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April 8, 2014
13:27 EDTGOOGL, MSFT, GOOG, CTXSGoogle, Citrix to collaborate on Chromebooks
Citrix (CTXS) announced it is working with Google (GOOG, GOOGL) to deliver Windows (MSFT) apps to Google Chromebooks. Citrix announced a promotional discount of 25% for XenApp Platinum edition, the flagship version that also includes Citrix AppDNA application management technology. AppDNA speeds up the migration for Microsoft customers from Windows XP to the newest versions. The promotion begins April 8, the date that Windows XP reaches end-of-life.
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November 17, 2015
16:14 EDTCTXSCitrix sees FY16 revenue up 1%-2%
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16:14 EDTCTXSCitrix announces increase of focus on core enterprise strategy
Citrix Systems announced the initial results of its operations review. The decisions made will allow the company to significantly increase focus on its core enterprise strategy of secure and reliable delivery of applications and data, and consequently build a more efficient, scalable and profitable company. Immediate actions include rationalizing the company's current product portfolio, realigning and optimizing operations and resources, and a restructuring of its labor force. Key conclusions and initial plans from the company's operational review include, but are not limited to: A determination that a spinoff of the GoTo family of products into a separate public company is in the best interest of all stakeholders, allowing both companies to enhance its strategic focus and respective competitive positions, while permitting Citrix to improve operational efficiency. Please see news release here for additional detail. Plans to increase emphasis and resources to core enterprise products for secure and reliable application and data delivery, including XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile, ShareFile and NetScaler. To achieve this focus, the company will end investment in certain other products and programs, in some cases moving technologies into strategic products, in other cases providing an orderly end-of-life to non-core products. The evaluation of all products, technologies, offerings and programs is ongoing, and will focus on enterprise readiness, ability to drive customer value, and growth and profitability prospects. A realignment of resources that is expected to eliminate about 1,000 full-time and contract roles, excluding the effect of spinning off the GoTo business. The restructuring will focus on simplification of the company's enterprise go-to-market motion and roles while improving coverage, reflect changes in the company's product focus, and balance resources with demand across the company's marketing, general and administration areas. The majority of these actions will take place in November 2015 and in January 2016. As a result of these actions, Citrix said it expects to achieve approximately $200M in annualized pre-tax cost savings, with approximately 75% of those cost savings anticipated to be realized in FY16. Citrix currently expects to incur pre-tax charges in the range of approximately $65M-$85M related to employee severance arrangements during the Q4 of FY15 and during FY16.
16:12 EDTCTXSCitrix targets at least 28% non-GAAP operating margin for FY16
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16:12 EDTCTXSCitrix targets at least 30% non-GAAP operating margin for FY17
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16:11 EDTCTXSCitrix sees FY16 non-GAAP EPS $4.40-$4.50, consensus $4.21
16:09 EDTCTXSCitrix apppoints Tim Minahan as Chief Marketing Officer
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16:07 EDTCTXSCitrix to spin off GoTo family of products
Citrix Systems announced plans to spin off its GoTo family of products into a separate, publicly traded company. The transaction, which is intended to be a tax-free spinoff to Citrix shareholders, is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016. Citrix's announcement to pursue a separation follows a thorough review of strategic alternatives for the GoTo family of products. Citrix believes that this strategic decision will allow Citrix and the company established by the spinoff to enhance their strategic focus and respective competitive positions, while permitting Citrix to improve operational efficiency. Immediately following the separation, Citrix shareholders will own shares in two publicly traded companies: The company established as a result of the spinoff will be made up of GoToAssist, GoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar, Grasshopper and OpenVoice. This company will more effectively allocate resources in line with its own market opportunity, unique growth priorities and go-to-market capabilities, as well as adapt more quickly to SaaS market and customer dynamics; and, Citrix, which will focus on its strategic solutions for secure and reliable delivery of applications and data. Upon completion of the separation, Chris Hylen, who currently serves as senior vice president and general manager of the Citrix Mobility Apps Business Unit, will serve as CEO of the new company. Citrix plans to provide further details about the board and management team as it works towards completion of the separation. Citrix will disclose additional information regarding the spinoff, including historical financial and capitalization information, in a Form 10 to be filed with the SEC on a future date. The name of the new company will be determined in the coming months.
