|Bid||123.84 x 76700|
|Ask||123.90 x 56500|
|Day's Range||122.38 - 124.54|
|52 Week Range||83.95 - 125.00|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.09|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||43.75|
|Earnings Date||Jan 28, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.50 (1.23%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Qualtrics – acquired by software giant SAP earlier this year – is investing more in North Texas. The data-focused company plans to add about 200 employees in the coming years in the Dallas area, according to a statement on Wednesday. With the expansion, Qualtrics also unveiled a new 40,000-square-foot Plano facility that set to be completed in the spring.
We at Insider Monkey have gone over 752 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC The 13F filings show the funds' and investors' portfolio positions as of September 30th. In this article, we look at what those funds think of SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) based on that data and […]
Greta Thunberg, the climate activist, considers her Asperger syndrome a “superpower”. When Laurence Sirac was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome her first reaction was relief. Asperger’s, as the condition is more commonly known, is a form of autism associated with advanced cognitive abilities as well as specific interests or repetitive behaviours.
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the appointment of Fabian Padilla Crisol as the Managing Director of SAP Hong Kong.
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The funding round was led by Arena Holdings and investors included Ryan Smith, the founder of customer experience specialist Qualtrics that was bought by SAP for $8 billion a year ago. The funding round brings total investments into Celonis to $370 million.
German data mining software firm Celonis said on Thursday that it had raised $290 mln in a Series C funding round, putting a $2.5 billion valuation on the company that has been compared with enterprise application giant SAP. The funding round was led by Arena Holdings and investors included Ryan Smith, the founder of customer experience specialist Qualtrics that was bought by SAP for $8 billion a year ago. "We are in a market that shows enormous momentum," co-CEO and co-founder Bastian Nominacher told Reuters, adding that Celonis would invest the funds raised in its global sales and customer service and in enhancing its cloud platform.
A former COO at software giant is now leading an Exton human resources technology firm — and he's got plans for growth.
The customer experience and robust supply chain visibility are crucial, Paige Cox, senior vice president and head of Digital Supply Chain Networks development at SAP SE (NYSE: SAP), and Jett McCandless, CEO of project44, said Tuesday at FreightWaves LIVE Chicago during a discussion about their companies' partnership. "Everything now is surrounded by the customer experience," Cox said. In McCandless' two decades of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, he has become an innovative leader who has guided several startups from ideation to expansion.
(HON) is one of the largest industrial companies on the planet. It won’t be for much longer if CEO Darius Adamczyk has his way. The 53-year-old former electrical engineer doesn’t dream of chopping Honeywell (ticker: HON) into smaller pieces, as industrial peers like (UTX) (UTX) plan to do.
Cambridge-based edX recently promoted its COO to co-CEO, joining WeWork, SAP and many Massachusetts-based companies with two occupants in the corner office. The non-traditional organizational structure provides a form of backup, but can also open the door to unclear visions and communication issues, experts say.
German Enterprise Software Developer SAP SE (FRA: SAP) will provide an extra capital return of $1.7 billion to its shareholders in 2020, the company said in an official statement on Monday. SAP credited “strong financial performance” in 2019 as the reason behind the move. The company’s supervisory board has permitted to lay out this return either by repurchasing stocks or issue a special dividend of the same volume by Dec. 31, 2020.
Despite the company's strong market position, Moody's considers ADP's competitive landscape which includes pressures from rival service providers such as Paychex, Inc. (unrated), Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (B2, stable) and Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (The) (B3, positive), long-established enterprise application software vendors, such as Oracle Corporation (A1, stable) and SAP SE (A2, stable), and more recent entrants such as Workday, Inc. (unrated) whose solutions have been specifically built as single application platforms in the cloud. The company's credit rating also considers ADP's exposure to economic cyclicality with respect to employment levels and interest rate volatility as well as shifting structural trends and work arrangements within the company's markets. Additional risks to the issuer's credit quality include ADP's smaller scale relative to its rated peer group, service line concentration, limited geographic diversity, and potential reputational risk in the event of a data security or customer privacy breach of the company's systems.
