News stories about International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. International Business Machines Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.1789642305327 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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A number of equities analysts have commented on IBM shares. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $150.00 price objective on shares of International Business Machines Corporation in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Vetr raised International Business Machines Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $147.97 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Pacific Crest started coverage on International Business Machines Corporation in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $151.35 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC set a $135.00 price objective on International Business Machines Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 19th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $180.00 price objective on shares of International Business Machines Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $157.41.

Shares of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) traded up 0.44% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $143.14. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,009,520 shares. International Business Machines Corporation has a 1-year low of $139.13 and a 1-year high of $182.79. The company has a market cap of $133.40 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.88 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $145.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $160.04.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The technology company reported $2.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.74 by $0.23. International Business Machines Corporation had a net margin of 14.58% and a return on equity of 71.53%. The firm had revenue of $19.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.45 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $2.95 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that International Business Machines Corporation will post $13.76 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, September 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th will be issued a dividend of $1.50 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 8th. This represents a $6.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.19%. International Business Machines Corporation’s payout ratio is 49.88%.

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International Business Machines Corporation Company Profile

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a technology company. The Company operates through five segments: Cognitive Solutions, Global Business Services (GBS), Technology Services & Cloud Platforms, Systems and Global Financing. The Cognitive Solutions segment delivers a spectrum of capabilities, from descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to cognitive systems.

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