Back to top

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

(Real Time Quote from BATS)

$141.28 USD


+0.25 (0.18%)

Updated Jun 22, 2018 03:57 PM ET

Add to portfolio

3-Hold     3    

A Value | C Growth | B Momentum | B VGM

The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.

The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

As an investor, you want to buy stocks with the highest probability of success. That means you want to buy stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 or #2, Strong Buy or Buy, which also has a Score of an A or a B in your personal trading style.

Zacks Style Scores Education - Learn more about the Zacks Style Scores

View All Zacks #1 Ranked Stocks

Trades from $3

This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 25.71%
2 Buy 18.12%
3 Hold 9.91%
4 Sell 5.49%
5 Strong Sell 2.29%
S&P 500 9.79%

Zacks Rank Education - Learn about the Zacks Rank

Zacks Rank Home - Zacks Rank resources in one place

Zacks Premium - The only way to fully access the Zacks Rank

The Zacks Equity Research reports, or ZER for short, are our in-house, independently produced research reports.

The ever popular one-page Snapshot reports are generated for virtually every single Zacks Ranked stock. It's packed with all of the company's key stats and salient decision making information. Including the Zacks Rank, Zacks Industry Rank, Style Scores, the Price, Consensus & Surprise chart, graphical estimate analysis and how a stocks stacks up to its peers.

The detailed multi-page Analyst report does an even deeper dive on the company's vital statistics. In addition to all of the proprietary analysis in the Snapshot, the report also visually displays the four components of the Zacks Rank (Agreement, Magnitude, Upside and Surprise); provides a comprehensive overview of the company business drivers, complete with earnings and sales charts; a recap of their last earnings report; and a bulleted list of reasons to buy or sell the stock. It also includes an industry comparison table to see how your stock compares to its expanded industry, and the S&P 500.

Researching stocks has never been so easy or insightful as with the ZER Analyst and Snapshot reports.

Learn more about Zacks Equity Research reports

See more Zacks Equity Research reports

The Zacks Industry Rank assigns a rating to each of the 265 X (Expanded) Industries based on their average Zacks Rank.

An industry with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #1's and #2's will have a better average Zacks Rank than one with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #4's and #5's.

The industry with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top industry (1 out of 265), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Industries. The industry with the worst average Zacks Rank (265 out of 265) would place in the bottom 1%.

Zacks Rank Education -- Learn more about the Zacks Rank
Zacks Industry Rank Education -- Learn more about the Zacks Industry Rank

Zacks News

Swarup Gupta

Dow 30 Stock Roundup: Disney Ups Bid for Fox Assets, Boeing Wins $6.6B FedEx Contract

The Dow traversed a difficult week, declining over every single trading session.


Zacks Equity Research

Red Hat (RHT) Beats Q1 Earnings, Middleware Weakness to Hurt

Red Hat (RHT) first-quarter results benefit from strong cross-selling and robust demand for Ansible and OpenShift. However, middleware weakness is likely to hurt the top line in fiscal 2019.


Mark Vickery

Top Research Reports for Procter & Gamble, AbbVie & IBM

Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Procter & Gamble (PG), AbbVie (ABBV), and IBM (IBM).


Sheraz Mian

Has Earnings Growth Peaked Already?

This earnings cycle got underway back in 2009 when the U.S. economy got out of its last recession.


Zacks Equity Research

IBM Adds Asset Optimization Capabilities With Oniqua Buyout

IBM (IBM) acquires Oniqua, a unique IoT driven inventory management solution provider to bolster presence in the enterprise asset management market.


Ryan McQueeney

Investing in Blockchain Leaders with NextGen Economy ETF

Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney of the Zacks Friday Finish Line team are joined by Eric Ervin, the founder and CEO of Reality Shares, for a special discussion about the potential of blockchain technology and how investors can gain exposure to this budding industry with a special new exchanged-traded fund.


Benjamin Rains

Why Amazon (AMZN) Is A Strong Buy Stock Right Now

Amazon's (AMZN) growth has helped its shares skyrocket for more than a decade, which might leave some investors upset they didn't buy Amazon stock a long time ago. Clearly, getting in on the ground floor would have been amazing, but now still looks like a great time to buy Amazon because Jeff Bezos' behemoth is poised for more growth and is currently a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).


Sejuti Banerjea

Alphabet Roundup: AI Rules, Huawei Ties, Washington Ads, More

Top Alphabet (GOOGL) news stories from last week were more to do with public relations than technology.


