" Not servers, not databases, not supercomputers, not infrastructure software, not mobile wireless devices or infrastructure or operating environments, not cloud computing infrastructure or consulting, not social computing, and not even business analytics. "
Which IT/computer company IS the # 1 leader in at least two of those categories? You have to agree that IBM is involved in all of these businesses and some are losers but most are winners for IBM. Years ago when I worked for IBM, my division lost money but IBM's total business revenue and profit was legendary. I got transferred to a different division and that too lost money (not because of me-I was not that important to make an impact) but the stock went sky high based on the TOTAL revenue, of all the divisions.
"They still have some financial surprises up their sleeves." TRUE, but doesn't that also add to the total bottom line? Give credit to those who can find legal loopholes in order to improve the profit margin. You might find that IBM is the leader in that category. Not bad for a computer company to also have world class leaders in financial manipulations, no?
Its a level playing field at this point. They're all doing it. Dumb down your work force in total and the result is utter frustration.
they make the same product, duplicates something that IBM doesn't need as they already have it and would cost too much. Makes no sense. Its better that IBM has someone to compete with. Keeps them on their toes.
BS. Any veteran can go to the VA and get the care he needs. I served only two years in the military and used to get appointments and treatments but I eventually declined since I did not want to take a place of a wounded veteran.
this "news" is baked into the price of the stock already. You need to go on with your life. Tomorrow is another day. JNJ will reach 100 before years end.
because when you sell a stock it goes up after you sell. Happens all the time. And when you buy a stock it immediately goes down , its sort of "just the way it (the market) works" at least that's the way it has been for me although LONG TERM its been profitable.