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Player Avatar TMFSpiffyPop (99.45) Submitted: 4/9/2013 2:22:59 PM : Outperform Start Price: $201.78 IBM Score: -52.29

Nobody ever went wrong buying IBM (stock, for the long term). An amazing company by almost any standard I can think of. That said, this won't be hitting my Stock Advisor scorecard anytime soon, I don't think, as there are just too many other companies I can foresee outperforming this one. But it's still darn good enough for one of my green thumbs! Outperform.

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Member Avatar PenchyOne (< 20) Submitted: 4/18/2013 10:35:27 PM
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David

Glad to see you on board for the ride. IBM won't be a 10-bagger soon but a 73% gain since 5/2008 is not too shabby. A good conservative ballast for the port.

Mark

Member Avatar Mathman6577 (36.78) Submitted: 4/29/2013 9:59:52 PM
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The company needs to boost revenues which have been flat for awhile. The stock buy backs and dividends help somewhat.

Member Avatar JohnCLeven (76.28) Submitted: 5/7/2013 3:42:42 PM
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Returns on capital now over 30%, ROE approaching 80%, and consistent growth in earnings and cash flows, with a valuation below the market average. BUY! BUY! BUY!

Member Avatar Rake80 (59.74) Submitted: 5/28/2013 6:06:46 AM
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Or even better...buy LEAPS if you think the stock will moderately rise. A calendar spread my take care of the cost of the LEAP, and you will probably have an option(probably for free) to buy IBM cheap after a few years. I bought one when the stock plunged, and its almost a two-bagger now;)
This strategy won't work that well if the stock starts a slide right now...but considering the two big B's(Buybacks and Buffet) on the prowl, I don't think the stock will go down too much. Works best for me if its range-bound. Sell a call, let it expire or buy back, rinse, repeat...Thanks Jeff Fisher and his team for the interesting options introduction!

Member Avatar TMFSpiffyPop (99.45) Submitted: 9/4/2013 5:37:22 AM
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Well, underperforming so far -- noting -16 Score 5 five months later....

Member Avatar TMFSpiffyPop (99.45) Submitted: 7/3/2014 2:28:46 AM
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-33 Score 15 months later.

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