|Bid||0.00 x 1800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1200|
|Day's Range||108.81 - 112.97|
|52 Week Range||90.90 - 140.67|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.04|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||26.64|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.71 (1.49%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||May 20, 2020|
|1y Target Est||128.15|
SAP SE (SAP) partners Accenture (ACN) to accelerate digital overhaul of oil and gas companies.
Today we are going to look at SAP SE (ETR:SAP) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. To be...
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a new digital learning initiative offering innovative, interactive educational content to support students, professionals and anyone wishing to continue to learn during this challenging time.
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) launched a co-developed solution for upstream oil and gas companies based on SAP S/4HANA® Cloud. Using intelligent technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution for upstream oil and gas helps customers to further increase visibility into operations and cash flow. Additionally, the solution includes contributions from leading global oil and gas companies such as ConocoPhillips and Shell.
(MSFT) has reached 44 million daily active users for Teams, the collaborative communications service that is part of the Office 365 productivity suite, the company said Thursday. Teams is the primary rival for (WORK) (ticker: WORK), which announced 12 million users last October. Microsoft (MSFT) said that the user total has accelerated over the last week as more people work remotely amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus outbreak has heightened recession fears. Here are five recession-resistant technology stocks including Microsoft (MSFT) to beat COVID-19 induced recession woes.
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Goldman Sachs today announced that they have joined forces to make it easier for companies to do business with the millions of suppliers worldwide on Ariba® Network, where more than US$3.2 trillion in commerce is transacted annually. Goldman Sachs' tech-forward and secure cross-border Global Payments capabilities will be available in select SAP® Ariba solutions, making it simpler and less costly for buyers to pay foreign suppliers in local currencies.
Along with most other stocks since late February, Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) has been on bearish path. Note that the shares have gone from $55 to $39.80. But today, there was a nice change in direction: ORCL stock is up 14% to $45.Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com This is due to a combination of a snap back in the market as well as a solid earnings report. For the fiscal third quarter, revenues grew by 2% to $9.8 billion and the adjusted earnings came to 97 cents a share. As for the Street, the consensus estimate was for $9.75 billion on the top line and 96 cents a share for the profits.Actually, the quarterly growth in revenue was the highest in two years.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Drowning Energy Stocks to Avoid for Now Here are some of the other highlights for the quarter: * Among a group of 16 companies, Oracle ranked as a leader for Gartner's 2019 "Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems." This was based on the vision and ability to execute with its cloud platform. * Oracle announced the general availability of its Cloud Data Science Platform. This technology helps enterprises with training, managing and deploying sophisticated AI (Artificial Intelligence) projects. This is all backed up with the kinds of things businesses look for like audits, security and model catalogs. * Oracle has continued with its aggressive expansion of its cloud infrastructure. In the quarter, the company added local regions in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah), Australia (Melbourne), Japan (Osaka), Canada (Montreal) and The Netherlands (Amsterdam). The goal is to have 36 cloud regions by the end of this year. * Oracle and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) bolstered their collaboration alliance by establishing a new interconnect location in Amsterdam, which is a strategic location for regions in Europe. * There are plans to layoff up to 1,300 employees in Europe. This is part of a plan to streamline the cloud business. * The Oracle Cloud Applications has been certified for FedRAMP Moderate Authorization. This is a key part of being more competitive in getting federal contracts.In the quarter, the main driver was the cloud business, which saw overall growth of 5%. Keep in mind that this segment now accounts for 71% of total revenues.The company has also been bolstering its core database business. After all, Oracle has had to fend off fast-growing startups like Mongodb (NASDAQ:MDB). There is also more competition for mature operators like MSFT and SAP (NYSE:SAP).So a key part of Oracle's strategy is its Autonomous Database. As the name implies, the system handles tasks like security patches automatically. There is also much flexibility with modern environments by being serverless and elastic.On the earnings call, here's what Oracle CTO and chairman Larry Ellison had to say: "We have an enormous technology advantage with our Autonomous Database. And we expect our database growth rates to accelerate from that 5% number we experienced this past quarter as customers transition from legacy databases to the Autonomous Database in the cloud." Bottom Line on ORCL StockThen how will the likely downturn in the economy impact ORCL stock? Well, for the most part, the company's revenue base is likely to hold up very well. Oracle has the benefit of highly sticky applications for strategic areas like databases, middleware and ERP. Such technologies are not discretionary for customers.And as a sign of confidence, Oracle has announced a $15 billion buyback. In fact, the company has been a big buyer for quite some time. For the past five years, there has been a 28% reduction in the share count.Thus, for investors looking for a bargain in the tech sector -- and where the yield is a respectable 2.4% -- Oracle does look like a good choice right now.Tom Taulli (@ttaulli) is the author of various books on investing and technology, including Artificial Intelligence Basics, High-Profit IPO Strategies and All About Short Selling. He is also the founder of WebIPO, which was one of the first platforms for public offerings during the 1990s. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * America's Richest ZIP Code Holds Wealth Gap Secret * 7 Stocks to Sell as We Enter a Bear Market * 4 Energy Stocks Paying Jaw-Dropping Dividends * 3 Stocks to Buy That Will Dodge Any Volatile Market The post Why a Recession May Not Matter Much for Oracle Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
