International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

143.53
0.21 0.15
NYSE : Technology Services
Prev Close 143.32
Open 143.17
Day Low/High 143.02 / 144.04
52 Wk Low/High 105.94 / 154.36
Volume 3.37M
Avg Volume 3.30M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 886.64M
Market Cap 126.56B
EPS 9.60
P/E Ratio 15.06
Div & Yield 6.48 (4.48%)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

"If you work for a living, why the hell do you kill yourself working?" -- Tuco the Ugly" The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" I further added to my short exposure today in a quiet, pre-Thanksgiving trading session. And now it's time to run down "The Good...

My Takeaways and Observations (2:30 p.m. Edition)

For now the run has been easy. But, from my perch, going forward it may not be as much fun, it wont be easy.    Changing leadership in a Trump world.    Trade of the Week -- shorted iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF at $131.50.    West Coast housing im...

Intermediate Trade: IBM

Intermediate Trade: IBM

I prefer a bullishly biased vertical call spread.

Bullish and Bearish Chart Reversals

Bullish and Bearish Chart Reversals

What stocks have changed direction in the past week.

My Takeaways and Observations

"Today I am asking myself ... Did the FANG names just peak the way iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index ETF IBB did in 2015 and Energy Select Sector SPDR ETFXLE did in 2014? The S&P 500 Index kept rising, but those two groups were done!"  -- Kass Diar...

Tracing Benjamin Graham's Descendants

Tracing Benjamin Graham's Descendants

Firms' 13F filings show how they've followed in the footsteps of the father of value investing.

IBM upgraded at BofA/Merrill

Here's Your Election Trading Survival Guide

Here's Your Election Trading Survival Guide

Learn from the Brexit vote and don't assume the outcome based on currency movements and polls.

My Takeaways and Observations

"I have no doubt that Anthony Weiner's name is irrefutable proof of the existence of God and that he has a wicked sense of humor!" -- My Thought of the Day  For the Cleveland Indians or the Chicago Cubs it will be Heartbreak Hotel tonight.    For Mr...

Which Enterprise Tech Companies Will Get Acquired Next?

Which Enterprise Tech Companies Will Get Acquired Next?

Both private equity firms and tech companies have shown a willingness to make 10-figure enterprise acquisitions. The fervor appears far from over.

My Takeaways and Observations

 A short "Takeaways" today as I have to prepare for some morning meetings.   Down, up, down -- in a relatively volatile session.   I am comfortable with yesterday's bearish moves.    I sold more (short) today on the surprising (at least to me!) ramp...

Cramer: Apple's Conference Call Sounds Like a Conspiracy Against It

Cramer: Apple's Conference Call Sounds Like a Conspiracy Against It

A series of questions denigrated an amazing company.

Novice Trade: IBM

Novice Trade: IBM

IBM has turned into a great post-earnings play.

Watson, What Does the Chart Suggest for IBM?

Watson, What Does the Chart Suggest for IBM?

The stock hasn't been making much progress.

Closing Bell: Intel Gets Barclays Nod; Stocks Climb as Netflix, Goldman Sachs Jump

Closing Bell: Intel Gets Barclays Nod; Stocks Climb as Netflix, Goldman Sachs Jump

Stocks rallied after a number of companies cleared low quarterly expectations.

Guess What? We're Back to a Trading Range

Guess What? We're Back to a Trading Range

Not only that, but it has a negative bias.

IBM Shares Fall Despite Topping Analyst Estimates

IBM Shares Fall Despite Topping Analyst Estimates

IBM shares were lower Tuesday despite the company topping analysts top- and bottom-line third quarter expectations.

Midday Musings From Sir Arthur Cashin

Back at morning highs and facing mild resistance at S&P 500 Index 2145/2149. WTI above $50 seems to put a bid under stocks, below $50 not so much. Stocks here and across the pond helped by rumors that sovereign funds may buy more equities. Volume a ...

Jim Cramer: IBM Stuck Between Value and Growth

Jim Cramer: IBM Stuck Between Value and Growth

IBM (IBM) can't decide if it wants to be a value or a growth stuck and that is displeasing investors, said TheStreet's Jim Cramer

Still Stuck in This Trading Range, Despite the Gap-Up Open

Still Stuck in This Trading Range, Despite the Gap-Up Open

The S&P 500 has already cut the day's gain in half.

Rev's Forum: Inflation Tolerance Pleases the Markets

Rev's Forum: Inflation Tolerance Pleases the Markets

But stock picking is difficult, the charts are not favorable.

My Takeaways and Observations

"And when I see the sign that points one way The lot we used to pass by every day Just walk away Renee You won't see me follow you back home The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same You're not to blame." -- Left Banke, Walk Away Renee Renee ...

Change Comes Slowly to IBM Earnings

Change Comes Slowly to IBM Earnings

There hasn't been anything to like about IBM earnings since the beginning of 2013.

What to Watch on Wall Street This Week: Netflix Earnings, Fed Speakers

What to Watch on Wall Street This Week: Netflix Earnings, Fed Speakers

Investors will get a slew of earnings reports from major companies and a host of Federal Reserve speakers during the week of Oct. 17.

Watson, Cloud Sales Key for IBM Third-Quarter Earnings

Watson, Cloud Sales Key for IBM Third-Quarter Earnings

IBM is expected to report a year-­over-­year decline in third-­quarter earnings and revenue after Monday's market close.

Put in the Time to Earn the Dime

Put in the Time to Earn the Dime

Do your homework before any trade, especially those around earnings.

Intermediate Trade: IBM

Intermediate Trade: IBM

Just a little improvement in earnings can go a long way.

With Programmable 'Here to Stay,' Barefoot Networks May Outrace Chipmakers

With Programmable 'Here to Stay,' Barefoot Networks May Outrace Chipmakers

As Barefoot Network's transformative switch chip looks to disrupt the market, its competitors are years behind.

The Great Payoff: 3 Names to Buy for the Dividend

The Great Payoff: 3 Names to Buy for the Dividend

These stocks have solid payouts and look good for long-term investors.

My Takeaways and Observations

The media is not the message. With a little help from Johnny Mercer, did you know he founded Capitol Records?   This is serious folks -- I see less of a reason to have an outsized long portfolio than at any time since Winter 2007. The market outlook...