CRM : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Salesforce Stock Jumps on Strong Q1 News

    May 19, 2016
    CEO Marc Benioff hosted the usual (NYSE: CRM) rah-rah conference call following its release of fiscal Q1 ...
  2. Stock Rises Ahead of Q1 Earnings (CRM)

    May 16, 2016
    Wall Street expects the cloud computing specialist to deliver year-over-year increase in both earnings per share and revenue.
  3. Rainmaker Systems: A Case Study in Volatility

    May 3, 2016
    Find out about the share price volatility for Rainmaker Systems and the mistakes the company made, as well as why it may ...
  4. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Performance Case Study

    April 29, 2016
    Explore the market-beating returns of the Fidelity Growth Company since 2012, as well as the seasonal patterns when share ...
  5. Reins in CEO Compensation

    April 12, 2016
    In response to shareholder concerns regarding the compensation of (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff, the company ...
  6. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 11, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2 ...
  7. Deal Brings IBM and Closer Together

    April 11, 2016
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) has a deal to acquire Bluewolf Group LLC, one of's (NYSE: CRM) top partners and a global ...
  8. Buys AI Startup Metamind

    April 5, 2016
    Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) recently announced its plans to acquire Metamind, an artificial intelligence start-up that was founded ...
  9. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 30, 2016
    Discover the top five holdings of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund, a consistent long-term performance mutual fund.
  10. How Intuit's Transition to the Cloud Has Driven Revenue Growth ...

    March 27, 2016
    Learn how Intuit is transitioning its users to the cloud, and how the company's revenue growth is being affected in the short ...
  11. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Information Technology Sector ...

    March 20, 2016
    Discover the identity of the highest paid executives in the information technology sector, and how their successful and lucrative ...
  12. FBGRX: Overview of Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund

    March 20, 2016
    Learn about the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund in this fund overview including information on its investment performance ...
  13. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of (CRM, ORCL)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover's five largest mutual fund investors and learn why it is important that four of those funds are actively ...
  14. 5 Popular Tech ETFs in 2016 (XLK, AAPL)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover the five most popular technology ETFs for 2016, as measured by assets under management.
  15. Salesforce Vs. SAP: Comparing Top CRM Providers (CRM, SAP)

    March 11, 2016
    Learn about the different CRM offerings by Salesforce and SAP. Understand each company's past and what kind of futures the ...
  16. Posts Q4 Loss, Shares Surge on Outlook (CRM)

    February 24, 2016
    “It was an amazing quarter, it was an amazing year,” said CEO Marc Benioff during the conference call with analysts late ...
  17. What to Expect From's Earnings (CRM)

    February 23, 2016
    With CRM shares down more than 20% from their 52-week high, the implied pessimism seems priced in and CRM stock is poised ...
  18. The Top 4 Software Stocks for 2016 (CRM, ADBE)

    December 31, 2015
    Discover the top four software stocks for 2016. These companies are poised to deliver rapid growth based on their solid earnings ...
  19. in $600 Million Acquisition Talks? (CRM, BOX)

    December 17, 2015
    Based on investor reaction, the strategic partnership announced on Dec. 16 between cloud service provider (NYSE: ...
  20. Adobe Posts Solid Fourth Quarter Cloud Growth (ADBE, CRM)

    December 11, 2015
    Shares of Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) climbed almost 3% on Dec. 11 after the software company posted solid fourth quarter earnings ...
  21. Can Show Us the Money?

    November 18, 2015
    It's time for to show us the money.
  22. Key Takeaways From Zendesk's Strong Q3 Earnings

    November 4, 2015
    Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN) recently reported strong third quarter earnings that topped consensus estimates. During the period, ...
  23. Key Takeaways From Netsuite's Mixed Q3 Earnings (CRM, N)

    October 23, 2015
    Netsuite (NYSE: N) recently reported mixed earnings for its third quarter. The cloud business app vendor's revenue rose ...
  24. IBM Scores Another Major Cloud Deal

    October 14, 2015
    To say it has been a busy couple of weeks for IBM (NYSE: IBM) would be a gross understatement. The $1 billion acquisition ...
  25. SAP Spreads Its Cloud Analytics Wings (CRM, SAP)

    October 14, 2015
    On the heels of its primary competitor,'s (NYSE: CRM) introduction of a cloud-centric analytics solution, ...
  26. What is the Future for (CRM)

    October 14, 2015
    Learn about Salesforce and how it has become an industry leader in the cloud-based CRM space. Understand what it has in store ...
  27. Extends CRM Lead

    September 21, 2015 (NYSE: CRM) recently introduced its new Internet of Things (IoT) cloud at its Dreamforce event. ...
  28. Accenture Makes a Big Bet on the Cloud (ACN, CRM)

    September 16, 2015
    Cloud computing was supposed to make it so that all you needed was an Internet connection to take advantage of sophisticated ...
  29. Unveils Internet of Things Cloud (CRM)

    September 15, 2015
    On August 20, when CEO Marc Benioff and team announced fiscal 2016 second quarter earnings, much was made of ...
  30. Will Airbnb Revolutionize Business Travel?

