IBM's second-quarter revenue was $25.78, as the company noted currency pressures weighed heavily on the Dow component's top line. This missed Wall Street's forecast of $26.27 billion. IBM's expenses are in dollars, so a weaker dollar helps IBM, Cihra noted.The tech giant's Americas' revenue for the quarter was $11.1 billion, a decrease of 1% percent, while EMEA revenue plunged 9% to $7.9 billion. Asia-Pacific revenues increased 2% to $6.3 billion. From Nov. 25, 2008 to March 31, 2010, IBM shares gained 59%, according to Google Finance. From November 5, 2010 to June 30, 2011, shares gained 22.1%.