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May 20, 2014
12:59 EDTCRMEarnings Preview: Analysts expect to beat Q1 expectations (CRM) is expected to report first quarter earnings after the market close on Tuesday, May 20 with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. is a provider of enterprise cloud computer and social enterprise solutions. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 10c on revenue of $1.21B. The consensus range is 9c-12c for EPS, and $1.16B-$1.23B for revenue, according to First Call. LAST QUARTER: reported fourth quarter EPS 7c against estimates of 6c on revenue of $1.15B against estimates of $1.13B. The company gave Q1 EPS guidance of 9c-10c and Q1 revenue guidance of $1.21B, as well as fiscal year 2015 EPS guidance of 48c-50c and fiscal year 2015 revenue guidance of $5.25B-$5.3B. also said its CFO Graham Smith will retire in March 2015. STREET RESEARCH: In the past quarter, announces new investments in Europe after posting revenue growth of 41% in the continent in FY14. It plans to add more than 500 new jobs across Europe during FY15. The company also announced a new industries strategy aimed at accelerating the company's growth. In recommendations, Pacific Crest said the company's shares should be bought ahead of its Q1 results due to strong sales for the Salesforce 1 platform. The firm added that its Q1 results and guidance are likely to beat expectations. Wedbush also said that shares are not too high to attract growth-oriented buyers. The company was upgraded at Deutsche Bank, citing recent pullback in shares. Stephens and Oppenheimer said its checks were off to a strong start in FY15 and the company's results are expected to beat consensus expectations. PRICE ACTION: shares have lost more than 19.5% since the first day of trading following the company's Q4 report. In Tuesday afternoon trading ahead of the Q1 report, shares are trading down fractionally to $52.98.
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October 5, 2015
19:50 EDTCRMSalesforce management to meet with JMP Securities
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October 1, 2015
10:45 EDTCRMSalesforce calls active on renewed takeover chatter
Salesforce October weekly 70, 70.5, 71 and 71.5 calls are active on total call volume of 9,900 contracts (720 puts) on renewed takeover chatter. October call option implied volatility is at 43, October is at 37; compared to its 52-week range of 26 to 60. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for upside price movement.
10:26 EDTCRMRumor: Salesforce moves up on renewed takeover chatter
05:56 EDTCRMSalesforce implied volatility of 35 at lower end of index mean range
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September 30, 2015
05:52 EDTCRMSalesforce implied volatility of 36 at lower end of index mean range
September 28, 2015
10:08 EDTCRMTableau price target lowered to $75 at Summit Research on competition concerns
Summit Research analyst Srini Nandury said the firm's channel checks indicate that Tableau's (DATA) software competition will intensify from Salesforce (CRM), Qlik (QLIK) and PowerBI. The analyst thinks Tableau's string of large "beat and raise" quarters will come to an end since most of the "low-hanging fruit" seems to have been picked and the company will need to work harder to acquire new customers. Nandury keeps a Hold rating on Tableau and cut the firm's price target on the stock to $75 from $80.

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