NYSE:IBM - IBM Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $121.57 +0.13 (+0.11 %) (As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$121.44Today's Range$120.5405 - $121.8552-Week Range$114.09 - $171.13Volume4.08 million shsAverage Volume5.42 million shsMarket Capitalization$109.82 billionP/E Ratio8.81Dividend Yield5.22%Beta1.18 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email International Business Machines Corporation operates as an integrated technology and services company worldwide. Its Cognitive Solutions segment offers Watson, a cognitive computing platform that interacts in natural 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 solutions tailored by industry; 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. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. International Business Machines Corporation was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York. Receive IBM News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for IBM and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Computer & office equipment Sub-IndustryIT Consulting & Other Services SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNYSE:IBM Previous Symbol CUSIP45920010 Webwww.ibm.com Phone914-499-1900 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.81 Current Ratio1.31 Quick Ratio1.26 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio8.81 Forward P/E Ratio8.80 P/E Growth1.76 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$79.14 billion Price / Sales1.40 Cash Flow$18.9953 per share Price / Cash6.40 Book Value$21.92 per share Price / Book5.55 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$13.80 Net Income$5.75 billion Net Margins7.12% Return on Equity69.98% Return on Assets10.56% Miscellaneous Employees397,800 Outstanding Shares908,790,000Market Cap$109.82 billion OptionableOptionable 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, October 30th. Investors of record on Friday, November 9th will be given a dividend of $1.57 per share on Monday, December 10th. This represents a $6.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. View IBM's Dividend History. How will IBM's stock buyback program work? IBM declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Tuesday, October 30th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $4,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 3.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were IBM's earnings last quarter? IBM (NYSE:IBM) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 16th. The technology company reported $3.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.40 by $0.02. The technology company earned $18.76 billion during 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 quarterly revenue was down 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company 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 Thursday, January 17th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for IBM. What guidance has IBM issued on next quarter's earnings? IBM updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 16th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of at least $13.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $13.81. What price target have analysts set for IBM? 20 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for IBM's shares. Their predictions range from $140.00 to $200.00. On average, they anticipate IBM's share price to reach $164.4706 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 35.3% 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, 9 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for IBM. Has IBM been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about IBM stock has trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. IBM earned a daily sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the technology company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting IBM? IBM saw a decrease in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 15,474,464 shares, a decrease of 27.7% from the October 15th total of 21,393,155 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 12,206,797 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.3 days. Currently, 1.7% of the company's stock are sold short. View IBM's Current Options Chain. Who are some of IBM's key competitors? Some companies that are related to IBM include Cisco Systems (CSCO), HP (HPQ), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Toshiba (TOSYY), Arista Networks (ANET), F5 Networks (FFIV), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Electronics For Imaging (EFII), Extreme Networks (EXTR), A10 Networks (ATEN), Digi International (DGII), Silicom (SILC), Allot Communications (ALLT), Lantronix (LTRX) and Intrusion (INTZ). Who are IBM's key executives? IBM's management team includes the folowing people: Ms. Virginia M. Rometty, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 59)Mr. James J. Kavanaugh, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 51)Dr. John E. Kelly III, Sr. VP of IBM Cognitive Solutions & IBM Research (Age 64)Mr. Erich Clementi, Sr. VP of IBM & Chairman of IBM Europe (Age 60)Mr. Martin J. Schroeter, Sr. VP of IBM Global Markets (Age 54) Who are IBM's major shareholders? IBM's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Swedbank (0.12%), Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH (0.06%), Alps Advisors Inc. (0.05%), Glenmede Trust Co. NA (0.05%), Aperio Group LLC (0.05%) and Comerica Bank (0.04%). Company insiders that own IBM stock include David N Farr, Diane J Gherson, Erich Clementi, Frederick H Waddell, James J Kavanaugh, James W Owens, Kralingen Bridget A Van, 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 Paragon Capital Management LLC, Ffcm LLC, Comerica Bank, Check Capital Management Inc. CA, Alps Advisors Inc., Bruce & Co. Inc., Gardner Russo & Gardner LLC and Excalibur Management Corp. 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 institutional investors are buying IBM stock? IBM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Swedbank, Glenmede Trust Co. NA, Aperio Group LLC, Bowen Hanes & Co. Inc., Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Baird Financial Group Inc. and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. 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 $121.57. How big of a company is IBM? IBM has a market capitalization of $109.82 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 933 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,279 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,212MarketBeat'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. 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