IBM : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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? ...
  6. Will IBM's Q4 Results Show Signs of Improvement?

    January 18, 2016
    IBM potential value is worth relatively low risk implied in its projections.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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?
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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 ...
  17. Warren Buffett and Berkshire's Productive Assets

    December 5, 2015
    Here are some methods to measure whether an investment will be "productive."
  18. 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 ...
  19. Why IBM Bought Weather.com: 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 ...
  20. 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. ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. IBM's Earnings: 2 Things To Watch

    October 19, 2015
    Things haven't been going according to plan for IBM.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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. ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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, ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  46. 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.
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. Oracle Partnership Expands Cloud Reach (ORCL, IBM)

    July 9, 2015
    Despite its size and leadership position in the enterprise market, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has been undeniably late in pursuing ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 3 Reasons Intel Stock Could Fall (INTC, AMD)

    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 ...
  56. How India Makes Money

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

    April 20, 2015
    The bitcoin blockchain enables the application of decentralized public ledgers for purposes other than digital currencies ...
  58. 2 Big Threats to Intel's Most Profitable Business (ARMH, IBM)

    April 15, 2015
    Chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) generates most of its revenue and profit from selling the processors that power PCs, and ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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, ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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. ...
  63. 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, ...
  64. 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.
  65. Top 10 Chinese Entrepreneurs

    February 4, 2015
    Many of the world's millionaires and billionaires are now found in China.
  66. 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. ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. Risk Management Techniques For Shorting Call Options (IBM)

    January 23, 2015
    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits ...
  69. 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.
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 5 Buyback Leaders That Keep Beating The Market

    December 9, 2014
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. How To Get A Better Deal On This Stock Than Buffett

    November 4, 2014
  79. Buy This Blue Chip Cheaper Than Buffett Did

    November 4, 2014
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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.” ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. #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 ...
  93. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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. ...
  100. 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 ...
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