Sunday, April 19, 2015

Top 5 Blue Chip Companies To Watch In Right Now

Top 5 Blue Chip Companies To Watch In Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. Its Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including strategic outsourcing, process, integrated technology, and maintenance services, as well as technology-based support services. The company?s Global Business Services segment offers consulting and systems integration, and application management services. Its Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data warehousing, business analytics and intelligence, performance management, and predictive analytics; Tivoli software for identity management, data security, storage management, and datacenter automation; Lotus software for collaboration, messaging, and so cial networking; rational software to support software development for IT and embedded systems; business intelligence software, which provides querying and forecasting tools; SPSS predictive analytics software to predict outcomes and act on that insight; and operating systems software. Its Systems and Technology segment provides computing and storage solutions, including servers, disk and tape storage systems and software, point-of-sale retail systems, and microelectronics. The company?s Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users and internal clients; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services. It serves financial services, public, industrial, distribution, communications, and general business sectors. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corpora! tion in 1924. IBM was founded in 1910 and is base d in Armonk, New York.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    It’s that time of the year, the one where investors buy the year’s losers–likeInternational Business Machines (IBM), BHP Billiton (BHP) andRio Tinto (RIO)–on the expectation that they will pop once the new year begins.

  • [By Geoff Gannon]

    IBM (IBM) is an interesting example. I'm not sure Buffett would buy IBM if it weren't for the share buybacks. The company has worked to avoid dilution and reduce the share count over time. He singled this out as a reason for the purchase when he spoke on CNBC. There are other reasons for buying IBM. But I honestly don't believe Buffett would be buying IBM if instead of buying back shares over time IBM was treating its shares the way many tech companies do.

  • [By Matt Thalman]

    IBM (NYSE: IBM  ) fell hard again. The stock dropped 1.14% during today's trading session, after falling more than 8% last Friday, post its earnings announcement. IBM reported first-quarter results that missed on both the top and bottom lines. Investors seem to be questioning whether the once-dominant company is losing its way or advanced technologies are eating the old-timer's lunch. Many analysts are now pointing toward cloud computing as one cause for IBM's decline in revenue and profit this past quarter, and this development has others changing their long-term perceptive of the company.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    First, Apple signed an enterprise partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM  ) in July. That deal gave Apple a foothold in enterprise, and provided IBM with a consumer-facing presence which it has lacked since selling its PC business to Lenovo in 2004. Apple and IBM will offer a jointly maintained cloud platform for mobile enterprise users, which provides Apple with custom IBM cloud apps for iOS devices, tech support, and mobile management tools! . This pl! atform could help iPads displace Chromebooks and Windows laptops in businesses. Moreover, the alliance could seriously undermine Android as a viable mobile enterprise platform.

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