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November 27, 2012
17:18 EDTPFPT, MSFTMicrosoft extends partnership agreement with Proofpoint
Proofpoint (PFPT) announced that Microsoft (MSFT) and Proofpoint have agreed to extend their partnership agreement by another three years to support customer demand for Proofpoint's cloud-based archiving solution for Microsoft Office 365 customers. Proofpoint Enterprise Archive is one solution within the Proofpoint Compliance for Microsoft Office 365 suite. This suite allows customers using Microsoft Office 365 email to comply with regulatory standards that require email archive, email encryption, email security and data loss prevention (DLP). In addition, because the Proofpoint solutions are based in the cloud, it provides all of the benefits SaaS buyers are looking for including easy deployment, reduced TCO and predictable costs.
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February 25, 2015
09:48 EDTMSFTIDC reports 96.3% smartphone marketshare for iPhone, Android
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05:54 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; FOSL QCOM
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February 24, 2015
10:28 EDTPFPTAnalyst sees 'massive' IT security upgrade cycle still in early innings
A number of trends are spurring businesses and the government to spend aggressively on cyber security offerings, benefiting companies in the IT security sector, wrote research firm FBR Capital in a note to investors today. In conjunction, the firm raised its price target on a number of stocks in the sector. WHAT'S NEW: After conducting checks, FBR Capital analyst Daniel Ives believes that spending on advanced cyber security products has increased this quarter. The ongoing series of well-publicized cyber attacks on large companies is causing businesses to become more concerned about protecting themselves from this threat, according to Ive, who believes that advanced IT security products have "massive," once in a multi-decade growth potential. Data points indicate that enterprises are looking to buy more advanced firewall/cloud security solutions, while the sizes of purchases by customers in the space have increased. Meanwhile, given the high priority that the Obama administration has placed on cyber security, the federal government's spending on IT security is likely to rise in the coming quarters and years, Ives wrote. Forecasting a 20% increase in overall cyber security spending this year, the analyst believes that the following companies should benefit disproportionately from the positive trends, since they have "the right products at the right time:" Palo Alto (PANW), FireEye (FEYE), Proofpoint (PFPT), Check Point (CHKP), and Fortinet (FTNT). The analyst raised his price target on Fortinet to $39 from $36, on Palo Alto to $160 from $121, on Proofpoint to $67 from $60, and on Check Point to $93 from $85. He kept Outperform ratings on all the stocks named. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In its own note to investors, RBC Capital said it expects Palo Alto to report stronger than expected Q2 results, driven by "impressive" revenue and margin improvements. The firm raised its price target on the shares to $150 from $145 and kept an Outperform rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION:In early trading, Palo Alto added 0.2% to $138.41, FireEye advanced 1.2% to $43.87, Proofpoint lost slipped fractionally to $56.55, Check Point rose 0.5% at $82.77, and Fortinet gained 1.3% to $33.76.
08:32 EDTPFPTFBR checks show strong cybersecurity deal momentum
FBR Capital raised its price targets in the next-generation cybersecurity space after its channel checks showed strong deal momentum so far in the March quarter. The firm believes the "massive upgrade cycle" for next-generation cybersecurity remains in the early days. It raised its price target for Fortinet (FTNT) to $39 from $36, for Palo Alto (PANW) to $160 from $121, for FireEye (FEYE) to $53 from $45, for Proofpoint (PFPT) to $67 from $60 and for Check Point (CHKP) to $93 from $85.
February 23, 2015
10:15 EDTPFPTCyberArk sinks after JPMorgan analyst cuts rating to sell
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February 18, 2015
16:27 EDTMSFTiPass announces Wi-Fi agreement with Microsoft
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10:18 EDTMSFTInterDigital drops after reportedly lossing appeal in patent case
Shares of InterDigital (IDCC) are moving lower after Bloomberg reported the company lost its bid to revive patent-infringement claims against Microsoft (MSFT) and ZTE Corp. over mobile phone technologies. Shares of InterDigital are down 83c to $50.06.
05:57 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MSFT QCOM
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February 17, 2015
09:09 EDTMSFTBox announces Microsoft Office cloud integration
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09:06 EDTMSFTCitrix joins Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program
Citrix (CTXS) announced it is an inaugural member of the new Microsoft (MSFT) Cloud Storage Partner Program.
05:51 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MSFT QCOM
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February 15, 2015
17:43 EDTPFPTCybersecurity firm Kaspersky warns of cyber attack on banks, FT says
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February 13, 2015
09:25 EDTMSFTUBS software analyst to hold an analyst/industry conference call
Software Analyst Thill, along with Microsoft expert, author and blogger Mary Jo Foley, discuss Microsoft and whether the commercial slowdown is permanent, with AWS (Amazon Web Services) dropping prices and Microsoft matching, how will they make money in the cloud on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on February 13 at 11 am.
07:05 EDTMSFTMicrosoft volatility at historic lows
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05:45 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MSFT QCOM
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February 12, 2015
13:21 EDTMSFTMicrosoft announces first build of Windows Phone 10 preview
Microsoft announced in a blog post that its first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is available now for Windows Insiders. "This is the earliest publicly available preview we’ve ever done for Windows on phones," Microsoft's Gabe Aul, the Data & Fundamentals Team leader, stated in the post. Reference Link
12:28 EDTMSFTBridgewater Associates cut Apple stake in half last quarter
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06:38 EDTMSFTGoogle gives Apple, Microsoft 90 days to fix security flaws, Bloomberg says
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06:16 EDTMSFTMicrosoft set to acquire N-trig for about $200M, Globes reports
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05:55 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MSFT QCOM
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