|Bid||137.65 x 1000|
|Ask||137.96 x 800|
|Day's Range||137.38 - 138.18|
|52 Week Range||105.94 - 162.11|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.73|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||14.51|
|Earnings Date||Apr 16, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||6.28 (4.57%)|
|1y Target Est||140.22|
The company plans to research and make hardware for augmented intelligence in Albany, while some of the design will be done in Yorktown Heights.
Is Warren Buffett Still Optimistic about Apple?Warren Buffett On February 14, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) released its fourth-quarter 13F. The company trimming its stake in Apple (AAPL) and exiting Oracle (ORCL) were the most notable changes.
Warren Buffett's Investments: Did He Play It Safe in Q4?(Continued from Prior Part)Warren BuffettAs we discussed in the previous part, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) lowered its stake in Apple (AAPL) slightly in the fourth quarter. Warren
IBM (NYSE: IBM )’s move to make its Watson AI technology available on competing cloud services is a positive, analysts said following the computing company’s annual IBM Think gathering. IBM said at the ...
Warren Buffett's Investments: Did He Play It Safe in Q4?(Continued from Prior Part)Apple stake In the fourth quarter, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) trimmed its stake in Apple (AAPL) ~1.0%. Warren Buffett started buying Apple in 2016. Berkshire Hathaway
The Omaha, Nebraska-based conglomerate boosted its stake in JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. in the last three months of the year. Key InsightsBerkshire reduced its Apple stake by 1 percent in a period that marked its first holiday quarter sales decline in 18 years and saw shares plunge 30 percent.
VMware's (VMW) robust healthcare solutions to be leveraged by various healthcare organizations in a bid to improve the quality of patient care.
ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Vivo Energy, a market-leading company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, has selected IBM Services for its digital transformation journey based on SAP S/4HANA®. A rapid start to the relationship using agile methods has already led to the completion of a major project milestone with two out of fifteen of Vivo Energy's country locations transferred to SAP S/4HANA to help boost efficiency and unlock operational insights. Since its establishment in 2011, Vivo Energy has rapidly grown, adding more than 500 service stations to its retail network between 2012 and 2017, while opening more than 450 convenience retail and quick service restaurants between 2014 and 2017. In 2018 the company operated over 1,800 service stations and employed around 2,360 people.
AI-powered MarTech analyzes future intention data to revolutionize brand loyalty programs SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Think -- IBM (NYSE: IBM ) today announced, that BUCKiTDREAM, ...
Tech News: Amazon-Rivian Deal, AT&T on 5G, and More(Continued from Prior Part)Moody’s ratings on SymantecOn February 12, Moody’s Investors Service confirmed its “Baa3 senior unsecured” rating on Symantec (SYMC) and changed its outlook
The collaborations will use internet of things technologies that have been integrated into wearables. IBM's technology will be used to assess environmental and biometric data to help determine if workers are exposed to danger or risk. IBM has announced "major collaborations" with SmartCone, Guardhat, Garmin Health and Mitsufuji that will help to monitor the safety of workers in hazardous environments.
Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google rolls out Hire in Canada and the U.K., marking the first international expansion of its applicant tracking system.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Watson Health (NYSE: IBM) and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are expanding their partnership to help clinicians better predict the possibility of serious cardiovascular diseases. This initiative will incorporate population-based and hospital-based biobank data, genomic information, and electronic health records to build upon and expand the predictive power of polygenic scoring, otherwise known as genetic risk scoring. IBM and the Broad Institute are aiming to build algorithms that can pinpoint and learn from trends in these data points, and then indicate a potential predisposition to certain health conditions.
Initial projects focus on practical application of AI to improve care, enhance health team workflow, and better understand human-machine interactions ARMONK, N.Y. , Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Watson ...
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, IBM (IBM) announced that Cigna and Sentara Healthcare have joined a new health utility network using blockchain. The network also includes Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), and PNC Bank. Together they are exploring ways that blockchain can be used to address a range of industry challenges, including promoting efficient claims and payment processing, enabling secure and frictionless healthcare information exchanges, and ways to maintain current and accurate provider directories.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty were among 25 members appointed to Trump's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday.
IBM Works with Garmin, Guardhat, Mitsufuji and SmartCone to Identify Potential Hazards in the Workplace SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Think -- IBM (NYSE: IBM ) today announced major ...
