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IBM: Why has the price shot up so high?
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Emcee:  Katie Hickox Type:  Unmoderated
I have worked in the computer field for over 10 years and I can't understand why IBM's share price has risen nearly 30% in the last few months. Most large Fortune 1000 accounts I have seen deride IBM and only use them for large mainframe operations. IBM's PC's and PC software programs have been the joke of the industry and I have seen where IBM has been literally been run out of some accounts. Even with healthy mainframe sales, most companies I see are eager to unload them and move to client-server platforms wherever possible.

Despite the recent drop in shareprice, does anyone out there think that IBM is going to continue to increase market share and revenues and will regain its market leader status in client-server?

It seems to me that much of the rise in share price has been due to the CEO's relentless downsizing in which usually the most talented IBM'ers leave first.

Any ex-IBM'rs out there who want to comment on this one?
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121 IBM's mainframe growth flat. IBM's AIX workstation lost ground to Sun MHammerHead-1/31/1997
120 A strong dollar generally knocks a few cents off of earnings. This effect is miToby-1/31/1997
119 Does anyone have any opinion on the value of $ and how it might effect the earnuu-1/30/1997
118 Talal, you and some others were right on this issue !! congratulations to the wMicelli-1/29/1997
116 Talal, regarding currency your remarks are right I guess, but there seems to beMicelli-1/25/1997
115 Tal, If you could help me out. The people who are selling the stock, would thRosemary-1/23/1997
114 yes micelli, i am still bullish with 200 target , but the problem i see in q TALAL MALAS-1/23/1997
113 Thanks for the reply. --KHKatie Hickox-1/22/1997
112 Talal, I thought earnings were to underperform slightly as a result of some indMicelli-1/22/1997
111 To all- IBM downgraded to buy. One firm, Goldman I believe, said they were loMadpinto-1/22/1997
110 stock is down $5.00 this morning at 8:30.jane dragone-1/22/1997
109 DON'T COUNT ON JAN '97hash-1/21/1997
108 $3.93. good solid number 18 c. negative impact of curreny. overall results stiTALAL MALAS-1/21/1997
107 Please remember that better than expected earnings did not help Intel. Mike.Madpinto-1/20/1997
106 Talal. I hope you are right.. Hopefully, better earnings will lift both IBM anKarim Shariff-1/20/1997
105 what makes you think the earnings will not be good.??? my prediction is eps wiTALAL MALAS-1/20/1997
104 Hello I am new on this forum but being a close watcher of IBM for some ten yearMicelli-1/20/1997
103 Robert do you think IBM will split when the announce earnings?Does the stock harobert w fain-1/19/1997
102 I meant did it roll into the july meltdown or did elaine Z. really cause that hpeace-1/12/1997
101 Hi Steve. I do not follow your question re IBM.wiley murray-1/12/1997
100 did this happen???hpeace-1/12/1997
99 Talk about getting back late, sorry, no put off. Basically IBM and many othersrobert m evans-1/4/1997
98 I just had to respond to this one because I work for IBM Global Services and whMagic-1/3/1997
96 why don't you email me and we can talk about BIG BLUE and high it can goGrim Reaper-12/22/1996
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