Ik hoop niet dat je al je geld in IBM aandelen hebt gepompt, want die hebben gisteren een nieuw dieptepunt bereikt. GA-Source brengt de info.
Shares of IBM fell to their lowest price since June Friday after an influential brokerage analyst cut revenue and earnings estimates and forecast flat hardware sales into mid-2000.
Separately, IBM said Friday it plans to trim 5 to 10 percent of the jobs in its personal computer group, or 500 to 1,000 jobs, as it folds its consumer line into its broader PC operation in a bid to restore the business to profitability.
Laura Conigliaro of Goldman Sachs said surveys of IBM's customer base suggest the growing impact from the so-called Y2K effect as some corporate customers delay spending on new computers as they focus on fixing older equipment.
Shares of IBM fell to just above $111 before recovering slightly to close at $113-1/2, down $2-3/4 on the day on the New York Stock Exchange Friday.