IBM : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. The Top 4 Starbucks Shareholders (SBUX)

    May 24, 2016
    Learn about the origins of Starbucks Corporation, its focus on continuing to grow, and the top five individual shareholders ...
  2. Despite Struggles, IBM Seeks to Hire 20,000 (IBM)

    May 23, 2016
    From its slow embrace of cloud computing to sinking sales, IBM has limped along. But not when it comes to jobs: Big Blue ...
  3. IBM Could Lay Off 14,000 More Employees

    May 23, 2016
    Earlier this year, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that it would downsize its global workforce of nearly 378,000 employees by ...
  4. The Top 5 IBM Shareholders (IBM)

    May 22, 2016
    Learn more about the largest stakeholders of IBM and the role they have played in the company's growth in the software and ...
  5. Under Armour Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (UA)

    May 21, 2016
    Learn about the businesses and financial profiles of five key suppliers to Under Armour and how much of each company's business ...
  6. Equity Winners Since the October 2007 Market Peak (HD, IBM)

    May 19, 2016
    Learn about four stocks that have performed well since the market peak in October of 2007. Consider how these companies grow ...
  7. Warren Buffett Boosts Berkshire's Stake in IBM

    May 16, 2016
    It was just a couple of weeks ago when the Warren Buffett appeared on CNBC and spoke about Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK-A) ...
  8. IBM's Watson Health Scores Major Win in the U.K.

    May 12, 2016
    After investing billions of dollars to expand the reach and breadth of its cognitive computing wonder, Watson, IBM (NYSE: ...
  9. IBM Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    May 11, 2016
    Learn about IBM's capital structure and why its market debt-to-equity ratio is lower than the rest of the industry, even ...
  10. IBM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (IBM)

    May 7, 2016
    Find out how key IBM customers partner with the company to better their own revenues and help IBM grow into one of the largest ...
  11. eBay Acquires Swedish A.I. Specialist Expertmaker

    May 5, 2016
    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) will soon have a new, cutting-edge technology asset in its portfolio. The auction and retail Website ...
  12. IBM Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend Friday (IBM)

    May 5, 2016
    IBM will send its dividend payment on June 10 to shareholders of record as of May 10.
  13. 2 Reasons Moore's Law No Longer Applies (INTC, IBM)

    May 4, 2016
    The IEEE launched the International Roadmap for devices and systems today to replace Moore's law, which has governed the ...
  14. Warren Buffett Is Still Bullish on IBM

    May 3, 2016
    Considering the downward pressure on IBM's stock price since it announced earnings on April 18 -- shares dropped 8% the ...
  15. IBM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    May 1, 2016
    Learn the main drivers behind IBM's earnings model and why analysts predict a decline in 2016 followed by a strong recovery ...
  16. IBM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    April 30, 2016
    Find out which companies spend large percentages of their revenues to buy IBM products and services and what makes their ...
  17. IBM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    April 29, 2016
    Find out which suppliers generate large percentages of their revenues from International Business Machines and what makes ...
  18. IBM's Watson Finds a New Home on "Sesame Street"

    April 28, 2016
    IBM (IBM) has been slowly finding new, consumer-facing ways to make commercial use of its Watson cognitive computing technology, ...
  19. Graphene Stocks: 3 To Consider in 2016 (005930.KS, TSLA)

    April 22, 2016
    Learn about three companies investigating development of a superconductive material 200 times stronger than steel that may ...
  20. Lexmark Acquired by Chinese Consortium

    April 21, 2016
    Printing specialist Lexmark (NYSE: LXK) has agreed to be acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors for $40.50 per share ...
  21. Global Technology: 4 Key Industry Players (MSFT, IBM)

    April 21, 2016
    Discover the technology companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and obtain a brief analysis ...
  22. How Does Betterment Automate ETF Selection? (IBM, MSFT)

    April 21, 2016
    Learn how Betterment uses automation to simplify the investing process and lower costs for investors. Discover why using ...
  23. A look into Warren Buffett's biggest holdings (KHC, IBM)

    April 20, 2016
    What do Kraft and IBM have in common? They are two of the most profitable surging stocks in Warren Buffett’s iconic hedge ...
  24. HBO and Discovery Invest in "Mind-Blowing" Tech

    April 19, 2016
    Late last year, comedian, entertainer, and former host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, announced plans ...
  25. Cisco Ups Its Smart Car Game With New Partnership

    April 19, 2016
    CEO Chuck Robbins summed up Cisco's (NASDAQ: CSCO) fiscal 2016 second quarter earnings report by saying, "We're focused ...
  26. IBM Stock Punished Despite Earnings Beat (IBM)