It was a busy week for Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) -- and the week didn't end at 4 p.m. on Friday. Not only did Microsoft report quarterly results a few days ago, but a large contract with the U.S. Department of Defense was announced going into the weekend. All of this coincides with a potential breakout setup in MSFT stock.Source: VDB Photos / Shutterstock.com So the question now is, can it break out?If it can't, the action would be pretty telling. There are a lot of positives and if MSFT stock can't move higher on that, what could move it higher?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhen stocks act bearish on bullish news, it's not a good sign. I'm not saying that will happen with Microsoft, but it's an outcome investors should at least consider. Let's take a closer look and see what's going on with Microsoft stock. Microsoft EarningsMicrosoft reported a better-than-expected quarter last week. Earnings of $1.38 per share topped estimates by 14 cents per share, while revenue of $33.1 billion topped expectations by $860 million and grew 13.7% year-over-year. * 7 AI Stocks to Buy to Profit from the Recent Tech Correction Fiscal Q2 revenue guidance of $11.3 billion to $11.5 billion topped consensus expectations of $11.4 billion, while guidance for smart cloud revenue also came in ahead of estimates. There were some concerns about cloud growth for Microsoft, but by and large, this was a strong quarter.For a stock that's been biding its time as it trades sideways, this could be just the thing MSFT needs.The quarter also reassured the analyst community. Piper Jaffray has a "buy"-equivalent rating on Microsoft stock, along with a $158 price target. Wedbush analysts bumped their target to $160 from $150. Atlantic Equities also went to $160, from $155. Trading MSFT StockDespite the solid quarter, MSFT stock didn't move with the bullish conviction that investors were hoping for. Shares did rebound back over prior uptrend support (blue line), but did not break out like many had wanted.Let's rewind a little bit, though.MSFT stock had been on fire until July, where it topped out at $141.20. From there, shares consolidated for months, riding uptrend support higher and finding "emergency support" at the 100-day moving average anytime trend support gave way. Both of those emergency occasions occurred in October, with the most recent occurrence happening just before earnings.However, each rally faded once it approached the $140-$141 area. MSFT set up as an ascending triangle, a classic bullish pattern consisting of a series of higher lows that fail to penetrate a static level of resistance.Now though, that resistance level will give way and bulls need to see the much-awaited move stick.On Friday evening, it was announced that Microsoft won the JEDI cloud contract from the Pentagon over Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The contract is worth as much as $10 billion and is giving MSFT stock price a shot in the arm. Shares were higher by almost 2.5% in pre-market trading to $144.40 on Monday.In order for the breakout to hold though, Microsoft stock must stay above $142. Back below this mark and the breakout could fail. Above this mark and a continued move higher is possible.Keep it simple: Over $142 is bullish, below not so much. Bottom Line on MSFTSporting expectations for 11.5% revenue growth and 13.3% earnings growth this year, while trading at roughly 27 times this year's earnings is not exactly bargain territory. But Microsoft stock continues to hold up very well. The stock market is near all-time highs and MSFT has been consolidating for months, with investors salivating for a breakout.In my view, it's not the time to bet against Microsoft. Its earnings clearly show there's momentum in the business. With the SAP (NYSE:SAP) partnership sending more business Microsoft's way and after landing the coveted JEDI contract, it's clear that that momentum is only accelerating.With fundamental momentum in hand, the bulls have a chance to gain momentum on the charts as well. I like MSFT stock as long as it's over $142. Below and the stock needs to be re-evaluated. But for those looking for something to short, you may want to look beyond Microsoft.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 AI Stocks to Buy to Profit from the Recent Tech Correction * 5 IPO Stocks With Lockup Expiration Dates Around the Corner * 3 Clean Energy ETFs for a Brighter Future The post Can Microsoft Stock Break Out on Earnings, Pentagon Contract? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
(Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is about to unveil plans for a cloud service to allow European companies to avoid storing data with U.S. or Asian rivals such as Amazon.com Inc. or Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.Economy Minister Peter Altmaier will reveal the service -- named Gaia-X after a Greek goddess symbolizing Earth -- at a tech conference Tuesday in Dortmund, Germany. He has worked on the project with officials from companies including SAP SE, Deutsche Telekom AG and Deutsche Bank AG, according to a strategy paper by the Economy Ministry obtained by Bloomberg News."Data are the resource of the future," according to the paper. "That’s why Germany and Europe needs data infrastructure that ensures data sovereignty and enables the sharing of data on a broader and secure basis."Geopolitical tensions and trade wars are making European politicians cautious about domestic champions ceding control of their data to the likes of Amazon, Google or China’s Alibaba, fearing European companies could lose control of data about customers or production.Under the Trump Administration’s Cloud Act signed last year, U.S. storage providers can be ordered to provide local authorities information held on their servers no matter where that data is physically located. A similar concept has been enshrined in Chinese law since 2017, in which information of citizens must be stored in-country and accessible on demand to the authorities.Gaia-X is meant to serve as a link between several different cloud services by providing a joint standard to share data. That way, a European mobility startup could make use of information provided by transport authorities, for example.Read More: European Companies Look to Build Their Own Walls in the CloudGermany plans to create a company-type organization for the cloud service in the first half of next year, according to the paper. Altmaier has in the past said the service is meant to become a European platform, but it’s unclear whether more governments in the region have agreed to participate in the project.Agnes Pannier-Runacher, France’s deputy economy minister, told Bloomberg in July that businesses relinquishing control of their data was “a systemic risk” to the competitiveness and sovereignty of an economy. Germany’s central bank has also warned the region’s banking sector that the move to shifting data on the cloud will make the industry harder to monitor.To contact the reporters on this story: Birgit Jennen in Berlin at email@example.com;Stefan Nicola in Berlin at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Rebecca Penty at email@example.com, Giles Turner, Nate LanxonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
WALLDORF, Germany , Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the appointment of Thomas Saueressig to the SAP Executive Board effective November 1, 2019 . Saueressig will continue ...