    September 15, 2015
    Airbnb has changed how consumers travel and is now making its mark on the business sector, redefining corporate travel.
  31. Ups Its Analytics Game (CRM, SAP)

    September 14, 2015
    As it does each year, Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) is amping up the rhetoric ahead of its Dreamforce user conference. The latest ...
  32. Tops Second Quarter Estimates (CRM, IT)

    August 26, 2015 (NYSE: CRM) recently reported second quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates on the top and bottom ...
  33. Salesforce and SAP: Don’t Expect the Same From Both (CRM, SAP)

    August 13, 2015
    Take a look at the similarities and differences between SAP and Salesforce in the customer relationship management (CRM) ...
  34. What Is So Hot About Salesforce? (CRM)

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about Salesforce and the suite of customer relationship management software it offers. Understand what exactly makes ...
  35. Aims at Regulated Industries (CRM, GHDX)

    July 29, 2015
    In an effort to prove that highly regulated businesses can trust its software to handle sensitive systems and data, ...
  36. Accenture Steps Up Its Acquisition Activity (ACN, BFR)

    July 23, 2015
    IT services giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been on a shopping spree recently. First, it agreed to take full ownership of ...
  37. Salesforce Acquisition Could Boost Microsoft

    July 9, 2015
    A Microsoft acquisition of Salesforce, which has been speculated on, would help boost Microsoft's cloud presence and grow ...
  38. Why Keeps Picking on SAP (CRM, ORCL)

    July 8, 2015
    Pick any recent (NYSE: CRM) earnings call, and chances are you will hear CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff ...
  39. Has Not Forgotten Its Roots (CRM)

    July 2, 2015
    When (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff and team announced fiscal 2016 first quarter earnings on May 20th, much ...
  40. Salesforce Buyout

    June 11, 2015
    It’s been over a month now since buyout rumors first began to circulate after sources revealed that Salesforce, the biggest ...
  41. Salesforce Earnings Preview: What Wall Street's Top Analysts ...

    May 20, 2015, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is scheduled to report its first quarter results Wednesday after market close. The Estimize ...
  42. How Big Data Has Changed Marketing

    April 27, 2015
    Big data has enabled marketers to enhance their customer engagement and customer retention strategies by providing insight ...
  43. What Drives Oracle Stock Prices?

    February 4, 2015
    Oracle stock price depend on the company keeping ahead of new technologies while also keeping costs low.
  44. How Salesforce CRM Works

    January 29, 2015
    Because companies and individuals are able to interact globally to conduct business, technology has had to replace the paper ...
  45. World's top 10 Software Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Want to invest in software stocks but finding it difficult to identify companies with major software revenue? Here is a list ...
  46. This Tech Giant Just Doubled Down On Cloud Computing

    December 8, 2014
  47. A 20%-Plus Potential Gain From The Leader In Cloud Computing

    October 9, 2014
  48. Ride This Cloud Favorite to 20%-Plus Potential Profits by Mid-2 ...

    October 9, 2014
  49. How Oracle Will Face Its Coming Challenges

    May 9, 2014
    Very few tech companies can do what Oracle Corp. has done, having grown revenue nearly 15% a year for the past decade, and ...
  50. #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 ...
  51. Shows Some Reacceleration

    August 30, 2013
    Improved billings growth will cheer the owners of this expensive SaaS leader.
  52. Red Hat And Other Software Stocks That May Beat Revenue Estimates ...

    August 22, 2013
    Analysts at Lazard believe software makers Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: RHT) are well positioned to benefit from strong government ...
  53. Jive Software Worth A Closer Look?

    August 13, 2013
    An execution stumble has slashed Jive's value, but the opportunity is still worthwhile if the company can turn sentiment ...
  54. 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
  55. Is It Oracle, Or Is It The Market?

