|Bid||128.07 x 1800|
|Ask||128.16 x 800|
|Day's Range||127.92 - 130.46|
|52 Week Range||93.96 - 131.37|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.03|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||28.45|
|Earnings Date||Jul 17, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.84 (1.41%)|
|1y Target Est||143.16|
Paris. 16th May 2019 – ConsenSys, in partnership with LVMH and Microsoft, has announced AURA, a platform that aims to serve the entire luxury industry with powerful product tracking and tracing services, based on Ethereum blockchain technology and utilising Microsoft Azure. AURA makes it possible for consumers to access the product history and proof of authenticity of luxury goods — from raw materials to the point of sale, all the way to second-hand markets. Several brands of the LVMH Group, such as Louis Vuitton and Parfums Christian Dior, are currently involved, and advanced discussions are underway to onboard additional brands from the LVMH Group, and other luxury groups globally. For Louis Vuitton, the development of the AURA project is the culmination of The post LVMH, ConsenSys, Microsoft announce AURA, to power luxury industry with blockchain tech appeared first on Coin Rivet.
"I thought that was an amazing quarter," CNBC's Jim Cramer says about IAC. CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday investors his blessings to buy shares of InterActiveCorp IAC . The media and internet conglomerate on May 8 released its financial report for the period ending March 31, which delivered earnings per share of $1.06.
Microsoft (MSFT) and Sony collaborates on cloud gaming and AI chips. Both the companies are expected to symbiotically evolve and make a mark in the rapidly growing cloud gaming market.
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The software company is the only one with a weighting of 4% or more in the broad index. That means moves in its shares have more sway over the index than any other company.
Microsoft stock is positioned to head higher after its post-earnings pullback, says TradingAnalysis.com founder Todd Gordon.
Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) rose, then fell in after-market trading because its results beat low expectations while its outlook remained muted.Source: Shutterstock Non-GAAP net income came to $543 million, 88 cents per share fully diluted, on revenue of $2.22 billion. This just hit the earnings whisper and beat official estimates by 7 cents. Earnings were up 10% from the previous quarter with revenue up marginally.The consensus among analysts was that a bottom has been reached but that a build from here to last year's $3.2 billion in revenue is going to be slow. There are also fears about China, whose market fell overnight, which cost the stock its post-earnings gains.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips What's Next?What analysts should be focusing on are the new markets for Nvidia's graphics engine and its use in artificial intelligence, both in clouds and at the network edge. That's what CEO Jensen Huang wanted to talk about on the company's conference call. Huang was rhapsodic about the outlook for PC gaming, calling the console era over, and said software companies are increasingly turning to Nvidia's RTX ray tracing technology as a standard for graphics. He made no mention of Bitcoin mining, which once helped drive results but now looks to have been a fad. Instead, he said there are 300 million gamers in China. * 10 Baby Boomer Stocks to Buy Huang said breakthroughs in conversational technology at Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will soon make cloud-based speech systems much more useful. "All of the major pieces of a conversational AI are now put together," he said, which will drive sales not just in clouds, but in new edge servers, designed to make all a cloud's data useful to people without a keyboard.CFO Colette Kress said the company is preparing for a time when data centers will be architected as single compute engines, with networking pre-installed, which is why Nvidia is buying Mellanox (NASDAQ:MLNX) for $6.9 billion in cash. These designs can become "edge servers" that bring workers a voice interface to the cloud-sized data stores generated by replacing controllers with sensors and chips in machines. How Fast?The speed with which this evolution takes place is the question analysts emphasized in declining to pound the table for Nvidia stock at its current price, which is about 8.3 times last year's revenue and 30 times the company's 2019 earnings.Shares peaked at over $280 each last summer, then plunged to $130 in December before bouncing back to $190 in April and falling, since, to the May 17 price of about $160. From a technical perspective, there may well be follow-through to the downside, perhaps even a re-testing of last year's lows.Analysts have soured slightly on the stock, with two coming off their buy recommendations and one coming off hold in the last month. But the average rating remains overweight. A Long-Term BuyFor investors with a five-year time horizon, however, and a clear understanding of technology's future, the current price makes an attractive entry point.Replacing dials with chips, connected to sensors measuring what's in a machine's working environment, creates a tsunami of data which, when analyzed by software, allows for operator-free control of factories, stores, homes and cities. Only exceptional conditions need to be trifled with, through voice interfaces connected wirelessly to edge servers and the cloud.This was the original vision of the Internet of Things, what I called the "World of Always On" in 2004 when I spoke of it at Stanford. As usual, I was very early to the party. But the party is now ready to get started, in the view of Nvidia's management.Take their word for it.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new environmental story, Bridget O'Flynn and the Bear, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in MSFT. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy that Lost 10% Last Week * Top 7 Dow Jones Stocks of 2019 -- So Far * 5 Service Stocks That Can Win the Trade War -- According to Goldman Sachs Compare Brokers The post Is Nvidia Stock Finally Ready for a Turnaround? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The strategic partnership between Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT) aims to tap the cloud-based platform for streaming games, while collaborating for the development of image sensors utilizing AI tools.
REDMOND, Wash., May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. and global education provider General Assembly (GA) on Friday announced a partnership to close skills gaps in the rapidly growing fields of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud and data engineering, machine learning, data science, and more. This initiative will create standards and credentials for AI skills, upskill and reskill 15,000 workers by 2022, and create a pool of AI talent for the global workforce. To address this challenge, Microsoft and GA will power 2,000 job transitions for workers into AI and machine learning roles in year one and will train an additional 13,000 workers with AI-related skills across sectors in the next three years.
