IBM : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Imperva Sale on Hold, Stock Down 16% (IMPV, CSCO)

    October 20, 2016
    The cybersecurity specialist's stock traded down 16% after news indicated a halt to the company's sale which received interest ...
  2. IBM Beats Expectations, Investors Not Impressed

    October 19, 2016
    Despite beating analysts' estimates in the third-quarter report it released after the bell Monday, IBM (NYSE: IBM) stock ...
  3. IBM Makes Largest Ever Deployment Of Macs (IBM, AAPL)

    October 19, 2016
    The Armonk company plans to install 100000 Macs on its campuses by the end of this year to save on costs.
  4. IBM, HP Enterprise Join New Tech Consortium

    October 14, 2016
    In an effort to "speed up innovation" in the fast-growing data server marketplace, both for enterprise and cloud data centers, ...
  5. VMWare Inks Another Big Cloud Partnership

    October 14, 2016
    To the surprise of no one who follows either VMWare (NYSE: VMW) or Amazon Web Services -- rumors have run rampant the past ...
  6. Top Dividend Paying Technology Stocks for Q4 2016

    October 13, 2016
    Top large cap, dividend paying stocks in the technology sector.
  7. IBM Bottoming Pattern May Continue Into 2017 (IBM)

    October 13, 2016
    IBM has bottomed out after a 3-year downtrend but a new uptrend could take months or years to unfold.
  8. IBM Announces Plans for a New Watson IoT HQ

    October 5, 2016
    The Internet of Things is key component of IBM (NYSE: IBM) CEO Ginni Rometty's strategic imperatives initiative, and her ...
  9. 3 Plays for the Booming IoT Space (CSCO, IBM)

    October 4, 2016
    As the IDC projects an IoT market worth $1.7 trillion by 2020, investors are eyeing these technology stocks intertwined with ...
  10. BTIG Muses on Imperva Takeover (IMPV, CSCO)

    October 4, 2016
    As the cybersecurity software stock sustains a sharp incline after news of interest from Cisco and IBM, BTIG projects a minimal ...
  11. Legacy Tech Looks Toward an IoT Future (IBM, CSCO)

    October 4, 2016
    Old-guard tech firms experiencing slowed growth in traditional hardware and software refocus on profitability in analytics, ...
  12. IBM Makes Acquisition, Creates New Financial Services for Watson ...

    October 1, 2016
    IBM is planning to make its Watson's capabilities available to bankers to deal with increasingly complex regulation.
  13. IBM Acquires Risk Management Firm

    September 30, 2016
    Acquisitions have played a key role in boosting IBM's (NYSE: IBM) strategic imperatives results. In the first half of this ...
  14. Apple in Enterprise Tech Deals (AAPL, SAP)

    September 30, 2016
    The global tech giant seeks new revenue streams amid weak iPhone demand, shifting focus away from consumer targets to new ...
  15. Google Creates New Cloud Group to Take on Amazon And Microsoft ...

    September 30, 2016
    The Mountain View company has been making aggressive moves in the cloud space for the last year. Yesterday's announcement ...
  16. IBM, VMWare Partnership Inks Major Cloud Deal

    September 29, 2016
    Back in February, two of the biggest players in the fast-growing cloud market -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and infrastructure leader ...
  17. Amazon, FB, Microsoft, Alphabet Form AI Non-Profit

    September 29, 2016
    The giants of tech announced a non-profit partnership to collaborate on research and promote public understanding of artificial ...
  18. Imperva: Cisco, IBM Among Prospective Buyers (IMPV, CSCO)

    September 23, 2016
    News of interest from tech giants to acquire California-based cybersecurity software company sent Imperva shares soaring ...
  19. IBM Could Head Lower in Fourth Quarter (IBM)

    September 16, 2016
    IBM has bounced off deep lows but failed to pierce major resistance above 170. This failure could signal the start of a decline ...
  20. 5 Industries Where Robots May Take Your Job

    September 14, 2016
    Many workers around the country are worried about robots taking their jobs, but some industries are more prone to automation ...
  21. Top 5 Hardware Stocks of 2016 (AAPL, IBM)

    September 13, 2016
    Hardware sales in the United States improved slightly in the second quarter of 2016. These five hardware stocks provide broad ...
  22. IBM: Dividend Analysis

    September 9, 2016
    Even with declining revenue and earnings, IBM dividends have been on the rise thanks to the company's ample cash flow from ...
  23. Top 5 Computer Stocks of 2016 (AAPL, HPQ)

    September 8, 2016
    In the technology sector, there are a number of both hardware and software computer stocks for investors to consider adding ...
  24. Most Profitable Computer Companies of 2016 (AAPL, IBM)

    September 2, 2016
    The list of the five most profitable computer companies during 2016 includes three brands that dominated the desktop market ...
  25. Apple, Facebook, IBM & Microsoft Promise Women Equal Pay (FB, ...

    August 29, 2016
    Companies promise to help close the national gender pay gap by conducting annual pay analyses and taking a closer look at ...
  26. IBM and VMware Expand Their Cloud Partnership

    August 29, 2016
    Early this year, VMware (NYSE: VMW) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) formed a partnership to facilitate customers shift to the cloud, ...
  27. Who Is Driving Cisco's Management Team (CSCO)

    August 25, 2016
    Three key members of the Cisco management team and board of directors drive the most important business and corporate governance ...
  28. Who Is Driving IBM's Management Team?

