Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global IT solutions giant International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at IBM's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Armonk, N.Y. (1910)|
|Market Cap||$229.2 billion|
|Industry||IT consulting and other services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$106.9 billion|
|Management||CEO Virginia Rometty (since January 2012)
CFO Mark Loughridge (since July 2010)
|Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)||25.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$12.0 billion / $31.3 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 91% of the 4,477 members who have rated IBM believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
This stock has surmounted the Big Company Complacency period ... and embarked on exploitation of its natural advantages ... They are big in the latest trends (e.g. cloud, linux, etc ) and are again the "go-to" choice for corporate deciders who want to play things safe and not be blindsided by better suppliers of services (and hardware).
It is so close to [$200 per share] that passing this milestone seems inevitable.
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