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Think -- Harley-Davidson Motor Company (HOG) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled how cloud, IoT and AI technologies will reimagine the everyday experience of riding. Earlier this year, Harley-Davidson (H-D) announced its first all-electric motorcycle, called LiveWire™, part of its More Roads to Harley-Davidson accelerated plan for growth.
MADRID and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Banco Santander today announced a five-year global technology agreement valued at approximately $700M to enable Santander Group to accelerate and deepen its business transformation. The agreement - while providing annual savings for the bank on IT spend - will significantly enable Santander Group to evolve towards the open, flexible and modern IT environment it requires to materialize the pivotal role that technology and digital capabilities play in its business strategy. Together with that modernization journey, essential to provide new efficiencies to the bank's operations, the agreement will also boost Santander's capability to deliver innovative services to its customers.
IBM's AI enterprise assistant is helping brands across 20 industries around the world reimagine customer relationships SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Think -- As the use of intelligent ...
President Donald Trump signed an executive order in July creating the 25-member board, co-chaired by adviser Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to address workforce issues including "automation, and artificial intelligence that is shaping many industries." Other chief executives joining the board are those of Lockheed Martin Corp, Siemens USA, Home Depot Inc and Visa Inc.
The cloud is such a huge market that even keeping up can make a company wealthy. Synergy Research estimates the total cloud infrastructure and services market was worth roughly $70 billion in 2018, with year-over-year growth of 49%. But leadership looks fixed. One-third of the market is with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), half that much with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). Everyone else is scrambling for what's left. The companies in third and fourth, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), are behaving like losing sports teams. Google Cloud has a new boss, Thomas Kurian from Oracle (NYSE:ORCL). IBM made an even more drastic move, buying Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) for $34 billion. Click to Enlarge Source: Shutterstock But is it too late for IBM stock and GOOGL stock? Given the continuing growth of the cloud market and cloud stocks, does it even matter? Google: This Can't Be Happening!Losing at cloud is galling for Google, which practically invented the technology to run its search business. Its mistake was failing to get into cloud re-sale quickly or to treat cloud re-sale seriously enough.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsGoogle is now as serious as a heart attack with Kurian, who wants an army of salesmen beating the bushes for business, after managing a 35,000 strong sales team at Oracle.Predecessor Diane Greene increased that salesforce by 400% during her three years in charge. Kurian told a Goldman Sachs conference recently he wants every enterprise on Google Cloud to have someone to call when they have infrastructure problems. * 10 Stocks That Every 20-Year-Old Should Buy Already, Kurian said Google has doubled its count of Cloud contracts worth over $1 million, and is now doing $100 million deals. But Google has yet to describe the size of its resale business, except to say it's over $1 billion.The problem is GSuite, Google's collection of business tools, aren't as good as Microsoft Office. The Exchange email system is more flexible than Gmail. Google Docs doesn't hold a candle to Microsoft Word, and Google Slides can't challenge Microsoft Powerpoint. While Google did increase its cloud market share by 1% in 2018, Microsoft's gains were three times that. IBM: Put It All on RedIn paying $34 billion for Red Hat, IBM spent the equivalent of one-fourth its market cap on a company doing $3 billion of business last year. IBM's market cap is $123 billion on sales of about $80 billion.Even before the deal closes, IBM is going all-in on Red Hat's strategy of "hybrid cloud." Here, enterprises own their own cloud data centers, but also run services in public clouds.The key is containers, a technology that is supposed to put a program and its data onto a cloud the way a shipping container goes on a train or boat. To get the strategy rolling, IBM is containerizing its Watson AI system, so it can run on any public cloud or in a company's data center, not just on IBM hardware. * 7 Forever Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains The level of commitment will only become clear later this year, as Red Hat is integrated into IBM. For now, IBM is promising Red Hat nothing more than autonomy.Naming Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst as successor to IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who has reached the company's traditional retirement age of 60, would be more transformative. It would bring Red Hat's "open" culture, described by Whitehurst's 2015 book The Open Organization, to the center of corporate power. The Bottom Line on GOOGL Stock and IBM StockEven if GOOGL stock and IBM stock can't gain major market share against Amazon, merely growing in line with the market assures both stocks are winners.For GOOGL stock, winning would be nice, but its public services already represent a $100 billion business.For IBM stock, it has no public services to fall back on. Whether or not Whitehurst becomes its CEO, IBM is already committed to the cloud.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in MSFT and AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 7 Forever Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains * 5 Self-Driving Car Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post Can Google and IBM Catch Up in the Cloud? appeared first on InvestorPlace.