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June 20, 2014
12:08 EDTSAP, HPQ, PRGS, TIBX, ORCLTIBCO falls after profit outlook trails estimates
Shares of TIBCO (TIBX), a provider of middleware and infrastructure software, are sinking after the company’s third quarter profit outlook trailed analysts’ consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, TIBCO reported second quarter earnings per share of 14c and revenue of $252.3M, compared to the consensus views of 14c and $252.37M, respectively. Within software revenue, license revenue was $76.5M, down 7%, while subscription revenue was $5.8M, up 63% from last year. WHAT’S NOTABLE: TIBCO forecast Q3 adjusted EPS of 15c-19c, trailing the consensus view of 24c. Q3 revenue was seen at $257M-$279M, versus consensus of $278.53M. The company noted it may accelerate share repurchases in the second half of the year. TIBCO also announced former Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) executive Todd Bradley was named as President. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, research firm Susquehanna downgraded TIBCO to Neutral from Positive. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, TIBCO fell $1.47, or about 7.06%, to $19.35 on heavy trading volume. Including today’s pull back, the stock has lost approximately 8% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other software companies include Oracle (ORCL), Progress Software (PRGS), and SAP (SAP), all of which are lower on the session.
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May 21, 2015
12:49 EDTHPQOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:59 EDTHPQHP options active on selling 51% of China unit and into Q2
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08:15 EDTORCLSalesforce acquisition still possible, says JMP Securities
After Salesforce reported stronger than expected results, JMP Securities indicated that the results, along with statements by the company's CEO, make an acquisition seem less likely. However, the firm continues to believe that Google (GOOG), Oracle (ORCL), or Microsoft (MSFT) could buy the company. All three potential acquirers have significant cash and strong potential synergies with Salesforce, and the world is moving to the cloud, the firm explained. It raised its price target on Salesforce to $80 from $75 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
08:11 EDTHPQHP to sell 51% of China unit for $2.3B
HP and Tsinghua Holdings jointly announced a partnership that will bring together Chinese enterprise technology assets of Hewlett-Packard and China's prestigious Tsinghua University to create the leading Chinese provider of technology infrastructure. Under the definitive agreement, Tsinghua Holdings subsidiary, Unisplendour Corporation, will purchase a 51% stake in a new business called H3C, comprising H3C Technologies and HP's China-based server, storage and technology services businesses, for approximately $2.3B, valuing the total business at $4.5B.
08:06 EDTHPQHP announces partnership with Tsinghua Holdings
HP and Tsinghua Holdings jointly announced a partnership that will bring together Chinese enterprise technology assets of Hewlett-Packard and China's prestigious Tsinghua University to create the leading Chinese provider of technology infrastructure. Under the definitive agreement, Tsinghua Holdings subsidiary, Unisplendour Corporation, will purchase a 51% stake in a new business called H3C, comprising H3C Technologies and HP's China-based server, storage and technology services businesses, for approximately $2.3B, valuing the total business at $4.5B. Combining these two entities, the new H3C will be a technology powerhouse in China with a market-leading portfolio that will be #1 in networking and a leader in servers, storage and technology services.
06:37 EDTORCLOracle to cut 40% of industry solutions team, Business Insider reports
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06:06 EDTHPQHP to sell stake in Chinese data-networking operation, WSJ reports
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May 20, 2015
17:36 EDTSAPSalesforce says looking to surpass SAP
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08:45 EDTHPQHewlett-Packard volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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05:57 EDTORCL, SAPSAP CEO says Salesforce unlikely to be acquired, Reuters reports
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May 19, 2015
13:05 EDTORCLSalesforce deal talks may have 'died down,' dealReporter says
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12:55 EDTHPQPC related stocks struggle after Morgan Stanley says PC turn won't come until Q3
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06:36 EDTHPQHP sued by MicroTech for $16.5M for 'unfairly taking advantage'
In a lawsuit filed Monday with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, Virginia technology company MicroTech accuses Hewlett Packard and the software maker it now owns, Autonomy, of unfairly taking advantage by refusing to return $16.5M in cash paid to Autonomy for software never delivered in a fashion where it could be re-sold. During a national telephonic press conference, Lanny J. Davis, a Washington, D.C. attorney advising MicroTech, described the core allegation in the breach of contract case filed against HP: "Regardless of whether HP was defrauded by Autonomy, or whether HP's over-payment for Autonomy was a product of a possible due diligence failure, in my opinion, HP is not entitled to keep both MicroTech's money AND Autonomy's software that MicroTech duly purchased," Davis said.
06:24 EDTHPQHP to sell controlling stake in H3C unit to Tsinghua Unigroup, Reuters reports
HP will sell its 51% stake in H3C, its China-based computing unit, to Tsinghua Unigroup, Reuters reports, citing comments from a spokesperson for the Chinese private-equity fund's parent company. Terms have not been disclosed, but the spokesperson says he believes the deal will be completed in the coming days. Reference Link
May 18, 2015
14:15 EDTHPQHewlett-Packard volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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May 17, 2015
16:50 EDTORCLWhite House wavers on backing Google, Oracle in copyright suit, Reuters says
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May 15, 2015
11:00 EDTHPQHewlett-Packard volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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07:40 EDTHPQHP split to be positive catalyst, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank believes HP's split will be a positive catalyst for shares this year. It views the stock as attractively priced ahead of the Q2 results on May 21 and says HP remains a top pick for 2015. Deutsche has a Buy rating on the name with a $45 price target.
May 14, 2015
09:40 EDTHPQHP upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cross Research
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06:15 EDTHPQHP Q2 sales weakness largely expected, says Citigroup
Citigroup believes HP's Q2 revenue on May 21 could miss the consensus expectation of $25.8B due to PC weakness and currency pressure. Citi thinks sales weakness is largely expected, however. The firm says HP shares "will start to work again" as management will likely address and quantify the additional costs of operating as two separate companies. Uncertainty around the size of the dis-synergy costs has been a key factor behind the stock's recent underperformance, Citi believes. It keeps a Buy rating on HP with a $41 price target.
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