International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

149.74
NYSE : Technology Services
Prev Close 149.68
Day Low/High 149.70 / 151.94
52 Wk Low/High 105.94 / 154.36
Avg Volume 3.33M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 886.64M
Market Cap 132.71B
EPS 9.60
P/E Ratio 15.79
Div & Yield 6.48 (4.23%)
Surge From Bank Earnings Doesn't Last

Surge From Bank Earnings Doesn't Last

Earnings and inauguration may be catalysts for the market.

Strange Facts Behind Friday the 13th's Bad Rep

Strange Facts Behind Friday the 13th's Bad Rep

Be careful. It's Friday the 13th.

Intermediate Trade: IBM

Intermediate Trade: IBM

Expect more volatility after earnings, but that can be a good thing.

My Takeaways and Observations

I have a series of meetings this afternoon and tomorrow morning so I want to get "Takeaways" out early today. I started with what I think is an important opening missive, "Wary in an Uncertain World" in which I covered a number of bases. I truly bel...

My Takeaways and Observations

"I don't feel Tuesday...Tuesday has no feel." -- Seinfeld  I started the day with some food for thought -- on the changing channels of retail distribution. In this opener please pay some attention to not only the ramifications for retail stocks but ...

My Takeaways and Observations

I wrote in my 15 Surprises for 2017 that Mr. Market may make a yearly high in the first two weeks of January. We are now wrapping up that period -- and I plan to expand my relatively small short exposure.   In other words, I am sticking to my script...

IBM May Be Standing in the Way of Dow 20K

IBM May Be Standing in the Way of Dow 20K

The longtime Dow member appears to be losing momentum.

Cramer: A Dozen Stocks in the Dow That Can Regain Their Former Glory

Cramer: A Dozen Stocks in the Dow That Can Regain Their Former Glory

You have to think that if these stocks were so high once, then it's likely they will be again.

Stock Indices' Strong Closings Mask Underlying Weakness

Stock Indices' Strong Closings Mask Underlying Weakness

The strength in the Nasdaq was due to a small group of big-caps.

My Takeaways and Observations

I love gold.    Trade of the Week -- short Apple at $116.15. (The SoftBank investment is a non-event).   Dwyerama is chillin' and I am re-establishing my ProShares UltraShort S&P500 ETF  long -- back in a revolutionary mindset.    As January goes......

Here's Why Market's High-Wire Act May Falter

Here's Why Market's High-Wire Act May Falter

It won't easy making money in stocks in January, with 20,000 on the Dow signifying an even higher level of risk relative to short-term reward.

My Takeaways and Observations

"Who you tryin' to get crazy with, 'ese? Don't you know I'm loco?..." -- Cypress Hill, Insane in the Brain 2017 will be the year of "The Dude."    My favorite large-cap long Allergan  and short Caterpillar   for next year.  AGN closed up by $4(!) wh...

These 2 'Dogs of Dow' Are Set to Be Unleashed

These 2 'Dogs of Dow' Are Set to Be Unleashed

The popular dividend strategy has been a lucrative investment in 2016, but what's in store for 2017?

Bed Bath & Beyond Needs Fresh Thinking; Time for an Activist Raid

Bed Bath & Beyond Needs Fresh Thinking; Time for an Activist Raid

There is a dearth of retail experience on its board during a period of major industry disruption.

Not All That Glitters Is Gold in World of Financial Technology

Not All That Glitters Is Gold in World of Financial Technology

There is no question that banking is moving to the online world, but many so-called fintech companies may not survive the trip.

Cramer: A Road Map for 'Dow 20,000'

Cramer: A Road Map for 'Dow 20,000'

This number is arbitrary, but for those who have latched onto it, here is a possible scenario that could get us there.

My Takeaways and Observations

Slow day, at meetings all morning.   Despite the strength in our currency (and its adverse implications on multi-national profitability), there was no follow-through to yesterday's schmeissing.   I reflected on my July call that we have hit a Genera...

Today's Trades

Longs: I added to JC Penney  at $9.36. Shorts: I added to Lincoln National  , Metlife  and International Business Machines  shorts.

Inside Donald Trump's Tech Summit

Inside Donald Trump's Tech Summit

The executives who sat down with Donald Trump represent companies with a combined market value of more than $2 trillion.

How to Compute a Higher IBM Price: It's Elementary, Watson

How to Compute a Higher IBM Price: It's Elementary, Watson

Just like cloud computing drove Amazon, AI should do the same for Big Blue.

My Takeaways and Observations

"Everyone here likes the bounce." -- President-elect Donald Trump (said in a meeting today at Trump Tower with tech executives) A good day for the ursine crowd but not so good for the bullish cabal as they had a bad day -- for a change. (Yes, I am w...

As IBM Talks Hiring Deloitte CTO Stays Bullish

As IBM Talks Hiring Deloitte CTO Stays Bullish

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's plan to hire 25,000 people in the U.S. should not be an anomaly because there is no better time to be starting a career in technology.

Where My Short Emphasis Is

My short emphasis this afternoon is on Citigroup  , JP Morgan Chase  , Bank of America  , ProShares Short QQQ ETF  , Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X  and International Business International  .

Today's Trades

I shorted International Business Machines , Lincoln National  and Metlife .   I initiated ProShares Short QQQ ETF  (QQQ inverse) at $46.56. I pressed Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares  long ("Trade of the Week").

IBM Unveils U.S. Jobs Plan Ahead of Trump Tech Summit

IBM Unveils U.S. Jobs Plan Ahead of Trump Tech Summit

IBM announced plans to add 25,000 U.S. Jobs over the next four years.

Shorting More IBM

I have added by my IBM short.

Did I Mention Something About China ... and Life Insurers, Too?

On cue, China says it plans to slap a penalty on an unidentified U.S. auto manufacturer for monopolistic behavior.  And Morgan Stanley downgrades the life insurance space. Now that's timing! (see my posts below) Ford , General Motors , MetLife and L...

Cramer: Is Dow 20,000 the Market's Kryptonite?

Cramer: Is Dow 20,000 the Market's Kryptonite?

Every time the index nears that benchmark, the market's going to sell off.

Market Gains Don't Mean There's Action

Market Gains Don't Mean There's Action

Don't equate anticipation of Dow 20K with opportunity.

Cramer: Ah, This Market Reminds Me of My Youth

Cramer: Ah, This Market Reminds Me of My Youth

There's nothing wrong with buying laggards by the fistful.