Analysts See $2.72 EPS for International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

Ivan Schwartz
June 20, 2017

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On 06/19/2017 close, International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) plummeted -0.35% to $154.84. Therefore 27% are positive. The legal version of this report can be viewed at https://www.thestockobserver.com/2017/06/20/international-business-machines-corporation-ibm-upgraded-by-vetr-inc-to-hold.html. The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, April 19. Barclays Capital maintained it with "Underweight" rating and $140 target in Tuesday, July 19 report.

On October 18 Citigroup held the stock rating at "Overweight" and moved up the price target to $179.00 from $147.00. Bernstein maintained the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Tuesday, April 19 report. The stock of J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies. (NYSE:IBM). Signaturefd Ltd Co owns 10,002 shares or 0.28% of their U.S. portfolio. (NYSE:IBM) on Monday, February 13. They expect $0.92 EPS, up 5.75% or $0.05 from last year's $0.87 per share. IBM's profit will be $2.57 billion for 14.31 P/E if the $2.72 EPS becomes a reality.

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for International Business Machines Corporation the EPS stands at 2.38 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 2.35, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts' expectations.

Investors sentiment is 0.91 in Q4 2016. Its the same as in 2016Q3.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Conning Incorporated stated it has 201,454 shares.

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During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $84.50 and reached to max level of $166.87. According to the past 5 years report, the company on average reported -0.20% year-over-year EPS growth and sales growth was recorded at 0.30%. Manufacturers Life Insur Comm The invested in 0% or 18,609 shares. Moreover, Abner Herrman Brock Limited Liability Company has 2.37% invested in International Business Machines Corp. Tukman Grossman Capital Management Inc sold 116,700 shares as International Business M (IBM)'s stock declined 15.88%. (NYSE:IBM). Highstreet Asset Mgmt invested in 14,622 shares. Lbmc Investment Ltd Liability Company, Tennessee-based fund reported 3,464 shares. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of International Business Machines Corporation during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $241,000. Tweedy Browne Limited has invested 1.42% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) or 195,022 shares. Granite Invest Advisors stated it has 0.2% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM). Beck Mack And Oliver Limited Liability Company holds 56,771 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio.

Since February 7, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 insider sales for $732,394 activity. 1,718 shares were bought by OWENS JAMES W, worth $263,180 on Tuesday, May 16. KAVANAUGH JAMES J sold $99,674 worth of stock. Btim Corporation owns 33,240 shares. Invesco Sr Income Tr (VVR) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2016 Q4.

ATR remains at 1.79 while Beta component of the stock stands at 0.97. 79 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. Summit Creek Advisors Llc owns 191,214 shares or 3.36% of their USA portfolio.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Federated Investors Pa has 4,692 shares. Epoch Ptnrs accumulated 707,259 shares. Meritage Port Mngmt has 35,442 shares. (NYSE:IBM). Hudock Cap Gp Ltd Liability holds 7,129 shares. Ltd. for 129,538 shares. 16 were reported by Private Ocean Limited.

First Heartland Consultants has 3,546 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. $156.16's average target is 0.30% above currents $155.69 stock price. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Id holds 0.08% or 4,403 shares. Weaver C Barksdale & Inc holds 0% or 278 shares in its portfolio.

Market capitalization is just a fancy declare for a comprehensible concept: it is the market value of a company's outstanding shares.

Currently, the company has been successfully moving their business model towards cloud, which is resulting in a double-digit growth in cloud revenues. (NYSE:CMA) stake by 15,950 shares and now owns 37,000 shares. (NYSE:IBM) rating on Tuesday, October 20. This is a positive change from International Business Machines Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $1.40. Berenberg initiated the stock with "Sell" rating in Tuesday, April 4 report. Imperial Capital maintained it with "In-Line" rating and $53 target in Thursday, June 30 report. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Neutral" on Thursday, July 21. (NYSE:IBM) on Tuesday, October 20 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, August 26. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, September 16 with "Outperform". (NYSE:IBM) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by RBC Capital Markets.

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