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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: International Business Machines Corporation, IBM

International Business Machines Corporation, IBM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Information Technology Services in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, International Business Machines Corporation, IBM  has a market cap of 155492.5. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1962, International Business Machines Corporation, IBM performance year to date is 23.36%. Today International Business Machines Corporation, IBM has gained -0.27%, with a current price of 163.09.

Ownership of the company is 0.05% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 59.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 43.90%. Return of assets are at 10.20%, with return on investment at 23.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, International Business Machines Corporation, IBM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.09. While Total debt/equity is 2.5. With a profit margin of 14.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 48.40%, and operating margin of 13.90%. International Business Machines Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year International Business Machines Corporation, IBM has seen a EPS growth of -12.80%. A performance for the year of 21.76%. The 52-week high is -0.95%, and the 52-week low is 43.48%. The average volume for International Business Machines Corporation, IBM is 304425.

With a target price of 157.1, can International Business Machines Corporation, IBM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of International Business Machines Corporation, IBM. International Business Machines Corporation has a P/E of 13.33 and a forward P/E of 11.7. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.68. International Business Machines Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.94 and 9.17 respectively. For P/cash, International Business Machines Corporation has a value of 15.41, while it is 16.75 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 163.09, International Business Machines Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.42%. We see a return on equity of 76.40%.

Looking more long-term International Business Machines Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 2.85%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.48% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -12.80% for this year and for the last five years a 3.40% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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