International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) – The Long Game That Investors Are Missing

KEVERIAN KENNETH M, Senior Vice President, subtracted 2,690 shares of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) from its portfolio at the rate of $135.50 per share valuing $364,495 on Jun 11. The insider left behind 34,665 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) was $135.76. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $136.32, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $136.89. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $135.14 and a 2nd Support Level at $134.53. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) stock has gained $3.54, or 2.68%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $4.34, or 3.30%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$2.80, or -2.02%. This year-to-date, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) shares have gained $22.09, or 19.43%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) stock, 40% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

With 886,643 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $119,581,536K. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) generates $79,591 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $8,728 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -7.24%, a 3-Year Total Return of -10.68%, and a 5-year Total Return of -25.22%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 67.84%, with its most recent dividend valued at $1.620 per share on 05/09/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 4.77%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 6.48.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) reported earnings of $2.25 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $2.22 per share, representing a 0.03 difference and 1.33% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $4.87 represented a 0.05 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $4.82 per share, which was a 1.10% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $3.06 per share. This estimate came from a total of 7 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $3.07 and the low estimate was $3.04. In the year-ago quarter, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) generated per-share earnings of $3.08. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -0.65% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 26 purchases (67,763 shares in total) and 28 sale (37,590 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 42 insider buys amounting to 338,896 shares and 56 insider sales amounting to 182,031 shares. In the past full year, 57 insider purchases were made (involving 358,959 shares) and 65 insider sell-offs equivalent to 202,587 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has a Current Ratio of 1.23, a Quick Ratio of 1.18 and a Cash Ratio of 0.32. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 272.76, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 73.17, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 37.13. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 211.98 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 56.87.