Stock Market Now Just Pounding IBM Through Force Of Habit

When you lose money for half a decade, people take a while to come around to acknowledging your success.

This afternoon, Ginni Rometty was given the great pleasure of announcing to investors that IBM beat analyst estimates on revenue for the first time in almost six years. It was a watershed moment for her leadership, a true sign that IBM is ready to step out of the long shadow cast by modern Silicon Valley mega-tech firms and rejoin the world of the living.

Wall Street responded in kind:

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As of this post, IBM is down over 4.25% in after hours trading.