(Bloomberg) -- ServiceNow Inc. incoming Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott promised to transform the growing software maker into a “global juggernaut” as he works to convince investors he’s the right man for the job.“I wanted at this stage in my career a company that was in the early stage of its growth pattern and help them go to the next phase, to truly become one of the most admired software brands in the world,” McDermott, who stepped down earlier this month as CEO of German software giant SAP SE, said Wednesday in an interview. “The company is on a roll. I’m going to fortify that and continue that. The experience of what I know and I’ve seen will be incredibly helpful to ServiceNow. This company will be a global juggernaut.”ServiceNow has long promised to organize tedious parts of office life, like setting up a help desk for IT operations and bringing on board new employees. The company has expanded into new markets, such as human resources, to maintain an annual sales growth rate of at least 35%, which it has achieved since going public in 2012. McDermott’s appointment Tuesday concerned some investors and analysts who highlighted that he hasn’t led “growth companies,” having worked at Xerox and spent about a decade as the first American CEO of Walldorf, Germany-based SAP.McDermott dismissed the criticism, saying ServiceNow is glad to have a “street fighter” like him in its corner.“If someone says Bill McDermott is best known for running large, global, powerhouse companies and they say ‘Is he the right person to lead ServiceNow because it’s not as large,’ I would say, I was completely unaware of ServiceNow’s intention to stay small,” he said. “I’m a leader. I lead organizations and establish visions. At the same time, I’m conforming to ServiceNow’s culture. I think that’s why I am the perfect person.”McDermott added that continuity is important and he sees himself as similar to John Donahoe, ServiceNow’s current CEO, who is stepping down in January to run Nike Inc. McDermott also said he wants all of ServiceNow’s current executives to remain in place when he takes the top job.McDermott said he has interviewed a pool of candidates in the search for ServiceNow’s next chief financial officer and was looking for a candidate who could fit the company’s culture and boost its operating margins and profit. “I think we have found such a person,” he said. The software maker may announce a pick before Thanksgiving in late November, he said.The Santa Clara, California-based company projected subscription revenue that topped Wall Street estimates Wednesday. Sales from subscriptions will be $897 million to $902 million in the current period, ServiceNow said in a statement. Analysts on average expected subscription revenue of $897.7 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That would represent 35% growth compared with a year earlier.The company also reported adjusted profit of 99 cents per share in the period that ended Sept. 30, above analyst estimates of 89 cents.The stock climbed about 4% in extended trading after closing at $220.01 in New York Wednesday. The shares have gained 24% this year.McDermott said that he would stick to ServiceNow’s goal of reaching $10 billion in annual revenue by an unspecified time.“Very simply, I completely buy in, stand behind it, and I’m looking forward to achieving it,” McDermott said on a conference call with analysts.While McDermott is known for his penchant for large acquisitions, such as SAP’s almost $8 billion purchase of Qualtrics International Inc., he said in an interview ServiceNow still had a lot of room for organic growth, which is his preference.“There is no need at this time for large scale M&A maneuvers,” he said.(Updates with comments from earnings call in the 11th paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Nico Grant in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at email@example.com, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
When the music stopped Tuesday afternoon, the CEOs of three large public companies were sitting in new seats. (NKE) (ticker: NKE) announced Tuesday afternoon that Chief Executive Mark Parker would step down by the end of the year, to be replaced by (NOW) (NOW) CEO John Donahoe. Just minutes later, ServiceNow said that its new CEO will be Bill McDermott, who stepped down from the CEO role at (SAP) (SAP) less than two weeks ago.