Technical & System Software

(ADSK) Autodesk’s First Quarter Earning Lag – Down Year Over Year

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) reported first-quarter 2014 non-GAAP earnings of 42 cents, which decreased 10.6% from the year-ago quarter. Including stock-based compensation, earnings came in at 31 cents per share which lagged the Zacks Consensus...

20May2013 | | Comments Off on (ADSK) Autodesk’s First Quarter Earning Lag – Down Year Over Year | Continued

(CNQR) Concur Technologies’ Second Quarter Earnings Beat Estimates

Concur Technologies (CNQR) reported strong second quarter 2013 results with earnings per share (non-GAAP pre-tax income) of 24 cents, well above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of -3 cents a share. However, earnings were down 27.3% year...

14May2013 | | Comments Off on (CNQR) Concur Technologies’ Second Quarter Earnings Beat Estimates | Continued

(CNQR) Concur Technologies Partners with Expedia

On April 11, 2013 Concur Technologies, Inc. (CNQR) announced its new global partnership with Egencia, the business travel division of Expedia Inc. (EXPE). The strategic partnership is aimed to deliver...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (CNQR) Concur Technologies Partners with Expedia | Continued

(ADSK) Autodesk Buys German Software Company PI-VR

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) recently completed the acquisition of German software company PI-VR for an undisclosed amount. PI-VR develops software for the automotive industry. Hence, the addition of PI-VR’s visualization...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (ADSK) Autodesk Buys German Software Company PI-VR | Continued

(PDFS) PDF Solutions – Momentum – Zacks Rank Buy

PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) is a technology and service provider for integrated chip (IC) manufacturers, and its shares have been trending higher since reporting its second quarter results on August 8. Currently, this Zacks #2 Rank...

27Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (PDFS) PDF Solutions – Momentum – Zacks Rank Buy | Continued

(MCRS) MICROS Systems Earnings Preview

MICROS Systems, Inc. (MCRS) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter fiscal 2012 earnings on Thursday, August 23, 2012, after the closing bell.

The current Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at 55 cents a share for the quarter,...

21Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (MCRS) MICROS Systems Earnings Preview | Continued

(ADSK) Autodesk Earnings Preview

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) is scheduled to release its fiscal second quarter 2013 results after the market closes on August 23, 2012.  In the run up to the earnings release we do not notice any movement in the analysts’ estimates. However,...

21Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (ADSK) Autodesk Earnings Preview | Continued

(MCRS) MICROS System Analyst Stays Neutral

We reiterate our Neutral recommendation on MICROS Systems Inc. (MCRS). Even though a few important contract wins dominated the overall performance of the company, its failure to get rid of a few lingering downsides obstructed its...

27Apr2012 | | Comments Off on (MCRS) MICROS System Analyst Stays Neutral | Continued

(SNPS) Synopsys Reports Decent Fourth Quarter

Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) reported fourth quarter 2011 earnings per share (EPS) of 37 cents, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 45 cents per share, but surpassed the 4Q10 EPS of 31 cents. The company was able to drive sales, while...

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(ADSK) Autodesk Gets GRIP Entertainment

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) has acquired GRIP Entertainment, a privately-held artificial intelligence (AI) game middleware company. The deal has been closed this month, but no financial details or terms of purchase were disclosed.

The...

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(ADSK) Autodesk Acquires Micro Application Packages Limited

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) has agreed to acquire Micro Application Packages Ltd. (MAP Software), provider of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and estimating software that lends support to the mechanical, electrical...

27Oct2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ADSK) New Cloud Offerings from Autodesk

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) has unveiled a collection of more than a dozen Web-based capabilities, products and services, named Autodesk Cloud. By using Autodesk Cloud, Autodesk customers will be able to store their work and gain access...

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(ADSK) Company News for August 31, 2011 – Corporate Summary

•    DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW) posted Q2 EPS of $0.74, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.61 per share. Revenues for the quarter rose 14.7% to $476.3 million

•    Barnes and Noble (NYSE:BKS)...

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(ADSK) Company News for August 22, 2011 – Corporate Summary

•    Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) was rumored to be in talks with cable companies and may possibly acquire Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR)

•    AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (NYSE:ANN)...

