132.28 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:53PM EDT
|Bid||132.10 x 900|
|Ask||132.49 x 900|
|Day's Range||131.59 - 134.24|
|52 Week Range||105.94 - 154.36|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.62|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.92|
|Earnings Date||Jul 17, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||6.28 (4.48%)|
|1y Target Est||147.06|
IBM's unveiling a new AI tool that aggregates weather data to help businesses manage inventory and supply chains. Yahoo Fianance's Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro, Dan Roberts and Cameron Clayton, Weather Channel CEO and General Manager, IBM Watson Media and Weather, discuss.
U.S. equities are pushing higher on Friday afternoon, but are still on track for a weekly loss as trade tensions continue to weigh on sentiment. The next major milestone is whether President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Japan next month.The White House is reportedly considering even more restrictions on exports of high-tech goods to China, as it seems that what started as a bilateral trade spat is turning into a global tech war, with the United States pulling allies such as Japan into its effort to freeze out Huawei. * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer With no end in sight, investors are bracing for the worst: A long disruption to global supply chains and closed access to Chinese consumers. As a result, a number of large-cap stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average are looking vulnerable to a selloff.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHere are four stocks to sell now: Dow Jones Stocks to Sell Now: United Technologies (UTX)Shares of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) have crossed back below their 50-day moving average, down more than 10% from their early May high, after hitting double-top resistance from the late September levels. Watch for a test of critical support near the 200-day moving average, which would give way to a possible test of the late December lows, which would be worth a further loss of more than 20% from here.The company is scheduled to next report results on July 23 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $2.03 per share on revenues of $19.5 billion. When the company last reported on April 23, earnings of $1.91 per share beat estimates by 19 cents per share on a 20.5% rise in revenues. Caterpillar (CAT)Shares of heavy equipment maker Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) continue to melt lower, falling further away from their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The result is an ongoing retest of the late December lows, setting up a possible fall to the lower levels plumbed in October. That would be worth a loss of nearly 10% from here as investors brace for a decline in sales into China. * 6 Stocks to Buy for This Decade's Massive Megatrend The company is scheduled to next report results on July 24 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $3.12 per share on revenues of $14.5 billion. When the company last reported on April 24, earnings of $2.94 beat estimates by eight cents on a 4.7% rise in revenues. International Business Machines (IBM)International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) stock, which has been desperate to stay above its 200-day moving average for months, appears to be on the verge of a major breakdown, setting up a filling of the gap from January in what would be worth a loss of nearly 8% from here. In its most recent quarterly call, management reaffirmed its fiscal 2019 guidance, which was disappointing considering a persistent inability to boost revenue growth after years of malaise.The company is scheduled to next report results on July 17 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $3.10 per share on revenues of $19.2 billion. When the company last reported on April 16, earnings of $2.25 beat estimates by a penny on a 4.7% decline in revenues. Apple (AAPL)Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) finds itself at the epicenter of the U.S.-China standoff, suffering from both critical supply chain ties to China as well as relying on Chinese consumers to provide critical demand growth for its products. Trump's tariffs to date have left the company largely unscathed, with handsets and laptops unaffected. But the final proposed round, which will raise tariffs on the entirety of products shipped in from China, will directly impact the company's profitability. * 7 Safe Stocks to Buy for Anxious Investors The company is scheduled to next report results on July 30 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $2.11 per share on revenues of $53.6 billion. When the company last reported on April 30, earnings of $2.46 beat estimates by 10 cents on a 5.1% decline in revenues.As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post 4 Dow Jones Industrial Average Stocks to Sell appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is a worldwide phenomenon. That much is something few can argue about. In the past three years, AMZN stock is up 164%, and that includes all the hiccups and rallies. That's nearly 54% annual gains. And if you go back even further, that growth trend continues.Source: Shutterstock It's this regularity of outsized performance that keeps AMZN stock in the portfolios of all the major hedge funds, mutual funds and institutional portfolios.But this universal love wasn't always there. Historically, Amazon stock always got a sideways glance from big investors. The company would (and still does) pump most of its profits back into growth projects -- entertainment, groceries, cloud storage, supply chain management, etc. -- rather than banking some for a rainy day or giving it back to investors as a dividend.