International Business Machines Corp (IBM)

IBM (NYSE:Computer Software & Services) EQUITY
$154.98
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 154.71 - 156.04 | IBM Avg Daily Volume: 3,348,000
Last Update: 09/23/16 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 12.61%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $156.11
52 Week Range: $116.90 - $164.95
Oustanding Shares: 955,844,217
Market Cap: 149,216,840,716
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for IBM
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 4 5 5 5
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 9 9 9 8
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 2 2 2 2
Mean Rec. 2.72 2.63 2.63 2.61
Latest Dividend: 1.40
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.59%
Dividend Ex-Date: 08/08/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 12.65
Price Earnings Comparisons:
IBM Sector Avg. S&P 500
12.65 12.70 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-0.24% 7.88% -18.85%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -11.90 -0.20 -0.08
Net Income 9.70 -0.20 -0.07
EPS 12.80 -0.10 -0.02
Earnings for IBM:
EBITDA 18.86B
Revenue 81.74B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $3.21 $4.98 $13.51 $14.00
Number of Analysts 9 8 11 11
High Estimate $3.40 $5.10 $13.57 $14.53
Low Estimate $3.11 $4.78 $13.44 $12.95
Prior Year $3.34 $4.84 $14.92 $13.51
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -3.76% 2.94% -9.48% 3.70%
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