International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)
International Business Machines Corp. is an information technology company, which provides integrated solutions that leverage information technology and knowledge of business processes. It operates through the following segments: Cognitive Solutions, Global Business Services, Technology Services & Cloud Platforms, Systems, and Global Financing. The Cognitive Solutions segment comprises a portfolio of capabilities that help IBM's clients to identify actionable insights and inform decision making for competitive advantage. It includes Watson, a cognitive computing platform that has the ability to interact in natural language, process amounts of big data, and learn from interactions with people and computers. This segment consists of Solutions Software, which provides the basis for many of the company's strategic areas including analytics, security and social; and Transaction Processing Software, which includes software that primarily runs mission-critical systems in industries such as banking, airlines and retail. The Global Business Services segment provides clients with consulting, application management and global process services. The Technology Services & Cloud Platforms segment provides IT infrastructure services creating business value for clients through integrated services that incorporate intellectual property within its global delivery model. The Systems segment provides clients with infrastructure technologies to help meet the requirements of hybrid cloud and cognitive workload from deploying analytics, to moving to digital service delivery with the cloud, and securing mobile transaction processing. The Global Financing segment facilitates IBM clients acquisition of information technology systems, software and services by providing financing solutions in the areas where the company functions. The company was founded by Charles Ranlett Flint and Thomas J. Watson Sr. on June 16, 1911 and is headquartered in Armonk, NY.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Global Equity Markets in Review
• US equity indices extend their uptrend, as earnings season continues its positive growth momentum
• European stocks finish flat, as continued tensions in Spain offset upbeat corporate earnings
• Australia and Japan extend uptrend, while China and India record mild losses.
Monday, January 23, 2017
• US markets finished in red on caution ahead of President-elect Trump’s inauguration. Also, mixed corporate earnings kept markets in a muddle.
• European equities inched lower on concerns of “hard” Brexit and ECB’s dovish tone over inflation.
• Asian markets searched for direction through the week as investors remained wary ahead of global events.
Friday, January 29, 2016
What does the wild ride on stock markets since 2016 began really mean for companies listed on the ASX and globally? We will start to get a clearer picture over the coming month as companies release their financial reports.
Skaffold’s free reporting season calendar is your go-to place for ASX company reporting dates.
For Skaffold members, the best way to identify new opportunities during reporting season is to set up a stock alert. If you’re on the hunt for stocks to buy this reporting season, we have a suggested alert, read more.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reports for around 300 global stocks flowed through Skaffold during January, including Apple, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, AT&T, Facebook, Intel, The Boeing Company, eBay, Nike, Caterpillar, Starbucks, Kimberly Clark, Yahoo!, Motorola, Xerox, Oshkosh, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Metro Inc, Prada, Singapore Exchange, PZ Cussons and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, we’ve put together a list of companies whose latest financial results are now available in Skaffold, including updated Skaffold Scores and Safety Margins.
Friday, September 20, 2013
SMSFs not using Skaffold Global are missing the upside of global stocks because they do not invest offshore due to the perceived cumbersome and expensive process.
There has been a significant performance gap between the performance of the Australian market and the wider world in recent months. According to Rainmaker data, the ASX 300 accumulation index is up 24% in the 12 months to 30 August while the MSCI World Index is up 37%.
With so much growth coming from the SMSF sector, a number of online brokers and wealth management firms have moved to make access to overseas stocks easier, including Skaffold, which was set up by well-known professional stock-pickers Roger Montgomery, Russell Muldoon and Chris Batchelor, and marketer Vanessa Gilbert.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Comparing the value of the Australian share market as a whole with global indices can be a dangerous and futile exercise. After all, most investors are individual stock-pickers not index huggers. However, once you recognise exactly how top-heavy the ASX is compared to the US and other global markets, you’ll sit up and take notice when analysts have concerns over valuations.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Whilst no one tool for successful investing should ever be used in isolation, return on equity (ROE) is regarded by Skaffold as the single best indicator of business performance, so long as debt levels are rational.
As a key measure of how well a company is managing its equity, return on equity - net profit divided by (shareholder) equity - determines the level of profitability a company earns on the equity capital it has raised and retained. As a value investor, you should be looking for stocks that can deliver a return on equity above Skaffold’s recommended 15 per cent.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Whilst there will always be opportunities in Australia, it is now easier than ever to diversify your portfolio and access a broader range of opportunities that are only available through overseas exchanges.
Recent research found that almost 50% of Skaffold members believe global markets will offer the best growth over the next 12 months, compared to just 9% who thought the ASX would offer the highest returns.
For investors seeking value stocks right now US stocks that make the grade include Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Ben Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Amgen Inc (AMGN), Fossil Inc (FOSL) and Global Payments Inc (GPN). Read on to discover the other opportunities we found in Skaffold Global the recently.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Want to take a sneak peek inside Skaffold Global?
On 23 March 2013 every Skaffold member will have the opportunity to check out some of the world’s biggest brands, the ones you live with everyday, for 10 days during Skaffold Global Open Week.
If you’re not a member of Skaffold yet, join now to guarantee unrestricted access to global stocks during Skaffold Global Open Week. Click here to join now. You’re annual membership fee of $1,330 (nc GST) includes access to every ASX-listed stock and is covered by our 30-day money back guarantee. And for 10 days from 23 March, you’ll also gain unrestricted access to up to 2,000 global stocks.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Warren Buffett published his 2012 Letter to Shareholders late last month. In it he announced Berkshire’s intention to increase its ownership of American Express (AXP), Coca-Cola (KO), IBM (IBM) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Skaffold has rated American Express B4 since 2010, Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) A2 since 2011 and IBM A3 for the past two years. Coca Cola (KO) recently fell from B2 to B4 based on its latest financial results. What about Berkshire itself? The stock price recently hit a new high of more than $155,100. According to Skaffold, the intrinsic value of BRK.A is around $67,000.