IBM : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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. ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Countries With The Highest & Lowest Corporate Tax Rates

    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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. ARM Holdings "Accelerates" Into China IoT Market

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

    September 7, 2015
    A guide for investors looking to bet on the companies that enable the Internet's inner workings
  10. Buffett Refreshes Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio

    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 ...
  11. 5 Tech Stocks That Should Be on Your Radar

    August 17, 2015
    Get an overview of the current state of the technology sector, and learn about strong tech stocks that investors should consider ...
  12. 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, ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Accenture Steps Up Its Acquisition Activity

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

    July 22, 2015
    Since the Alan Turing developed the Turing Test, scientific researchers have worked to develop a computer with the ability ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  18. 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.
  19. IBM Scores Another Cloud Win

    July 13, 2015
    As a critical aspect of CEO Ginni Rometty's "strategic imperatives," a focus on cloud, mobile, and business analytics sales ...
  20. IBM Spearheads New Processor Breakthrough

    July 10, 2015
    It was just a week ago that IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it had finally closed its deal with Globalfoundries to divest itself ...
  21. Oracle Partnership Expands Cloud Reach

    July 9, 2015
    Despite its size and leadership position in the enterprise market, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has been undeniably late in pursuing ...
  22. IBM's Big Data Push Goes Global

    July 7, 2015
    CEO Ginni Rometty continues to drive IBM's (NYSE: IBM) transition into new, fast-growing markets by aligning both personnel ...
  23. IBM Bids Semiconductor Business a Fond Farewell

    July 2, 2015
    It was October of last year when IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it had reached an agreement to divest its commercial semiconductor ...
  24. The Right Mindset for CEO Success

    June 29, 2015
    Owning the role of CEO is no simple task so it is imperative that CEOs have the correct mindset to ensure the success of ...
  25. Salesforce Buyout

    June 11, 2015
    It’s been over a month now since buyout rumors first began to circulate after sources revealed that Salesforce, the biggest ...
  26. The Best Industries for Interns in 2015

    May 28, 2015
    While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 50.5 million jobs openings will be created between 2012 and 2022, there ...
  27. 3 Reasons Intel Stock Could Fall

    May 20, 2015
    Shares of chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) have gained about 50% over the past five years as the company fought through a ...
  28. How India Makes Money

    April 30, 2015
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  29. Bitcoin 2.0 Applications

    April 20, 2015
    The bitcoin blockchain enables the application of decentralized public ledgers for purposes other than digital currencies ...
  30. 2 Big Threats to Intel's Most Profitable Business

    April 15, 2015
    Chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) generates most of its revenue and profit from selling the processors that power PCs, and ...
  31. How to Do the Fundamental And Technical Combo Trade

    March 31, 2015
    Fundamental and technical analyses should be viewed as complementary rather than competing practices. When combined, these ...
  32. China's Silicon Valley: Zhongguancun

    March 25, 2015
    Just like in the US, several of China's leading tech companies are headquartered in one spot. China's Silicon Valley is Zhongguancun, ...
  33. Emerging Startup Cities Of 2015

    March 25, 2015
    While Silicon Valley and New York have been the birthplace of several well-known startups, other U.S. cities are making names ...
  34. China Wants To Shed Reputation As Tech Copycat

    February 23, 2015
    China is better known for manufacturing and replicating successful tech products than it is for pushing the tech envelope. ...
  35. This Seemingly-Obvious Strategy Led Me To 50% Gains

    February 4, 2015
    For those that don't know, in addition to being the Chief Strategist behind StreetAuthority's Stock of the Month newsletter, ...
  36. What Drives Oracle Stock Prices?

    February 4, 2015
    Oracle stock price depend on the company keeping ahead of new technologies while also keeping costs low.
  37. Top 10 Chinese Entrepreneurs

    February 4, 2015
    Many of the world's millionaires and billionaires are now found in China.
  38. Short-Sighted Investors Made This Blue-Chip A Steal

    February 3, 2015
    Sometimes good companies get beaten down by short-sighted investors. When that happens, it is good news for savvy investors. ...
  39. How To Build Valuation Models Like Black-Scholes (BS)?

    February 2, 2015
    Want to build a model like Black-Scholes? Here are the tips and guidelines for developing a framework with the example of ...
  40. Risk Management Techniques For Shorting Call Options

    January 23, 2015
    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits ...
  41. EU Probes Tax Laws To Catch Corporate Cheaters

    January 23, 2015
    Recently, the EU has launched an investigation into tax deals between Amazon and the country of Luxembourg.
  42. Is 'Big Blue' Now Black And Blue?

