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    Fund Managers

    D.E. Shaw & Co.: Where Is David Shaw Bullish?

    At the end of Q3 2019, D.E. Shaw & Co.’s total portfolio of publicly traded securities was worth around $81.2 billion.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    Pershing’s 13F: Bill Ackman Keeps His Bet on Berkshire

    Yesterday, Pershing Square Capital Management filed its 13F. In the third quarter, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) (BRK-A) was Bill Ackman’s only buy.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Cannabis

    Cannabis: Why Jamaica Has Associated with Harvard

    In 1913, Jamaica prohibited cannabis by passing the Ganja Law of 1913, according to the Jamaica Observer. A lot has changed since then.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Financials

    Ackman Calls Berkshire Misunderstood, Sees Big Returns

    During its latest 13F filings, Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings revealed its new stake in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    Ackman Makes Berkshire Bet: What It Means for Investors

    According to the regulatory filing from Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital, the fund has taken a new stake in Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is FedEx Bill Ackman’s Next Investment Target?

    FedEx stock gained nearly 3% on August 6 on speculation that Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square had bought a significant stake in the company.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Consumer

    Pershing Square Exits United Tech and ADP Investments

    Through a letter to clients, Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square fund announced that it exited its positions in United Technologies and ADP.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Fund Managers

    What Underlies Ackman’s Conviction in Automatic Data Processing?

    Automatic Data Processing (ADP) is another major holding of Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    Bill Ackman Thanks Warren Buffett for His Fund’s Comeback in 2019

    Bill Ackman has made a huge comeback in 2019.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    Bill Ackman Is Making a Strong Comeback in 2019

    A large part of Pershing Square’s outperformance year-to-date has come from Chipotle Mexican Grill.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Is Off to Its Best Start Ever in 2019

    After a dismal 2018, this year is turning out to be a blockbuster for Pershing Square. As per its annual report released yesterday, its year-to-date returns up to March 19 stand at 31.9%.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Fund Managers

    What Does ADP Have in Store for Ackman after Failed Proxy Battle?

    Automatic Data Processing (ADP) is another key holding of Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Should Workday Investors Expect?

    For its third quarter of fiscal 2019, which ended October 31, Workday reported revenue of $743.2 million, representing an increase of 33.8% YoY.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Square’s in the Race for the $10.3 Billion Payroll Service Market

    Last month, Square released a mobile version of its payroll software, marking an escalation in its push for revenue in the payroll service market.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Consumer

    Splunk Stock Declined 4.7% on September 17

    Splunk (SPLK), a cloud software solutions company, fell 4.7% on September 17. The stock is currently trading at $119.49

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Workday’s Valuations with Its Peers

    In the last year, Workday stock has gained 31.9%. In the last month, its stock has risen 5.4%.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Workday’s Stock Price Showing an Upside Trend

    Workday stock is trading 46.0% higher than its 52-week low of $95.35 and 2.3% lower than its 52-week high of $142.45.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Consumer

    Splunk Stock Continued Its Impressive Run Yesterday

    Splunk (SPLK) stock rose 5.2% on August 28 to close at $127.43.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Accenture Stock Maintains Strong Growth

    Accenture (ACN) has risen 3.8% in the last month, whereas in the last year, the stock’s price has soared 32.7%.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving Intuit’s Small-Business and Self-Employed Unit

    Intuit’s (INTU) small-business and self-employed division has seen double-digit revenue growth in the last five quarters.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Consumer

    What Was Pershing Square Capital’s Largest Holding in 4Q17?

    The top holdings of Pershing Square Capital Management include Restaurant Brands International (QSR), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Mondelēz International (MDLZ), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), and Howard Hughes (HHC).

    By Sarah Sands
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    Is IBM Ready to Take Off?

    International Business Machines (IBM), a leading enterprise solutions provider, has seen its revenue decline consistently for the past 22 quarters.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Consumer

    RenMac Economic Daily: Factory Employment Takes Off

    Private non-farm payroll employment rose 190,000 in November following a gain of 235,000 in October.

