Estimates Diverting Stocks’ Direction: International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA)

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) [Trend Analysis] knocking active thrust in leading trading session, shares increase of 0.01% to 166.81 with around 6.59 Million shares have changed hands in this session.

The IBM held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The IBM ratings chart showed that 15 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 1 analyst opting for Overweight option for same period. For stocks’ current month, 6 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 3 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 159.20 as compared to current price of 166.81.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $2.47 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $13.47 as compared to one month ago of $13.50, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $13.74. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 46.75% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -1.85%.

Similar, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 11.68% and for the year was 42.10%, while the YTD performance remained at 0.49%. IBM has Average True Range for 14 days of 2.04.

Shares of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) [Trend Analysis] swings enthusiastically in regular trading session, it a loss of -0.19% to close at $80.38. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the EA. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $2.29 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.82. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $4.18 as compared to three months ago $4.18.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 105 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 92.20 as compared to current price of 80.38. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 14 analysts in current tenure as 2 analysts having overweight ratings, 7 recommend as HOLD. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.

Moving forward to saw long-term intention, the experts calculate Return on Investment of 25.90%. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 51.63% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -6.61%. EA last month stock price volatility remained 1.73%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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