Analyst Ratings for International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. IBM had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

28 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 7 gave IBM a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 15 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 5 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

IBM was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 200, which equates to a potential upside of 38.2 percent. The lowest price target was 110, implying a possible loss of -23.99 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.22 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.37 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.4 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.29 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 5 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of IBM to grow at a rate of 13.87 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of IBM is 0.86.

IBM has a 52-week high of 182.79 and a 52-week low of 143.64. Today's price is 0.75 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 20.83 percent. IBM has a price/earnings ratio of 11.99. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The IBM value stock report compares IBM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of IBM is $135.47 billion. IBM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.