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat is what traditional companies have done. And when AMZN started growing, it was assumed it would do the same. It didn't.Every quarter analysts waited for results and would trade the stock for every tick up and down in its earnings and revenue, never quite sure whether to buy in deeper or run far, far away. * 10 Tech Stocks Walloped by the Huawei Ban But after a number of years, and especially after its Amazon Web Services started printing money, analysts got on the bull train for the long run. AWS launched in 2006, and is now the world's largest cloud provider.Granted in recent years, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been growing market share, as has IBM (NYSE:IBM), but AWS is so massive, it's even working joint ventures with its competitors.Last year, AWS was responsible for 58% of AMZN's operating income. The division generates about $26 billion, a 45% increase from 2017. Given that margins are around 30%, that's a lot of cash that gets dumped back into new products and services.Its moves into artificial intelligence (AI) via its Alexa platform is a good illustration on the big-thinking that powers AMZN stock.These devices are compelling on their own and are beginning to power many partnerships with delivery services, subscription services and the like. But AMZN sees beyond that. The company has partnered with a builder in Southern California that is currently doing a pilot project with AMZN to build smart houses powered -- and protected -- by AMZN AI.Also, coincidentally, Amazon is starting to sell DIY houses on Amazon.com for $20,000. Free shipping of course. And you can bet that in coming iterations, there will be pre-wired Alexa-friendly houses in the mix.As for its retail operations, there may some issues as the trade war heats up, which means there will be selling now in anticipation of a quarter or two of earnings disappointments. But that has never stopped AMZN in the past.It is still the one to beat when it comes to e-commerce, with retail players like Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Target (NYSE:TGT) still playing catch-up.Yes, there may be some turmoil for AMZN stock near term, but that just makes it a better buy long term.Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post Not Even a Trade War Can Stop Amazon Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
In 2015, a year after Satya Nadella became its CEO and committed his company to the cloud, I put some Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares in my retirement account and forgot about them. My patience has been rewarded. A $53 investment in MSFT stock is worth almost $127 now, and reinvesting dividends has brought me more shares, which have also risen in value.Source: Shutterstock With a market cap of $972 billion, Microsoft is now the world's most valuable company, and despite his earnest philanthropy, co-founder Bill Gates is worth over $100 billion.The question is how long can the company keep growing without getting into the same monopoly penalty box that kept it from reaching its 1999 highs until 2016?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat's Nadella's challenge now. Spreading Bets Through CloudThe key is to continue spreading the company's bets, using the Azure cloud, growing as humbly as it can. * 10 Names That Are Screaming Stocks to Buy The humility is evident in the company's numbers. Growth returned just two years ago, and net income was lower in fiscal 2018 than in 2017. But Nadella was using the time to build infrastructure and relationships. The big benefits have begun appearing in the last six months. At its present pace, Microsoft will bring in well over $120 billion of revenue and over $30 billion of net income during fiscal 2019, adding to a cash pile that had reached $131 billion at the end of March. Microsoft has already piled up over $21 billion in operating cash flow through the first half of the fiscal year. Forget it becoming IBM (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft is now Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).The key lies in partnering with other companies and not trying to consume them. Microsoft has over 200 cloud partners, most of which you have never heard of, for whom its tools are essential. Microsoft has deep relationships with companies like Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) and SAP (NYSE:SAP). But it has avoided a big acquisition that might lead rivals to compare it with Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), which bought many of its database channel partners in the 2000s, then demanded monopoly rents.The best evidence for how well this works is a recent announcement with Sony (NYSE:SNE) on gaming and streaming. The two firms' consoles have battled each other for decades. But in the new field of cloud gaming, they position themselves as underdogs against Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), which are already in the field. Good to Not Be KingThe strength of other cloud czars is Microsoft's secret weapon in any battle with regulators.Windows is no longer a monopoly thanks to Google Chromebooks. Skype is barely mentioned in video calling -- the focus is all on Zoom Video (NASDAQ:ZM). No one worries about LinkedIn because Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is so dominant.The acquisitions Microsoft is making are on the bleeding edge, in the Internet of Things, where it trails Chinese giants like Alibaba (NASDAQ:BABA). Microsoft was seen as a good home for Github, the open source repository, because it's seen as more neutral than other potential acquirers, like IBM, might be. The Bottom LineIn his most recent conference call, Nadella emphasized areas like security, hardware and social, where the company clearly trails market leaders.But Microsoft Azure is the most profitable cloud. Microsoft booked $9.7 billion of revenue as "intelligent cloud" during the quarter, with margins of over 20%, putting $3.4 billion of new capital to work there. Again, thank goodness for Amazon. No one is screaming about an "Azure monopoly."So long as Nadella can keep spreading his bets, Microsoft and investors like me will keep smiling all the way to the bank.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new environmental story, Bridget O'Flynn and the Bear, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in MSFT, AMZN and AAPL. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post The Real Reason Microsoft Stock Stands Out Among Other Big Tech Names appeared first on InvestorPlace.
