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

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$121.2368 -0.38 (-0.31 %)
(As of 01/17/2019 12:34 PM ET)
Previous Close$121.62
Today's Range$120.5520 - $121.62
52-Week Range$105.94 - $171.13
Volume1.62 million shs
Average Volume4.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$110.63 billion
P/E Ratio8.79
Dividend Yield5.16%
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 data and analytics solutions, including analytics and data management platforms, cloud data services, enterprise social software, talent management solutions, and tailored industry solutions; and transaction processing software that runs mission-critical systems 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. 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


Current Ratio1.31
Quick Ratio1.26


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$79.14 billion
Price / Sales1.39
Cash Flow$18.7964 per share
Price / Cash Flow6.45
Book Value$19.15 per share
Price / Book6.33


Net Income$5.75 billion
Net Margins7.12%
Return on Assets10.56%


Market Cap$110.63 billion

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 9th will be paid a dividend of $1.57 per share on Monday, December 10th. This represents a $6.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.19%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 8th. View IBM's Dividend History.

How will IBM's stock buyback program work?

IBM announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, October 30th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 3.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were IBM's earnings last quarter?

IBM (NYSE:IBM) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 16th. The technology company reported $3.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.40 by $0.02. The technology company had revenue of $18.76 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.04 billion. IBM had a net margin of 7.12% and a return on equity of 69.98%. IBM's revenue was down 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $3.30 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, January 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for IBM.

How can I listen to IBM's earnings call?

IBM will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 22nd at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for IBM?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for IBM's stock. Their forecasts range from $140.00 to $200.00. On average, they expect IBM's stock price to reach $162.5882 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 34.3% 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. 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)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "IBM is benefiting from operating efficiency, cost cutting and lower share count. Moreover, IBM’s improving position in the hosted cloud, security and analytics bodes well for investors. IBM is witnessing growth in industry verticals like health, key areas of analytics and security. Solid adoption of Watson Health and broad-based growth in Payer, Provider, Imaging and Life Sciences domains, is notable. RedHat acquisition aimed at enhancing hybrid cloud platform is likely to pave the way for IBM's growth prospects. However, softness in cognitive solutions 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." (12/19/2018)

Has IBM been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about IBM stock has trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. IBM earned a media sentiment score of 2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the technology company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of IBM's key competitors?

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, Sr. VP of IBM Cognitive Solutions & IBM Research (Age 65)
  • Mr. Erich Clementi, Sr. VP of IBM & Chairman of IBM Europe (Age 61)
  • Mr. Martin J. Schroeter, Sr. VP of IBM Global Markets (Age 55)

Who are IBM's major shareholders?

IBM's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), Adams Asset Advisors LLC (0.01%), CENTRAL TRUST Co (0.00%), Northstar Investment Advisors LLC (0.00%), M. Kraus & Co (0.00%) and First Financial Bank Trust Division (0.00%). Company insiders that own IBM stock include David N Farr, Diane J Gherson, Erich Clementi, Frederick H Waddell, James J Kavanaugh, James W Owens, Sidney Taurel and Virginia M Rometty. View Institutional Ownership Trends for IBM.

Which major investors are selling IBM stock?

IBM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Northstar Investment Advisors LLC, CENTRAL TRUST Co, CX Institutional, M. Kraus & Co, Adams Asset Advisors LLC, Boyd Watterson Asset Management LLC OH and First Financial Bank Trust Division. Company insiders that have sold IBM company stock in the last year include Diane J Gherson and Erich Clementi. View Insider Buying and Selling for IBM.

Which major investors are buying IBM stock?

IBM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cozad Asset Management Inc.. 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 $121.08.

How big of a company is IBM?

IBM has a market capitalization of $110.63 billion and generates $79.14 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $5.75 billion in net income (profit) each year or $13.80 on an earnings per share basis. IBM employs 397,800 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:  947 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,295 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,242
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 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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