    April 19, 2016
    While the shares are poised to selloff on the mixed results, IBM is operating on its stated objectives, which means patience ...
  27. IBM's New Cloud Video Unit Scores Multiple Wins

    April 18, 2016
    Much of the talk surrounding IBM's (NYSE: IBM) efforts to dominate the fast-growing cloud marketplace centers on its cognitive ...
  28. Who Are Advanced Micro Devices' Main Competitors? (AMD)

    April 18, 2016
    Learn about the financial profiles of four of Advanced Micro Devices' competitors and each company's specific product niches.
  29. DIA vs. IWL: Comparing ETFs with the Largest U.S. Companies

    April 15, 2016
    Find out how the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF compares with the iShares Russell Top 200 as mega-cap exchange-traded ...
  30. What to Expect From IBM Earnings (IBM)

    April 15, 2016
    IBM is not going to impress Wall Street with breathtaking growth, but unlike many of its competitors, the company still generates ...
  31. IBM Brings to the Cloud

    April 13, 2016
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced that (NASDAQ: FLWS) had chosen its Commerce on Cloud solution to provide ...
  32. Deal Brings IBM and Closer Together

    April 11, 2016
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) has a deal to acquire Bluewolf Group LLC, one of's (NYSE: CRM) top partners and a global ...
  33. How Buffett’s Top 7 Holdings are Performing

    April 8, 2016
    A look at how legendary investor Warren Buffet's top seven holdings are performing.
  34. AI: These Companies Are Leading the Way

    April 6, 2016
    AI is about to show its mainstream worth. Here are the companies leading the way.
  35. Dimensional Fund Advisors: Investment Manager Highlight (BA, ...

    April 2, 2016
    Read about Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global asset management company founded on transforming academic research into practical ...
  36. How to Play the Coming AI Revolution(GOOGL,AAPL)

    March 30, 2016
    As the AI and robotics industry is expected to grow by leaps and bounds, these companies present some safe bets on the very ...
  37. IBM Turning the Corner After a Long Decline (IBM)

    March 24, 2016
    Long-term cycles suggest that IBM's three-year downtrend is coming to an end.
  38. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Information Technology Sector ...

    March 20, 2016
    Discover the identity of the highest paid executives in the information technology sector, and how their successful and lucrative ...
  39. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of IBM (VFINX, VTSMX)

    March 20, 2016
    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of IBM shares, and decide if their investment portfolios could improve ...
  40. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Microsoft (MSFT, VTSMX)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top four largest mutual fund owners of Microsoft shares, and determine how their portfolios benefit from these ...
  41. Groupon Launches New Tools for Small Businesses

    March 17, 2016
    Daily deals site Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) recently launched a new set of tools to "make it easier for merchants to create ...
  42. 5 Popular U.S. Equity ETFs for 2016 (SPY, AAPL)

    March 16, 2016
    Discover 5 ETFs that investors might use to obtain exposure to portions of the U.S. stock market.
  43. Information Technology Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLK, MSFT)

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the eight industries shaping the information technology sector of the S&P 500, and learn which of its largest companies ...
  44. The Biggest Losers From the U.S. Dollar Gaining Strength

    March 14, 2016
    As the U.S. dollar continues to flex its muscle, many companies stand to benefit but also, an assortment of others stand ...
  45. Top 5 Positions in Mohnish Pabrai's Portfolio (FCAU, MS)

    March 13, 2016
    Learn about Mohnish Pabrai and the types of funds and philanthropies he runs. Discover the top five positions in his hedge ...
  46. J&J's Partnership with IBM Could Turn Profitable (JNJ, IBM)

    March 12, 2016
    Learn why Johnson & Johnson teamed up with IBM, and which patient mobile apps will be part of their medical data analysis ...
  47. The World's Top 10 Technology Companies (AAPL, GOOGL)

    March 8, 2016
    Learn about the top 10 technology companies in the world, their market values, exciting projects and recently released revenue ...
  48. U.S. Lags in Share of Women on Company Boards (GM, HPQ)

    March 8, 2016
    The U.S. lags behind other countries when it comes to the share of women on large companies' boards, according to data compiled ...
  49. The Top 5 Positions in Eddie Lampert's Portfolio (IBM, SRG)

    March 7, 2016
    Check out the top five equity portfolio holdings of RBS Partners LP, the hedge fund created and managed by Eddie Lampert, ...
  50. Buffett on Stocks and the FBI (IBM,KO,DOW,AAPL)

    February 29, 2016
    Investment legend Warren Buffett was interviewed by CNBC's Squawk Box Monday to discuss his investment firm's position on ...
  51. Analyzing IBM's Debt Ratios in 2016 (IBM)

    February 28, 2016
    Look over the debt ratios for the IBM Corporation, such as its debt-to-equity ratio, its interest coverage ratio and its ...
  52. Analyzing IBM's Price and Profitability Ratios in 2016 (IBM)

    February 19, 2016
    Explore how IBM's past performance may be used to predict its stock and profitability ratios in 2016 and why business fundamentals ...
  53. IBM Offers Open Source Blockchain Code (IBM)

    February 16, 2016
    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) announced Tuesday that it would donate 44,000 lines of blockchain​ code to the ...
  54. Should You Be Betting with Buffett Right Now?

