ACN : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Big Play In Big Data

    August 6, 2013
    Given just how technology oriented our lives are becoming, the amount of data we are creating is staggering. But in that ...
  2. Business Services Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 23, 2013
    Business Services Stock Outlook - July 2013 - Industry Outlook
  3. Infosys Hints At What It Can Do

    July 12, 2013
    A surprisingly strong quarter from Infosys may be only a glimpse of things to come.
  4. July 11: Are Investors Headed for Disappointment? - Economic ...

    July 11, 2013
    Are Investors Headed for Disappointment?
  5. What Is Driving Stocks Higher? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 11, 2013
    The market is looking for strong earnings growth in the coming quarters even as expectations for Q2 remain low.
  6. June 28: Can the Bond Dominate the Street? - Economic Highlights

    June 28, 2013
    Can the Bond Dominate the Street?
  7. Amdocs A Good Value As Is, But With Growth Upside

    June 18, 2013
    Amdocs needs to generate better growth, but even without it the valuation is pretty interesting.
  8. Adobe Earnings Preview: Will It Miss? - Analyst Blog

    June 17, 2013
    Adobe Systems Inc. is set to report second quarter 2013 results on June 18. Last quarter, it posted a 10.0% positive surprise. ...
  9. Infosys Downgraded to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    We recently downgraded Infosys Ltd. to Underperformer based on its poor performances during last few quarters.
  10. Booz Allen Shares Slip on PRISM Leak - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.'s shares slumped 2.6% after the news of one of its employees revealing classified information ...
  11. Can ServiceSource Turn It Around?

    February 11, 2013
    ServiceSource has to prove to the Street that it has a viable long-term model.
  12. Infosys Beats in 3Q, Outlook Weak - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Infosys Technologies Limited (INFY) reported third quarter fiscal 2013 earnings per ADS from continuing operations of 76 ...
  13. Digital River Joins with AmEx - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Leading e-commerce services provider Digital River, Inc. (DRIV) recently expanded its Digital River World Payments solution ...
  14. CSC to Sell Credit Service Business - Analyst Blog

    December 4, 2012
    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is streamlining its business operations. In order to focus on its core offerings, CSC ...
  15. CSC's 2Q EPS Outpaces Estimates - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) reported second quarter 2013 earnings per share of 83 cents, way ahead of the Zacks Consensus ...
  16. Unisys Comfortably Beats in 3Q - Analyst Blog

    October 29, 2012
    Unisys Corporation (UIS) has posted a net loss (including pension expenses) of $12.4 million or 28 cents per share in the ...
  17. Is There Hope For HP?

    October 25, 2012
    HP is trying another turnaround, but can they do it in time and properly?
  18. Accenture Among the NYSE's Biggest Movers on September 28, 2 ...

    September 28, 2012
    This morning has been rocky for the market. The Nasdaq is down 0.8%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.7%; and the Dow has declined ...
  19. Accenture and More Big Movers in Services on September 28, 2 ...

    September 28, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq is down 0.8%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.7%; and the Dow has decreased ...
  20. Technology Events You Should About Know This Week

    September 27, 2012
    Technology Events You Should About Know This Week.
  21. Oracle Misses 1Q Estimates - Analyst Blog

    September 21, 2012
    Oracle Corp. (ORCL) reported earnings of 53 cents per share in the first quarter of 2013. Including stock-based compensation ...
  22. IBM Expands in Turkey and Poland - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    In accordance with its expansionary policy, IT major International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) recently opened a couple ...
  23. CSC Offers Insurance Suite to Aviva - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) recently licensed its Integral insurance suite to Aviva India. Aviva India, an arm of ...
  24. CSC's 1Q EPS Tops, Revenue Dips Y/Y - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) reported first quarter 2013 earnings per share of 43 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus ...
  25. Business Services Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 31, 2012
    To Begin With In today's world, companies strive to remain focused on functions and activities that are close to their ...
  26. Business Services Stock Outlook - Aug. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 31, 2012
    To Begin With In today's world, companies strive to remain focused on functions and activities that are close to their ...
  27. CSC Offers Insurance Solution - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) recently came up with a new product targeted at insurance companies. The new insurance ...
  28. Dell Using Big Blue's Play Book

    July 9, 2012
    Dell is on the right path as it looks to gain exposure to faster-growing, more profitable businesses in the technology sector.
  29. Biggest Services Sector Movers for July 6, 2012

    July 6, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq falling 1.7%, the S&P 500 down 1.3% and the Dow decreasing 1.4%. The Services ...
  30. IBM Targets Growth in Russia - Analyst Blog

