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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 3441.01, and so far today it has a volume of 72410. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1962 is 20.13%.

To help you determine whether International Business Machines Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.05 and forward P/E is 11.39. PEG perhaps more useful shows that International Business Machines Corporation has a value for PEG of 4.58. P/S ratio is 1.93 and the P/B ratio is 9.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 14.61 and 16.82 respectively.

At the current price International Business Machines Corporation is trading at, 160.65 (-0.03% today), International Business Machines Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.48%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 43.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 12.31, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 4.48% after growing -12.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -27.00%, and -2.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 965.17, and the number of shares float is 955.27. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.05%, and institutional ownership is at 59.80%. The float short is 2.19%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.08. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.50%, and also a return on investment of 23.40%.

The ability for International Business Machines Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 2.52 and total debt/equity is 2.83. In terms of margins, International Business Machines Corporation has a gross margin of 48.90%, with its operating margin at 14.70%, and International Business Machines Corporation has a profit margin of 14.90%.

The 52 week high is -2.61%, with 40.06% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.36% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.70%.

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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