North Star Investment Management Cut By $1.93 Million Its Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Com (HCOM) Position; International Business Machines Common (IBM) SI Increased By 13.06%

International Business Machines Corporation Common (NYSE:IBM) had an increase of 13.06% in short interest. IBM’s SI was 18.96 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 13.06% from 16.77 million shares previously. With 8.01M avg volume, 2 days are for International Business Machines Corporation Common (NYSE:IBM)’s short sellers to cover IBM’s short positions. The SI to International Business Machines Corporation Common’s float is 2.14%. The stock increased 1.98% or $3.1 during the last trading session, reaching $159.31. About 5.02 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has risen 4.86% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.

North Star Investment Management Corp decreased Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc Com (HCOM) stake by 57.65% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. North Star Investment Management Corp sold 66,500 shares as Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc Com (HCOM)’s stock rose 1.58%. The North Star Investment Management Corp holds 48,850 shares with $1.46M value, down from 115,350 last quarter. Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc Com now has $322.49 million valuation. The stock decreased 1.38% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $27.83. About 23,860 shares traded or 101.79% up from the average. Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCOM) has risen 17.14% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.44% the S&P500.

Among 33 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 13 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. International Business Machines had 125 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by UBS. As per Tuesday, July 19, the company rating was maintained by Bernstein. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by Morgan Stanley. Goldman Sachs maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $150 target in Tuesday, April 19 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 19. The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, July 19. Goldman Sachs maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) rating on Tuesday, July 19. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $147 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 22 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, April 19 with “Hold”.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology services and products worldwide. The company has market cap of $146.75 billion. The Company’s Cognitive Solutions segment includes Watson, a cognitive computing platform that interacts in natural language, processes big data, and learns from interactions with people and computers. It has a 25.97 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Cognitive Solutions segment also offers data and analytics solutions, including analytics and data management platforms, cloud data services, enterprise social software, talent management solutions, and solutions tailored by industry; and transaction processing software that runs mission-critical systems in banking, airlines, and retail industries.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.29, from 0.74 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 70 investors sold International Business Machines Corporation shares while 676 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 519.10 million shares or 2.22% less from 530.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Dearborn Prtnrs Limited Liability Com accumulated 164,804 shares. Cadinha And Com Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 3,228 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has 26,717 shares. Blume Capital Mngmt holds 0.07% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 940 shares. Moreover, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Ltd has 0.19% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Susquehanna International Grp Inc Ltd Liability Partnership owns 0.02% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 326,762 shares. Vnbtrust Natl Association invested in 14,045 shares. Focused Ltd Liability Com stated it has 2.83% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). 251,333 are owned by Utd Capital Fincl Advisers. Birmingham Mngmt Co Al reported 1.56% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). 37,554 were accumulated by Murphy Management. Dumont And Blake Investment Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1.18% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). First Financial In reported 1,347 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Aviance Capital Mgmt Limited Company reported 6,739 shares stake. Moreover, Golub Grp Llc has 0.11% invested in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) for 8,100 shares.

Since January 31, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 insider sales for $2.69 million activity. $99,659 worth of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) was bought by WADDELL FREDERICK H on Wednesday, January 31. $780,000 worth of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) was sold by Gherson Diane J on Monday, February 26. $2.01 million worth of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) was sold by Clementi Erich.

North Star Investment Management Corp increased Ishares 1 (SHY) stake by 25,952 shares to 74,304 valued at $6.28 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Apple Inc Com (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 2,611 shares and now owns 99,612 shares. Lakeland Inds Inc Com (NASDAQ:LAKE) was raised too.

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