IBM has disappointed its shareholders, but the company's executives plan to convince investors that the tech giant is pivoting to faster-growing businesses that can revive optimism in Big Blue's future.
For fans of IBM, it's been a challenging couple of years. In 2013, the stock slipped 2 percent, which earned it a dubious distinction: It was the only stock in the Dow Jones Industrial index that finished in the red that year. Then, last year, IBM declined nearly 15 percent.
This year, IBM is up 1.5 percent.
At its annual investor briefing in New York, IBM's leaders on Thursday will talk about how the company plans to win back investors and jumpstart its business by investing more aggressively in powerful, higher-value products and services.