|Bid||58.89 x 1200|
|Ask||58.95 x 3000|
|Day's Range||58.13 - 59.61|
|52 Week Range||44.58 - 101.88|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||N/A|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Dec 04, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||78.00|
The 2019 IPO market churned out a number of unforgettable disappoints, such as Uber, Lyft, and ill-fated office-sharing titan, WeWork. Will investors remain cautious of the IPO market in 2020? Scenic Advisement Founder and CEO Barrett Cohn joins The Final Round to discuss.
Microsoft has released a fix to a software vulnerability that could have allowed hackers access to computer networks. Yahoo Finance’s On The Move panel discusses the impact this could have on Microsoft.
The U.S. is bracing for a potential cyber attack from Iran, but how prepared is the Trump administration for that possibility? Yahoo Finance's Kristin Myers breaks it down. Zack Guzman, Heidi Chung, along with Level Agency CEO and "The CEO's Digital Marketing Playbook" author Thomas Donohoe also join in on the conversation.
Proofpoint's (PFPT) fourth-quarter 2019 results are likely to reflect strong demand for its products. However, higher capital expenditure and depreciation might have dented the margins.
Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince joins Yahoo Finance live from the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos.
CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. is a pioneer of cloud-delivered endpoint protection. In the daily bar chart of CRWD, below, we can see that prices have come out on the upside of a small base pattern. Trading volume has been very heavy since early December and the On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has soared sharply.
The tech sector is a powerful engine in today’s economy, driving jobs and innovation, profits and returns. And it’s no wonder why – tech is the key to the modern world, changing our lives and informing all that we do. Yes, the economy still runs on oil and coal, but digital technology has impacted all of us, whether we work in factories or offices or watch the kids at home.All of these factors make software companies a natural place for investors to look when they seek stocks with high return potential. If high tech is the key to modern life, then software is the key to high tech. Software companies create the code and programs that let us maneuver in the digital world, from messenger apps to word processing and facial recognition.Investment banking firm Needham recently released a report, outlining its software picks from the firm’s analysts. Collectively, Needham’s analysts have a 61% success rate on their stock recommendations according to TipRanks – so we’ve looked into their report to find three stocks that appear particularly compelling.Our first step was to run those tickers through TipRanks’ Stock Comparison tool, a powerful set of filters that allow prospective investors to locate stocks and view their vital stats side by side. Here are the results: We can see that each pick shows a variety of strengths and weaknesses. Let’s take a closer look and find out what Needham’s analysts have to say.Crowdstrike Holdings, Inc. (CRWD)Cybersecurity has emerged as a growing niche in the digital economy. From online banking to personal emails, we all have a clear interest in keeping our online activities safe – and private. Crowdstrike works in this niche. The Silicon Valley company provides threat intelligence, endpoint security, and cyberattack response services for online clients.In its most recent earnings release, for fiscal Q3 2020, reported last month, the company posted better than expected results. Like many new tech companies, Crowdstrike is operating at a net loss – but that net loss was only 7 cents per share rather than the forecasted 11 cents. Quarterly revenue came in at $125.1 million, 5.3% better than expected.Investor sentiment on this stock has been resoundingly positive. Based on a sample of over 45,000 portfolios, individual investors have been adding CRWD shares in both the last 7 and the last 30 days. Additionally, financial bloggers are bullish, with CRWD receiving favorable coverage 76% of the time, compared to 61% on average in the tech sector.Needham’s Alex Henderson makes Crowdstrike his ‘Single Best Idea’ in cybersecurity for the coming year, and adds it to his firm’s Conviction List. He writes, “Crowd has the right technology to improve security for either legacy perimeter defense-built security postures or for emerging, superior, zero-trust, cloud-direct security. From an externality perspective we see a surprisingly low risk