NYSE:IBM - IBM Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$139.60 -0.89 (-0.63 %)
(As of 03/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$140.49
Today's Range$138.98 - $140.70
52-Week Range$105.94 - $162.00
Volume3.62 million shs
Average Volume4.48 million shs
Market Capitalization$124.23 billion
P/E Ratio10.11
Dividend Yield4.47%
International Business Machines Corporation operates as an integrated technology and services company worldwide. Its Cognitive Solutions segment offers Watson, a computing platform that interacts in language, processes big data, and learns from interactions with people and computers. This segment also offers analytics and data management platforms, cloud data services, enterprise social software, and talent management and industry solutions; and transaction processing software for use in banking, airlines, and retail industries. The company's Global Business Services segment offers business consulting services; delivers system integration, application management, maintenance, and support services for packaged software applications; and finance, procurement, talent and engagement, and industry-specific business process outsourcing services. Its Technology Services & Cloud Platforms segment provides cloud, project-based, outsourcing, and other managed services for enterprise IT infrastructure environments. This segment also offers technical support, and software and solution support; and integration software solutions. The company's Systems segment offers servers for businesses, cloud service providers, and scientific computing organizations; data storage products and solutions; and z/OS, an enterprise operating system. Its Global Financing segment provides lease, installment payment plans, and loan financing services; short-term working capital financing to suppliers, distributors, and resellers; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. International Business Machines Corporation has a strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics to manufacture microprocessors; and collaboration with HCL Technologies in designing hybrid cloud of organizations. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. The company was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Computer & office equipment
Sub-IndustryIT Consulting & Other Services
SectorComputer and Technology



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$79.59 billion
Cash Flow$18.7634 per share
Book Value$18.63 per share


Net Income$8.73 billion


Market Cap$124.23 billion
Next Earnings Date4/16/2019 (Estimated)

IBM (NYSE:IBM) Frequently Asked Questions

What is IBM's stock symbol?

IBM trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "IBM."

How often does IBM pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for IBM?

IBM announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 8th will be given a dividend of $1.57 per share on Saturday, March 9th. This represents a $6.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 7th. View IBM's Dividend History.

How will IBM's stock buyback program work?

IBM declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Tuesday, October 30th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $4,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 3.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were IBM's earnings last quarter?

IBM (NYSE:IBM) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January, 22nd. The technology company reported $4.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $4.82 by $0.05. The technology company earned $21.76 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $21.79 billion. IBM had a return on equity of 68.61% and a net margin of 10.97%. The business's revenue was down 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $5.14 EPS. View IBM's Earnings History.

When is IBM's next earnings date?

IBM is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 16th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for IBM.

What guidance has IBM issued on next quarter's earnings?

IBM issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of at least $13.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $13.81. IBM also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $13.90 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for IBM?

20 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for IBM's stock. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $200.00. On average, they anticipate IBM's share price to reach $155.7647 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for IBM.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for IBM?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for IBM in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for IBM.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about IBM stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about IBM stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "IBM reported modest fourth quarter results. While the bottom line surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate, the top line matched the same. Moreover, revenues decreased on a year over year basis, primarily due to currency fluctuation and headwinds from IBM Z product cycle. Softness in Systems revenues and technology & cloud platforms remain a concern. Stiff competition does not bode well for Storage hardware segment. We believe the strategic imperatives will take some more time to report meaningful growth and offset weakness in the traditional business. IBM’s ongoing heavily time-consuming business model transition to cloud is a headwind. Additionally, ballooning debt levels have been troubling IBM over time. However, IBM’s improving position in the hosted cloud, security and analytics bodes well for investors. RedHat acquisition aimed at enhancing hybrid cloud platform is likely to pave the way for IBM's growth prospects. " (1/24/2019)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ": We maintain our Neutral rating on IBM and our 12-month PT of $140*. It is almost Red Hat time, with the acquisition expected to close in 2H19 (Click here for note). We believe investor focus this quarter will be on whatever information it can gleam about Red Hat and recent divestitures, performance of the Strategic Imperatives, margin momentum, and 2019 outlook. IBM’s faster-growing Strategic Imperatives’ (SI) revenue growth decelerated in 3Q18, as all segments moderated. The SI has been offsetting continued declines in the rest of the business, and if IBM can maintain double-digit growth in these revenues, the inflection point for a return to sustained overall growth could be near." (1/16/2019)

Has IBM been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about IBM stock has trended positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. IBM earned a media sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the technology company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of IBM's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of IBM own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other IBM investors own include Intel (INTC), General Electric (GE), AT&T (T), Cisco Systems (CSCO), NVIDIA (NVDA), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Boeing (BA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Netflix (NFLX).

Who are IBM's key executives?

IBM's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Ms. Virginia M. Rometty, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 60)
  • Mr. James J. Kavanaugh, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 52)
  • Dr. John E. Kelly III, Exec. VP (Age 65)
  • Mr. Erich Clementi, Sr. VP (Age 61)
  • Mr. Martin J. Schroeter, Sr. VP of IBM Global Markets Global Financing, Marketing & Communications (Age 55)

Who are IBM's major shareholders?

IBM's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. (0.27%), Swedbank (0.13%), Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH (0.06%), Alps Advisors Inc. (0.04%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%) and Comerica Bank (0.03%). Company insiders that own IBM stock include Bene Robert F Del, David N Farr, Diane J Gherson, Erich Clementi, Frederick H Waddell, James W Owens, Sidney Taurel and Virginia M Rometty. View Institutional Ownership Trends for IBM.

Which institutional investors are selling IBM stock?

IBM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First American Bank, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Alps Advisors Inc., Comerica Bank, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Motco, John G Ullman & Associates Inc. and Northstar Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold IBM company stock in the last year include Bene Robert F Del, Diane J Gherson and Erich Clementi. View Insider Buying and Selling for IBM.

Which institutional investors are buying IBM stock?

IBM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including MUFG Securities EMEA plc, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Swedbank, Viking Fund Management LLC, Gantzert Investment Co. LLC ADV, Providence Wealth Advisors LLC, Berkeley Capital Partners LLC and Halsey Associates Inc. CT. Company insiders that have bought IBM stock in the last two years include David N Farr, Frederick H Waddell, James W Owens, Sidney Taurel and Virginia M Rometty. View Insider Buying and Selling for IBM.

How do I buy shares of IBM?

Shares of IBM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is IBM's stock price today?

One share of IBM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $139.60.

How big of a company is IBM?

IBM has a market capitalization of $124.23 billion and generates $79.59 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $8.73 billion in net income (profit) each year or $13.81 on an earnings per share basis. IBM employs 381,100 workers across the globe.

What is IBM's official website?

The official website for IBM is http://www.ibm.com.

How can I contact IBM?

IBM's mailing address is 1 NEW ORCHARD ROAD, ARMONK NY, 10504. The technology company can be reached via phone at 914-499-1900 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for IBM (NYSE IBM)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  964 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,314 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,278
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about IBM and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe IBM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe IBM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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