why International Business Machines Corporation [IBM] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $146.76

International Business Machines Corporation [NYSE: IBM] loss -0.91% on the last trading session, reaching $129.30 price per share at the time. The company report on March 1, 2023 that IBM and Chief Study Finds Women in Leadership Pipeline has Hollowed Out in the Middle.

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Advancing women in leadership is not a formal business priority for the majority of organizations surveyed, but there is a roadmap for sustainable progress.

The leadership pipeline for women has hollowed out in the middle, according to a new global study “Women in leadership: Why perception outpaces the pipeline—and what to do about it” from the IBM (NYSE: IBM) Institute for Business Value (IBV) and Chief.

International Business Machines Corporation represents 904.10 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $117.10 billion with the latest information. IBM stock price has been found in the range of $129.14 to $130.61.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.45M shares, IBM reached a trading volume of 5136183 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about International Business Machines Corporation [IBM]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for IBM shares is $146.76 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on IBM stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Edward Jones have made an estimate for International Business Machines Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on February 06, 2023. The new note on the price target was released on January 24, 2023, representing the official price target for International Business Machines Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $140, while MoffettNathanson analysts kept a Market Perform rating on IBM stock. On January 18, 2023, analysts decreased their price target for IBM shares from 152 to 148.

The Average True Range (ATR) for International Business Machines Corporation is set at 2.15, with the Price to Sales ratio for IBM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.93. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.82, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.57. Price to Free Cash Flow for IBM in the course of the last twelve months was 51.16 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

Trading performance analysis for IBM stock

International Business Machines Corporation [IBM] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.83. With this latest performance, IBM shares dropped by -3.79% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -0.83% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 4.12% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for IBM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 28.10, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 22.08, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 32.81 for International Business Machines Corporation [IBM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 138.51, while it was recorded at 130.42 for the last single week of trading, and 135.65 for the last 200 days.

International Business Machines Corporation [IBM]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and International Business Machines Corporation [IBM] shares currently have an operating margin of +15.32 and a Gross Margin at +55.13. International Business Machines Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.95.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 8.73, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.38.

International Business Machines Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

International Business Machines Corporation [IBM]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for IBM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for International Business Machines Corporation go to 6.67%.

An analysis of insider ownership at International Business Machines Corporation [IBM]

There are presently around $68,551 million, or 58.50% of IBM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of IBM stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 80,144,196, which is approximately 1.347% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 72,340,106 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $9.35 billion in IBM stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $6.91 billion in IBM stock with ownership of nearly 0.496% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in International Business Machines Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Wednesday and at the time of the Wednesday reporting period, where 1,216 institutional holders increased their position in International Business Machines Corporation [NYSE:IBM] by around 29,859,572 shares. Additionally, 1,009 investors decreased positions by around 16,395,105 shares, while 313 investors held positions by with 483,915,445 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 530,170,122 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. IBM stock had 259 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,977,437 shares, while 92 institutional investors sold positions of 1,583,121 shares during the same period.


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