Saratoga Research & Investment Management increased Int’l Business Machines (IBM) stake by 2.77% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Saratoga Research & Investment Management acquired 6,501 shares as Int’l Business Machines (IBM)’s stock declined 15.88%. The Saratoga Research & Investment Management holds 240,959 shares with $34.96M value, up from 234,458 last quarter. Int’l Business Machines now has $143.28B valuation. The stock increased 2.66% or $4.01 during the last trading session, reaching $154.76. About 5.48 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has risen 4.86% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.
SOLID CONTROLS INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:SLDC) had an increase of 186.05% in short interest. SLDC’s SI was 12,300 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 186.05% from 4,300 shares previously. With 132,000 avg volume, 0 days are for SOLID CONTROLS INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:SLDC)’s short sellers to cover SLDC’s short positions. The stock decreased 1.35% or $0.0001 during the last trading session, reaching $0.0073. About shares traded. SmartSet Automation, LLC (OTCMKTS:SLDC) has 0.00% since February 15, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.
SmartSet Automation, LLC engages in the design and manufacture of integrated machine controls that are sold to manufacturers of plastic parts for the automotive, household products, and electronics industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $7,146. It makes microprocessor electronic control systems for injection molding machines. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also supplies retrofit systems, which include hardware, software programming, and installation services.
Since January 31, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 insider sales for $99,659 activity. WADDELL FREDERICK H bought $99,659 worth of stock or 610 shares.
Saratoga Research & Investment Management decreased Wal (NYSE:WMT) stake by 12,360 shares to 906,198 valued at $70.81M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 12,409 shares and now owns 644,092 shares. Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) was reduced too.
Among 33 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 13 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. International Business Machines had 123 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Sell” rating and $12500 target in Wednesday, July 12 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, January 19. Societe Generale downgraded the shares of IBM in report on Wednesday, April 19 to “Sell” rating. Societe Generale upgraded the shares of IBM in report on Monday, September 26 to “Hold” rating. The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 15. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $167.0 target in Wednesday, August 30 report. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, April 4 by Berenberg. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 19. On Thursday, November 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of IBM in report on Monday, November 13 with “Hold” rating.