CRM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, February 28: Tension Between Russia ...

    February 28, 2014
    The ongoing problems in Ukraine have begun to reach further than the country’s borders as tension between the West and Russia ...
  2. Market Primer: Wednesday, October 9: Shutdown Woes Continue, ...

    October 9, 2013
    Concerns in the US and abroad that the stalemate in Congress could cause the US to default on its loans has put the dollar ...
  3. Benzinga Market Primer: Friday, August 30: US Military Strike ...

    August 30, 2013
    A parliamentary vote in Britain on Thursday ended with the government declining to join the US’ efforts to punish ...
  4. Intuit Refocusing On What It Does Best

    August 21, 2013
    Intuit is turning back to its past and still appears undervalued on that basis
  5. Tech Roundup: Microsoft Soars, Google Disappoints - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Last week, Microsoft signed an important agreement with Oracle related to cloud computing technologies, Facebook announced ...
  6. Adobe Patches A Hole With A $600M Purchase

    June 28, 2013
    Adobe adds more functionality to its digital marketing platform with a $600 million deal
  7. Oracle, NetSuite Team Up - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Oracle signed its third partnership this week after it teamed up with NetSuite to deliver cloud-based human resource and ...
  8. Wall Street Has Converted To Adobe's New Model; Will Customers?

    June 19, 2013
    Adobe has finally sold the Street on its new plans, and the stock has done well as a result
  9. Market Wrap for Tuesday, June 4: Stocks Retreat as Uncertainty ...

    June 4, 2013
    Stocks fell on Tuesday, although a late day rally lifted share prices off of their worst levels of the session. The move ...
  10. Marketo Jumps 67% in IPO Debut-Time To Sell?

    May 21, 2013
    Software startup Marketo went public May 17. Its stock closed up 64% in its first day of trading. Time to sell your shares ...
  11. D&B Jumps to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    January 4, 2013
    On January 3, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dun & Bradstreet Corp (DNB) to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy). Why the Upgrade? ...
  12. Toyota Motor Corporation and More Big Movers on the NYSE on December ...

    December 27, 2012
    This morning has been rocky for the market. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.7%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.8%; and the Dow is trading ...
  13. NYSE Stocks, Including, Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 26, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the market is not looking good. The Nasdaq has fallen 1.1%; the S&P 500 is down 0.6%; and the ...
  14. The Secret Ratio That Predicts Winning Stocks Time and Again

    December 26, 2012
    Ever wonder how the most successful investors do it, correctly calling stock picks time and again?   They must know something ...
  15. Oracle Expands Cloud, Buys Eloqua - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Oracle Corp. (ORCL) is aggressively building its position in the cloud-computing arena through strategic acquisitions. After ...
  16. Apple and Other Big Movers In Technology on December 11, 2012

    December 11, 2012
    The Nasdaq has increased 1.7%, the S&P 500 is trading up 1% and the Dow is up 0.9%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  17. BMC Keeps Winning Deals - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    BMC Software Inc. (BMC) is winning deals at regular intervals.  Recently, Saudi Arabian mobile telecommunications company ...
  18. Stock Market News for November 23, 2012 - Market News

    November 23, 2012
    Benchmarks finished with decent gains on Wednesday following announcement of ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants. ...
  19. Among the NYSE's Biggest Movers on November 21, ...

    November 21, 2012
    The Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 has increased 0.1% and the Dow is trading up 0.2% this morning. Also known as the "Big ...
  20. Oracle Set to Acquire Instantis - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    Oracle Corp. (ORCL) recently announced that it is set to acquire privately-held project portfolio management ("PPM") software ...
  21. Fusion-io Grows When Others Can't

    October 25, 2012
    Fusion-io delivered solid growth, but investors seem more worried about guidance than long-term potential.
  22. Microsoft's Q1 Soft, As Expected - Analyst Blog

    October 19, 2012
    Microsoft Corporation's (MSFT) first quarter earnings of 53 cents missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4 cents, as PC market ...
  23. Can Win8 And Surface Change The Tone On Microsoft?

