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December 17, 2012
06:27 EDTSAPSAP upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities
JMP Securities' checks indicate increased sales activity for SAP and a positive tone for the sales organization.
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October 13, 2015
12:19 EDTSAPOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks began the session in negative territory, but saw their lows a short time after the open and have recovered to be little changed near noon. The same pattern of a lower open and then a drift back to the flat line was seen yesterday as well. There has been little in the way of macroeconomic news as investors begin to turn their attention to the earnings season. One of the largest healthcare companies in the world, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), reported on its results this morning and JPMorgan (JPM) and Intel (INTC) headline today's earnings schedule after the close. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., NFIB's small business optimism index rose slightly to 96.1 in September, versus an expected downtick to a forecasted reading of 95.5. In China, imports dropped for the eleventh straight month, sliding 17.7% in yuan terms in September. Exports from the Asian giant, meanwhile, fell 1.1% last month. In Europe, the ZEW Center's index of German investor and analyst expectations fell to 1.9 in October, which was worse than the decline to 6.5 expected by economists. COMPANY NEWS: Molson Coors (TAP) was the best performer on the S&P 500, rising 10% after Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) said it is willing to pay 44 pounds per share in a proposed takeover of SABMiller (SBMRY). Such a deal, which would be valued near $106B, would create a brewer accounting for a third of global beer sales, but could benefit Molson Coors, which is seen as the most likely buyer of the MillerCoors joint venture it shares with SABMiller. In connection with the possible offer, AB InBev said it would agree to a fee of $3B payable to SABMiller if the deal fails to close due to a failure to obtain regulatory clearances or the approval of AB InBev shareholders. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was SAP (SAP), which rallied over 5% after it reported preliminary Q3 earnings that were higher than the same period of last year. Also rising was Wausau Paper (WPP), which jumped 39% after it agreed to be acquired by SCA for $513M in cash. Among the noteworthy losers was Ryder (R), which fell 8% after it cut its Q3 and FY15 comparable earnings guidance due to reduced earnings growth in its Fleet Management unit. Also lower was HeartWare (HTWR), which lost 16% after it said in a regulatory filing that it may not re-initiated enrollment in its MVAD clinical trial in November, as planned, after halting it on September 9. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 11.36, or 0.07%, to 17,143.22, the Nasdaq was up 3.88, or 0.08%, to 4,842.52, and the S&P 500 was up 0.12, or 0.01%, to 2,017.58.
05:41 EDTSAPNutanix announces new global partnership to run SAP applications
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05:24 EDTSAPSAP backs FY15 non-IFRS cloud, software revenue guidance of up 8%-10%
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05:19 EDTSAPSAP reports preliminary Q3 EPS EUR 0.98 vs. EUR 0.84 last year
Reports preliminary Q3 non-IFRS cloud and software revenue up 19% to EUR 4.12B. Reports preliminary Q3 non-IFRS cloud subscriptions and support revenue up 116%% to EUR 600M. Reports preliminary Q3 new cloud bookings up 102%. Reports preliminary Q3 non-IFRS operating profit up 19% to EUR 1.62B.
October 6, 2015
15:25 EDTSAPAmazon cloud announcement unlikely to sink Splunk, analysts say
Amazon (AMZN) appears to be signaling an expanded presence in cloud-based data analytics, sending shares of incumbents in the space lower and prompting several analysts to weigh in on the e-commerce giant's potential impact. AMAZON CLOUD: Amazon is expected to announce a new "big data" analytics addition to Amazon Web Services, according to an October 4 Wall Street Journal report. The article follows the launch last week of Amazon Elasticsearch, adding further data crunching capabilities to the company's cloud computing platform. Commenting on the news, William Blair analyst Bhavan Suri said that Splunk (SPLK) investor concerns over Amazon are overblown. Elasticsearch is likely to remain primarily a document search platform rather than a direct competitor to Splunk's offerings, while Amazon's expected analytics announcement looks more likely to challenge Tableau (DATA) and Qlik (QLIK), the analyst argues. Meanwhile, FBR analyst Daniel Ives said that a tangential move into the data analytics space "makes a ton of strategic and financial sense" for Amazon, as the market is only about 10% penetrated despite aggressive expansion from Microstrategy (MSTR), IBM (IBM), Microsoft (MSFT), SAP (SAP), and others. That said, Ives cautioned that Amazon's ability to again disrupt the cloud space with this latest entry appear limited in the near term, with many companies already showing preference for pure-play analytics firms. Amazon may ultimately have to make a larger acquisition by picking up a Qlik, Tableau, or Splunk to gain traction, the analyst contended. PRICE ACTION: Splunk shares are down fractionally in afternoon trading after some earlier volatility, while Tableau and Qlik are showing respective losses of roughly 3.14% and 1.86%.

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