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June 26, 2014
12:12 EDTCSCO, PANW, SPLK, AMZNSplunk climbs after analyst says shares look poised to rebound
Shares of Splunk (SPLK), which creates data mining tools, are advancing slightly in a down market after research firm Wedbush wrote in a note to investors earlier today that the stock is well-positioned to advance. WHAT'S NEW: Splunk's stock has tumbled 27% this year, while its high-growth software peers covered by Wedbush have been flat on average in 2014, analyst Steve Koenig wrote. After speaking with a number of Splunk's resellers and customers, the analyst believes that its products are becoming more popular. Moreover, Splunk's products appear to be several years ahead of its competitors, Koenig stated. Additionally, partnerships that the company has signed with a number of tech firms - including Cisco (CSCO), Amazon (AMZN), and Palo Alto (PANW) - will make it harder for competitors to put a dent in its market share, the analyst believes. With Splunk increasing the size of its sales force, the company's revenue growth could exceed expectations by as much as ten percentage points in the second half of fiscal 2015, Koenig stated. He kept a $67 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, the shares climbed 1% to $53.82. Splunk's stock is up 17% in the last month.
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June 24, 2015
05:49 EDTAMZNStocks with implied volatility movement; AMZN LNG
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Amazon.com (AMZN) 34, Cheniere Energy (LNG) 35 according to iVolatility.
June 23, 2015
18:04 EDTAMZNWal-Mart poaches technology talent from eBay, WSJ says
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16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; June 23, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 46c to 17. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB AAPL T BAC MU BTU WMB AMZN TWTR BBRY
14:57 EDTAMZNAmazon.com to remove Confederate flag merchandise from site, Reuters says
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14:42 EDTAMZNAmazon.com to remove Confederate flag merchandise from site, Reuters says
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11:00 EDTAMZNOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility:TRIP WPZ CMG BIIB WMB AMZN ISRG VMW
09:01 EDTAMZNAmazon.com says Amazon Echo now available to all customers
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08:20 EDTAMZNCLSA IT outsourcing analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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08:04 EDTCSCONRG Renew to develop 20MW solar energy facility for Cisco
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07:46 EDTAMZNPiper Jaffray to hold a field trip
Seattle Field Trip travels throughout Seattle visiting with Costco, Starbucks and Amazon on June 23-24.
07:41 EDTCSCORed Hat to hold a summit
Red Hat Summit 2015 is being held in Boston on June 23-26 with webcasted company presentations to begin on June 23 at 4 pm; not all presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:33 EDTCSCOBlackBerry, Cisco sign broad patent cross-licensing agreement
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06:04 EDTAMZNOracle says extending enterprise cloud portfolio
At a live event yesterday, Oracle (ORCL) Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison announced new additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform, a comprehensive, integrated suite of services that make it easier for developers, IT professionals, business users and analysts to build, extend and integrate cloud applications. With more than 24 new cloud services, the Oracle Cloud Platform "extends Oracle's leadership with the world's broadest and deepest portfolio" of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Newly available Oracle Cloud services include, Oracle Database Cloud - Exadata, Oracle Archive Storage Cloud, Oracle Big Data Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud, and Oracle Process Cloud. The Oracle Cloud Platform helps customers build new applications, extend existing ones, and easily move existing on-premises workloads to the cloud with no application changes. The services are designed to maximize end user experience and productivity; enable developers to manage and analyze data, rapidly develop, test and deploy applications; enable architects to quickly integrate across on-premises and cloud applications; and enable business users to drive rich business insights and enterprise collaboration. With the Oracle Cloud Platform, customers and partners are able to take advantage of the industry-leading Oracle middleware and database software that thousands of global organizations already use to run their own businesses, all delivered via cloud. The extensive level of automation that has been engineered into the Oracle Cloud, results in faster time-to-value, greater innovation, and lower cost for customers. "Oracle is growing really fast. We sold $426M worth of business in SaaS and PaaS last quarter, a 200 percent increase over the same quarter last year. That's an industry record, no company has ever sold that much in just one quarter," said Ellison. "Oracle is the only company on the planet that can deliver a complete, integrated, standards-based suite of services at every layer of the cloud. Those technology advantages enable us to be much more cost-effective than our competitors. Our new Archive Storage service goes head-to-head with Amazon Glacier (AMZN) and it's one-tenth their price."
05:56 EDTAMZNStocks with implied volatility movement; AMZN AMBA
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June 22, 2015
17:43 EDTAMZNAmazon to pay independent authors by number of pages read, Reuters says
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10:19 EDTPANWAnalyst says get more selective on cybersecurity stocks
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08:08 EDTCSCORed Hat names Frank Calderoni as EVP, operations, CFO
Red Hat (RHT) announced that Frank Calderoni will join the company as EVP, operations and CFO. Calderoni will be responsible for leading the company’s global finance organization and the leadership and management of IT and operations teams, reporting to Red Hat president and CEO, Jim Whitehurst. Calderoni served as EVP and CFO at Cisco Systems (CSCO) for seven years and most recently served as an executive advisor. Calderoni succeeds Red Hat executive vice president and CFO Charlie Peters, whose planned retirement was announced in December 2014, and who will remain with Red Hat until July 31. Calderoni joins Red Hat on June 22, 2015, and will succeed Peters as CFO effective July 13, 2015.
06:23 EDTAMZNAmazon updates customer reviews system with machine learning, CNet says
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05:55 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $206 from $180 at UBS
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05:45 EDTPANWFireEye downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Brent Thill downgraded FireEye (FEYE) to Neutral citing the stock's 70% rally year-to-date. Hill, however, raised his price target for name to $55 from $50. Shares of the cybersecurity provider closed Friday down 58c to $53.65. Hill also downgraded Symantec (SYMC) this morning to Sell. In the cybersecurity space, he keeps Buy ratings on Palo Alto Networks (PANW) and Fortinet (FTNT).
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