    August 24, 2016
    Find information on some of the key executives at IBM that have kept driving the company forward in the technology sector ...
  29. Understanding IBM's Capital Structure

    August 22, 2016
    The shift to the cloud is challenging IBM's traditional on-site server and software-installation business, pressuring its ...
  30. IBM, Workday Announce a Big Strategic Partnership

    August 15, 2016
    In keeping with CEO Ginni Rometty's objective of targeting cutting-edge opportunities that dovetail with her strategic imperatives ...
  31. Top 5 IT Stocks of 2016

    August 12, 2016
    Pay attention to the fundamentals of the highest-flying IT stocks. While their P/E ratios might suggest bargain prices, other ...
  32. Apple Quietly Becomes a Seller to Big Corporations

    August 9, 2016
    Known mainly for its consumer devices, Apple has quietly become a major seller to corporate customers buying iPads, iPhones ...
  33. IBM Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Monday, Aug. 8

    August 8, 2016
    IBM will send its dividend payment on September 10 to shareholders of record as of August 10.
  34. The Common-Size Analysis of Financial Statements

    August 2, 2016
    Using common-size financial statements helps investors spot trends that a raw financial statement may not uncover.
  35. Macy's New Answers App Powered by IBM's Watson

    July 21, 2016
    The Macy's (NYSE: M) customer service person who answers your next question for the retailer may not in fact be human. The ...
  36. IBM Stock Rises 2% on Q2 Earnings Beat (IBM)

    July 18, 2016
    The tech bellwether managed to squeeze out an earnings beat, despite suffering its seventeenth straight quarterly revenue ...
  37. IBM Earnings: What to Expect

    July 17, 2016
    The pace of IBM's transition from a legacy hardware and software company towards a high-growth/high-margin business will ...
  38. IBM Price Levels to Watch After Earnings (IBM)

    July 15, 2016
    Price action since February may signal the end of the long downtrend but IBM still needs to prove its value with a strong ...
  39. Behind IBM's 87.6% Rise in 10 years (IBM)

    July 14, 2016
    Analyze IBM's stock price history to learn why investor outlook has been more important than financial performance for influencing ...
  40. IBM Scores Another Major Cloud Services Client

    July 13, 2016
    Growth and income investors received more good news ahead of IBM's (NYSE: IBM) second-quarter earnings release, scheduled ...
  41. 10 Dividend Stocks Warren Buffet Loves (KO,KHC)

    July 11, 2016
    Want to invest like Warren Buffet? Consider these 10 dividend-paying stocks.
  42. Wipro or IBM: What's the Better Buy? (WIT, IBM)

    July 6, 2016
    Wipro stock is priced at 21 times forward estimates of 57 cents per share, while IBM shares are priced at forward P/E of ...
  43. IBM and Cisco Ink Cloud Partnership

    July 1, 2016
    Fresh off a slew of cloud-related news, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) have agreed to a partnership that will, ...
  44. Uncle Sam Gives IBM Another Watson Health Win

    July 1, 2016
    It was just on Monday that IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a deal with the Melanoma Institute of Australia to utilize the advanced ...
  45. Oracle Headed For Big Tech Leadership (ORCL, IBM)

    June 29, 2016
    Oracles's 1st quarter reversal at the 50-month EMA should set the stage for a new trend advance.
  46. Tech Stocks Affected By Brexit (IBM, AAPL)

    June 27, 2016
    IBM, Apple, and HP Inc. are among technology companies that could face serious currency headwinds due to the British Pound's ...
  47. IBM's Watson Turns Its Eye to Medical Diagnostics

    June 23, 2016
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) keeps finding new ways to use Watson, its supercomputer-backed artificial intelligence system, and now it ...
  48. Oracle Scores Another Cloud Services Win

    June 20, 2016
    By virtually every measure, the cloud market is poised to explode in the coming months and years. One of the fastest-growing ...
  49. IBM Accelerates Into the Self-Driving Vehicle Race

    June 20, 2016
    The idea of self-driving vehicles has quickly moved from science fiction to reality. While Alphabet's Google has gotten ...
  50. Loomis Sayles: Investment Manager Highlight (IBM)

    June 20, 2016
    Learn historical information about Loomis Sayles as well as products the firm offers, asset classes it covers, and discover ...
  51. Is This the End of Apple's Growth Era? (AAPL)

    June 16, 2016
    Find out why Berkshire Hathaway made an uncharacteristic purchase of Apple stock and whether it implies Apple is no longer ...
  52. Cisco Bets Big on Data Center Analytics

    June 16, 2016
    Cisco's (NASDAQ: CSCO) fiscal third-quarter earnings release was a testament to the direction new-ish CEO Chuck Robbins ...
  53. Is Qualcomm Going to Be Another IBM? (QCOM)

    June 16, 2016
    Investigate how Qualcomm may advance its wireless communication technologies to avoid becoming another IBM, which has struggled ...
  54. IBM and VMWare Team Up with Cloud Offering

    June 15, 2016
    In February,  IBM (NYSE: IBM) and VMWare (NYSE: VMW) announced an expanded strategic partnership "designed to help enterprises ...
  55. Applied Materials Opens $2 Billion Stock Buyback

    June 10, 2016
    Not one for small gestures, semiconductor manufacturing equipment supplier Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT) has embarked ...
  56. IBM Lands $300 Million Deal with Emirates Airline

    June 7, 2016
    In yet another win involving a large, Middle Eastern airline,  IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it has inked a 10-year, $300 million ...
  57. Cisco and IBM Team Up on IoT Services

    June 3, 2016
    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced a partnership to launch new Internet of Things services. Cisco ...
  58. IBM Expands Its Cloud Offerings With Acquisition

    June 2, 2016
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) CEO Ginni Rometty has made no secret of her intention to lead the fast-growing market for cloud and related ...
  59. HP Enterprise Follows Up One Spin Off With Another

    May 25, 2016
    Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) recently announced that it will spin off its enterprise services unit and merge it ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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) ...
  67. 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: ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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, ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. 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 ...
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