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(ADSK) Autodesk Beats Earnings on Strong Revenues

Autodesk Inc.(ADSK) reported second quarter 2012 earnings of 36 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by two cents. Earnings per share (EPS), including stock-based compensation but excluding one-time charges, increased...

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(ACIW) Company News for July 27, 2011 – Corporate Summary

•    Ford (NYSE:F) reported Q2 EPS of $0.65, ex-items, exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.60 per share. Revenues from the auto sector rose 16.3% year-over-year to $33.5 billion, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $31.8 billion

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(ADSK) Company News for July 25, 2011 – Corporate Summary

•    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) reported first quarter earnings per share of $0.09, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny

•    Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT)...

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(CNQR) Concur Technologies Acquires GlobalExpense

Washington-based Concur Technologies Inc. (CNQR) recently completed the acquisition of GlobalExpense for £12 million (US$19.7 million) and an earn-out payment of £2 million on achievement of certain milestones. GlobalExpense is...

11Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ADSK) Autodesk Reaffirms Outlook

In the recently concluded investor meeting, Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) reiterated its second quarter 2012 and fiscal 2012 guidance, supported by the steady growth in demand for its products.

Autodesk in the recently concluded quarter...

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(VMW) VMware Sets vFabric5 Rolling

VMware Inc.(VMW) unveiled its latest offering in the application platform space with vFabric5. The platform, vFabric5 is set to redefine cloud architectures by providing a modern programming model coupled with next-generation platform...

29Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CNQR) Concur Technology Updates Paperless Technology

Concur Technology Inc. (CNQR) provided latest update for its Concur® Breeze and Concur® Premier clients to help them to manage and eliminate paper from their businesses. Through the newly introduced technology, called the Receipt...

14Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ADSK) Autodesk Reports Earnings In Line with Analysts

Engineering and entertainment software design maker, Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) reported first quarter 2012 earnings of 31 cents per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Earnings per share (EPS), including stock-based compensation...

12Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ADSK) Autodesk 2012 First Quarter Earnings Preview

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) is scheduled to announce its first quarter 2012 results on May 19, 2011. We do not see any major variation in analysts’ estimates in the run-up to the earnings report.

Prior Quarter Recap

Autodesk...

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(CNQR) Concur Technologies Beats Earnings Estimates

Concur Technologies Inc. (CNQR) reported second-quarter fiscal 2011 earnings per share from continuing operations of 6 cents, below the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 9 cents and prior-year earnings per share of 13 cents. However, the...

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(VMW) VMware Reports Strong First Quarter Earnings

VMware Inc. (VMW) reported strong first quarter 2011 results beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 27 cents by a penny. Shares were up $10.73 (12.48%) in after-hours trading.

Operational Performance

Earnings...

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(ADSK) Autodesk Enhances Partner Program

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) enhanced several components of its 2011 Autodesk Partner Program in a bid to boost its sales by increasing the capabilities of its global resellers.

Autodesk’s global Partner Program was unveiled last...

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(ADSK) Autodesk Acquires Blue Ridge Numerics Incorporated

Software company Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc., a provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, for approximately $39.0 million in cash. However, the deal...

28Mar2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ADSK) Stock Market News for March 25, 2011 – Market News

Expectations of strong corporate results and encouraging domestic data helped the benchmarks move modestly higher on Thursday. Investors zoomed in on the events at home and shrugged off global concerns that had previously caused much damage to the indices. Technology and retailers led the gains and...

28Mar2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ADSK) Stock Market News for March 25, 2011 – Market News

Expectations of strong corporate results and encouraging domestic data helped the benchmarks move modestly higher on Thursday. Investors zoomed in on the events at home and shrugged off global concerns that had previously caused much damage to the indices. Technology and retailers led the gains and...

25Mar2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ADSK) Stock Market News for February 28, 2011 – Market News

On Friday, markets returned to their winning ways after three consecutive days of losses. Moderately positive domestic economic data and a small decline in crude prices brought cheer to investors after a week of falling indices. This was the worst performing week for the year, marked by unrest in...

28Feb2011 | | 0 comments | Continued