IBM Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:IBM)

-1.09 (-0.76 %)
(As of 09/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $141.88
50-Day Range
MA: $137.93
52-Week Range
Now: $141.88
Volume5.22 million shs
Average Volume3.86 million shs
Market Capitalization$125.69 billion
P/E Ratio10.27
Dividend Yield4.53%
International Business Machines Corporation operates as an integrated technology and services company worldwide. Its Cognitive Solutions segment offers a portfolio of enterprise artificial intelligence platforms, such as analytics and data management platforms, cloud data services, talent management, and industry solutions primarily under the Watson Platform, Watson Health, and Watson Internet of Things names. Read More…

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$18.8170 per share
Book Value$18.63 per share


Net Income$8.73 billion


Market Cap$125.69 billion
Next Earnings Date10/15/2019 (Estimated)

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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, July 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 9th will be paid a dividend of $1.62 per share on Tuesday, September 10th. This represents a $6.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 8th. View IBM's Dividend History.

How will IBM's stock buyback program work?

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

How were IBM's earnings last quarter?

IBM (NYSE:IBM) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 17th. The technology company reported $3.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.06 by $0.11. The technology company had revenue of $19.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.20 billion. IBM had a return on equity of 69.56% and a net margin of 11.22%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $3.08 earnings per share. View IBM's Earnings History.

When is IBM's next earnings date?

IBM is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 15th 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 Wednesday, July, 17th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $13.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $13.90.

What price target have analysts set for IBM?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for IBM's stock. Their predictions range from $131.00 to $178.00. On average, they expect IBM's share price to reach $156.6250 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.4% 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 1 sell rating, 11 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 is benefiting from operating efficiency, cost cutting and lower share count. Moreover, the company’s improving position in the hosted cloud, security, blockchain and analytics bodes well. IBM is witnessing growth in industry verticals like health, retail and banking. Solid adoption of Watson Health and broad-based growth in Payer, Provider, Imaging and Life Sciences domains is notable. However, stiff competition does not bode well for Storage hardware segment. Additionally, IBM’s ongoing business model transition to cloud is time-consuming, which is likely to be a headwind. Further, ballooning debt levels have been troubling IBM lately. Notably, shares of IBM have underperformed the industry in the past one year." (4/22/2019)
  • 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 negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. IBM earned a coverage optimism score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the technology company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for IBM.

Are investors shorting IBM?

IBM saw a decline in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 16,062,300 shares, a decline of 8.3% from the July 31st total of 17,512,900 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,720,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.3 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. View IBM's Current Options Chain.

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 AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), General Electric (GE), NVIDIA (NVDA), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Boeing (BA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walt Disney (DIS) and Alibaba Group (BABA).

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. Martin J. Schroeter, Sr. VP of IBM Global Markets Global Financing, Marketing & Communications (Age 55)
  • Mr. Fletcher Previn, Chief Information Officer

Who are IBM's major shareholders?

IBM's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.45%), Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. (0.25%), Swedbank (0.18%), Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH (0.06%), MUFG Securities EMEA plc (0.05%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own IBM stock include Bene Robert F Del, David N Farr, Diane J Gherson, Erich Clementi, Frederick H Waddell, Kenneth M Keverian, 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 UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Alps Advisors Inc., Exane Derivatives, BRYN MAWR TRUST Co and Boston Private Wealth LLC. Company insiders that have sold IBM company stock in the last year include Bene Robert F Del, Diane J Gherson, Erich Clementi and Kenneth M Keverian. 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 Swedbank, Paloma Partners Management Co, Atlantic Union Bankshares Corp, BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Holding S.A., Mount Vernon Associates Inc. MD, Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH, Albion Financial Group UT and Machina Capital S.A.S.. Company insiders that have bought IBM stock in the last two years include David N Farr, Frederick H Waddell, 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is IBM's stock price today?

One share of IBM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $141.88.

How big of a company is IBM?

IBM has a market capitalization of $125.69 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.View Additional Information About IBM.

What is IBM's official website?

The official website for IBM is

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:  997 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,347 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,344
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 9/20/2019 by Staff

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