    June 20, 2012
    In a bid to strengthen its position in Russia, IBM Corp. (IBM) is expected to open 10 more offices across the country and ...
  31. CSC Fortifies Singapore Healthcare (revised) - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2012
    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) recently announced that it will be offering one of its healthcare suites to a Singapore-based ...
  32. Dell Priced To Move

    May 25, 2012
    Dell's stock is undeniably cheap and will likely stay this way until the company can consistently grow sales. The trailing ...
  33. Xerox Investors Waiting for Growth

    April 25, 2012
    Xerox needs more tangible signs of both sales and profit growth.
  34. With Iffy Momentum, IBM Looks Expensive

    April 19, 2012
    Popularity has made IBM shares a little too pricey. Should IBM match its trailing free cash flow growth rate over the next ...
  35. IBM's Mix Is Appealing, But The Valuation Isn't

    January 23, 2012
    IBM is not a bargain stock, but its quality and consistency still make it a sound investment.
  36. Computer Sciences – Uncertain Value With Certain Problems

    November 14, 2011
    Computer Sciences has plenty of problems to keep a lid on value.
  37. Paychex Is Stagnant But Impressively Profitable

    October 5, 2011
    Slow economic growth didn't stop Paychex from reporting solid first quarter results.
  38. Will Consultants Feel The Pain?

    September 28, 2011
    Investors may be giving Towers Watson too much credit for having a hand in the firing business.
  39. Upside Potential From Black Box

    June 16, 2011
    Communications service provider Black Box's future growth prospects look compelling.
  40. Today's Xerox Not Just A Copy Of The Past

    January 28, 2011
    Xerox is changing, but Wall Street doesn't really care yet.
  41. Paychex Rally Likely to Stall Out

    December 22, 2010
    This stock just reported estimate-beating earnings, but it could be dead money for awhile given the recent rally.
  42. Playing The Smartphone Shopper

    December 15, 2010
    With the rise in smartphones adoption, the retail space is changing very rapidly. Find out how you can invest in this space.
  43. No Damming Digital River

    October 27, 2010
    Digital River may have lost a major customer, but it seems unfazed. Is it posturing, or does this e-commerce company have ...
  44. India's Outsourcing Star Still Shines

    October 19, 2010
    The tech spending rebound is helping Infoysys boost its outlook.
  45. Embracing Cleantech

    September 10, 2010
    As we continue to use our resources at a rapid pace, more emphasis is being placed on conserving those supplies.
  46. The Stock Market According To GARP

    June 3, 2010
    With analysts predicting a sideways market for the next few months, investors may want to try their hands at GARP investing.
  47. IBM A Better Buy Than HP

    March 16, 2010
    For the long-term, IBM looks to be a better buy than HP, at current share price levels.
  48. Significant Upside Potential At Hewlett-Packard

    February 23, 2010
    There is an opportunity for investors to benefit from the increased profitability and expansion going on at Hewlett-Packard.
  49. The Wind is at IBM’s Back

    January 25, 2010
    IBM currently stands out for its consistency, reasonable valuation and product and geographic breadth.
  50. Tiger Woods: Goodwill Crashing

    December 9, 2009
    A look at the hit each company's goodwill faces if the public decides to boycott Tiger Woods-related businesses following ...
  51. Big Blue Still Seeing Green

    October 19, 2009
    Despite a recent run up in IBM's shares, there is still room for more shareholder returns.
  52. Hewitt Associates Stays Steady

    August 17, 2009
    The only major knock on Hewitt Associate's investment appeal is its anemic top-line trends.
  53. IBM Is A Profit Machine

    July 20, 2009
    IBM has prudently chosen to pursue a strategy that emphasizes profitability over size.
  54. Big Blue's Strategy Is Paying Dividends

    January 26, 2009
    IBM is standing tall in a challenging global environment for most firms.
  55. Positioning Grows Computer Science Corp.

    January 23, 2009
    Positioning helps the consulting company grow despite tough economic times.
  56. Slumdogs Or Millionaires?

    January 14, 2009
    The Indian IT outsourcing business should continue to grow despite the Satyam scandal.
  57. 5 Socially Responsible Stocks For September 2

    September 2, 2008
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Keep your conscience clean and bank account growing ...
  58. Keeping Company Secrets (CVLT, INFA, SCUR)

    July 26, 2007
    Our lips aren't sealed when it comes to these three companies that are finding, organizing and securing corporate data.
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