    February 12, 2016
    Following Warren Buffett's stock picks has historically been a good strategy. Is considering his biggest holdings in 2016 ...
  55. The World's Top 10 Hardware Companies (AAPL,IBM)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn more about the companies leading the way in the hardware industry and how some are riding the coattails of giants such ...
  56. 2016's Most Promising Stocks (INTC, IBM)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about the most promising stocks of 2016 and the potential they hold to bring investors safe and reliable gains over ...
  57. IBM Isn't Worried About Its Stock Tanking. This Is Why.

    January 22, 2016
    IBM is experiencing a dearth of revenue growth and earnings performance as its older business channels die on the vine. The ...
  58. 4 Tech Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (QCOM, CSCO)

    January 22, 2016
    Discover four stocks of technology companies that offer attractive dividend yields for investors interested in both capital ...
  59. The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Rise of the Machines

    January 20, 2016
    That guy from the Black Eyed Peas, a robot, and the prime minister of Canada walk into a ski chalet. What do they talk about? ...
  60. Will IBM's Q4 Results Show Signs of Improvement?

    January 18, 2016
    IBM potential value is worth relatively low risk implied in its projections.
  61. 3 Dividend Computer Hardware Stocks You Should Consider Buying ...

    January 12, 2016
    Discover three dividend hardware stocks that you should consider buying, including two big household names that are poised ...
  62. Three Outstanding Value Stocks to Buy in 2016

    January 11, 2016
    The core of long-term value investing orbits around businesses with superior economics, rationale management and a value ...
  63. Will IBM's Watson Group Turn Data Into Revenue?

    January 11, 2016
    IBM made a major splash at CES with announcements regarding its data analytics ventures. Will it succeed?
  64. The Top 4 Dividend Paying Hardware Stocks for 2016 (GRMN, QCOM)

    January 7, 2016
    Discover the top four dividend stocks in the hardware industry, including one long-standing blue chip and a few value investments ...
  65. The Top 6 Dividend-Paying Technology Stocks for 2016 (IBM, STX)

    January 6, 2016
    Discover the top six dividend-bearing tech stocks for 2016, including some well-known companies and a few lesser-known stocks ...
  66. The Top 10 Technology Stocks for 2016 (AAPL, ARW)

    January 4, 2016
    Discover the top 10 technology stocks for 2016. Learn each company's outlook, investment rationale and price target for the ...
  67. The Top 3 Hardware Stocks for 2016 (NTGR, MSFT)

    December 30, 2015
    Discover the top three hardware tech stocks for 2016, including one bargain-priced blue chip Warren Buffet is crazy about ...
  68. IBM and HP May See 30% Upside in 2016

    December 30, 2015
    It may only take a stroke of luck to turn 2015's losers into 2016's Cinderellas.
  69. EU Privacy Laws May Pinch Big Tech's Profits

    December 16, 2015
    Will the EU's new privacy laws cut into the data harvesting that has been Big Tech's bread and butter for a decade?
  70. IBM Keeps Its Head in the Cloud With Acquisition

    December 10, 2015
    CEO Ginni Rometty has made no secret of the fact that the days of the old IBM (NYSE: IBM) are long gone. In its place are ...
  71. Warren Buffett and Berkshire's Productive Assets

    December 5, 2015
    Here are some methods to measure whether an investment will be "productive."
  72. Barron's Recap: Impact Investing Done Right

    November 30, 2015
    The cover story in this weekend's Barron's is part of the Penta Quarterly. This issue also includes a special report on ...
  73. Why IBM Bought The Stock Impact

    October 30, 2015
    It's going to take a lot of time, but IBM just made a move that signals it'll be a tech giant once again. How might it's ...
  74. IBM Spends $2 Billion to Predict the Weather

    October 29, 2015
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a deal this week to pay over $2 billion to acquire the digital and data assets of Weather Company. ...
  75. Should You Worry About IBM's SEC Accounting Probe?

