How Does Wall Street Rate Shares Of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)?

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) saw an upside of 0.43% on Monday at $143.93 after adding $0.61. The 5-day average trading volume is 4,717,225 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $145.99 in the past week and touched a new high 5 times within the past 5 days. An average of 3,960,096 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,442,744.

IBM’s 1-month performance is 2.89% or $4.50 on its low of $132.78 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $105.92 and high of $152.84, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/10/21. YTD, IBM has achieved 13.85% or $18.20 and has reached a new high 15 times. However, the current price is down -5.83%% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 27.68 and a low of 8.966. IBM stock has a beta of 1.18. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.67 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 5.85, with the price to cash flow ratio at 13.25.

International Business Machines Corporation pays an annual dividend of $6.56 per share. Its dividend yield is 4.55% and the payout ratio is 109.30%. IBM’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 10, when it paid $1.64 a share compared with prior rate of $1.64, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 22 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.01 reported on Tuesday April 27 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 10.34% yearly.

It is projected that International Business Machines Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 8-Nov-2021. IBM is expected to distribute $1.64 as its next dividend.

International Business Machines Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.80, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.80 meaning that IBM stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.22, while the total debt to equity was 2.51. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 48.60%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 22.24% while for the period ending June 29; International Business Machines Corporation’s operating margin was 7.50%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $35.58 billion against revenue of $73.62 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected IBM to announce $2.29 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $2.33, representing a 1.70% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $3.69 billion. IBM stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 124.75 billion, with total debt at $59.79 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $896.32 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 73.64% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 14.90%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $140.60, reflecting a +3.98% or $5.52 change from its current price. IBM is currently trading +3.22% above its 20-day SMA, +1.97% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +1.94% and +14.76% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 86.23% and 84.19% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.62. The RSI (14) points at 65.97%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 85.54% with the period’s ATR at 2.40. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 3.18 and 4.50 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM), Jefferies launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for IBM stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate IBM as a “sell,”, while 11 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 5 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is IBM’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $115.00 and a high of $176.00, with their median price target at $150.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) stock is $149.87.


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