what are Analysts report about: International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM)


International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) will report its next earnings on Jan 17 – Jan 23 (Est.). The company reported the earnings of $2.95/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $2.89/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.06/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 2.1%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for International Business Machines Corporation and for the current quarter 20 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $3.24/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $3.11/share and a High Estimate of $3.4/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 17 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for International Business Machines Corporation as 19.23 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for International Business Machines Corporation is 18.77 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 19.21 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 19.28 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for IBM to be -3%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 2.5%. For the next 5 years, International Business Machines Corporation is expecting Growth of 2.85% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was -0.98% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on International Business Machines Corporation, where 2 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 4 analysts have given a Buy signal, 15 said it’s a HOLD, 3 reported it as Underperform and 2 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 21 Analysts reported that the Price Target for International Business Machines Corporation might touch $186 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $154.12 and $107 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. International Business Machines Corporation got Upgrade on 26-Sep-16 where investment firm SocieteGenerale Upgrade the stock from Sell to Hold.

International Business Machines Corporation closed its last trading session at $154.77 with the loss of -2.62%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 144.3 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $165 and 52-week low of $116.9. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -3.38% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -4.59% and 2.97% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Sep 29, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 3.95 and Average Volume (3 months) is 3.23 million. International Business Machines Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 12.24 and Forward P/E ratio of 10.7.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 10.5%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 82%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 23.4%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, International Business Machines Corporation currently shows a Weekly Performance of -2.63%, where Monthly Performance is -2.68%, Quarterly performance is -5.79%, 6 Months performance is 5.05% and yearly performance percentage is 4.89%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 12.67%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 1.33% and Monthly Volatility of 1.44%.