These are times that will try tech's soul.Source: Shutterstock The summer app and the sunshine code will fail in this crisis. But technology that holds up and delivers productivity now deserves the love and thanks of employees and investors alike.Over the next month Americans in unparalleled numbers are going to be working from home.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhile most analysts are emphasizing the personal challenges in this, there are also tremendous investment opportunities. Companies that can keep their clients running through the outbreak could find be doing huge business after it's over.Most of their stocks have been battered, and now sit on bargain shelves. Watch on the StreetCompanies that deliver office applications to at-home workers are now trading for one-third less than they did before the crisis. * 7 Stocks to Sell as We Enter a Bear Market Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), and a host of companies that use their clouds to deliver software-as-a-service solutions are now being relied upon.Microsoft and Google dominate the market for basic office tools. Database applications developed in the first decade of this century by Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), SAP (NYSE:SAP) and International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) may prove more important.Software-as-a-service outfits like Salesforce (NYSE:CRM), Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY), and ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW), Atlassian (NASDAQ:TEAM) and HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) deliver this technology in the form of apps. These can handle relations with customers, corporate resources and people. Other companies like Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) deliver creativity tools. The challenge for Adobe is getting home-office workers the same peripherals they enjoy in the office. Time to call Best Buy (NYSE:BBY). Working From HomeOne of the most important technologies comes from Zoom Communications (NASDAQ:ZM), in the form of videoconferencing. Zoom stock is one of the rare issues that are up on the year. Slack Technologies (NYSE:WORK) is proving its worth in text conferencing. Slack is down for the year. It compete with units of Microsoft, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) and Google in conferencing.This period may be even more important to AT&T (NYSE:T), Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL). They must keep the last mile of the link between clouds and customers open. The first two cut capital budgets to pay for entertainment companies. CenturyLink has been prioritizing dividends. Its yield March 13 was 10.8%. That is not a typo.The most talked about company is Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). Its Amazon Web Services cloud hosts most of the applications. Prime Video is going to entertain a lot of people stuck at home. The company's e-commerce unit can deliver products for those who can't get out. Those shares are down 27% from their highs but just 10% for the year so far.You also need to watch the real estate investment trusts (REITs). The biggest office REITs, like Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP), are down as much as 18% for the year. Data center REITs, like Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), are up 8%. This may be the start of a bigger move. The Bottom Line on Tech StocksPersonally, I want to welcome you all to my world. I have been working at home since 1983. I started with a Kaypro and a 300-baud modem.Make sure you have a clear, quiet space, with Wi-Fi. Some coffee and rolls would be nice. Walk around every hour so you don't stiffen up. Work the same hours you do at the office and enjoy the extra time you don't waste getting there.On the weekends, make sure you get out among people, and check in at the office every so often for all-hands meetings.You may never want to go back. Your portfolio, coming out of this crisis, might want to reflect that with some of the above tech stocks.Dana Blankenhorn has been a financial and technology journalist since 1978. His latest book is Technology's Big Bang: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Moore's Law, essays on technology available at the Amazon Kindle store. Follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in MSFT, AMZN and DLR. More From InvestorPlace * America's Richest ZIP Code Holds Wealth Gap Secret * 7 Stocks to Sell as We Enter a Bear Market * 4 Energy Stocks Paying Jaw-Dropping Dividends * 3 Stocks to Buy That Will Dodge Any Volatile Market The post The Coronavirus Is Testing Tech Stocks in a Big Way appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Coronavirus is probably the 1 concern in investors' minds right now. It should be. On February 27th we published an article with the title Recession is Imminent: We Need A Travel Ban NOW. We predicted that a US recession is imminent and US stocks will go down by at least 20% in the next 3-6 […]
ServiceNow Inc on Wednesday said it released a new version of its cloud software with artificial intelligence technology designed to fix practical problems, such as helping users reset forgotten passwords. ServiceNow, based in Santa Clara, California, and led by former SAP SE Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott, makes software used by large companies to handle requests for help to their information technology departments, among other uses. The newest version of its software, called "Orlando," aims to use artificial intelligence to ease common tasks, company officials said.
