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Is International Business Machines Corporation(NYSE: IBM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/1962. International Business Machines Corporation is in the Information Technology Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for International Business Machines Corporation, is 3704.17, and so far today it has a volume of 1840. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1962 is 17.12%.

To help you determine whether International Business Machines Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.9 and forward P/E is 11.22. PEG perhaps more useful shows that International Business Machines Corporation has a value for PEG of 4.49. P/S ratio is 1.88 and the P/B ratio is 10.18. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 10.22 and 15.66 respectively.

At the current price International Business Machines Corporation is trading at, 158.9 (0.56% today), International Business Machines Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.54%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 39.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 13.28, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.46% after growing -12.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -14.00%, and -4.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 961.7, and the number of shares float is 959.39. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.05%, and institutional ownership is at 59.40%. The float short is 2.11%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.47. Management has seen a return on assets of 11.40%, and also a return on investment of 24.70%.

The ability for International Business Machines Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 2.7 and total debt/equity is 3.05. In terms of margins, International Business Machines Corporation has a gross margin of 49.40%, with its operating margin at 16.90%, and International Business Machines Corporation has a profit margin of 15.90%.

The 52 week high is -5.08%, with 37.35% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.51% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.40%.

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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