Sure, but you only lose $$ if you sell lower than you bought, otherwise the dividend will just provide more income.
over time, my math and trendline shows this #$%$ is dropping. Maybe you are looking at the chart upsidedown.
You only lose if you sell lower, something Buffett has not done. He's very happy to hold and collect the dividend, and also watch the stock price climb over time.
Genius has its own limitations, however stupidity has no such boundaries. Compare IBM to CSM which is not profitable according to GAAP. CSM continues to issue massive employee stk options yet do not charge option expenses against earnings. Compare this with IBM which continues to put money in stkholder pockets. As a long time IBM shareholder, I continue to receive meaningful dividends on a regular basis contrary to certain naysayers who bad mouth the company and fail to comprehend non-GAAP earnings. IMO they are misguided.
Revenue growth! A broken record. So tired of hearing this. IBM has sold offf the commodity products and is going after high value products and services. Remember, "we lose a little on each sale, but make it up in volume?" Growth in revenue will come,.IBM is spending billions on the future. What a bargain stock.
people (and institutions) sit on this stock for $5 divy per share, while the stock drops $20 per earnings miss. Shows you how stupid looney tune buffooon is.
Kinda thinking of past giants.......railroad and us car makers, also ATT..................they all exist, BUT experienced turmoil of as gigantic proportions as giant they were............IBM yet need to go thru such experience.
giving thumb up to the " initiatives" may cost you a lot of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Your right on in, Ginni recognized early on that the battleship had to be turn around or it would sink. IBM is positioned for the future.
Although IBM was late to the "cloud" party, it is lengths ahead of MSFT ORC HPE and CSCO.it is baked into the cake that reveunues on a quarter to quarter basis will not increase until 2017. This is yesterdays news. Going forward, meaningful revenue increases are in the cards for the new initiatives. Moreover, there will be a new cycle of servers and mainframes introduced by IBML Look to the future and be thankful that Ginni finally recognized that it was time to focus on growth through a new IBM and disregarded the plan instituted by the former CEOL. Ginni has been unfairly criticized but had the stamina to stay the course and do the right thingl
When IBM asked Watson how to improve operations of this company? Watson said : change management....
They say, Watson has great future...BUT maybe three years out..............................