146.35 +0.41 (0.28%)
Pre-market: 4:07AM EDT
|Bid||146.12 x 200|
|Ask||146.54 x 100|
|Day's range||144.11 - 146.40|
|52-week range||139.13 - 171.13|
|PE ratio (TTM)||23.79|
|Forward dividend & yield||6.00 (3.83%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
Facebook is expected to announce its first-quarter 2018 earnings on Wednesday following one of the most difficult and controversial periods in the social network’s history.
The industry, which began in 1960 when fabricating semiconductors became feasible, grew from a $1 billion industry in 1964 to a $412 billion industry by the end of 2014. The semiconductor industry is dominated by some very large players with distinct niches and advantages. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) has historically been one of the significant players in the semiconductor industry.
On April 11, I published a Tear Sheet (see below) to Framework members detailing an option investment in the bellwether of “Old Tech” – IBM. A monitor displays International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The company was scheduled to report earnings for the first quarter of 2018 in a week, so option prices on Big Blue were relatively high. Using the investing dictum of Buy Low, Sell Dear, we sold put options on IBM’s shares – effectively acting as an insurance company and accepting the risk of a stock price drop in return for a premium payment.
International Business Machines Corp. said Tuesday it will raise its quarterly dividend by 4.7% to $1.57 a share, marking the 23rd-straight year the technology company has boosted its payout. The new dividend, up from $1.50 a share, will be payable June 9 to shareholders of record on May 10. The stock rose 0.4% in morning trade to $146.38.
International Business Machines’ (IBM) Global Business Services segment contributes nearly 21.0% of the company’s overall revenues. This segment is composed of its Application Management, Consulting, and Global Process Services units.
International Business Machines (IBM) dominates the blockchain market with its secure cloud platform and IBM Z mainframe. As one of the primary members of the Hyperledger Fabric committee, IBM makes extensively use of hyperledger technology for all its blockchain applications.
International Business Machines (IBM) is gaining market traction in the AI (artificial intelligence) technology space, driven by its cutting-edge Watson AI platform. The company’s growing cloud business is embedded with AI technology.