How to buy International Business Machines (IBM) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in International Business Machines shares.

International Business Machines (IBM) is a publicly traded information technology services business based in the US. It opened the day at $120.16 after a previous close of $118.81. During the day the price has varied from a low of $119.6 to a high of $122.21. The latest price was $121.51 (25 minute delay). International Business Machines is listed on the NYSE and employs 282,100 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in International Business Machines

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: IBM in this case.
  5. Research International Business Machines shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your International Business Machines shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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International Business Machines share price (NYSE:IBM)

Use our graph to track the performance of IBM stocks over time.

International Business Machines price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $121.51

1 week (2022-09-27) -0.19%
1 month (2022-09-02) -4.91%
3 months (2022-07-01) -13.90%
6 months (2022-03-31) -6.55%
1 year (2021-10-01) -11.32%
2 years (2020-10-02) 5.42%
3 years (2019-10-04) -11.11%
5 years (2017-10-04) -13.23%

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

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Is International Business Machines under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

International Business Machines's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, International Business Machines shares trade at around 20x 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.

PEG ratio

International Business Machines's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5232. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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

EBITDA

International Business Machines's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $12.2 billion (£10.7 billion).

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

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.

Total ESG risk score

International Business Machines's total ESG risk: 17.23

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and International Business Machines's overall score of 17.23 (as at 01/01/2019) 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 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.).

Environmental score

International Business Machines's environmental score: 0.91/100

International Business Machines'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 is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

International Business Machines's social score: 7.08/100

International Business Machines'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 is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

International Business Machines's governance score: 5.75/100

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

Controversy score

International Business Machines's controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

International Business Machines was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.23
Total ESG percentile 14.12
Environmental score 0.91
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 7.08
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 5.75
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

International Business Machines shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-03.
Open$120.16
High$122.21
Low$119.6
Close$121.51
Previous close$118.81
Change$2.7
Change %2.2725%
Volume3,927,811
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range$110.4483 - $142.9292
50-day moving average$130.7504
200-day moving average$132.1046
Wall St. target price$143.03
PE ratio20.1527
Dividend yield$6.58 (5.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$6.089

International Business Machines share dividends

5.4%

Dividend yield: 5.38% of stock value

5.4%

Forward annual dividend yield: 5.38% of stock value

68.7%

Dividend payout ratio: 68.68% of net profits

International Business Machines has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 5.38% of its share value annually.

International Business Machines has paid out, on average, around 68.68% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 5.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In International Business Machines's case, that would currently equate to about $6.58 per share.

International Business Machines'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's most recent dividend payout was on 10 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, International Business Machines's shares have ranged in value from as little as $110.4483 up to $142.9292. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IBM.US volatility(beta: 0.84)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's is 0.8438. This would suggest that International Business Machines's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

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