    January 15, 2015
    IBM once dominated the technology sector. Those days are long gone, but does IBM still present a good value play? Are dividends ...
  43. The Top 10 US Software Companies

    January 15, 2015
    Want to invest in top software companies listed in the US? Here is a list to get you started.
  44. The Internet Of Things In 2015

    January 9, 2015
    By now, the internet has made its way into nearly all of our homes and via mobile devices into our pockets. Technology think-tank ...
  45. World's top 10 Software Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Want to invest in software stocks but finding it difficult to identify companies with major software revenue? Here is a list ...
  46. Who are Qualcomm's (QCOM) main competitors?

    December 9, 2014
    Learn about Qualcomm's different operating segments and its competitors in each segment, such as Texas Instruments, Nokia ...
  47. 5 Buyback Leaders That Keep Beating The Market

    December 9, 2014
  48. Who are Microsoft's (MSFT) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Discover the main competitors of technology giant Microsoft and the stiff competition facing this industry leader. Find out ...
  49. Who are Intel's (INTC) main competitors?

    December 1, 2014
    Explore Intel's many competitors in its six operating segments. Explore different niche companies and companies that compete ...
  50. Buy This Blue Chip Cheaper Than Buffett Did

    November 4, 2014
  51. How To Get A Better Deal On This Stock Than Buffett

    November 4, 2014
  52. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    September 19, 2014
    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t ...
  53. Wall Street’s Glass Ceiling

    August 10, 2014
    It’s tough to boast that there are more female CEOs than ever before when they make up only 4.2% of the total.
  54. A Billionaire Activist Could Spark This Bargain Stock To 30% ...

    August 4, 2014
    Today, one of the best places for value investors is technology. This comes as the share prices of some dot-com-era companies ...
  55. 5 Family-Friendly Employers For Working Parents

    July 31, 2014
    A family friendly employer doesn’t just make it possible for parents who work there to care for their children without ...
  56. 15 Companies That Are Killing It With Equal Rights

    July 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court's decision on Monday, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, exempted some companies from offering contraceptive ...
  57. Barron's Recap: 2014 Midyear Roundtable

    June 14, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the 2014 Midyear Roundtable, why most investing professionals are below average, as ...
  58. Does Your Portfolio Need A Dose Of Cybersecurity?

    June 9, 2014
    The growing threat of increasingly sophisticated hacker attacks could mean that now is the right time to add cybersecurity ...
  59. How Oracle Will Face Its Coming Challenges

    May 9, 2014
    Very few tech companies can do what Oracle Corp. has done, having grown revenue nearly 15% a year for the past decade, and ...
  60. Do Weak Growth And New Challenges Make Cisco A Value Trap?

    May 7, 2014
    A frustrating reality of tech investing is that there's really no competition between growth and value. Absent growth, value ...
  61. Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

    April 24, 2014
    An oscillator that strips out price trends, in an effort to estimate the length of price cycles from peak to trough, and ...
  62. Why IBM Will Go On Forever

    March 27, 2014
    Ask the average person on the street what IBM does, and you probably won’t get more than a vague answer about “computers.” ...
  63. The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    March 20, 2014
    Microsoft is no longer in the raw experimentation stage common to young and growing companies. Rather, its main goal is to ...
  64. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, February 28: Tension Between Russia ...

    February 28, 2014
    The ongoing problems in Ukraine have begun to reach further than the country’s borders as tension between the West and Russia ...
  65. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  66. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  67. The State Of The Tech Titans

    December 4, 2013
    The Technology sector has been a top performer and the only one holding out for a gain over the last week. Here's the outlook ...
  68. The Time Is Right To Buy Hewlett-Packard

    November 28, 2013
    Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.
  69. The Common-Size Analysis Of Financial Statements

    November 14, 2013
    Using common-size financial statements helps investors spot trends that a raw financial statement may not uncover.
  70. How Much Exposure to Technology Stocks Should You Have?

    November 12, 2013
    How Much of a Technology-Stocks Exposure Should You Have in your portfolio? Every investor is totally different, in many ...
  71. Microsoft Surprises The Street With Good Earnings

    October 25, 2013
    Microsoft released better-than-expected earnings. Even with the recent run-up, it remains too cheap for investors to ignore. ...
  72. 5 Key Takeaways From IBM's Troubles

    October 18, 2013
    Here's a not-so-bold prediction: IBM (NYSE: IBM) is likely to be the next company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to ...
  73. Why 'Big Blue' Is Singing The Blues

    October 18, 2013
    International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), long considered by investors to be a calm port in the often-stormy seas of technology, ...
  74. Activist Investors Set Their Sights On Bill Gates

    October 4, 2013
    Activist investors are setting their sites on Bill Gates and want him off of Microsoft's board. Many feel that he hold an ...
  75. 5 Ways to Profit From a CEO's Body Language

    September 25, 2013
    Investors can gain insight into companies by studying the chief executive officers’ body language, specifically examining ...
  76. Shows Some Reacceleration

    August 30, 2013
    Improved billings growth will cheer the owners of this expensive SaaS leader.
  77. Is Improving IT Demand Enough To Maintain Teradata's Rebound?

