International Business Machines a Top 25 Dividend Giant With 3.59% Yield (IBM)

Gladys Abbott
February 19, 2018

Anchor Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,555 shares of the technology company's stock worth $239,000 after acquiring an additional 14 shares during the last quarter. The institutional investor held 4,079 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $592,000, down from 19,854 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pacific Global Investment Management Company who had been investing in Ibm Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $154.92 billion market cap company. Convergence Investment Partners LLC now owns 16,170 shares of the technology company's stock worth $2,488,000 after purchasing an additional 504 shares in the last quarter. About 552,378 shares traded. AE Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in International Business Machines Corporation during the fourth quarter worth $892,000. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.

(IBM) by 3.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.50 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The technology company reported $2.97 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.74 by $0.23. The stock climbed 8.59 percent over the past quarter, while surged 15.6 percent over the past six months. About 6.49M shares traded or 68.66% up from the average. Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) has risen 20.68% since January 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.78% the S&P500. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by S&P Research. It also reduced its holding in Amazon.Com Inc. The stock ended last trade at 167.34 a share and the price is up more than 9.07% so far this year. The insider Reynolds Shelley sold 544 shares worth $536,666. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its stake in shares of International Business Machines by 1,155.3% during the 2nd quarter. Therefore 67% are positive. Unilever had 15 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PTC Inc. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 10 to "Sell". The stock has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 21. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $164.37. SunTrust maintained Facebook, Inc. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $135.0 target. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy" on Thursday, January 25. On Tuesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Underperform". The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Monday, June 12 with "Buy". The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) earned "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Friday, October 9. The median estimate represents a +1.59% increase from the last price of 167.34. Its up 0.12, from 1.03 in 2017Q2.

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $896.87 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VOT) by 43,248 shares to 32,151 shares, valued at $3.91M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. 42 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 281.04 million shares or 1.59% less from 285.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Motco holds 0.3% or 20,132 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, State Street has 0.01% invested in PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report earnings on February, 7. 1,455 were accumulated by Cullen Mgmt Ltd Company. Old Financial Bank In holds 44,863 shares. Karp Capital Corporation has 12,993 shares. (NASDAQ:EA) for 148 shares. Lapides Asset Management Ltd invested 2.62% in PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) for 82,660 shares. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.09 a share with a surprise factor of 9.2%. Creative Planning reported 0% in Pretium Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:EA). Technologies Crossover Vii holds 2.82 million shares. It also reduced its holding in At&T Inc (NYSE:T) by 382,920 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7,558 shares, and cut its stake in Kraft Heinz Co.

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Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $77.53 on the shares of Omnicom Group Inc. Therefore 39% are positive. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of International Business Machines to $198.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. (NYSE:OMC) is performing 6.27%. UBS maintained it with "Hold" rating and $15900 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. The rating was maintained by JMP Securities on Tuesday, July 19 with "Market Outperform". 22,640 shares were sold by BEGEMANN BRETT D, worth $2.72M. On Tuesday, July 11 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold". The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has "Sell" rating given on Tuesday, April 4 by Berenberg. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, January 17 by Wells Fargo.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.74 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 70 investors sold IBM shares while 676 reduced holdings. Finally, Willis Investment Counsel raised its stake in International Business Machines Corporation by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. The company has a total of 915.45 Million shares outstanding. Guardian Life Insur Of America owns 1,969 shares. Bb&T Corp holds 0.19% or 65,819 shares in its portfolio. Windsor Capital Management Ltd Co holds 0.25% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) or 3,271 shares.

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