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    Technology & Communications

    Salesforce.com partners with Accenture to tailor wearable devices

    Salesforce.com (CRM) announced a collaboration with Accenture (ACN. Both companies share an equal passion about wearable technology ruling the market in the future.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the US employment situation compares with the Eurozone

    For some large firms, and your investments in ETFs that track these firms, the employment situation in the Eurozone makes a difference.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    Cognizant Reported Its 1Q18 Results on May 7

    Cognizant Technology Solutions reported its 1Q18 results on May 7, and its stock fell more than 5.2% on the day.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Accenture’s Performance Compared to Its Peers

    Accenture outperformed its peers based on the EPS, PE ratio, and PBV ratio. It outperformed the ETFs based on the price movement and PBV ratio.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Why IBM’s Global Business Services Failed to Grow

    IBM’s GBS revenue fell by 4.3% to $4.1 billion in fiscal 1Q16. On a constant currency basis, this decline amounted to 2.3%.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    MAXIMUS Revenue Rises, Income Falls in Fiscal 4Q15

    MAXIMUS reported revenue of $578.7 million in fiscal 4Q15, a rise of 32.9% when compared to the revenue of $435.4 million in fiscal 4Q14.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s What SAP Wants to Achieve with Its Restructuring

    SAP SE (SAP) wants to reconfigure its business structure, a reorganization it estimates will cost up to ~$1.0 billion.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Miscellaneous

    How IBM’s iX Unit Could Get a Big Boost from Bluewolf Group

    After the Bluewolf acquisition is finalized, the company will become part of IBM’s iX, or Interactive Experience, unit.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Boeing’s Commercial Aircraft Classifications

    Boeing’s commercial aircraft carry 100–500 passengers, including dual-aisle wide-body aircraft and narrow-body planes with four- to seven-across seating.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Accenture Sees High Return on Equity in 2Q15

    Accenture’s interest coverage ratio looks comfortable, due to low debt levels and to the fact that its operating margin has been expanding steadily.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Accenture’s Revenue Growth Gets a Boost in 2020

    Accenture (NYSE:ACN) stock rose about 8% on Thursday following its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020. The company posted better-than-expected results.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    Can Accenture Stock Rise after Its Q2 Earnings Release?

    On March 18, Accenture (NYSE:ACN) stock fell 4.2% and closed at $151.15. Based on the last closing price, the company has a market cap of $99.3 billion.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Has Infosys Stock Fallen 14% Today?

    Infosys (INFY) shares have fallen 14% today. The pullback means that the company has risen 3.8% year-to-date. The stock has traded flat in the last 12 months.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Five Tech Stocks That Are Overvalued at the Current Price

    Most tech stocks have had a stellar run over the last 10 years. Here, we look at five tech stocks that we believe are overvalued.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Accenture Bets on Acquisitions to Secure Its Future

    Accenture’s revenue increased 7.0% YoY to $10.6 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    A Look at Accenture’s Latest Returns and Valuation

    Accenture has made a strong comeback this year after losing over 10.0% of its market value in 2018.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    IBM’s Stock Performance in 2018

    As of October 9, IBM’s (IBM) closing price was $147.24 per share. IBM has a market capitalization of ~$134.4 billion.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    How Acquisitions Are Contributing to Accenture’s Growth

    In order to boost its Industry X.0 platform, Accenture (ACN) acquired Pillar Technology and Mindtribe in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Accenture Is Enhancing Patient Healthcare Technology

    The healthcare AI market seems to be showing strong growth momentum driven by the increased usage of machine learning applications.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Accenture’s Partnership Drive Mediaset’s Infinity Service?

    Accenture (ACN) expanded its relationship with Italy’s Mediaset to enhance its Infinity video streaming service for the next three years.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle’s Valuations Compared with Its Industry Peers

    In the September 7 trading session, Oracle stock closed at $47.81, close to its lower Bollinger Band level of $47.54.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Oracle to Sustain Same Capital Expenditure Trend in Fiscal 2019

    Oracle (ORCL) expects its fiscal 2019 capex to be equivalent to its fiscal 2018 capex of ~$1.7 billion.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How GitHub Acquisition Could Impact Microsoft’s Share Buybacks

    Microsoft utilized ~33.0% of its free cash flow to buy back shares in fiscal 2018 compared with 38.0% in fiscal 2017.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    IBM’s Technology Services & Cloud Platforms Segment Improves

    IBM’s (IBM) Technology Services & Cloud Platforms segment, which contributes ~43% of the company’s business, seems to be improving, driven by its infrastructure services.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Accenture Maintains a Higher Book-to-Bill Ratio

    In the last five quarters, Accenture’s book-to-bill ratio has always remained above 1, which is a healthy sign for its business.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing IBM’s Capital Expenditure with Peers’

    IBM’s (IBM) capital expenditure has been stable for the last five years due to its huge data center investments.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Can Accenture Sustain Its Regular Share Buyback Program?

    Accenture (ACN) has always bought back shares at regular intervals, thereby driving its shareholders’ wealth.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How IBM’s Higher Leverage Is Impacting Business

    IBM’s (IBM) debt has grown over the last two years, driven by the company’s capital return policy.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Workday Generates Strong Business Growth outside the US

    In the last five years, Workday’s international business grew at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 57%.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Evaluating IBM’s Geographical Regions

    IBM’s revenues from the Asia-Pacific region fell 2.2% YoY to $4.5 billion due to declining revenues in China.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Accenture’s Key Growth Drivers

    Accenture (ACN) continues to gain from the latest digital transformation trend taking place throughout the world.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s IBM’s Value Proposition in the IT Consulting Space?