    October 19, 2012
    The market is not expecting much from Microsoft anymore. For that to change, Microsoft has to deliver with Win8 and Surface.
  24. Dell's Solution for Western Express - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    Dell Inc. (DELL) has been selected by Western Express to provide a cloud-based CRM solution, collaborating applications of ...
  25. and Other NYSE Stocks Making Big Moves on September ...

    September 26, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the market is not looking good. The Nasdaq is trading down 1%; the S&P 500 is down 0.5%; and ...
  26. and Other Technology Stocks Making Big Moves on ...

    September 26, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has decreased 1%, the S&P 500 is down 0.5% and the Dow has declined 0.2%. The technology ...
  27. Oracle Agrees to Acquire SelectMinds - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Oracle Corp (ORCL) has agreed to buy SelectMinds, a cloud-based recruiting solutions provider. The acquisition is expected ...
  28. Among the NYSE's Biggest Movers on August 31, ...

    August 31, 2012
    This morning has been good for the market, with the Nasdaq increasing 0.8%, the S&P 500 moving up 0.8% and the Dow rising ...
  29. Technology Stocks, Including SAP, Making Big Moves on August ...

    August 31, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has increased 0.8%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.8% and the Dow is trading up 0.9%. ...
  30. IBM Set to Buy Kenexa - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    IBM Corp. (IBM) recently signed a definitive deal to acquire Kenexa Corp. (KNXA) for approximately $1.3 billion in cash or ...
  31. Salesforce Beats Estimates in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 24, 2012 Inc. (CRM) reported second quarter fiscal 2013 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 5 cents, a penny ahead ...
  32. and Other Technology Stocks Making Big Moves

    August 13, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has slipped 0.3%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.4% and the Dow has decreased 0.5%. ...
  33. and More Big Movers on the NYSE Today

    August 13, 2012
    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has declined 0.3%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.4%; and the Dow has fallen ...
  34. NYSE's Biggest Movers, Including Newmont Mining

    July 27, 2012
    So far today, the market has been on the rise. The Nasdaq has increased 1.4%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1.1%; and the Dow ...
  35. Microsoft Gains as Earnings Grow - Analyst Blog

    July 20, 2012
    Microsoft Corporation's (MSFT) fourth quarter earnings topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate although revenues were just short. ...
  36. Oracle Set to Buy Involver - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2012
    Oracle Corp (ORCL) is on an acquisition spree in order to expand its social media offerings. The database application vendor ...
  37. Microsoft Adds Social Network Yammer - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. ...
  38. Bull Vs. Bear: Tech IPOs Are A Smart Play For Savvy Investors

    June 25, 2012
    Read the bullish take on tech IPOs and learn why investing in companies like Facebook near its public launch can lead to ...
  39. Oracle Cloud Now Available - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    Oracle Corp. (ORCL) recently launched its much anticipated public cloud computing service. The public cloud system known ...
  40. Ingram Floats More Cloud - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    Having witnessed the soaring demand for cloud computing and eagerness to transform into cloud infrastructure, Ingram Micro ...
  41. 2 Stocks Firmly Planted in the Clouds

    March 2, 2012
    If you're just wrapping your mind around the first examples of cloud computing, you better hurry up, because round No. 2 ...
  42. 2011 In Review - The Year In Growth Technology

    December 26, 2011
    Growth technology had a rough year in 2011.
  43. TIBCO And The GARP Paradox

    December 26, 2011
    TIBCO has more growth left than the market seems to beleive.
  44. A Minor Slip Sends Red Hat Skidding

    December 21, 2011
    Red Hat continues to grow well, but valuation and margins are still issues.
  45. Intuit A Stealth Play On Multiple Growth Markets

    November 22, 2011
    Intuit is quietly builiding a diverse high-return business model.
  46. The Week Ahead: Will the Supercommittee Sink the Markets?

