International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

134.01 0.42%
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Pros
Forward dividend yield higher than the industry and sector averages
Cons
Revenue growth lower than the industry and sector averages
Company’s profitability is declining
Forward P/B ratio high relative to industry peers
High short interest

Pros

  1. IBM forward dividend yield is 4.94%, higher than the industry (0.49%) and sector (0.32%) forward dividend yields. See IBM forward dividend chart.

Cons

  1. IBM quarterly revenue growth was 7.70%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (11.00% and 11.51%, respectively). See IBM revenue growth chart.
  2. IBM profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -7.59 percentage points. See IBM profitability chart.
  3. IBM Price/Book ratio is 5.28, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See IBM forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  4. IBM short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 4.14. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See IBM short interest ratio chart.