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April 15, 2014
11:23 EDTACN, WIT, IBM, INFY, CTSHInfosys falls after quarterly revenue trails estimates
Shares of Infosys (INFY), which consults on business information technology and systems integration, are falling after the company's fourth quarter revenue trailed analysts' consensus estimate. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Infosys reported fourth quarter earnings per share of 85c and revenue of $2.09B, compared to expectations of 79c and $2.11B, respectively. The company's CEO and Managing Director, S. D. Shibulal, said he was pleased that Infosys was able to double its growth rate for the full year compared to last year, though added that its performance in the last quarter of of the fiscal year had been "disappointing." The company noted that Infosys and its subsidiaries added 50 clients during the quarter and 238 during the year. Infosys forecast FY15 revenue growth of 7%-9%, compared to consensus of $9.06B. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Infosys said its board had decided to increase the dividend pay-out ratio to up to 40% of post-tax profits effective FY14. Infosys' current policy is to pay dividends up to 30% of post-tax profits. OTHERS TO WATCH: Like Infosys, Wipro (WIT) is an IT services and software solution consultant headquartered in India. Others in the business consulting space include Cognizant Technology (CTSH), IBM (IBM) and Accenture (ACN). PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Infosys fell $3.49, or about 6.3%, to $52.09 on nearly twice its average daily trading volume. Shares of Cognizant were down about 0.75% to $48.12, while Wipro was up about 2.6% to $13.56.
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March 26, 2015
07:04 EDTACNAccenture reports Q2 EPS $1.08, consensus $1.07
Reports Q2 revenue $7.49B, consensus $7.38B.
March 25, 2015
15:34 EDTACNNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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11:09 EDTIBMU.S. government seen as likely to disprove of IBM deal, WantChinaTimes reports
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09:01 EDTACNAccenture March weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Accenture March weekly call option implied volatility is at 77, April is at 27, May is at 21, August is at 19; below its 26-week average of 19 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on March 26.
March 23, 2015
16:35 EDTIBMRambus licenses patents and technology solutions to IBM, terms undisclosed
Rambus (RMBS) announced it has signed both patent and technology license agreements with IBM (IBM). The patent license agreement authorizes IBM to integrate Rambus memory controller and serial link interface technologies. The technology license agreement will have Rambus develop and deliver high-performance memory interface design IP to enhance IBM systems and semiconductor offerings. Specific terms of the agreements are confidential.
06:00 EDTIBMAMD's former CEO may join Dell, Re/code reports
According to sources, former AMD (AMD) CEO Rory Read is close to a deal to join Dell, Re/code reports. Read, who also previously worked at Lenovo (LNVGY) and IBM (IBM), could become COO and president for global commercial sales at Dell. An announcement may come as early as today, the sources say. Reference Link
March 20, 2015
09:05 EDTIBM, CTSHJefferies Euro offshore IT services analyst has analyst/industry conference call
Analysts discusses the market growth in Ofshore IT Services in Continental Europe which is expected to outpace project growth in the U.S., with Cognizant Technology Solutions/EPAM Systems best positioned and IBM/Hewlett Packard disadvantaged on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on March 20 at 10 am.
08:47 EDTACNAccenture March weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Accenture March weekly call option implied volatility is at 34, April is at 22, May is at 19, August is at 17; below its 26-week average of 19 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on March 26.
March 19, 2015
10:46 EDTIBMChinese firms using IBM technology in server chips, WSJ says
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09:04 EDTIBMIBM invests in Modernizing Medicine
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09:02 EDTWITWipro says selected by Greater Cincinnati Water Works
Wipro announced that it has been selected by the United States-based utility company, Greater Cincinnati Water Works as its IT partner for the utility’s CRM, Billing and Service Bureau operations. Wipro will design, build, host and deploy a Customer Information System for Greater Cincinnati Water Works in a Platform as a Service model. The company will also maintain the solution for Greater Cincinnati Water Works for a period of five years after the initial implementation. Unlike conventional capex-heavy commercial models, Wipro’s solution is being offered in an Opex-based, pay-per-use pricing model, which is linked to the actual volume of customers served by Greater Cincinnati Water Works.
08:45 EDTIBMHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to hold a hearing
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March 17, 2015
15:03 EDTWITWipro takes minority stake in Drivestream
Wipro (WIT) and Drivestream announced that they have signed an agreement to enter into a strategic partnership to build an integrated Cloud Solutions stack for customers. As part of this arrangement, Wipro is investing $5M in Drivestream, a leading Oracle (ORCL) cloud applications systems integrator. This is part of Wipro’s strategic drive to actively participate in the external innovation eco-system, for which the company has set up Wipro Ventures, a $100M fund focused on investing in disruptive start-ups.
07:53 EDTCTSHMatson American Eagle Jack Henry named triple play at Oppenheimer
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07:12 EDTIBMDeutsche Messe to hold a conference
CeBIT 2015 is being held in Hannover, Germany on March 15-20.
March 16, 2015
12:56 EDTIBMIBM protest of Army contract an incremental negative for CACI, says Maxim
According to a Washington Technology article, IBM (IBM) successfully protested a $158M Army-payroll contract awarded to CACI (CACI). Maxim expects the contract to be re-evaluated and for CACI to still prevail and win, but the revenue ramp will take longer than previously anticipated. The firm rates CACI a Buy with a $101 price target.
12:54 EDTIBMContract awarded to CACI protested by IBM, Washington Technology reports
A $158M Army payroll and personnel contract that was awarded to CACI (CACI) has been successfully protested by IBM (IBM) and the contract has been dismissed, Washington Technology reports. Reference Link
09:46 EDTACNAccenture and SAP selected by CenterPoint Energy to develop analytics solution
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08:30 EDTCTSHCognizant price target raised to $65 from $60 at Cowen
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05:21 EDTWITWipro appoints Abid Ali Neemuchwala as COO
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