environment for CrowdStrike. While legacy players are falling away, opening major share opportunities for Crowd, we focus more on Crowd's ability to execute.”Henderson gives the stock a $92 price target, suggesting a 45% upside growth potential, and a Buy rating. (To watch Henderson’s track record, click here)Overall, CRWD shares get a Moderate Buy from the analyst consensus, based on 7 Buy ratings and 6 Holds. The stock sells for $63.45, and the average price target of $72.58 implies upside potential of 14%. (See Crowdstrike price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks) Medallia, Inc. (MDLA)Number two on our list today is Medallia, a cloud-based SaaS customer experience management company from San Francisco. Medallia has a global reach, with offices in New York, Washington DC, London, Paris, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, and Sydney. The company’s products meet B2B needs in the high-tech, hospitality, financial services, and retail sectors.Like Crowdstrike, Medallia inhabits a profitable niche. The company’s quarterly revenues and earnings, reported in December, were ahead of the estimates. Revenues beat by 7% and came in at $103.1 million; EPS was a net loss, but only 1 cent per share against the 3 cents prediction.Scott Berg, 5-star analyst, added MDLA to Needham’s Conviction List, and calls the stock his top pick for 2020. He says in his comments, “A fast-growing end market, ramping sales investments, and an expanded GTM strategy taking hold are the key factors behind our thesis. With proper execution from a still-new management team, we believe MDLA will exit CY20 with accelerating revenue growth and cross the profitability chasm; these tend to be characteristics of stocks that outperform in our universe.”Berg put a Buy rating on the stock and gave it a $45 price target, implying 42% upside potential from current trading levels. (To watch Berg’s track record, click here)Medallia has 4 recent reviews, 3 Buys and 1 Hold, giving the stock an analyst consensus view of Strong Buy. The $44.25 average price target suggests an upside potential of 39% from the current share price of $31.77. (See Medallia stock analysis on TipRanks) Talend SA (TLND)The cloud and software-as-a-service subscription products have made waves in the software tech industry, but proprietary systems are only one path to profit. Open source software and integration systems are related niches ripe for exploitation. Talend SA develops data integration software to ease the process of owning open source platforms. The company’s customers use the products to simplify development, learning, and cost of ownership involved in using open platforms.Like the stocks above, Talend has been delivering rising quarterly results. While running at a net loss, it is trimming that loss – in Q3 2019, the company beat the EPS expectation by 15 cents – reporting a loss of 8 cents against the consensus estimate of 23 cents. Revenues showed a modest beat, landing at $62.6 million – but that number was an impressive 20% gain year-over-year.This stock was reviewed for Needham by Jack Andrews, a 5-star analyst ranked in the top 3% of the TipRanks database. Andrews was impressed with the company’s “strong secular tailwinds,” and made it his Top Pick for the coming year. He wrote, “There are 5 reasons why we are positive: 1) Pending disclosures on the cloud business should provide visibility and improve sentiment; 2) Migrations from on-premise to the cloud should result in upsell opportunities; 3) Leverage to rapid growth of cloud data warehouses; 4) FX headwinds should abate; and 5) Discounted valuation creates a favorable risk/reward setup.”Andrews backs his Buy rating with a $65 price target, indicating his confidence in an eye-opening 63% upside potential. (To watch Andrews’ track record, click here)Talend’s two most recent reviews are Buys, giving the stock a Moderate Buy consensus rating. Shares show a very high upside potential – the current price is $39.80, while the average price target of $60.50 suggests that there’s room for 52% growth in the next 12 months. (See Talend stock analysis on TipRanks)
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CrowdStrike® Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced the release of the CrowdStrike Services Cyber Front Lines Report which provides valuable takeaways from the front lines of incident response (IR) cases spanning 2019 and shares insights that matter for 2020 and beyond. The report identifies new attack methods and challenges, while offering recommendations for organizations looking to improve overall breach preparedness, detection and response capabilities.