The current equity market malaise almost led to a bear market following heavy selling pressure on Monday March 9, with the S&P 500 falling 19% from its recent peak. While volatility is likely to remain high as the range of economic and corporate profit outcomes continues to be considered, and as monetary and fiscal stimulus measures are likely announced, we believe many high-quality stocks have been oversold and represent opportunities for investors on the lookout for bargains. We screened for companies in our coverage universe that have the following criteria: Buy-rated, at least 20% below their 52-week high, a Financial Strength rating of High (indicating a strong balance sheet that can weather a downturn), and where we have at least have a market weight recommendation on the sector. The list of 26 high-quality stocks is below.
Business software company SAP said on Monday it was cancelling or postponing all major client events this month due to the coronavirus epidemic, but still planned to go ahead with its U.S. user conference SAPPHIRE NOW in mid-May. "The health and wellbeing of our staff, customers and partners have the highest priority for SAP," the German firm said in a statement. The suspension of marketing events comes as new co-CEOs Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein seek to accelerate a pivot to cloud-based services offering revenue streams that are more predictable than those under SAP's old model of selling software licences.
Former SAP <SAPG.DE> chief executive Bill McDermott in 2019 earned 15.2 million euros, probably making him the top earner among executives of companies in Germany's bluechip DAX index. The section on compensation within the company's earnings report on Thursday showed that his pay level in 2019 was about 29% up from a year earlier. It showed that - measured in accordance with the German Corporate Governance Codex - of the 15.2 million in compensation, 10.3 million came from share options under long-term incentive (LTI) earnings components.
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has filed the SAP Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and it is accessible online at https://www.sap.com/investors/sap-2019-annual-report-form-20f. SAP also announced that the SAP Integrated Report 2019 is now available and accessible online at www.sapintegratedreport.com. The SAP Integrated Report 2019 discusses the company's social, environmental and financial performance.
When SAP SE (XTRA:SAP) released its most recent earnings update (31 December 2019), I wanted to understand how these...
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the latest companies to have selected and gone live with SAP® SuccessFactors® Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite. Spanning various regions and industries, these organizations are turning to SAP SuccessFactors solutions to accelerate their HR processes, enhance their ability to attract talent and deliver more engaging employee experiences.
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the company is taking the next step toward more customer-centric operations and processes to successfully support customers in their digital transformation.
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) The Supervisory Board of SAP SE, in alignment with the Executive Board, has decided to recommend that shareholders approve a dividend of €1.58 per share for the fiscal year 2019. This represents a year-over-year increase of €0.08, or 5.3% compared to last year's dividend of €1.50. If the shareholders approve this recommendation at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on May 20, 2020 and based on the current number of shares carrying dividend rights, the total amount of dividends to be distributed will be approximately €1.89 billion (2018: €1.79 billion), representing a pay-out ratio of 56% (2018: 44%). The 2019 fiscal year dividend will be due for payment on May 26, 2020.
Here are five top-ranked technology stocks to add to your portfolio that are well poised to gain from advanced machine learning capabilities.
A handful of Philadelphia-area companies took spots on Fortune’s latest list of the 100 top places to work in the U.S. Power Home Remodeling, SAP America, Comcast NBCUniversal and W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. all made the cut. Employing tens of thousands of people across the U.S., these companies were selected based on employee surveys. Chester-based Power Home Remodeling, ranked at No. 50, employs more than 2,600 people across the country, and 96% of those employees said it is a great place to work.
Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today downgraded the corporate family rating (CFR) of Sappi Limited (Sappi) to Ba2 from Ba1, as well as its probability of default rating (PDR) to Ba2-PD from Ba1-PD.
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it is supporting Chun Wo Construction Holdings Limited ("Chun Wo") to power up its digital transformation with SAP Analytics Cloud, an industry-leading business intelligence solution that will enable Chun Wo to make business decisions confidently and effectively.