Newsflow: In October, IBM ended its third quarter of 2017 with $11.5 billion of cash on hand. The company was able to surprise investors by publishing a positive quarterly report.
After IBM announcement of its third-quarter report, the stock jumped about 8%.
The reporting period brought IBM revenue of 19.2 billion US-Dollar and diluted EPS (GAAP) were $ 2.92.
According to the full-year expectation for the fiscal year 2017, the company is expecting operating (non-GAAP) diluted per share of at least 13.80 US-Dollar.
Based on 14 analysts offering 12 month price targets for IBM in the last 3 months:
The average price target of 164.08 US-Dollar
The maximum price target of 200 US-Dollar
The lowest price target of 125 US-Dollar
Today IBM’s stock price is about 151.77 US-Dollar a share.
Fundamental Data: P/E ratio: 12.21 / Sales growth: -2.23% / Profit growth: -9.99% / Dividend: $5.50/3.62% (Source: teletrader).
What say the methods I use?
Oscillator: of IBM is around 50, moving upwards and the situation could be considered as an opportunity to buy the stock.
Trend indicator: In the mid-November the found its bottom and since then it is moving upwards. From the chart it’s seen that could move into positive zone.
The risk management tool used here is the own-developed “Traffic Signals System” ( TSS ) and it will be implemented in my future analyses.
The black line in the chart: the starting price of the idea is 151.82 US-Dollar.
The red line in the chart: the stop loss is lying at 145 US-Dollar. Here could be a support. This represents a risk of around -4.49 percent.
The green line in the chart: here for me the first further turning point in the idea = first goal at about 162 US-Dollar.
CONCLUSION: From the fundamental- and news-based point of view, I consider the idea very interesting. Even though the financial legend Warren Buffett is currently repatriates his IBM investment.
Chart-technically this happened after the GAP in October, as the consequence to profit taking. These seem to be completed now and support could be developed.
In any case, IBM is worth an idea for me.
Main parameters of the idea:
Start of the idea: $151.82
Recent stock price: $151.82 (+ 0.00% from the starting price)
Stop-Loss of the idea: $145 (-4.49% from the starting price)
Take Profit of the idea: $200 (new highest price target)
This idea has been running since November 22, 2017.
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