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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 16, 2014
07:40 EDTCTSHCognizant initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
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07:40 EDTACNAccenture initiated with a Market Perform at Bernstein
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07:37 EDTACNAccenture downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
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07:19 EDTIBMCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
September 15, 2014
12:00 EDTIBMIBM, Yonyou announce collaboration
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11:44 EDTCTSHCognizant's TriZetto acquisition mentioned positively at Deutsche Bank
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08:42 EDTCTSHCognizant says TriZetto should not be dilutive to long-term revenue growth
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08:25 EDTCTSHCognizant says does not expect added large scale M&A in 'foreseeable future'
The company said it will continue to look at "tuck-in" acquisitions, but does not see another large M&A deal until this integration is completed and "well under our belt." Cognizant says will continue relying on share repurchase as vehicle for return of cash to shareholders. Cognizant says its capital allocation model remains intact following its acquisition of TriZetto.
08:21 EDTCTSHCognizant says TriZetto acquisition about revenue growth, not cost synergies
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07:22 EDTIBMAir Force Association to hold a conference
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07:19 EDTIBMSNIA to hold a conference
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06:23 EDTCTSHFunds advised by Apax Partners agree to sell stake in TriZetto to Cognizant
Funds advised by Apax Partners announced that they have agreed to sell their majority ownership stake in the TriZetto. TriZetto, a provider of world-class healthcare information technology and service solutions, will be sold to Cognizant Technology Solutions for $2.7B in cash, subject to customary adjustments. TriZetto develops, licenses and manages solutions for healthcare payers and providers, providing software and services to approximately 350 health plans helping to increase administrative efficiency, improve the cost and quality of care and succeed in the retail market. Additionally, the company provides revenue-cycle management software solutions to nearly 245,000 doctors and other healthcare providers.
06:18 EDTCTSHCognizant to host conference call
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06:06 EDTCTSHCognizant agrees to acquire TriZetto for $2.7B
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06:01 EDTCTSHCognizant to acquire Trizetto for $2.7B in cash, CNBC reports
Cognizant is going to acquire privately held Trizetto for $2.7B in cash, CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin reports, citing sources.
September 12, 2014
09:01 EDTWITWipro announces Premier Partnership with Adobe
Wipro Ltd. (WIT) announced that it has entered into a Premier Partnership with Adobe (ADBE). Wipro is the first Indian Global IT services company to attain this level of partnership. Wipro will partner with Adobe in creating integrated marketing, commerce, analytics and customer experience solutions. These solutions will help businesses to better understand and win customers, increase share of wallet and differentiate through targeted, relevant and consistent conversations across multiple devices and channels.
September 9, 2014
08:03 EDTIBMAspera, EVS and Elemental deploy HD live video streaming cloud system
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September 8, 2014
10:23 EDTINFYSyntel names Christopher Mason as North America sales head
Syntel (SYNT) announced earlier today the appointment of Christopher Mason as Head - North America Sales, effective September 8. Prior to joining Syntel, Mason served as Global Head of Business Development for the global sourcing division at Infosys (INFY).
08:03 EDTACNGeneral Electric, Accenture launch Intelligent Pipeline Solution
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September 5, 2014
10:02 EDTWITWipro awarded 5-year contract with Philip Morris
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