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Can International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Remain Competitive?

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International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) went down by -1.64% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $148.74. The company’s stock price has collected -0.39% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported 12 hours ago that Apple and 7 Other Companies That Raised Their Dividends This Week

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Is It Worth Investing in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE :IBM) Right Now?

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 24.21 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for IBM is at 1.23. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 5 analysts out of 17 who provided ratings for International Business Machines Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 9 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $142.63, which is -$0.05 below the current price. IBM currently public float of 889.92M and currently shorts hold a 3.11% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of IBM was 5.68M shares.

IBM’s Market Performance

IBM stocks went down by -0.39% for the week, with a monthly jump of 6.47% and a quarterly performance of 19.12%, while its annual performance rate touched 13.00%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.02% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.77% for International Business Machines Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.45% for IBM stocks with a simple moving average of 13.82% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of IBM

Argus, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see IBM reach a price target of $155. The rating they have provided for IBM stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on July 22nd, 2020.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “Equal-Weight” to IBM, setting the target price at $111 in the report published on April 21st of the previous year.

IBM Trading at 8.53% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought IBM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.61% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.77%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.02%, as shares surge +6.49% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +17.52% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, IBM fell by -0.39%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +15.35% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $137.59. In addition, International Business Machines Corporation saw 12.71% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at IBM starting from HOWARD MICHELLE J, who purchase 64 shares at the price of $123.30 back on Feb 08. After this action, HOWARD MICHELLE J now owns 64 shares of International Business Machines Corporation, valued at $7,891 using the latest closing price.

Gorsky Alex, the Director of International Business Machines Corporation, purchase 4,232 shares at $117.86 during a trade that took place back on Nov 09, which means that Gorsky Alex is holding 4,232 shares at $498,762 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for IBM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +13.14 for the present operating margin
  • +47.34 for the gross margin

The net margin for International Business Machines Corporation stands at +7.47. The total capital return value is set at 10.97, while invested capital returns managed to touch 6.99. Equity return is now at value 25.60, with 3.50 for asset returns.

Based on International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), the company’s capital structure generated 322.71 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 76.34. Total debt to assets is 42.62, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 281.25. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 66.53.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.24, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.40. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.39 and the total asset turnover is 0.48. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.93.

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