1. As of noon trading, International Business Machines ( IBM) is down $1.02 (-0.6%) to $176.34 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of International Business Machines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $175.34-$176.65 after having opened the day at $176.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $177.36.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. International Business Machines has a market cap of $191.5 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate International Business Machines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates International Business Machines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full International Business Machines Ratings Report now.

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