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April 15, 2014
11:23 EDTINFY, WIT, CTSH, IBM, ACNInfosys 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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September 24, 2014
09:05 EDTACNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:12 EDTACNAccenture sees FY15 new bookings $34B-$36B
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07:11 EDTACNAccenture increases dividend 10% to $1.02 per share
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07:11 EDTACNAccenture sees Q1 revenue $7.55B-$7.8B, consensus $7.8B
Accenture expects net revenues for Q1 of $7.55B-$7.8B, which assumes a foreign-exchange impact of negative 2% compared with the 1Q14.
07:10 EDTACNAccenture sees FY15 EPS $4.74-$4.88, consensus $4.91
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07:07 EDTACNAccenture reports Q4 EPS $1.08, consensus $1.10
Reports Q4 revenue $7.8B, consensus $7.62B. Reports Q4 free cash flow $1.5B. Reports Q4 bookings $8.3B.
September 23, 2014
15:31 EDTACNAccenture October 80 weekly straddle priced for 3.9% move into Q4
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15:27 EDTACNNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:37 EDTIBM21Vianet, IBM launch enterprise Cloud Managed Services in China
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08:11 EDTIBMTech Data expands relationship with IBM
Tech Data (TECD) announced an expanded distribution agreement with IBM (IBM) to offer SoftLayer technologies to its channel of solution providers throughout the U.S. and Europe. The announcement was made in conjunction with Tech Data's Channel Link event.
08:07 EDTACNAccenture weekly volatility increases into Q4 and outlook
Accenture September weekly call option implied volatility is at 51, October weekly is at 30, November and January is at 21; compared to its 26-week average of 20 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on September 24.
September 22, 2014
08:05 EDTIBMIngram Micro signs U.S. agreement with IBM's SoftLayer
Ingram Micro Cloud, a global division of Ingram Micro (IM), announced a new relationship with SoftLayer, an IBM company (IBM). Under the U.S. agreement, Ingram Micro is expanding its relationship with IBM and now offers SoftLayer cloud services to its mutual channel partners within the U.S. As part of the new relationship, Ingram Micro will be able to market, sell and support SoftLayer cloud services and drive solutions and cross-selling opportunities within its partner community and the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace. As a master Cloud Services Provider, Ingram Micro will also offer its cloud onboarding capabilities, marketing support, as well as end-to-end technical and operational support to its channel partners focused on building cloud solutions.
September 19, 2014
16:24 EDTIBMStocks rise after Fed keeps pledge for 'considerable time' before rate hike
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16:17 EDTIBMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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06:00 EDTIBMStocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; AMD IBM
Stocks with implied volatility top IV index mean; AMD (AMD) 55, IBM (IBM) 61 according to iVolatility.
September 18, 2014
09:34 EDTIBMAT&T extends NetBond security services to IBM SoftLayer platform
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07:25 EDTIBMActuate to hold a webinar
Database Trends & Applications Webinar will be held on September 18 at 2 pm. Webcast Link
07:19 EDTACNAccenture weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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07:14 EDTACNAccenture should be bought on any weakness, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo expects Accenture to report in-line Q4 results but believes that its initial FY15 guidance could come in below expectations, partly due to reduced IT spending this year by some enterprises. However, the firm still thinks that the company has "the most admirable" IT services business" and recommends buying the stock on any near-term weakness caused by a guidance miss. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
05:34 EDTINFYInfosys expands partnership with Microsoft
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