International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) will have earnings take center stage when the firm posts their results on 7/18/2017 4:30:00 PM. For the last period, the company reported quarter over quarter EPS growth of -11.60% and quarter over quarter sales growth of -2.80%.
Heading into the earnings release, covering analysts have a consensus target price of $163.88 on International Business Machines Corporation shares. After a recent check, company stock has been trading near the $152.49 mark. Sell-side analysts have also provided a consensus recommendation of 2.90 on company shares. Investors will be eagerly watching to see if the firm beats or misses on the earnings front.
Depending on the earnings numbers reported, International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) stock may see increased volatility following the report. In terms of recent volatility, the average for the month is 0.97% and 0.82% for the past week. The relative volume (ratio between current volume and 3-month average) is presently sitting at 0.91.
Stock Performance Review
Since the start of the New Year, International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) shares have seen a move of -7.08%. Looking back over the last month, shares have performed 0.28%. For the past 5 days of trading, the stock has seen a move of 0.85%.
Let’s also take a brief look at the stock price in relation to some highs/lows and moving averages. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) shares have been recently spotted -16.58% away from the 52-week high, and 3.18% away from the 52-week low mark. After a recent look, shares have been seen -6.75% from the 200-day moving average, and -0.53% from the 50-day moving average. The stock’s current RSI reading is at 45.29.
As the earnings date approaches, we can see that insider ownership is currently 0.05% shares, and institutional ownership is at 60.10% for International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) stock. Over the past few months, insider ownership has seen a move of -0.76% while institutional ownership has changed -0.26%.