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How to buy International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in International Business Machines Corporation stocks.

International Business Machines Corporation is an information technology services business based in the US. International Business Machines Corporation stocks (IBM.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $132.97 – an increase of 0.05% over the previous week. International Business Machines Corporation employs 345,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $74.5 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy International Business Machines Corporation stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted International Business Machines Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, International Business Machines Corporation's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $132.94, which is 11.28% down on its pre-crash value of $149.84 and 46.80% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $90.56.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of International Business Machines Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $648.23 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $909.31.

International Business Machines Corporation stock price (NYSE:IBM)

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International Business Machines Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
Latest market close$132.94
52-week range$106.73 - $142.43
50-day moving average $125.22
200-day moving average $132.11
Wall St. target price$144.77
PE ratio 25.4041
Dividend yield $6.54 (4.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.28

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International Business Machines Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $132.94 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-08) N/A
1 month (2021-12-16) 5.57%
3 months (2021-10-15) N/A
6 months (2021-07-19) -3.61%
1 year (2021-01-19) 3.04%
2 years (2020-01-17) -3.80%
3 years (2019-01-18) 7.46%
5 years (2017-01-19) 166.6601

Is International Business Machines Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing International Business Machines Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of International Business Machines Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

International Business Machines Corporation's P/E ratio

International Business Machines Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, International Business Machines Corporation shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

International Business Machines Corporation's PEG ratio

International Business Machines Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1541. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into International Business Machines Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

International Business Machines Corporation's EBITDA

International Business Machines Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $15.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a International Business Machines Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

International Business Machines Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $74.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.98%
Gross profit TTM $35.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.74%
Return on equity TTM 21.41%
Profit margin 6.4%
Book value $24.79
Market capitalisation $120.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

International Business Machines Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like International Business Machines Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

International Business Machines Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.23

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and International Business Machines Corporation's overall score of 17.23 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like International Business Machines Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

International Business Machines Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.91/100

International Business Machines Corporation's environmental score of 0.91 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that International Business Machines Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

International Business Machines Corporation's social score

Social score: 7.08/100

International Business Machines Corporation's social score of 7.08 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that International Business Machines Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

International Business Machines Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 5.75/100

International Business Machines Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that International Business Machines Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

International Business Machines Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. International Business Machines Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that International Business Machines Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

International Business Machines Corporation share dividends

73%

Dividend payout ratio: 72.84% of net profits

Recently International Business Machines Corporation has paid out, on average, around 72.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), International Business Machines Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In International Business Machines Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $6.54 per share.

International Business Machines Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

International Business Machines Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have International Business Machines Corporation's shares ever split?

International Business Machines Corporation's shares were split on a 1046:1000 basis on 3 November 2021. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1046 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your International Business Machines Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for International Business Machines Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted International Business Machines Corporation's share price.

International Business Machines Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, International Business Machines Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $106.7282 up to $142.4251. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IBM.US volatility(beta: 1.13)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while International Business Machines Corporation's is 1.1292. This would suggest that International Business Machines Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

International Business Machines Corporation overview

International Business Machines Corporation provides integrated solutions and services worldwide. Its Cloud & Cognitive Software segment offers software for vertical and domain-specific solutions in various application areas; and customer information control system and storage, and analytics and integration software solutions to support client mission on-premise workloads in banking, airline, and retail industries. It offers middleware and data platform software, including Red Hat that enables the operation of clients' hybrid multi-cloud environments; and Cloud Paks, WebSphere distributed, and analytics platform software, such as DB2 distributed, information integration, and enterprise content management, as well as IoT, Blockchain and AI/Watson platforms. The company's Global Business Services segment offers business consulting services; system integration, application management, maintenance, and support services for packaged software; and finance, procurement, talent and engagement, and industry-specific business process outsourcing services. Its Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and platform services; and project, managed, outsourcing, and cloud-delivered services for enterprise IT infrastructure environments; and IT infrastructure support services. The company's Systems segment offers servers for businesses, cloud service providers, and scientific computing organizations; data storage products and solutions; and z/OS, an enterprise operating system, as well as Linux. Its Global Financing segment provides lease, installment payment, loan financing, short-term working capital financing, and remanufacturing and remarketing services.

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