|Bid||0.00 x 1100|
|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||106.82 - 108.98|
|52 Week Range||71.70 - 111.15|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||50.54|
|Earnings Date||Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.68 (1.53%)|
|1y Target Est||121.70|
Microsoft rolled out a new OneDrive folder protection feature to its business users in June -- now it's available to regular users, too. The feature lets you choose which folders you want to automatically back up to Microsoft's cloud service -- desktop, pictures or documents -- and it'll keep this activity in sync across multiple Windows 10 PCs, which is handy if you're a fan of downloading files to your desktop. To enable to feature go to OneDrive settings on Windows 10, choose the Auto Save tab and select the "update folders" button under "protect your important folders", then choose which folders you want to be backed up.
Bethesda’s legal move against a gamer raises red flags about used game sales -- but investors shouldn’t jump to conclusions.
Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), the leader in relational databases, made a strategic decision in the last decade that effected Oracle stock. The acquisition spree culminated in the 2010 purchase of Sun Microsystems and a long effort to turn what had been open source software into proprietary software. Meanwhile Oracle’s market cap has fallen behind those of rivals like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Amazon.Com (NASDAQ:AMZN), and (perhaps most galling of all) Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).
VMware (VMW) continues to see strong revenue growth with its strong product portfolio, increased digitalization trends, and a healthy IT environment. On the basis of such growth drivers, the company projected revenue for fiscal Q2 2019 at $2.15 billion, up 12.9% YoY (year-over-year).
MARKET PULSE Shares of Caterpillar Inc. (cat) sank 3.4% in morning trade Wednesday, to pace the 26-of-30 Dow Jones Industrial Average (djia) components that are losing ground. The Dow dropped 288 points, as investors expressed concern over Turkey's currency crisis.
Amazon’s (AMZN) lead in e-commerce also means it has become an example for its competitors. Amazon rivals have borrowed from its playbook to bolster their campaigns and counter Amazon’s moves. Reuters reported on June 13 that Microsoft (MSFT) was building technology that would allow traditional retailers such as Walmart (WMT) to operate cashierless stores to rival the Amazon Go store.
On August 15, 2018, Oracle (ORCL) launched Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud for its enterprise customers. The latest products could add significant value to organizations by helping them track shipments and delivery status, thus saving clients both time and money. The products could also improve customer satisfaction by facilitating the timely delivery of goods.
According to IBEF (India Brand Equity Foundation), India’s e-commerce industry is expected to be worth $200.0 billion in sales by 2026, growing from $39.0 billion last year. About 14.0% of India’s Internet users were online shoppers in 2016, according to Morgan Stanley. That’s expected to grow to 50.0% by 2026, enlarging the addressable market for e-commerce companies such as Amazon (AMZN).
Y Combinator, the Silicon Valley start-up incubator that helped launch Dropbox and Airbnb, is launching in China and has recruited one of the country’s leading technologists to run it in a bid to tap into its fast-growing technology sector. and before that a Microsoft executive, has been hired to run a unit that will be Y Combinator’s first major expansion outside the US. , co-founder and president of the incubator, said in a blog post that China was a “missing piece of our puzzle” given the entrepreneurial and technological talent in the country.
Technology growth opportunities are still around if you know where to look. PTC produces ThingWorx, an industrial automation platform adding intelligence to machinery. PTC stock is up 74% in the last year, 120% over the last two years, almost 240% over the last five years.
Microsoft Corp. is moving to retool Cortana, its digital voice assistant that has struggled as the software giant shackled it to the personal computer. When the assistant—named after a character from the Xbox videogame franchise “Halo”—was introduced four years ago, it was only available through the Windows operating system, a strategy that hobbled Cortana as voice computing took off in a new era of smart speakers. Amazon.com Inc. introduced its Alexa digital assistant seven months after Cortana’s launch, but its Echo and sibling devices now control two-thirds of the U.S. smart-speaker market, according to research firm eMarketer.
Los Angeles creators looking to capture lifelike 3D scans of performers for their mixed-reality projects now have a place to do so. Metastage has opened its doors at Culver Studios in Culver City, California. The studio is the first U.S. partner for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios.
Without much background, you’d imagine that GameStop (NYSE:GME) is a company on the resurgence. Since the end of May, GME stock has gained more than 19%. Furthermore, with video games being a popular activity cutting across many demographics, GameStop’s rally seemingly has strong fundamental support.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr popularized OKRs, a method of setting and achieving goals used by individuals and organizations alike. Today, the method is used by top companies such as Google, LinkedIn and the Gates Foundation to meet ambitious goals.
Amazon (AMZN) is about to expand its cloud presence in South Africa. Amazon is also hiring more workers for cloud computing jobs in South Africa. Amazon is in a race against Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google to lead in Africa’s cloud market.
Accenture’s (ACN) acquisition goals have been easily met by its FCF (free cash flow) generation. In the last five years, the tech giant has made ~$5 billion in acquisitions, maintaining a run-rate of ~$995 million per year. Meanwhile, it has generated an average FCF of $3.7 billion per year.
Oracle (ORCL) NetSuite, which offers a cloud-based business management platform to clients like ERP, financials, CRM, e-commerce, and inventory management, continues to gain market traction through new deals. On August 13, Oracle NetSuite entered into an agreement with Selecta Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that deals with enzyme, oncology, and gene therapy.
To complement its Industry X.0 platform, Accenture (ACN) has bought hardware engineering company Mindtribe and signed a deal to acquire software company Pillar Technology. Mindtribe develops innovative connected hardware embedded with digital services to improve customers’ experience. Pillar Technology also combines physical products with digital services, which could help Accenture lure more clients.
About a week after Amazon (AMZN) reported record quarterly profits for the second quarter, CNBC carried a story that said Amazon was close to moving completely off Oracle (ORCL) databases. Amazon would rely exclusively on its internally developed database technologies. Amazon declined to comment for the CNBC story, but the story cited confidential sources that said Amazon was on track to move away from Oracle databases by 2020.
To stay competitive and gain market share, IBM (IBM) has continued to incur R&D (research and development) expenses. In the last five quarters, the tech giant has spent an average of 7% of its total revenue on R&D per quarter.
While tech behemoths like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may hog all the headlines, it has really been the companies powering their technologies—the semiconductor manufacturers—that have been garnering the attention of Wall Street. Indeed, as our “Computer and Technology” sector has gained about 22% over the past year, semiconductor companies have been a driving factor behind its growth. The aforementioned emerging tech trends have created new consumer demand, and the semiconductor makers are delivering.