    By RenMac
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    Consumer

    A Brief Look at Dividend Aristocrats

    The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat Index is made up of 51 S&P 500 (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) companies that have increased their dividends for 25 successive years.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Why ADP Stock Rose on Reports of Bill Ackman’s Position

    On Thursday, July 27, 2017, Automatic Data Processing (ADP) stock rose nearly 13.0% after reports suggested that Bill Ackman was investing in ADP stock.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Decoding the Advisory Board’s Net Profit Margins in 2017

    In 1Q17, the Advisory Board (ABCO) reported adjusted EBITDA of ~$45 million, which was higher than its guidance of $37 million–$42 million.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind the Advisory Board’s Revenue Growth in 2017

    In 1Q17, the Advisory Board (ABCO) reported revenues of ~$194.1 million, which was higher than its guidance of $185 million–$190 million but ~0.7% lower YoY.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Intuit’s QuickBooks Growth Continues to Accelerate in Fiscal 1Q16

    The growth of QBO (QuickBooks Online) is important for Intuit as it overhauls its business. QBO subscriptions rose 87,000 to 1.2 million QoQ. On a YoY basis, the growth was >57%.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Paychex’s Revenue and Income Rose in 1Q16

    After its 1Q16 earnings report, PAYX rose by 3.52% to close at $47.63 per share as of September 30, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Intuit Plans to Create a $100 Million Fund to Offer Loans

    Intuit announced its plans to create a $100 million fund to offer loans by joining hands with OnDeck, an online lender in the United States.

    By Matilda James
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    Intuit Fell 13.26% after Declaring Its Results

    On August 20, 2015, Intuit (INTU) announced its 4Q15 results. It reported revenue of $696 million—a 7% increase compared to revenue of $649 million in 4Q14.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fund Managers

    OZ Management Opens New Position in CDK Global

    OZ Management commenced a stake in CDK Global Inc. (CDK) by purchasing 4,521,952 shares of the company, representing 0.5% of the fund’s 4Q14 portfolio.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Oracle’s strategic acquisitions in marketing cloud space

    Oracle integrated BlueKai with both Responsys for B2C marketing automation and Eloqua for B2B marketing automation.

    By Anne Shields
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    Financials

    Must-know: Concur is the biggest acquisition in SAP’s history

    Since 2010, SAP AG (SAP) spent more than ~$12 billion on acquisitions. Concur Technologies is the largest acquisition in SAP’s 42-year history. In its 2Q14 results, most of SAP’s growth was from its cloud business—approximately $1 billion annually. Concur’s management mentioned that they expect to end fiscal year 2014 with ~$690 million.

    By Anne Shields
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    Will the Quarterly Services Survey carry weight among investors?

    The U.S. Census Bureau will release the Quarterly Services Survey (or QSS) for 2Q14 on Thursday, September 11. The services sector is a vital component of the U.S. economy. It accounts for ~80% of the gross domestic product (or GDP).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why “SaaS” is an integral component of cloud computing?

    Organizations preference for SaaS primarily stems from the fact that it’s flexible and cost efficient.

    By Anne Shields
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    Why you should know the key differences between job reports

    Few economic releases elicit as much reaction from both the stock (IVV) and bond (BND) markets as the employment reports issued by Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (the BLS).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Financials

    ADP Payrolls come in lower than expected

    The ADP National Employment Report is a monthly preview of the Labor Department’s Jobs Report Automatic Data Processing (ADP) is a global provider of business outsourcing. They provide a range of services from human resources to payroll. The ADP National Employment Report is published monthly by the ADP Research Institute. It provides a snapshot of […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Consumer

    Is credit finally starting to ease up in the mortgage market?

    Ellie Mae is a software provider that aggregates mortgage origination activity Ellie Mae (ELLI) puts out a monthly Origination Insight Report which provides monthly data and analysis from a sample of closed loan applications that flow through their Encompass 360 Mortgage Management Software. In many ways, it is similar to the way Automatic Data Processing […]

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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