Nichols Asset Management Lowers stake in International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) : Nichols Asset Management reduced its stake in International Business Machines Corp. by 24.75% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 1,520 shares of International Business Machines Corp. which is valued at $225,720 after selling 500 shares in International Business Machines Corp. , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 21, 2016.International Business Machines Corp. makes up approximately 0.05% of Nichols Asset Management’s portfolio.

International Business Machines Corp. opened for trading at $149.35 and hit $150.78 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $150.47, with a gain of 0.93% or 1.39 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 31,11,190 shares. Company has a market cap of $144,584 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Jnba Financial Advisors boosted its stake in IBM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 12 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,625 shares of International Business Machines Corp. which is valued at $389,813. International Business Machines Corp. makes up approx 0.14% of Jnba Financial Advisors’s portfolio.Narwhal Capital Management boosted its stake in IBM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,425 additional shares and now holds a total of 27,125 shares of International Business Machines Corp. which is valued at $4,028,063. International Business Machines Corp. makes up approx 1.29% of Narwhal Capital Management’s portfolio.Parasol Investment Management boosted its stake in IBM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 263 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,420 shares of International Business Machines Corp. which is valued at $656,370. International Business Machines Corp. makes up approx 0.63% of Parasol Investment Management’s portfolio.Eastern Bank reduced its stake in IBM by selling 654 shares or 5.07% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 12,239 shares of IBM which is valued at $1,856,901. International Business Machines Corp. makes up approx 0.15% of Eastern Bank’s portfolio.Capital Investment Advisors boosted its stake in IBM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,622 additional shares and now holds a total of 51,438 shares of International Business Machines Corp. which is valued at $7,804,173. International Business Machines Corp. makes up approx 0.76% of Capital Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, International Business Machines Corp. reported $2.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.26 according to the earnings call on Apr 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.09. The company had revenue of $18684.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $18285.90 million. The company’s revenue was down -4.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.91 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on International Business Machines Corp.. Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Apr 19, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 150 from a previous price target of $132 .Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Apr 14, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 165 from a previous price target of $155 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Apr 1, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 155 from a previous price target of $135 .

International Business Machines Corporation is a technology company. The Company operates in five business segments: Global Technology Services (GTS) which includes Strategic Outsourcing Integrated Technology Services Cloud and Technology Support Services and also provides information technology (IT) infrastructure and business process services; Global Business Services (GBS) which offers its services across Consulting and Systems Integration Global Process Services and Application Management Services; Software which consists of middleware and operating systems software; Systems and Technology (STG) which provides infrastructure technologies and Global Financing which provides financing solutions for products or services that are critical to the end users’ business operations. Its IBM Watson Health Cloud platform collects clinical research and social data from a range of health sources and creates a cloud-based data sharing hub.

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