    November 22, 2011
    It could be a couple of weeks until we know the true effect of the latest US debt debate in the markets, but there are still ...
  47. Oracle Expands Its Cloud Business … RightNow

    October 27, 2011
    Oracle's deal for RightNow is impetuous, but logical.
  48. Oracle's Impressive Organic Growth

    September 28, 2011
    Strong growth, impressive cash flow generation and a reasonable valuation make Oracle stand out from rivals.
  49. Red Hat Plays A Familiar Tune

    September 23, 2011
    Red Hat is what it always has been - an expensive and risky, but high-growth, software company.
  50. A Look at Tomorrow's Top Industry

    August 28, 2011
    Martha Stokes says the cloud-computing industry is poised to reinvigorate the tech sector. She tells that consumer-facing ...
  51. 5 Leading Stocks in Possible Short Set-Ups

    August 25, 2011
    Market history reveals the right time to watch for short candidates, Joshua Hayes says in today’s interview with’s ...
  52. Market Corrections Are Normal

    August 6, 2011
    Corrections are part of the normal cycle, and are useful because they allow new, innovative companies to come to the forefront, ...
  53. The Casey Anthony of Markets

    July 8, 2011
    After a punishing seven-week trial, stocks are suddenly shrugging off bad news left and right. Don’t get carried away, ...
  54. TIBCO May Be At A Tipping Point

    June 27, 2011
    TIBCO may close to a point where it can thrive on its own.
  55. Clouds Good And Bad For Red Hat

    June 24, 2011
    Red Hat continues to sign up new subs, but the marketing spend is a worry.
  56. No Rain From This Cloud

    June 9, 2011
    In the long term, cloud computing may become one of the biggest tech trends of all time.
  57. CA – Quality Is There, Growth Is Not

    May 16, 2011
    CA looks like a great value pick, but the low growth rate is a problem.
  58. Signings A Small Thorn In IBM's Paw

    April 25, 2011
    IBM is still an appealing name for a less-risky tech portfolio.
  59. Oracle Has It All Together

    March 28, 2011
    Despite an opposing trend in the technology field, Oracle hasn't lost its knack for impressive growth.
  60. What's Beneath The Red Hat?

    March 25, 2011
    Red Hat is cruising on the top line, but where is the operating leverage?
  61. SAP's Record Revenue Faces Legal Hit

    January 20, 2011
    German-based software giant SAP reported record software sales for its fourth quarter, but a pending legal decision is expected ...
  62. Will 2011 Be Another Wild Year In Software?

    January 7, 2011
    Will 2011 be as wild as 2010 was for small- and mid-cap software companies?
  63. 3 Tech Stocks With Momentum Heading Into 2011

    January 5, 2011
    Playing on these stocks' momentum could end up being a very profitable venture for tech investors.
  64. Oracle Delivers Again

    December 20, 2010
    Oracle has seen its valuation multiple shrink over time. Although it will never be a Buffett pick, there may be some value ...
  65. 2010's Highest Performing S&P500 stocks

    December 15, 2010
    Check out 2010's highest-performing S&P 500 stocks.
  66. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    November 30, 2010
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  67. Five 52-Week High Fliers

    November 29, 2010
    Explore five stocks making new highs Is this a case of overvalue, or could investors buy high and sell even higher?
  68. Novell's Weird Public Journey Ends

    November 23, 2010
    Novell's run as a public company comes to an inglorious end.
  69. TIBCO's Scarcity Value

    September 27, 2010
    TIBCO is getting a boost from takeover chatter, but the financial performance is healthy as well.
  70. Stock Picker's Guide To Software Stocks

    August 25, 2010
    With the software sector down on the year, stock pickers can still profit from buying into the sector.
  71. A Good Omen From Oracle

    June 28, 2010
    Current results got a boost from pent-up demand, but the long-term picture is quite rosy.
  72. The Ups And Downs Of Stock Prices Post-Earnings

    May 28, 2009
    Where are the efficient markets that academics write about so often? I don't see them, and I never will.
  73. Insider Buying? Buyers Beware

    March 16, 2009
    Insider buying can be useful in stock selection, but investors should be aware of false signals.
  74. A Billion Isn't What It Used To Be

    October 10, 2008
    It might be a lot of money to the average person, but $1 billion is small change on Wall Street. We look at a few things ...
  75. Software No Longer Soft

    June 26, 2008
    The software sector has been an outperformer in 2008 and the future looks bright for its stocks. We examine some niche players ...
  76. Business Intelligence for Dummies

    April 10, 2007
    An overview of the Business Intelligence industry and what opportunities it presents for investors.
  77. Surveying the Business Intelligence Space

    November 9, 2005
    Decision makers always want real-time information to make better decisions but often can't get it - can these firms make ...
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