    August 26, 2013
    Teradata may be Big Data, but that hasn't proven to give it any edge in terms of growth
  78. Microsoft Critics Get Their Way, As Ballmer Announces Impending ...

    August 23, 2013
    Ballmer's impending retirement as CEO sets off a long-awaited celebration in Microsoft shares
  79. HP Still Looks Cheap, But Execution Issues Are Part Of The Reason ...

    August 22, 2013
    HP still has some significant competitive and strategic problems to sort out
  80. NCR Transforming, But The Street Seems Up To Speed

    August 20, 2013
    NCR is remaking itself as a higher-growth, more competitive company, but the stock has already moved on elevated expectations
  81. NetApp Underwhelms, But Still Looks Undervalued

    August 15, 2013
    NetApp may have disappointed the Street, but the underlying value is sitll pretty interesting.
  82. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    August 15, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' ...
  83. Jive Software Worth A Closer Look?

    August 13, 2013
    An execution stumble has slashed Jive's value, but the opportunity is still worthwhile if the company can turn sentiment ...
  84. Fusion-io Tries To Hit Reset, But The Street Will Carry A Grudge

    August 12, 2013
    Fusion-io launches a painful reset, and the Street will need some proof before awarding the company growth multiples again.
  85. The Big Play In Big Data

    August 6, 2013
    Given just how technology oriented our lives are becoming, the amount of data we are creating is staggering. But in that ...
  86. At A Minimum, Amazon Is Consistent

    July 26, 2013
    Amazon continues to see strong revenue growth and improving gross margins, but long-term profitability is still up for intense ...
  87. EMC May Be Stronger Than It Looks

    July 25, 2013
    In-line results may be stronger than they look, and EMC looks seriously undervalued.
  88. Another Bad Quarter Highlights Microsoft's Growth-Vs-Value Problem

    July 19, 2013
    Microsoft isn't giving investors any reason to believe in management's vision or ability.
  89. CalPERS Desperately Needs to Embrace ETFs

    July 17, 2013
    The investment community seems to be aflutter over the fact that the California Public Employees' Retirement System ...
  90. Infosys Hints At What It Can Do

    July 12, 2013
    A surprisingly strong quarter from Infosys may be only a glimpse of things to come.
  91. CDW's First Day Return Up 7.8%: Should You Buy?

    June 28, 2013
    Value-added IT reseller CDW (Nasdaq:CDW) went public June 27, up 7.8% to $18.33 in its first day of trading. Getting off ...
  92. Weak Consulting Stings Accenture, But The Valuation Is Interesting

    June 28, 2013
    A softening IT spending environment is a real challenge, but Accenture's long-term value looks intriguing.
  93. Adobe Patches A Hole With A $600M Purchase

    June 28, 2013
    Adobe adds more functionality to its digital marketing platform with a $600 million deal
  94. Progress Software Showing Signs Of Life In A Tough Market

    June 27, 2013
    Progress may be showing signs of the growth that investors badly need from its restructuring efforts
  95. Symantec Fixing What Was Never Too Badly Broken

    June 25, 2013
    Symantec's restructuring starts from a good place and should enhance shareholder value
  96. TIBCO Stabilizes, But Needs Growth

    June 21, 2013
    TIBCO didn't miss, but the company needs to start showing better growth and expanding margins
  97. Relief At Red Hat, But The Long-Term Growth Debate Will Rage ...

    June 20, 2013
    Red Hat didn't miss, but significant growth reaccleration is still missing
  98. Wall Street Has Converted To Adobe's New Model; Will Customers?

    June 19, 2013
    Adobe has finally sold the Street on its new plans, and the stock has done well as a result
  99. Amdocs A Good Value As Is, But With Growth Upside

    June 18, 2013
    Amdocs needs to generate better growth, but even without it the valuation is pretty interesting.
  100. IBM Spends $2 Billion To Improve Its Offense … And Defense

    June 5, 2013
    IBM pays up to build out its cloud service offerings.
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