Blackrock Japan Ltd buys $178,730,416 stake in International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) : Blackrock Japan Ltd scooped up 47,513 additional shares in International Business Machines Corp. during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 10, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,209,927 shares of International Business Machines Corp. which is valued at $178,730,416.International Business Machines Corp. makes up approximately 0.67% of Blackrock Japan Ltd’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc reduced its stake in IBM by selling 806 shares or 4.4% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 17,519 shares of IBM which is valued at $2,587,907. International Business Machines Corp. makes up approx 0.76% of Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc’s portfolio.Wealthtrust Fairport reduced its stake in IBM by selling 10,832 shares or 85.29% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,868 shares of IBM which is valued at $275,138. International Business Machines Corp. makes up approx 0.04% of Wealthtrust Fairport’s portfolio.Marble Harbor Investment Counsel boosted its stake in IBM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 255 additional shares and now holds a total of 8,407 shares of International Business Machines Corp. which is valued at $1,238,267. International Business Machines Corp. makes up approx 0.31% of Marble Harbor Investment Counsel’s portfolio.Clarkston Capital Partners boosted its stake in IBM in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 8,402 additional shares and now holds a total of 135,087 shares of International Business Machines Corp. which is valued at $19,896,964. International Business Machines Corp. makes up approx 1.10% of Clarkston Capital Partners’s portfolio.

International Business Machines Corp. opened for trading at $147.65 and hit $149.99 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $149.46, with a gain of 1.18% or 1.74 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 30,69,126 shares. Company has a market cap of $143,476 M.

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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