11:51 EDTCTXSCitrix management to meet with Pacific Crest
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11:25 EDTGOOG, GOOGLGoogle to fight Russia's antitrust ruling on Android platform, Reuters reports
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09:02 EDTMSFTAnalyst pans competing products, says buy Fitbit
Shares of previous high-flier Fitbit (FIT) have dropped about 30% in the last two weeks following the company's third quarter earnings report, but an analyst at Bank of America upgraded his view of the fitness tracker maker this morning, saying that now is the time to buy ahead of fourth quarter results that may be boosted by the "underwhelming" new products being launched by its competitors. UNDERWHELMING COMPETITION: Fitbit's sales guidance for this holiday quarter looks conservative, contends Bank of America analyst Nat Schindler, who notes that the company only had the launch of one new product last December but will have the Charge, Charge HR and Surge to drive sales this season. Schindler also notes that the company's international advertising has expanded into more countries ahead of the holidays this year. Key, however, may be the "underwhelming" lineup of new or updated fitness trackers launched by competitors, such as the Microsoft's (MSFT) Band 2, Jawbone's UP4 and Sony's (SNE) Smartband 2, many of which have only minor improvements and no "must have" features to pull consumers away from Fitbit, Schindler told investors in his research note. PLATFORM PICKING UP STEAM: The analyst also pointed out that Fitbit now has more than 20 companies signed onto its health and wellness platform, including big names like Target (TGT) and Barclays (BCS), which he believes should help drive revenue beats in the upcoming fiscal year due to increased device sales. Also, the additional dashboard data should help Fitbit maintain long-term user engagement, said Schindler. APPLE WATCH: Apple's (AAPL) Apple Watch is largely viewed as the biggest potential competitive threat to Fitbit's offerings, but on the fitness tracker maker's last earnings call CEO James Park said Fitbit's products differ from those of its competitors in several key aspects, including pricing, cross-platform compatibility, brand awareness and product line breadth. Other wearables makers include Garmin (GRMN) and Samsung. PRICE ACTION: Since the day after Fitbit's last earnings report after the market close on November 2, its shares have fallen about 29.5% to close yesterday at $28.80. In pre-market trading this morning, Fitbit shares rose 2% to $29.40.
07:56 EDTMSFTUBS to hold a conference
Global Technology Conference is being held in San Francisco on November 16-18 with webcasted company presentations to begin on November 17 at 10:45 am.; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
06:35 EDTGOOGL, GOOGGoogle's Project Aura working on three new wearables, the Information says
Google's revamped Google Glass project, known as Project Aura, is developing a wearable with a screen and at least one without, the Information reports. Three versions of the head-mounted device are currently in development, though three may be consolidated into two, the report says. The two without a screen rely on bone conduction, much like the original Google Glass, the report says. Reference Link
06:16 EDTMSFTMicrosoft turns around flawed security technology, NY Times says
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05:35 EDTGOOGLGoogle Class A implied volatility of 20 at lower end of index mean range
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November 16, 2015
17:02 EDTMSFTPoint72 added to lululemon position, subtracted from Netflix position
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16:00 EDTMSFTOptions Update; November 16, 2015
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09:59 EDTGOOGLOmega bought Valeant in Q3, sold some SuneEdison
Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors gave a quarterly update on its stakes in a filing this morning, disclosing its positions as of September 30. NEW STAKES: Pfizer (PFE), Valeant (VRX) Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), TerraForm Global (GLBL), Cigna (CI). INCREASED STAKES: Google Class A (GOOGL), Facebook (FB), Delta Air Lines (DAL). DECREASED STAKES: SunEdison (SUNE), Shire (SHPG), Citi (C), KAR Auction (KAR), LyondellBasell (LYB). LIQUIDATED STAKES: McKesson (MCK), 21st Century Fox (FOXA), General Motors (GM), QEP Resources (QEP), eBay (EBAY).
09:33 EDTGOOGL, GOOGeBay second week of November SSS up 0.4%, ChannelAdvisor says
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07:50 EDTCTXSUBS to hold a conference
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06:27 EDTGOOGL, GOOGYandex extends Google antitrust battle to EU, Bloomberg reports
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