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(Bloomberg) -- With all eyes this week on the CES trade show in Las Vegas, famous for a mind-boggling array of personal gadgets, it’s worth considering something counterintuitive: Venture capitalists like consumer technology a lot less than they used to.According to PitchBook data compiled for Bloomberg, last year the normal order of funding in venture capital flipped. Enterprise technology companies, which specialize in software or services for businesses—long the dowdiest landing pad for venture dollars—attracted $30.42 billion, PitchBook data shows, about one-third more cash than consumer technology companies.That funding total is growing fast. Enterprise companies’ venture haul for 2019 was almost double the previous year’s. Meanwhile, the cash going to consumer companies fell by almost a quarter between 2018 and 2019, according to PitchBook data, to $23.26 billion.Those numbers mark the first time in at least last five years that pure enterprise companies have raised more money than consumer-facing tech, the data shows. (Though a separate "undetermined" category, where the distinction between enterprise and consumer technology is not as clear, regularly outpaces both.) The switch comes at a time when enterprise companies’ initial public offerings have been warmly received by investors. For example, shares in video communications company Zoom Video Communications Inc. almost doubled after its April initial public offering. And security company Crowdstrike Holdings Inc. is up almost two-thirds following its June debut. Meanwhile, the most hotly anticipated consumer IPOs have underperformed. Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. is down by about a third since its June offering, and in an extreme case, co-working company WeWork’s plan for the public markets dramatically crumbled last fall.But public market reception isn’t the only thing driving investment. The enterprise industry—less saturated by existing industry giants—has become a destination for some of the most talented entrepreneurs, and VCs know it. While corporate software may sound painfully boring, advancements in cloud computing and machine learning mean enterprise companies can give employees creative outlets. Investors liken the new opportunities to those once sparked for consumer startups by the advent of smartphones. In the consumer world, large companies are famous for edging out or buying up threatening upstarts. Either outcome means entrepreneurs in the giants’ crosshairs will never get to lead sizeable independent companies. While some large enterprise companies follow that playbook—SAP SE and Salesforce.com Inc. have cemented reputations as acquisition-hungry—enterprise founders often enjoy more latitude to say no to acquisition offers, with less fear that the bigger company will crush them.Cloud-monitoring business Datadog Inc., for example, turned down a bid from Cisco Systems Inc. just days before its IPO in September. And Slack Technologies Inc. continues to grow even as Microsoft Corp. has spent years pushing Teams, its own answer to office messaging.It helps that cutting-edge enterprise software requires a degree of specialization that can be hard to replicate. And increasingly, enterprise customers are open to working with startups, blunting the reputational advantage big brand-name companies enjoy when they roll out a competing product.For insights into how founders are thinking, consider Oleg Rogynskyy, whose business analytics company, People.ai, is the second enterprise startup he's founded. His career could have gone in a consumer direction if he had pursued the first business he got funding for—a photo feed he started in college in 2007. It could have turned into Instagram, maybe, or it could have gone the way of countless other less lucrative photo-sharing startups (remember Hipstamatic, PicPlz and Path?).Switching to enterprise was a good move, Rogynskyy says now. He believes enterprise companies can more easily grow to $100 million in revenue and reach IPO faster than their consumer counterparts, even if those IPOs might raise less capital. “The outcomes are smaller,” Rogynskyy says, “but the odds are higher.”This article also ran in Bloomberg Technology’s Fully Charged newsletter. Sign up here. And here’s what you need to know in global technology news:Leaked Facebook Executive Memo Grapples With Its Role In U.S. ElectionsThe New York Times obtained a memo written by Andrew Bosworth, the head of virtual and augmented reality at Facebook, mulling the social network's role in the rise of President Trump. As World Leaders Shun TikTok, Impersonators Creep InAs TikTok catches fire among the younger set, world leaders and politicians have kept their distance amid national security concerns about the Chinese-owned app.Bitcoin Goes Ballistic After Breaking Through $8,000 LevelBitcoin climbed to the highest since November after breaching the $8,000 price level.Google Says Over 500 Million People Use Its Assistant MonthlyGoogle said its digital assistant is used by more than 500 million people every month. Depending on your perspective, that’s either a win for Google, or a big miss.To contact the author of this story: Sarah McBride in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Anne VanderMey at email@example.com, Mark MilianFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Iran could opt against a military response against the U.S. or allied targets and instead order a kinetic or cyber retaliation against U.S. targets, Kurtz told "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer. What's important to keep in mind is that these types of attacks "happen all the time" behind the scenes, the cybersecurity CEO said.