|Bid||10.49 x 1400|
|Ask||10.50 x 800|
|Day's Range||10.46 - 10.61|
|52 Week Range||7.92 - 13.93|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.24|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||376.07|
|Earnings Date||Oct 31, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||16.57|
Inside Marketing is a fast-growing organization focused on lead generation and relationship building for technology companies such as Google, HP and Oracle. With a global network of over one million contacts, Inside Marketing delivers intelligent client relationship building systems which use data to improve targeting, customer experience and sales success.
Vonage (VG), a global business cloud communications leader, today announced that Inside Marketing, who partners with technology companies to accelerate inside sales, has experienced rapid growth and major gains in performance and productivity by implementing Vonage’s NewVoiceMedia (NVM) contact centre solution. Inside Marketing is a fast-growing organisation focused on lead generation and relationship building for technology companies such as Google, HP and Oracle. With a global network of over one million contacts, Inside Marketing delivers intelligent client relationship building systems which use data to improve targeting, customer experience and sales success.
Tech stocks are doing great in 2019. In fact, according to Fidelity Investments, through the end of the third fiscal quarter 2019, "tech" stocks set the hottest pace of any sector in the market, rising 27% year to date, beating out consumer discretionary stocks (22%), industrials (21%), and real estate (20%), too.So how do you find the next hot tech stock to buy? One way might be to screen for stocks expected to grow their earnings strongly over the next five years, enjoying "strong buy" ratings from analysts in general, and endorsed by analysts at major investment banks in particular, such as Wall Street banking giant Morgan Stanley. In today's column, we'll examine three such stocks highlighted with use of TipRanks' Stock Screener:Vonage: 52% UpsideAccording to TipRanks' screener, the consensus on Wall Street is that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) provider Vonage (VG \- Get Report) is a "strong buy" for investors. Last month, Morgan Stanley analyst Meta Marshall initiated coverage of the stock with an "equal-weight" rating.But Marshall might as well have said "buy" -- because this analyst thinks Vonage stock, currently at $11 and change, could zoom ahead to $15 within a year, delivering 35% profits to new investors. (To watch Marshall's track record, click here)Vonage's 395-times-earnings valuation today doesn't exactly look cheap. It's hard to imagine why investors would pay 35% more than that to own a stock where earnings declined 45% last quarter. On the other hand, though, Vonage's sales increased a respectable 15% last quarter, and most analysts agree that earnings will soon follow suit, averaging 12.5% annual growth over the next five years.Lending support to that view, Vonage's free cash flow is already positive -- decidedly so, with nearly $65 million generated over the last year, or nearly 10x reported GAAP profits. Marshall cites the company's "leveraged ... cash flow" as a reason to like the business, and says he sees "significant value" in the stock from a sum-of-the-parts perspective.All in all, most analysts on Wall Streets are out rooting for Vonage to be a winning stock pick, as TipRanks analytics showcase VG as a Strong Buy. Based on 5 analysts polled in the last 3 months, 4 rate a Buy on Vonage stock while 1 says Hold. (See VG's price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)Plantronics (Poly): 69% UpsideAnother stock that Morgan Stanley's Meta Marshall likes -- and that's rated a "strong buy" on TipRanks -- is communications hardware manufacturer Plantronics (PLT \- Get Report), now calling itself "Poly" as it integrates the Polycom business is bought last year. Rated "overweight" in a separate initiation last month, Poly wins points from Morgan Stanley for its "unique" ability to help corporations transition to running their communications over the cloud by providing the equipment needed to do this.Like Vonage, Poly is a company that seems ugly on the outside, but gets better the closer you look. Trailing-12-month earnings are negative, but at the same time as Poly has been reporting GAAP losses, the stock generated about $65 million in positive free cash flow, and non-GAAP "pro forma" income is also positive.Marshall is looking for Plantronics to accelerate sales to "cloud exposed businesses," which make up about 50% of revenue at present, and sees this as a "next 1-2 years" process, during which time Poly may exceed consensus expectations for 12% annualized earnings growth. Already, the analyst says the stock is cheap enough to own "at 6x EV/EBITDA and 5x P/E." Over the next three years, Marshall sees the stock growing its earnings by a total of 47%.Priced near $35 a share today, Marshall believes the stock could go as high as $58 a share -- 66% upside.Marshall is certainly not the first analyst with an optimistic outlook for the headset-maker, as TipRanks analytics showcasing Plantronics stock as a Strong Buy. With an average price target of $63, analysts are predicting an upside of nearly 69%. In total, the stock has received 4 'buy' ratings in the last three months. (See PLT's price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)Amazon: 32% UpsideSwitching gears now to a stock that needs no introduction, Morgan Stanley Brian Nowak steps in to suggest investors take another look at Amazon (AMZN \- Get Report). The e-commerce giant has seen its stock slide 14% from the $2,020 share price it sported just three months ago. But Nowak expects Amazon to recover those losses, and more. (To watch Nowak's track record, click here)Projecting a $2,200 share price within 12 months, Nowak rates Amazon "overweight," and argues that although the introduction of "1-day" shipping guarantees