Beating Analyst Forecasts and Coming Out on Top: International Business Machines Corporation

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International Business Machines Corporation kicked off the trading day on 08/14/19 with a price decrease of -3.34%, equivalent to -$4.54 relative change for the day. Taking a more long-term approach, IBM had a 52-week range of $105.94 to $154.36. At the time of this article’s publishing, this stock is trading at $131.25 after starting the trading session at $133.91. Moving on, the stock has demonstrated a 52-week change amounting to -6.63, alongside an S&P500 52-Week Change of -20.86. At the time of writing, this stock’s 50-day Moving Average stands at $140.91, while the 200-day Moving Average of this stock is currently $133.10.

Currently, this company’s share volume is sitting at $5,011,730, but has maintained average daily volume of $3.67M. This stock has generated an average Year to Date volume of $3.96 million, alongside an average 20-day volume of $5.1 million. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $911.71 million, simultaneously with a float of $884.86 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $119.66 billion.

International Business Machines Corporation(IBM) Ownership Data

Now let’s turn our focus to how large-scale investors are behaving with this stock. International Business Machines Corporation’s current insider ownership accounts for 0.10%, in contrast to 58.60% institutional ownership. According to the most recent latest insider trade that took place on Jun 14 this organization’s Senior Vice President sold 2,227 at the rate of 135.15, making the entire transaction hit 300,979 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 32,878. Preceding that transaction, on Jun 11 Company’s Senior Vice President sold 2,690 at a price of 135.50, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 364,495. This particular insider is now the holder of 34,665 in total.

If we take a glance at the Ownership summary of International Business Machines Corporation’s stock, 2,060 Institutional holders make up 56.44% of its total stock ownership. All together, they are the legal holders of 499,949,591 shares, which are valued at about $67,888,154,962 in total. If we focus on the top 3 stockholders for this publicly-traded organization, VANGUARD GROUP INC owns 71.95 million shares, with BLACKROCK INC. in 2nd place owning 60.48 million shares and STATE STREET CORP in third place with total ownership of 54.48 million shares.

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Earnings and Revenue Data

In the latest quarterly report that this company released, which was put into the public domain on Jun-19, the organization reported $3.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing the consensus estimate (set at $3.07) by $0.10.

The corporation racked down revenue of $18,182.00million for the previous financial quarter, compared to the mean analyst estimate of $18,457.70 million. This company achieved a net margin of 11.22 while generating a return on equity of 48.94. International Business Machines Corporation’s full-quarter revenue decreased by -4.21%, when compared against the year-ago quarter. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 3.48 per share during the current fiscal year.

International Business Machines Corporation’s EPS decrease for this current 12-month fiscal period is -2.00%, and is forecasted to reach 5.11% in the upcoming year. Looking at the long run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 2.19% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the -5.20% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Additional Trading Performance Indicators

Now turning our attention to the current performance indicators for International Business Machines Corporation, this organization’s Quick Ratio in the last reported quarter now stands at 1.80. The company has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 3.40. Alongside those, its PE Ratio stands at $10.93, and its Beta score is 1.30.

Another valuable indicator worth considering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 1.54 for this organization. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 15.63. Plus, this company’s price to book ratio for the last three-month fiscal period reported is 6.59, whereas its price to cash per share for the last quarter landed at 50.76.

In the same vein, IBM’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve month was posted at 12.01, a figure that is expected to reach 2.71 in the next reported quarter, and analysts expect it will be 5.11% at the market close of one year from today’s date.