Benjamin Rains

From TV Deals to VR, Here's Everything Investors Need to Know About the FIFA World Cup

Welcome to a 2018 FIFA World Cup episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research. This week, Ben Rains dives into everything that investors and casual fans need to know about the world's biggest sporting event before it kicks off in Russia on Thursday.


Zacks Equity Research

IBM, Tie-Up to Help Users Tap AI for Competitive Edge

IBM joins forces with at H2O World 2018. The company's customers will benefit from an improved accessibility of AI-driven automated tools, which are likely to drive their business processes.


Zacks Equity Research

Do Options Traders Know Something About IBM Stock We Don't?

Investors need to pay close attention to IBM stock based on the movements in the options market lately.


Benjamin Rains

Why Microsoft's (MSFT) GitHub Acquisition Matters

Microsoft (MSFT) just announced that it plans to buy open-source software development platform giant, GitHub, for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. The deal further cements Microsoft's commitment to its cloud-computing future as it aims to compete against the likes of Amazon (AMZN) and fellow tech giants.


Anirudha Bhagat

Server Market Sizzles in Q1, Better Prospects Ahead in 2018

Strong demand from hyperscale data-center service providers, availability of new processors, including Purley, EPYC and z14, along with increased ASPs drive server market revenues in Q1.


Zacks Equity Research

Amazon's Neptune Graph Database to Provide Competitive Edge

Amazon (AMZN) makes Neptune available to general public which is likely to boost the customer base of AWS.


Zacks Equity Research

VMware (VMW) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

VMware's (VMW) first-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings are likely to benefit from an expanding product portfolio, partnerships, and continuing enterprise deal wins.


Zacks Equity Research

IBM Declares 1,800 AI, Blockchain, IoT Based Jobs in France

IBM (IBM) will create 1800 AI, IoT, blockchain based jobs over two years in France. The company also plans to launch IBM France Academy.


Ryan McQueeney

Which Tech Giants Are Legitimate AI Stock Picks?

Ryan McQueeney continues his three-part series on artificial intelligence by discussing specific strategies for investors interested in AI. This week, the hosts focuses on gaining limited exposure by buying mega-cap tech stocks that have added AI to their business models.


Ryan McQueeney

Should You Buy HP Enterprise (HPE) Stock Ahead of Earnings?

Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) dipped slightly on Monday, just one day before the company is scheduled to release its latest quarterly earnings report. So what should we expect to see from HPE when it reports on Tuesday? Let's take a closer look.


Zacks Equity Research

Why Is IBM Down 10.7% Since its Last Earnings Report?

IBM reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the company? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.


Zacks Equity Research

Cisco Buys Accompany, Threatens Microsoft's LinkedIn Dominance

Cisco (CSCO) completed the buyout of AI-driven Accompany. The company is expected to strengthen its CRM platform and enable it to lock horns with Microsoft's LinkedIn.


Aniruddha Ganguly

Blockchain Comes Mainstream as Facebook (FB) Starts Exploring

Facebook (FB) creates new division to explore blockchain technology, to be spearheaded by David Marcus, the head of messenger services for the last four years.


Zacks Equity Research

Buffett Defames Cryptocurrency but Blockchain Holds Promise

Notwithstanding Warren Buffett's criticism of cryptocurrencies, the underlying technology holds significant potential.


Neena Mishra

Forget Bitcoin, Consider Blockchain ETFs

Here's how investors can profit from the transformative potential of the blockchain technology.


Swarup Gupta

Dow 30 Stock Roundup: AmEx, Goldman, IBM, JNJ, P&G, UNH Earnings Impress

The Dow experienced a particularly volatile week as earnings results took center stage.


Zacks Equity Research

Stock Market News For Apr 19, 2018

U.S. stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after gaining over two consecutive winning sessions


Mark Vickery

Top Research Reports for IBM, McDonald's & Gilead

Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including IBM (IBM), McDonald's (MCD) and Gilead (GILD).


Sanghamitra Saha

Should You Buy the Dip in IBM With ETFs?

IBM maintained revenue growth in Q1 but slides on weak guidance. Time to buy the dip with ETFs?


Zacks Equity Research

MS, USB, ABT & TXT Leads Q1 Earnings

MS, USB, ABT & TXT Leads Q1 Earnings


Zacks Equity Research

IBM Beats on Q1 Earnings & Revenues, Reiterates '18 Outlook

IBM Corp's (IBM) first-quarter 2018 earnings benefit from higher revenues, pre-tax margin expansion and lower share count.


Mark Vickery

Q1 Earnings Keep Markets in the Green: MS, USB, ABT & TXT

We are still in the early stages so far, but overall results have been notably better than expected.