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February 12, 2014
10:42 EDTWDAY, NTAP, CSOD, CRMCornerstone OnDemand weak after results, analysts remain upbeat
Shares of cloud computing company Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) are dropping after the company reported in-line revenue and lower than expected profit. A number of analysts, however, were upbeat about the company following its results. WHAT'S NEW: Cornerstone OnDemand, which provides cloud-based management talent management solutions, reported a fourth quarter earnings per share loss, excluding some items, of 3c. Analysts' consensus estimate was 0c. The company provided slightly lower than expected first quarter revenue guidance, and its fiscal 2014 profit guidance came in significantly below expectations. On the other hand, the company's fiscal 2014 revenue guidance was ahead of the consensus outlook. Cornerstone stated that its momentum remains strong, noting that its bookings jumped 51% last quarter, versus the same period a year earlier. The company added that it had been able to significantly grow its sales to midmarket companies last year, while expanding its service into new industries, such as automotive, energy, and consumer products. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors, Pacific Crest analyst Brendan Barnicle wrote that Cornerstone's billing growth should enable the company to grow over the long-term. Moreover, the company's decision to increase investments in its business seem warranted, added the analyst. He increased his price target on the stock to $60 from $55 and kept an Outperform rating on the shares. Also upbeat on Cornerstone was JMP Securities analyst Patrick Walravens. Cornerstone's revenue guidance was "solid," and its "rapid growth" can continue, wrote the analyst, who hiked his price target on the shares to $70 from $56 and kept an Outperform rating on the stock. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies that provide cloud-based solutions include Workday (WDAY), salesforce.com (CRM), and NetApp (NTAP). PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Cornerstone fell 64c, or 1.1%, to $57.70.
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July 1, 2015
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June 30, 2015
12:59 EDTCRMSalesforce management to meet with UBS
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06:04 EDTNTAPStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MU NTAP
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June 29, 2015
14:53 EDTNTAPBankers see suitors being cool to NetApp amid competition, dealReporter says
Two industry bankers said NetApp’s worsening performance and rising competition are leading to little or no strategic interest from potential suitors, reported dealReporter, according to contacts.
June 28, 2015
16:00 EDTCRMFormer Salesforce CFO Graham Smith to depart June 30
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12:47 EDTCRMTech sector earnings 'melt away' when accounting for stock comp, Barron's says
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June 25, 2015
07:03 EDTNTAPNetApp did little to alleviate investor concerns, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Andrew Nowinski says NetApp's tech talk with new CEO George Kurian did little to alleviate investor concerns since no new initiatives were revealed. New management is continuing to execute the "failed strategy" that prior management initiated, Nowinski tells investors in a research note. He views shares as fairly valued and keeps a Neutral rating on NetApp.
June 20, 2015
16:10 EDTNTAPNetApp participates in a conference call with UBS
UBS IT Hardware Analyst Steve Milunovich hosts CEO George Kurian, who will discuss NetApp's technology, strategy and direction on a conference call to be held on June 24 at 1 pm. Webcast Link

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