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(CPWR) Compuware’s Covisint Files S-1

As a part of Compuware’s (CPWR) earlier announced restructuring initiatives, the company’s fully owned subsidiary Covisint Corp recently filed an S-1 statement with the Securities and Exchange...

30Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (CPWR) Compuware’s Covisint Files S-1 | Continued

(MSFT) Business Houses Adopt Office 365

The world’s largest software maker, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), is gaining popularity among companies like Sensia Halsovard AB, Arysta LifeScience and SEPCOIII.

Previously, all these organizations deployed Google...

30Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Business Houses Adopt Office 365 | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Cuts Prices to Match Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) recently announced its decision to slash prices for its Windows Azure cloud services as part of an effort to better compete with Amazon‘s (AMZN)...

2May2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Microsoft Cuts Prices to Match Amazon Web Services | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Posts Strong Earnings

The world’s largest software company Microsoft (MSFT) reported earnings just after the bell, EPS $0.72, surpassing Zacks consensus estimate of $0.67.  Revenues came in just below Zacks estimate of $20.5 billion, at $20.49 billion.

Analysts were concerned...

2May2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Microsoft Posts Strong Earnings | Continued

(OBAS) Pacira Pharmaceuticals Sees Positive Data on Exparel

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PCRX) recently announced positive data from a phase IV study, EXCLAIM, evaluating the use of Exparel for postsurgical analgesia in patients undergoing four common plastic surgery procedures, namely, abdominoplasty,...

27Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (OBAS) Pacira Pharmaceuticals Sees Positive Data on Exparel | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft and NBC Sports Collaborate

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and NBC Sports Group have announced a partnership to use Windows Azure Media Services across NBC Sports’ digital platforms.

NBC Sports is the sports division of the NBC television network. The group...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Microsoft and NBC Sports Collaborate | Continued

(MSFT) ABB Selects Microsoft Office 365

The world’s largest software maker Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced that power and automation technology major, ABB Ltd. (ABB) chose to deploy its Office 365 and...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) ABB Selects Microsoft Office 365 | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Furthers Tablet Plans

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) plans to launch a 7-inch Surface tablet later this year to catch up with its rivals, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The company launched its 10.6-inch screen Surface tablet in October last year...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Microsoft Furthers Tablet Plans | Continued

(MSFT) Electronic Arts Downsizes Montreal Studio

Reportedly, Electronic Arts (EA) is downsizing its Montreal game studio. The downsizing comes on the heels of the sudden resignation of its chief executive officer (“CEO”) John Riccitiello on Mar 30, 2013.

The...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Electronic Arts Downsizes Montreal Studio | Continued

(ORCL) Will Q1 Provide the Earnings Growth Bottom? – Earnings Outlook

The first quarter 2013 earnings season has gotten underway, though it will take another three weeks for the reporting cycle to heat up. The initial reports from the likes of Oracle (ORCL) and FedEx (FDX)...

15Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (ORCL) Will Q1 Provide the Earnings Growth Bottom? – Earnings Outlook | Continued

(ORCL) Economic Data Turns Market Bearish – Earnings Preview

The market’s mood appears to have shifted following the recent run of weak economic data, with investors grudgingly acknowledging that the economy may not be in as good a shape as everybody had expected. May be it’s the typical seasonal weakness that we have become accustomed to in recent years,...

7Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (ORCL) Economic Data Turns Market Bearish – Earnings Preview | Continued

(ORCL) Will an Earnings Growth Bottom Arrive in 2013’s First Quarter?

The first quarter 2013 earnings season has gotten underway, though it will take another three weeks for the reporting cycle to heat up. The initial reports from the likes of Oracle (ORCL) and FedEx (FDX)...

28Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (ORCL) Will an Earnings Growth Bottom Arrive in 2013’s First Quarter? | Continued

(ORCL) A Breather Before Q1 Earnings Deluge – Earnings Preview

The first quarter earnings season has gotten underway, though it will take a few more weeks for the reporting cycle to get into high gear. The initial reports from the likes of Oracle (ORCL) and FedEx (FDX)...

23Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (ORCL) A Breather Before Q1 Earnings Deluge – Earnings Preview | Continued

(SAP) SAP to Acquire Camilion

SAP AG (SAP) recently announced its intention to acquire Camilion – a software company that helps insurers gain enterprise-wide alertness with their products and underwriting – to expand its insurance capabilities. The financial...

20Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (SAP) SAP to Acquire Camilion | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Office 365 Makes Gains in Healthcare Sector

The world’s largest software maker Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) Office 365 is gaining traction in the healthcare sector with organizations such as FHI 360, Gwinnett Hospital System, Kindred Healthcare Inc. and Mihills Webb Medical...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Microsoft Office 365 Makes Gains in Healthcare Sector | Continued

(BMC) BMC Footprints for Indiana Campus

BMC Software Inc. (BMC) recently announced that it will provide information technology service management (ITSM) support to the Indiana University for an undisclosed amount.

The University is a public research institution and...

25Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (BMC) BMC Footprints for Indiana Campus | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Teams Up with Huawei

The world’s largest software maker Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced that it is teaming up with Chinese telecom giant Huawei to release a low-cost Windows Phone 8 in Africa. Microsoft expects the phone to strengthen its position...

15Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Microsoft Teams Up with Huawei | Continued

(SAP) SAP Beats Fourth Quarter Estimates

SAP (SAP) reported fourth quarter and full year 2012 results. Earnings per share for the quarter were €1.14 ($1.47), up 7.0% year over year and 16.7% above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.26 a share. Profits during the quarter...

25Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (SAP) SAP Beats Fourth Quarter Estimates | Continued

(INTU) A Weak Link Between ROE and High (Stock Price) Returns

A popular measure of profitability, return on equity, also referred to as ROE, does not hold up well as a primary screening criterion for identifying stocks with potential upside.

The ratio divides net income by shareholder equity. It reveals how much profit a company is earning of off its...

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(ADBE) Adobe Systems – Bear of the Day

Adobe Systems’ (ADBE) fourth quarter earnings exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate on higher revenue. However, the subscription service will hurt Adobe’s revenue growth in the short term as it brings in revenues on a monthly basis...

17Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (ADBE) Adobe Systems – Bear of the Day | Continued

(BMC) BMC Software Selected by EasyStreet Online Services

BMC Software (BMC) has recently won a deal from managed services provider EasyStreet Online Services. Increasing client count had made the task of tracking service requests difficult for EasyStreet.

Also, EasyStreet Online Services...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (BMC) BMC Software Selected by EasyStreet Online Services | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Gains Defense Deal

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) recently won a three-year Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement for its latest software from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The $617.0 million contract will cover 75% of the defense personnel from the...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Microsoft Gains Defense Deal | Continued

(ORCL) Oracle – Growth & Income

Oracle Corp. (ORCL) reported better-than-expected fiscal second quarter results last month that included a positive earnings surprise and a solid outlook. In response, Zacks Consensus Estimates for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 have been heading...

14Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (ORCL) Oracle – Growth & Income | Continued

(ADBE) Adobe Systems – Bear of the Day

Adobe Systems’ (ADBE) fourth quarter earnings exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate, but we feel the subscription service will hurt Adobe’s revenue growth. Hence, we are downgrading our recommendation on Adobe shares from Neutral...

7Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (ADBE) Adobe Systems – Bear of the Day | Continued

(CPWR) Elliot Proposes to Buy Compuware

Recently, Elliott Management Corp declared its intention to buy Compuware Corporation (CPWR) for $2.3 billion. Elliott Management offered $11.00 per share or a premium of 15% on the Compuware’s Friday closing price for acquiring...

27Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (CPWR) Elliot Proposes to Buy Compuware | Continued

(ORCL) Oracle Expands Cloud – Buys Eloqua

Oracle Corp. (ORCL) is aggressively building its position in the cloud-computing arena through strategic acquisitions. After acquiring cloud-based service providers RightNow Technologies in January and Taleo Corp in April this year,...

24Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (ORCL) Oracle Expands Cloud – Buys Eloqua | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft Vies for Tablet Share

By mid-December, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) plans to add more retail outlets from where its tablet, Microsoft Surface, will be sold. Further, Microsoft is transforming several holiday stores into permanent Microsoft retail outlets.

Microsoft...

18Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Microsoft Vies for Tablet Share | Continued

(CPWR) Compuware Chosen by Patheon

Recently, Compuware Corporation (CPWR) declared that its professional services automation (PSA) solution, Changepoint, has been adopted by Patheon Inc. The reason behind selecting Changepoint is its...

3Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (CPWR) Compuware Chosen by Patheon | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft to Invest in Brazil

The world’s largest software maker, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will invest $100.0 million in a new research center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The investment will cover research and development, and other entrepreneurial programs.

This...

11Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (MSFT) Microsoft to Invest in Brazil | Continued

(BMC) BMC Software Wins Swisscom Deal

Deals are indeed flowing for BMC Software (BMC) and the company now serves a large chunk of firms with its cloud computing solutions. The new entrant in this list is Swisscom, which has opted for BMC’s solutions to curtail service...

8Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (BMC) BMC Software Wins Swisscom Deal | Continued