    June 21, 2013
    Another miss at Oracle, but the long-term value is still very interesting
  56. 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
  57. IBM Spends $2 Billion To Improve Its Offense … And Defense

    June 5, 2013
    IBM pays up to build out its cloud service offerings.
  58. Still Growing And Still Expensive

    May 24, 2013
    Cloud software and services continues to take share in the enterprise IT market, and (NYSE:CRM) remains a ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. Still Seeing Good Growth, Weak Margin Leverage

    November 22, 2012 met expectations, but the growth-versus-value debate goes on.
  62. VMware and More Big Movers in Technology on November 21, 2012

    November 21, 2012
    The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 has increased 0.1% and the Dow has moved up 0.2% after the morning's ...
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. Jive Could Be The Next Big Thing

    September 6, 2012
    Can Jive prove that there's money to be made in enterprise social collaboration?
  66. Is Closing in to Support?

    September 6, 2012
    New York, May 16th ( - Shares of, Inc. (NYSE:CRM) are trading very close to calculated ...
  67. Today's Major Technology Sector Movers: SMI and More

    July 23, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has declined 1.9%; the S&P 500 has fallen ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. Will Shareholders Get The Growth They're Paying ...

    May 23, 2012 may not be growing as strongly as investors believe.
  70. Ray Dalio Out-Earns Soros And Paulson

    March 5, 2012
    Ray Dalio is the new champion of hedge funds.
  71. Transcend Services: A Physician's Best Friend

    February 10, 2012
    Transcend Services profits are flying high. I'll look at why you should be buying its stock.
  72. Oracle's Impressive Organic Growth

    September 28, 2011
    Strong growth, impressive cash flow generation and a reasonable valuation make Oracle stand out from rivals.
  73. 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 ...
  74. Trade Review: Earnings Play Gone Wrong

    August 25, 2011
    This real market example shows how an option spread strategy allowed one trader to limit losses when the market turned unexpectedly ...
  75. 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, ...
  76. TIBCO May Be At A Tipping Point

    June 27, 2011
    TIBCO may close to a point where it can thrive on its own.
  77. 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.
  78. The Market's Most Overestimated Stocks

    April 1, 2011
    The market loves a good story stock, but sometimes, the math behind the story doesn't paint a very pretty picture.
  79. What's Beneath The Red Hat?

    March 25, 2011
    Red Hat is cruising on the top line, but where is the operating leverage?
  80. - High-Octane Growth With A Price To Match

    February 28, 2011 continues to make its valuation moot with excellent growth.
  81. 5 Overvalued Cloud Computing Stocks

    January 24, 2011
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  82. Cloud Computing's Stealth Beneficiary

    January 18, 2011
    Learn how to get into the cloud computing craze now without paying a fortune for a SAAS stock.
  83. 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.
  84. 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 ...
  85. Is's P/E Ratio Justified?

    December 16, 2010 is a leader in its field - but is the company really worth what the numbers would have you believe?
  86. 2010's Highest Performing S&P500 stocks

    December 15, 2010
    Check out 2010's highest-performing S&P 500 stocks.
  87. 5 Momentum Stocks To Watch

    November 24, 2010
    Five stocks in five different industries at different points in their business cycle. These stocks are hitting highs in their ...
  88. Novell's Weird Public Journey Ends

    November 23, 2010
    Novell's run as a public company comes to an inglorious end.
  89. 5 Could-Be Bubbles Waiting To Burst

    October 20, 2010
    Whatever terms one wishes to use, there is no question that there are some overheated segments of the market.
  90. 4 Tech Stocks Taking A Breather

    October 19, 2010
    4 Tech Stocks Taking A Breather
  91. Another Case Against Using Valuation Measures

    September 20, 2010
    Are you concerned about valuation ratios when you make buy/sell decisions? Some of the numbers say there's no need to bother.
  92. 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.
  93. Alternatives To

    April 16, 2010
    Many of these software-as-a-service stocks are incredibly overpriced. Here are some alternatives in other industries.
  94. Where Not To Invest In 2010

    December 29, 2009
    Investors in these investment categories will likely have an uphill battle seeing upside in 2010.
  95. SaaS Companies Not There Yet

    November 20, 2009
    "Software as a Service" and cloud computing companies have proven they can be viable. The question is, how many of them can ...
  96. Insider Buying? Buyers Beware

    March 16, 2009
    Insider buying can be useful in stock selection, but investors should be aware of false signals.
  97. 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 ...
  98. Business Intelligence for Dummies

    April 10, 2007
    An overview of the Business Intelligence industry and what opportunities it presents for investors.
  99. 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 ...
  100. Two Keys to Avoiding Disaster - Part 2

    June 28, 2005
    What does the Investopedia Advisor consider 'strong governance'? Let the Advisor's editor in chief explain.
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