Have you ever been so excited by something you’re working on that you want to share it with everyone? That’s how I feel about the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Corporate Citizenship and Healthy Community Champion Awards luncheon at the Sheraton Seattle on May 23.
U.S. tech giants are lobbying for the green card process to be reformed, and President Donald Trump has a plan to overhaul it.
Undeniably, one of the top growth names in the broad technology sector is Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA). A specialist in the burgeoning identity control and management segment, OKTA stock is fundamentally relevant. And it's technically relevant too, jumping to a nearly 67% year-to-date lead.Moreover, shares have really had only one trajectory since its April 2017 initial public offering. After its first session, the OKTA stock price closed up at $23.51. Since then, early stakeholders in the tech firm have profited an astonishing 349%.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNow, we're at the point when OKTA stock has hit overbought levels as based on the relative strength indicator (RSI). I never recommend making a big move on any one indicator. However, it's worth noting that the last two times OKTA triggered the RSI, shares turned volatile.Adding to the reservations, Zacks Investment Research recently downgraded the shares. Although most analysts remain bullish on the OKTA stock price, a significant percentage are fence-sitters. Considering that shares have flown past the average-price target of $88.53 -- closing just shy of $110 yesterday -- not much room seemingly exists for additional upside. * 7 Cloud Stocks to Buy on Overcast Days Currently, it's a battle between technical concerns and the fundamental potential for the company. If you're thinking seriously about buying OKTA stock, though, I suggest a much-clearer route: wait. Shares will probably correct, and here are three reasons why. OKTA Stock is OvervaluedLet's just cut straight to the chase: the OKTA stock price today is simply overvalued. I'm in the same camp as fellow InvestorPlace contributor Bret Kenwell. He recognizes the company as a growth monster, but he's also rational. Kenwell writes:Generally speaking, I don't like to chase stocks. Okta may be a great company but that doesn't mean I want to pile into the name after we've seen a near-24% rally in the S&P 500 index and a near-30% rally for the PowerShares QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) since Christmas.But it's not just about market concerns, although those are obviously important. Instead, I'm also looking at the grand scheme of things. The OKTA stock price is also overvalued relative to the identity-management industry.In 2017, the global identity and access management (IAM) market had a value of $8.85 billion. Experts in the field predict a low-double digit CAGR up to 2025. Other sector analysts are more optimistic, targeting a CAGR of 16%. That would mean by 2022, the IAM industry could have a value of approximately $24 billion.That's all great news. But OKTA sports a market capitalization of slightly over $12 billion, substantially exceeding IAM's present international market value. Further, 2018 revenue totaled just under $400 million, while net-income losses have consistently widened.In my view, this is a clear sign that the OKTA stock price has gotten well ahead of itself. OKTA Faces Serious CompetitionAlthough Okta's shares have experienced a mercurial rise to the top, it's also not surprising. IAM is an incredibly relevant industry, and it's so much more than its rather sober title suggests.Sure, IAM protocols enhance a corporation's security measures. In light of massive scandals like the Equifax (NYSE:EFX) breach, businesses are finally taking digital protections seriously. However, think about the mundane stuff, such as memorizing passwords. With Okta's solutions, you can enjoy a one-stop shop for your data-organizational needs.Again, it's no surprise that shares have skyrocketed. But because IAM is so lucrative, it attracts competition. We're not talking about bit players, either, but something that reads like the who's who of tech: Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) and IBM (NYSE:IBM), to name but a few.At any moment, these giants could squash Okta. Plus, a buyout that would launch the OKTA stock price isn't guaranteed. After all, Amazon already has viable cloud solutions. It won't take much for them to enter IAM and disrupt it. Which leads me to… IAM Is Ripe for DisruptionSpeaking of disruption, Okta faces somewhat of a double-edged sword. On one hand, they're enjoying tremendous momentum getting their product quickly to the ground floor. But on the other hand, IAM doesn't have a very high barrier to entry.One of the obvious technologies that can benefit this industry is the blockchain. In a nutshell, the blockchain represents both a decentralized and immutable platform. It's perfect for controlling information access and to establish a perfect "paper" record of activity.But the problem for Okta as a publicly traded entity is that the blockchain is open source. Essentially, this groundbreaking technology is free. All someone needs is a good idea and some modest operational funds to potentially disrupt IAM.Okta is playing that disruptive role right now, which suits OKTA stock holders just fine. However, at this current price point, the company is too much of a risk. If you like the concept, my suggestion again is to wait. I'm almost certain we'll see a better price shortly.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Cloud Stocks to Buy on Overcast Days * 6 Stable Stocks Worth Buying for Protection * 5 Active Vanguard Funds That You Have to Own Compare Brokers The post 3 Reasons Not To Chase The Parabolic Okta Stock Price a¦ For Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Microsoft Corp and Sony Corp on Thursday said they struck a strategic partnership in which Sony would use Microsoft's cloud for streaming games and media and the two would work together to develop image sensors. "For many years, Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course the two companies have also been competing in some areas," Sony Chief Executive Kenichiro Yoshida said in a statement.
Japan's Nikkei share average jumped on Friday, led by Sony and technology shares, but ended the week with a slight loss amid concerns about rising U.S.-China trade tensions. The Nikkei rose 0.89% to 21,251 points.
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This week's major tech stories include a Supreme Court ruling against Apple in an antitrust case, a new flaw discovered within Intel chips and an announcement from Microsoft and Sony that says the two companies have reached an aggreement to work together in a few areas.
In today's top stories, the 5G version of the S10 will run on Verizon's next-generation network. Meanwhile, two unlikely companies team up.