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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    System Software Subsector: Best Performer in HACK

    From September 7–11, 2015, the technology sector performed immensely well, pulling all the sectors up. For HACK, System Software was the best performing subsector.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Why Jeff Bezos Loves Startups

    According to the data compiled by Thomson Reuters, early-stage companies make up ~53.8% of Bezos Expeditions’ total investments.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    A Close Look at Intuit’s Reporting Structure

    Intuit’s reporting structure is organized around three segments: Small Business, Consumer Tax, and Professional Tax. It generates a majority of its revenues from small businesses.

    By Anne Shields
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Oracle’s engineered systems should drive hardware growth

    Oracle’s (ORCL) Engineered Systems business comprise the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster products.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Jefferies Prefer Microsoft Stock over Oracle?

    Jefferies upgraded Microsoft (MSFT) stock to “buy.” The firm also raised its target price on Microsoft stock from $93 to $160.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Cloudera Stock Surges on News of Icahn’s Stake

    Yesterday, Carl Icahn revealed his 12.6% stake in data analytics company Cloudera (CLDR), causing its shares to jump.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    How Iron Mountain Has Maintained Its Dividend Yield

    How Iron Mountain has maintained a 5% yield Iron Mountain (IRM) is an enterprise information management services company. The company’s revenue grew in 2016, supported by its North American Records and Information Management Business, North American Data Management Business, Western European Business, and Other International Business segments. Its revenue fell 4% in 2015 before rising 17% in 2016. Its operating income fell 5% in 2015 and 4% in 2016 due to […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Adobe, Autodesk, and Salesforce’s R&D Expenses in 3Q15

    In 3Q15, Adobe’s (ADBE) expenses for R&D increased to $219 million from $212 million in 3Q14 and $209 million in 3Q13. R&D expenses allocated comprised 17.98% of total revenues in 3Q15.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Intel Acquires Altera: Will History Repeat Itself?

    Intel will be leveraging Altera’s FPGA (field-programmable gate array) product series, which includes its Stratix, Arria, and Cyclone products.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft and Amazon to Consolidate FAA’s Data Centers

    Amazon and Microsoft contracted with the FAA to streamline the FAA’s network centers and store its data on Amazon’s Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure cloud.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Trades below Moving Averages in August

    Out of 41 analysts covering Microsoft (MSFT), 22 have a “buy” recommendation on it, six have a “sell” recommendation, and 13 recommend “hold.”

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    FactSet Research Systems’ Performance in a Competitive Market

    FactSet Research Systems has outperformed its competitors based on net profit margin, EPS, PE, and PB. It has outperformed its ETFs based on price movement, PE, and PB.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    How FactSet Research Systems Performed in 4Q15

    FactSet Research Systems (FDS) has a market cap of $6.74 billion. Its YTD performance is going up day by day. After the 4Q15 earnings report, FDS fell 1.96% to close at $162.67 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Only Firm Expected to See Tablet Growth in 2015

    Microsoft’s Window tablets are forecasted to increase by 59.5% in 2015 to 17.7 million units in 2015, or a market share of 8.4%.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    VMware Trades below Moving Averages in August

    VMware generated investor returns of -18.97% in the trailing 12-month period and -10.02% in the trailing one-month period.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EPS Increases 15% YoY for VMware in 2Q15

    VMWare’s GAAP net income in 2Q15 was $172 million and its EPS equaled $0.40 per diluted share. This compares to its net income of $167 million and EPS of $0.38 in 2Q14.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fund Managers

    Engaged Capital Raises Stake in Rovi Corporation

    Engaged Capital’s relationship with Rovi dates back to April 2013, when the fund first invested in the company.

    By Santiago Solari
  • Consumer

    Takeaways for Oracle investors: Cloud product growth is important

    Despite the lower growth rates achieved by its cloud based products, Oracle remains optimistic. Oracle believes that it has a complete portfolio of SaaS-based products in the HCM, CRM, and ERP markets.

    By Puneet Sikka
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