International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) saw an upside of 0.47% to close Monday at $141.86 after adding $0.66 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 5,463,520 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $147.18 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 3,572,715 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 4,178,584.
IBM’s 1-month performance is 0.41% or $0.21 on its low of $139.45 reached on 12/30/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $115.54 and high of $153.21, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/17/23. YTD, IBM has achieved 0.69% or $0.97 and has reached a new high 7 times. However, the current price is down -7.41% from the 52-week high price.
IBM stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Nov 22.Del Bene Robert F (VP, Controller) most recently sold 3,000 shares at $148.36 per share on Nov 22. This transaction cost the insider $445,088. VP, Controller, Del Bene Robert F, sold 1,600 shares at a price of $139.04 on Jun 02. Then, on May 19, 10% Owner INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINE sold 22,301,536 shares at a price of $13.95 per share. This transaction amounted to $311,106,427.
IBM stock has a beta of 0.88. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.11 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 6.39, with the price to cash flow ratio at 75.23.
International Business Machines Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended September 29 was 0.90, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.00. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 2.24, while the total debt to equity was 2.53. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 53.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $31.49 billion against revenue of $57.35 billion.
For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 135.36% to -$3.2 billion, while revenue of $1.39 billion was 143.55% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected IBM to announce $1.77 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.81, representing a 2.30% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $2.59 billion. IBM stock balance sheet for the quarter ending September 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 105.7 billion, with total debt at $53.83 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $904.13 million.
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 23 January was 44.56% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 18.78%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $141.86, reflecting a -2.76% or -$4.03 change from its current price. IBM is currently trading -0.20% above its 20-day SMA, +8.86% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +1.30% and SMA200 by+10.06%.
Stochastic %K and %D was 22.06% and 24.24% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.40. The RSI (14) points at 46.54%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 28.40% with the period’s ATR at 2.47. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -2.19 and -1.87 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM), MoffettNathanson upgraded it to a Market perform rating. They previously had an Underperform rating on the stock. 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 12 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 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 $111.00 and a high of $165.00, with their median price target at $145.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) stock is $145.22.