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June 17, 2014
14:23 EDTMCRS, ORCL, PAY, NCR, DBDPayment system makers rise after report of imminent MICROS takeover
Shares of companies that sell retail payments systems and point-of-sale hardware are rising after Bloomberg reported that Oracle (ORCL) is nearing a deal to acquire one of the companies in the sector, MICROS (MCRS). WHAT'S NEW: Oracle is close to acquiring MICROS, which makes payment systems, for over $5B, Bloomberg reported earlier today, citing unnamed sources. MICROS sells payment systems, including cash registers, to companies in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality sectors. Its stock was trading this afternoon at a market capitalization of slightly less than $5B, according to Yahoo Finance data. OTHERS TO WATCH: NCR (NCR), Diebold (DBD) and VeriFone (PAY), which provide solutions and services for retail and hospitality clients, are rising in the wake of Bloomberg's report about MICROS. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, MICROS surged 15% to $66.50, NCR climbed 3% to $33.50, VeriFone gained 1.5% to $37.50 and Diebold advanced 1.6% to $39.
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July 29, 2014
07:51 EDTMCRS, ORCLOracle extends expiration date of tender offer for MICROS to August 15
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July 28, 2014
08:49 EDTORCLOracle to benefit over longer term from shift to cloud, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest believes that the shift to Oracle's cloud products may result in a drop in the company's maintenance revenue initially. The firm thinks the company will ultimately collect more revenue from its customers, although the margins may decline. Pacific Crest thinks that Oracle is "making solid progress" in the cloud and Big Data. It views the stock's valuation as compelling and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
July 25, 2014
06:35 EDTMCRS, ORCLEU poised to decide on Oracle, MICROS agreement, Reuters says
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July 16, 2014
08:08 EDTORCLOracle Social Cloud announces LinkedIn support for SRM platform
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08:06 EDTNCRNCR selected by UniPro Foodservice
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