New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - May 28, 2022) - Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM" or the "Company") IBM. Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-476-6529, ext. 7980.
The investigation concerns whether IBM and certain of its officers and/or directors have engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.
On October 16, 2018, IBM issued a press release announcing its preliminary results for its third quarter of 2018. The Company reported revenue of $18.8 billion, down 2%, and slowing growth in its "Strategic Imperatives" line of business.
On this news, IBM's stock price fell $11.07 per share, or 7.6%, to close at $134.05 per share on October 17, 2018.
Then, on October 20, 2021, IBM issued a press release announcing its results for its third quarter of 2021. The Company announced total revenues for the quarter of $17.62 billion, a shortfall of $191.84 million based on analyst estimates. The main culprit was the Cloud & Cognitive Software segment, which had revenues of $5.69 billion, a shortfall of approximately $80 million based on analyst estimates of $5.77 billion. Over 42% of the shortfall of approximately $190 million was attributable to Cloud & Cognitive Software (including IBM's Watson business), the segment where most of the strategic revenue produced by the Company's reclassification of revenues from non-strategic to strategic historically went.
On this news, IBM's stock price fell $12.80 per share, or 9.56%, to close at $121.07 per share on October 21, 2021.
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Robert S. Willoughby
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