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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 3450.41, and so far today it has a volume of 892323. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1962 is 20.62%.

To help you determine whether International Business Machines Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.11 and forward P/E is 11.44. PEG perhaps more useful shows that International Business Machines Corporation has a value for PEG of 4.6. P/S ratio is 1.94 and the P/B ratio is 9.82. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 14.67 and 16.89 respectively.

At the current price International Business Machines Corporation is trading at, 160.36 (-0.62% today), International Business Machines Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.47%, 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 6.06. 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 -2.78%, with 39.81% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.95% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.28%.

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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