    October 28, 2015
    Shares of IBM (NYSE: IBM) fell to a new 52-week low on Oct. 27 after its 10-Q filing for its third quarter revealed an SEC ...
  76. Intel Takes Another Step Into Cognitive Computing (INTC, ALTR)

    October 27, 2015
    It has become fairly obvious that Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) hasn't -- at least to date -- delivered on CEO Brian Krzanich's dreams ...
  77. Defensive Tuesday For A Stock Market Showered With Hit-Or-Miss ...

    October 20, 2015
    Stock indicators are in defensive mode Tuesday as earnings season largely disappoints a Wall Street that had braced itself ...
  78. IBM's Earnings: 2 Things To Watch

    October 19, 2015
    Things haven't been going according to plan for IBM.
  79. Who Are Accenture's Main Competitors? (ACN, IBM)

    October 16, 2015
    Discover the background and services offered by Accenture, along with the history and services offered by Accenture's largest ...
  80. IBM Scores Another Major Cloud Deal

    October 14, 2015
    To say it has been a busy couple of weeks for IBM (NYSE: IBM) would be a gross understatement. The $1 billion acquisition ...
  81. Dell Acquires EMC in the Largest Tech Deal Ever

    October 12, 2015
    Dell and private equity company Silver Lake have announced a plan to acquire EMC (NYSE: EMC) for $67 billion, which would ...
  82. Shares of Box Jump on Insider Buying

    October 12, 2015
    Cloud-based storage provider Box (NYSE: BOX) recently fell below its IPO price of $14 per share due to persistent concerns ...
  83. Is It Time To Bet On The iPad Again?

    October 7, 2015
    Apple's focus on iPad has been fairly tepid these past few years. But, the iPad Pro was the centerpiece of the company's ...
  84. Box Stock Sell-Off an Opportunity

    October 7, 2015
    Despite jumps in the broad market these past few days, there are always a few stocks that don't participate in the fun. ...
  85. IBM Expands Cloud Offerings With Acquisition

    October 7, 2015
    Though some investors can't seem to shake the notion that IBM's (NYSE: IBM) financial results -- third quarter earnings ...
  86. IBM Inks Huge Cloud Deal

    October 5, 2015
    Regardless of which cloud-related growth estimate you choose to believe, there is no doubt this sector is quickly creating ...
  87. IBM Buys Enterprise Cloud Company Meteorix

    September 30, 2015
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced its plans to acquire Meteorix, a services partner of cloud-based finance and human resources ...
  88. Countries With The Highest & Lowest Corporate Tax Rates (AAPL, ...

    September 28, 2015
    The United States is No. 2 in the world for its high corporate tax rate. There are ways around paying it, and many nations ...
  89. IBM's Watson Spreads Its Wings ... Again

    September 25, 2015
    It's been a busy couple of weeks for IBM (NYSE: IBM) in general and its Watson cognitive computing unit in particular. In ...
  90. ARM Holdings "Accelerates" Into China IoT Market (ARMH, IBM)

    September 8, 2015
    Chip designer ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) recently partnered up with Chinese company Thundersoft, an Android core technology ...
  91. Investing in the Inner Workings of the Internet (CSCO, HPQ)

    September 7, 2015
    A guide for investors looking to bet on the companies that enable the Internet's inner workings
  92. Buffett Refreshes Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    August 19, 2015
    Warren Buffett, it seems, has a go-against-the-grain view on the prospects of the cable industry and is no longer fond of ...
  93. 5 Tech Stocks That Should Be On Your Radar (TSYS, PLNR)

    August 17, 2015
    Get an overview of the current state of the technology sector, and learn about strong tech stocks that investors should consider ...
  94. IBM Expands Cloud Partnership

    August 13, 2015
    The past few weeks have been tough on IBM (NYSE: IBM) shareholders. Since announcing second quarter results on July 20th, ...
  95. Is Lenovo A True Disruptor Of The Laptop Industry?

    July 30, 2015
    Lenovo has cut costs, taken market share from top competitors and caters to both consumers and institutions, but is it a ...
  96. Accenture Steps Up Its Acquisition Activity (ACN, BFR)

    July 23, 2015
    IT services giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been on a shopping spree recently. First, it agreed to take full ownership of ...
  97. Investors Turn to Artificial Intelligence (GOOGL, FB)

    July 22, 2015
    Since the Alan Turing developed the Turing Test, scientific researchers have worked to develop a computer with the ability ...
  98. IBM Takes a Hit Following Earnings

    July 21, 2015
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) essentially matched analyst revenue estimates of $20.9 billion during the second quarter, logging sales ...
  99. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  100. IBM Vs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    July 15, 2015
    IBM has lagged the Dow since 2013 and could fall further before finding enthusiastic buyers.
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