will squeeze profit margins, it should also drive demand for Amazon's goods and accelerate revenue growth, which at 20% last quarter was well below the company's 25% average revenue growth rate for the last five years.Nowak also makes the case that offering faster shipping will help Amazon to "penetrate new buckets of consumer expenditure," including in particular consumable products which can spoil if not shipped and delivered quickly. As more of Amazon's customers buy more short-shelf-life goods from the company, this will in turn enable the company to "garner incremental wallet share."Net-net, therefore, Nowak argues that Amazon stock should be a buy in the long-term, despite "volatile" trends as it rolls out its new shipping regimen. The analyst's $2,200 target price implies that after losing 14% on their stock over the last three months, investors could now gain nearly twice as much -- 27% -- by keeping the faith and sticking with this strong buy stock.Wall Street’s confidence on the retail giant speaks for itself; AMZN has received a whopping 30 'buy' ratings in the last three months vs. only one 'hold' rating. Meanwhile, the $2,297.24 consensus price target suggests a potential upside of 33% from the current share price. (See AMZN's price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks)
HOLMDEL, N.J., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (VG), a global business cloud communications leader, has appointed Jan Hauser as an independent director to its Board of Directors. Ms. Hauser brings to Vonage more than thirty-five years of financial and regulatory policy expertise, as well as significant experience in leading organizations through periods of remarkable change. Ms. Hauser joins 10 additional directors, nine of whom are also independent.
Alan Masarek has been the CEO of Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG) since 2014. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO...
HOLMDEL, N.J., Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (VG), a global business cloud communications leader, today published new research which reveals that more than half (51%) of consumers have abandoned a business altogether because they've reached an automated menu of options, known as Interactive Voice Response (IVR) – losing that company $262 per customer every year. The 2019 Vonage IVR survey, which was based on independent research among 2,010 survey respondents from the United States1, found that of those customers who ditched a business as a result of reaching an IVR menu, 89 percent of the money they would have spent, was then spent with a competitor. Per the survey, sixty-one percent of consumers feel that IVR technology makes for a poor customer experience, while just 13 percent believe it makes for a positive one.
HOLMDEL, N.J., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (VG), a global business cloud communications leader, continues to advance the rapid implementation of Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities in the enterprise with the power of Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform. Through its network of AI and BOT provider partners, Vonage is enabling brands to build solutions that create unique, intelligent, and personalized customer experiences. Vonage continues to invest in and see the tremendous opportunity in conversational AI for the future of business tech.
HOLMDEL, N.J. , Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (NYSE: VG), a global business cloud communications leader, has announced a partnership with transcosmos research and development, Inc. , an R&D and ...
HOLMDEL, N.J., Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (VG), a global business cloud communications leader, has appointed Priscilla Hung as an independent director to its Board of Directors. "We are pleased to welcome Priscilla Hung to the Vonage Board," said Gary Steele, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. In this role, Ms. Hung is responsible for overseeing the company's worldwide operations, including product development, corporate and product strategy, alliances, information systems technology, security, cloud operations and customer support.
HOLMDEL, N.J., Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (VG), a global business cloud communications leader, today announced that VvAA Groep B.V has selected its NewVoiceMedia (NVM) contact center solution to boost its members' customer experience. The group's main objective was to provide a state-of-the-art experience for its members and customers, while strengthening its performance, operational efficiencies and team productivity. Following a market evaluation, the company implemented Vonage's contact center solution for its Salesforce integration and rich functionality.
CEO of Vonage Holdings Corp (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Alan Masarek (insider trades) sold 559,163 shares of VG on 08/16/2019 at an average price of $13.23 a share. Continue reading...
Vonage (VG) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 100.00% and 2.01%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
HOLMDEL, N.J., Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (VG), a global business cloud communications leader, today announced that it will acquire certain assets from Over.ai, a Tel Aviv-based Voice and Conversational AI provider for enterprise communications. Vonage is acquiring Over.ai's technical team and intellectual property from i.am+, an AI technology platform co-founded and co-owned by musician will.i.am. With this talent acquisition, Vonage gains significant technology talent and expertise in conversational-related AI.
Second Quarter Highlights: - Business Service Revenues increased 41% GAAP or 25% adjusted, constant currency - API Platform Revenues increased 49% GAAP and 49% adjusted, constant currency - Vonage Business ...
Digital Turbine's (APPS) first-quarter fiscal 2020 results are expected to benefit from expanding partner base, and strong demand for Ignite and SingleTap.