ProcessMAP, the industry leader in cloud-based data intelligence platform for Environmental Health and Safety and Quality (EHSQ) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a joint initiative to develop cutting-edge, innovative, IoT enabled solutions that monitor workers in hazardous environments, including those working on construction sites, manufacturing floors, and outdoor rugged environments by using IoT technologies leveraging sensors and wearables. Real-time actionable analytics based on biometric and environmental data collected from smart devices will help organizations quickly respond to safety hazards and changing environmental conditions to proactively prevent accidents from occurring. ProcessMAP is the first EHS platform to be integrated into the IBM Watson family of IoT-enabled devices to leverage ACT (Accurate, Complete, and Timely) data on what workers are doing in the context of the dynamic environment around them.
IBM's Watson is helping retailers make better decisions based on the weather that will ultimately lead to improved sales.
ARMONK, N.Y., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and its subsidiary The Weather Company today announced IBM Weather Signals, an AI-based tool designed to help companies predict how fluctuations in weather can impact business performance, even months in advance. With this insight, businesses can proactively adjust supply chains to help ensure accurate inventory, staffing and promotional activities aligned with anticipated changes in local weather conditions. IBM Weather Signals uses Watson AI to merge weather data with a company's operational data to create a model that can predict how anticipated seasonal weather conditions, or even minor fluctuations in temperature, wind chill or humidity, are anticipated to impact business performance, right down to sales of individual product categories at specific locations.
ARMONK, N.Y., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a growing population. For the first time, IBM is providing a global agriculture solution that combines predictive technology with data from The Weather Company, an IBM Business, and IoT data to help give farmers around the world greater insights about planning, plowing, planting, spraying and harvesting.
IBM and British start-up Cera Care plan a six-month pilot to test whether lidar laser sensors, used to help self-driving cars "see", can enable elderly people to stay in their homes for longer - without compromising privacy. Lidar systems that work by using laser light pulses to render fine-grained images of surroundings, have typically been used to make high-resolution maps, catch speeding motorists and more recently help automated cars navigate through the streets. Jack Narcotta, a senior smart home analyst at Strategy Analytics, said lidar lasers were one of the more advanced solutions for elderly monitoring, but were still in the very early stages.
Tech Sector: Analyzing the Latest Acquisition Deals(Continued from Prior Part)IBM-Red Hat deal awaits regulatory approvalIBM (IBM) is waiting for approval from European Union (EZU) antitrust regulators for its $34 billion potential acquisition of
With HPE set to report its quarterly financial results on Thursday, let's see if investors should consider buying HP Enterprise stock.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will decide by June 27 whether to clear U.S. tech giant International Business Machines Corp's $34 billion (£26.8 billion) bid for software company Red Hat. ...
The purpose of this article is to highlight two altcoins that I believe have solid fundamentals – like a strong team, community, product, and marketing – but which are underperforming against Bitcoin (BTC). Although both of these altcoins have been doing quite well against the USD (or USDT), the truth is that they are clearly struggling to gain some form of advantage over the king – something that is to be expected at the beginning of any bull run. This is because most investors would prefer to own Bitcoin before buying into altcoins. It’s usually safer and less volatile – well, in terms of the crypto market at least. What does this tell us? For starters, people have been accumulating The post Altcoins under the radar: Stellar and NEO appeared first on Coin Rivet.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security today issued new research highlighting that the travel industry and its customers are increasingly the targets of cyberattacks as criminals seek to monetize highly valuable travel data. Compounding the problem, a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of IBM Security1 reveals that travelers are still blind to the risks they face on the road. Attacks in the travel and transportation industry are becoming more frequent, opening already unwary travelers to cybersecurity threats during their journeys.
The unit was formerly owned by International Business Machines Corp., which sold it to Globalfoundries in 2015. “It strategically places us in the ASIC market and enhances our 5G market presence,’’ Marvell Chief Executive Officer Matt Murphy said in an interview.