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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for IBM. The highest price target was 200, implying a possible profit of 38.2 percent. The lowest price target was 110, implying a possible loss of -23.99 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.22 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.37 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.4 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.29 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of IBM to grow at a rate of 13.87 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. IBM has a PEG ratio of 0.86.

In the trailing 52-weeks, IBM hit 182.79 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 143.64. Currently the stock is 0.75 percent higher than its low, and 20.83 percent below the high. IBM has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $135.47 billion. IBM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.