    On January 26, 2018, International Business Machines (IBM) with a market cap of approximately $155 billion continued to be the largest player by market capitalization in the IT consulting space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding IBM’s Value Proposition in the IT Consulting Space

    IBM was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~9.25x on November 11, 2017.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Chart in Focus: Accenture’s Stock Trends in July 2017

    Of the 28 analysts covering Accenture, 16 gave it a “buy” recommendation, one recommended a “sell,” and 11 recommended a “hold.”

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Cognizant’s Value Proposition in the IT Consulting Space

    On November 30, IBM was the largest player by market capitalization in this space, followed by Accenture. Cognizant (CTSH), Infosys, Wipro, and Teradata.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Cognizant’s Other Strategic Initiatives?

    Cognizant’s (CTSH) second strategic initiative is to improve productivity and effectiveness in core transaction processes of enterprises.

    By Adam Rogers
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Stellar YTD 2016 for MFS Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund

    The MFS Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund – Class A (MIGFX) is the only fund in this review that has outperformed the passively managed SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY).

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    What’s the Sector Composition of the MFS International Growth Fund?

    The MFS International Growth Fund invests in “well-run non-U.S. businesses capable of generating sustainable growth.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Inside the Portfolio Changes in the American Funds AMCAP Fund so Far in 2016

    AMCPX’s assets were invested across 268 holdings as of June 2016, and the fund was managing assets worth $47.6 billion as of the end of June.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Portfolio Moves of the MFS International Growth Fund through YTD 2016

    The MFS International Growth Fund’s (MGRAX) assets were spread across 85 holdings in May 2016 and was managing $4.1 billion in assets.

    By David Ashworth
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Consumer Staples Delivered Top-Notch Performance for VGEAX

    The Virtus Greater European Opportunities Fund – Class A (VGEAX) rose 1.3% in 1Q16. It was the only fund to post gains for the period, making it the best of the 12 funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    A Look at AMCPX’s Portfolio Moves until 1Q16

    AMCPX “invests primarily in U.S. companies of any size with solid long-term growth records and the potential for good future growth.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Goes Deeper into Blockchain Technology with R3CV Deal

    Since late 2014, Microsoft has tested and accepted bitcoin and its foundation technology, blockchain.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    How Cognizant Hopes to Increase Market Share in 2016

    Cognizant’s (CTSH) revenues in 2015 rose by an impressive 21% to $12.4 billion from $10.3 billion in 2014.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Infosys Revenues by Segment: Financial Services Take the Lead

    Revenues from the financial services segment of the India-based (EPI) Infosys (INFY) were $663 million in fiscal 3Q16. This is 27.5% of total revenues.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    S/4 HANA: SAP’s New ERP Platform Saw Increased Adoption in 4Q15

    SAP stated that its new flagship ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) platform—SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA or SAP S/4 HANA—saw increased adoption.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    SAP Joined Accenture to Increase S/4 HANA Adoption

    To promote the adoption of S/4 HANA, SAP teamed with Accenture (ACN) to increase the deployment of S/4 HANA for specific areas on January 11, 2016.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SAP Rises 2.6% on Its 4Q15 Results

    SAP is currently trading at 72.42 euros. Its 52-week high is 75.75 euros, and its 52-week low is 53.91 euros. The stock returned 27% in 2015.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    Adobe’s Marketing Cloud Should Drive Growth in Digital Marketing

    In fiscal 4Q15, Adobe’s Marketing Cloud revenues grew 7.5% to $352 million. For fiscal 2015, revenues grew to $1.4 billion and achieved an annual bookings growth goal of approximately 30%.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Is Xchanging Entertaining Takeover Offers?

    Xchanging booked 47 million pounds in impairment charges on its procurement business, which led to an overall loss of 41.1 million pounds.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    How Ebix Could Thwart CSC’s Plans to Acquire Xchanging

    CSC still has to wait to move on the Xchanging deal, as the takeover panel granted Ebix (EBIX), one of the bidders, more time to finalize its offer on December 10, 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing the SG&A Expenses of Accenture, IBM, and Wipro in 3Q15

    In 3Q15, the selling, general, and administrative expenses for Accenture rose to $1.41 billion from $1.38 billion in 3Q14 and $1.36 billion in 3Q13.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Healthcare Boosted Cognizant’s Revenue in 3Q15

    Cognizant’s Healthcare segment grew more than 43.3% to $939.2 million in 3Q15 due to TriZetto. It expanded the company’s offerings in the healthcare space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Accenture Reported Mixed Quarterly Results

    Accenture (ACN) has a market cap of $63.87 billion. Accenture’s YTD (year-to-date) performance rose until the earnings report in 4Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Accenture’s Recent 3Q15 Earnings Report Reveals Flat YoY Revenues

    Accenture reported 3Q15 revenues of ~$8.28 billion, compared to $8.24 billion in 3Q14. Its gross profits for 3Q15 were $2.52 billion, a 0.43% YoY decline.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Introducing Accenture, the Largest Global IT Consulting Firm in Revenues

    Accenture is one of the world’s largest multinational technology services, management consulting, and outsourcing companies and is headquartered in Dublin.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is UTC Building & Industrial Systems?

    UTC offers some products and services through UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a combination of two segments, Otis and UTC Climate, Controls & Security.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from Boeing’s New Pension Plan

    Boeing offered some former nonunion employees the option of taking a lump-sum payment or an annuity to replace their traditional pension benefits.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Global Services are integral for IBM’s revenue generation

    IBM’s Global Technology and Global Business Services combined form Global Services. Jointly, they contribute 57% of IBM Corp.’s (IBM) consolidated revenues.

    By Anne Shields
  • Technology & Communications

    Investing in IBM: A must-know business overview

    Based in New York, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a globally diversified information technology company. It’s present in more than 170 countries.

    By Anne Shields
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