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UPDATE: Barclays Downgrades International Business Machines Awaiting Meaningful Revenue Growth

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In a report published Monday, Barclays Capital analyst Ben A. Reitzes downgraded the rating on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) from Overweight to Equal-Weight, and lowered the price target from $215.00 to $190.00.

In the report, Barclays Capital noted, “It is increasingly clear to us that investors will evaluate IBM on cash flow more than earnings until revenue starts to grow meaningfully. As a result, we are moving our rating for IBM to Equal Weight from Overweight even though shares have been down over the past several months. The mainframe ‘catalyst' has passed and positive benefits from analytics seem to be offset by secular shits to SaaS and Cloud, which seem to adversely impact all of IBM's segments in some way. We have recently performed several surveys that show the disruptive impact of cloud and SaaS are only in the early innings and are set to be more disruptive in 2014 for our whole sector.”

International Business Machines Corp. closed on Friday at $184.10.

Latest Ratings for IBM

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Aug 2016OppenheimerInitiates Coverage onPerform
Jul 2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradesBuyHold
Jul 2016BMO CapitalMaintainsMarket Perform

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