanding Shares: 932,000,000
Market Cap: 136,249,080,000
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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 4 4 4 4
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 9 9 9 9
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 3 3 3 3
Mean Rec. 2.89 2.89 2.89 2.89
Latest Dividend: 1.50
Latest Dividend Yield: 4.10%
Dividend Ex-Date: 08/08/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 12.10
Price Earnings Comparisons:
IBM Sector Avg. S&P 500
12.10 12.00 32.10
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-9.18% -10.34% -25.23%
Revenue -2.20 -0.20 -0.07
Net Income -10.00 -0.30 -0.10
EPS -7.70 -0.20 -0.06
Earnings for IBM:
Revenue 79.92B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/17) Qtr (12/17) FY (12/17) FY (12/18)
Average Estimate $3.30 $5.17 $13.80 $13.89
Number of Analysts 9 8 9 11
High Estimate $3.36 $5.21 $13.85 $14.42
Low Estimate $3.26 $5.13 $13.75 $13.49
Prior Year $3.29 $5.01 $13.59 $13.80
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 0.17% 3.17% 1.55% 0.67%
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Doug Kass

 | May 5, 2017 | 1:48 PM EDT
Recent earnings reports at Coca-Cola and IBM, two large Berkshire Hathaway investments totaling almost $30 billion, suggest that the companies' moats appear to be vanishing. Healthier drink choices and the penetration of the cloud seem to have weakened the previously seen moats and have damaged the profit results at Coca-Cola and IBM. In the past Warren Buffett has hunted gazelles (that are undervalued); he is now hunting elephants (that are fairly valued to overvalued). I remain short Berkshire's shares. Last year Warren Buffett labeled me a "credentialed bear" and invited me to ask some hard-hitting questions at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting. I did quite a lot of research in preparation for that day, and I think that is what Warren expected of me and why he invited me. It was important for me to balance my hard-hitting and pointed questions with a court

Bruce Kamich

 | May 5, 2017 | 12:55 PM EDT
There's a new gap on the chart.

Jim Cramer

 | May 5, 2017 | 11:57 AM EDT
This should liberate the company toward making an acquisition.

Doug Kass

 | May 5, 2017 | 8:06 AM EDT
Coca-Cola (KO) . Old economy. IBM (IBM) . Old economy. American Express (AXP) . Losing its franchise value in a more-commoditized market for financial products. Wells Fargo (WFC) . A plodding and undifferentiated super-regional bank. Deere (DE) . A casualty of exported commodity deflation. Wal-Mart (WMT) . Very old economy.       Expensive Acquisitions of Mature Businesses As 85-year-old Buffett's unparalleled career closes in on its final decade, we can see that many of Berkshire's acquisitions over the past five to eight years represent The Oracle's legacy. The recent acquisition of Precision Castparts and other firms solidify a more bullet-proof Berkshire portfolio that's increasingly insulated from catastrophic events in its numerous business lines. But there's a price to the reduced vulnerability that Berkshire has gained from diversification and massive size -- much slower growth. As I've previously written, Buffett "used to 'chase gazelles' in his acquisitions, buying companies that were available on the cheap due to controversies (i.e., Geico, Coca-Cola and American Express). But now, he chases elephants -- slow-growing and mature companies that sell for expensive prices." Rejecting Innovation and Favoring Cash Flow Buffett only invested in technology in recent years via Berkshire's purchase of a large stake in IBM (a deal that hasn't worked out very well so far). As the Oracle wrote in this weekend's letter to shareholders: "I now spend 10 hours a week playing bridge online. And as I write this letter, 'search' is invaluable to me. (I'm not ready for Tinder, however.)" The 85-year-old very late to the party -- and after Berkshire's poor IBM experience, he's not likely to embrace the future opportunities in technology as aggressively as perhaps he should. Are Auto Dealerships Another Big Misstep? "This is the beginning of a journey that will have no end. Cecil and Larry (Van Tuyl) have given us the ideal platform with which to build an auto-dealership business that will be thriving and growing 50 and 100 years from now. The fun has just started." -- Warren Buffett, on buying Van Tuyl Group of auto dealerships, as quoted in Automotive News (March 10, 2015) I'd like to highlight Berkshire's recent purchase of the Van Tuyl Group of auto dealerships because I think he might have been investing in another industry whose moat isn't as secure as he believes. It's worth noting that in buying Burlington Northern a few years back, Buffett failed to envision the declining role of coal (a key railroad cargo) in the U.S. economy. It turns out that Burlington's competitive moat was far less secure than it appeared when Berkshire acquired the

Bruce Kamich

 | May 4, 2017 | 1:27 PM EDT
Unless a reversal develops soon it looks like IBM could retest the November/December low.

Bob Byrne

 | May 1, 2017 | 7:00 AM EDT
If the uptrend line holds, perhaps shorter timeframe buyers have a shot at testing the mid-$50s.

James "Rev Shark" DePorre

 | Apr 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM EDT
Trading in an incremental manner can be particularly important in dealing with earnings reports.

Bruce Kamich

 | Apr 28, 2017 | 3:43 PM EDT
Sliding shares have not managed a bounce.

James "Rev Shark" DePorre

 | Apr 25, 2017 | 7:24 AM EDT
The issue that has plagued the market since March 1 has not been resolved, and that issue is lack of sustained momentum.

James "Rev Shark" DePorre

 | Apr 21, 2017 | 12:05 PM EDT
Bulls can't build as headlines start to matter more.
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