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  1. AMCPX: American Funds AMCAP Fund Performance Case Study

    April 29, 2016
    Explore the market-beating performance of the American Funds AMCAP Fund, including the seasonal patterns when buying and ...
  2. Oracle Buys Textura to Expand Its Cloud Footprint

    April 28, 2016
    Like some other firms in the tech industry, Oracle (ORCL) was a bit late to recognize the opportunity the cloud and its ...
  3. (ADP) Who are ADP's Main Competitors?

    April 24, 2016
    Explore ADP's primary competitors in its two major segments, with brief descriptions of the scale and offerings of companies ...
  4. 5 Reliable Dividend Stocks

    April 22, 2016
    We quickly analyze five stocks that have rewarded investors over the long haul. Here's why they may make some sense for your ...
  5. The Share Buyback Report: The Technology Sector

    April 20, 2016
    Watch for a stock's share price to respond favorably at the outset of a share buyback program before assuming that gains ...
  6. SGENX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 19, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the First Eagle Global Fund, and study how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  7. Oracle Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (ORCL)

    April 12, 2016
    Oracle will send its dividend payment on April 28 to shareholders of record as of April 14.
  8. OAKBX: Oakmark Equity & Income Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 7, 2016
    Learn about the top five holdings in the Oakmark Equity and Income fund. The fund has had the same portfolio manager since ...
  9. SGENX: First Eagle Global Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 3, 2016
    Learn about the First Eagle Global Class A mutual fund, including details about the fund's asset allocation and an analysis ...
  10. AIVSX: American Funds I.C. of America Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the top-five holdings of The Investment Company of America, one of the nation's oldest equity mutual funds with ...
  11. Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP, ORCL)

    March 24, 2016
    The many benefits of ERP systems such as greater control, improved productivity and better integration offset risks such ...
  12. AIVSX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 23, 2016
    Discover the year-over-year portfolio trends in the American Funds Investment Company of America and learn if the 82-year-old ...
  13. Oracle Cuts Ties With the State of Oregon

    March 22, 2016
    After an extended two-year legal battle and pocketing $240 million in fees, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has made it official: The ...
  14. Why Oracle Stock Climbed 6.5% Last Week (ORCL)

    March 21, 2016
    Has Oracle, which has missed Wall Street's revenue estimates in five straight quarters, moved beyond what has been a tough ...
  15. Cisco to Invest $100M in India’s Digital Push (CSCO, ORCL)

    March 21, 2016
    Cisco's investment follows that of Oracle, which in February, announced a $400 million expansion of its India facility.
  16. 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 ...
  17. AMCPX: Overview of American Funds AMCAP Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Amcap Fund, a large-cap growth fund from Capital Group, which is one of the nation's most ...
  18. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Salesforce.com (CRM, ORCL)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover Salesforce.com's five largest mutual fund investors and learn why it is important that four of those funds are actively ...
  19. Oracle's Cloud Revenue Soars, Boosts Buyback (ORCL)

    March 16, 2016
    Investors should consider some patience and allow management more time to execute the cloud transition.
  20. Information Technology Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLK, MSFT)

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the eight industries shaping the information technology sector of the S&P 500, and learn which of its largest companies ...
  21. What to Expect From Oracle's Earnings (ORCL)

    March 14, 2016
    Oracle has tons of work to do before threatening Salesforce.com's cloud dominance, but the stock is attractive when combined ...
  22. Is Arista Networks an Acquisition Target? (ANET, CSCO)

    March 12, 2016
    Discover if Arista Networks could be the target of an acquisition by its rivals, and learn what metrics are fueling this ...
  23. The World's Top 10 Technology Companies (AAPL, GOOGL)

    March 8, 2016
    Learn about the top 10 technology companies in the world, their market values, exciting projects and recently released revenue ...
  24. Analyzing Oracle's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (ORCL)

    March 6, 2016
    Understand Oracle Corporation's business by taking a close look at its profitability and price ratios.
  25. Analyzing Oracle's Debt Ratios in 2016 (ORCL, SAP)

    March 5, 2016
    Learn how the debt ratio, debt-to-equity ratio and debt-to-capital ratio are used to evaluate Oracle Corp.'s liabilities, ...
  26. Analyzing Oracle's Return on Equity (ROE) (ORCL)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about Oracle's ROE. How have net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage influenced ROE relative to peers ...
  27. Oracle Stock: A Dividend Analysis (ORCL)

    January 25, 2016
    Discover an analysis of Oracle's dividend policy and dividend ratios, which may indicate it is poised to continue raising ...
  28. 3 Dividend Software Stocks You Should Consider Buying (MSFT, ...

    January 14, 2016
    Learn about three software companies -- Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation and Symantec Corporation -- which provide ...
  29. Clear Skies For Oracle Despite Cloud Revenue Struggles

    December 28, 2015
    With ORCL stock priced at just 12 times fiscal 2017 estimates of $2.82, its fair value should reach $45 in the next 12 to ...
  30. The Top 5 Large-Cap Software Stocks for 2016

    December 18, 2015
    Discover the top five large-cap software stocks for 2016, with a summary of each company and what will make the stock appreciate ...
  31. Oracle, Rite Aid Highlight Slow Earnings Week

    December 13, 2015
    Wall Street is looking for solid quarterly results from FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) this week. Expectations are lower ...
  32. Oracle's 4 Key Financial Ratios (ORCL)

    November 4, 2015
    Learn about Oracle's sales growth rate, debt/equity ratio, return on equity and operating margin, and find out how they affect ...
  33. Impact of a Weaker Euro on Oracle's Financials (ORCL)

    October 21, 2015
    Understand what is happening to Oracle's financials and how the weaker euro is affecting the company. Learn how the company ...
  34. Salesforce.com Extends CRM Lead

    September 21, 2015
    Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) recently introduced its new Internet of Things (IoT) cloud at its Dreamforce event. Salesforce.com ...
  35. These S&P 500 Companies Hold the Most Cash

    September 18, 2015
    Large cash positions allow for many different options and here's why they are beneficial to shareholders.
  36. Oracle And Rite Aid Highlight Quiet Earnings Week

    September 13, 2015
    A couple of retailers and two software giants, as well as an ostensible bellwether of the U.S. economy, will highlight an ...
  37. The 5 Highest Paid CEOs

    September 2, 2015
    While the media and lawmakers discuss whether it's right or wrong, these CEOs have earned gargantuan salaries in the last ...
  38. What's the Secret Behind Ambarella's Success?

    August 13, 2015
    Learn more about Ambarella, and understand some the primary reasons behind the company's continuing high level of growth ...
  39. 10 Richest, Most Successful Tech Geniuses

    July 27, 2015
    Unlike many industries, tech billionaires are mostly self-made. Many of these billionaires came from humble means and, through ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. Oracle Partnership Expands Cloud Reach (ORCL, IBM)

    July 9, 2015
    Despite its size and leadership position in the enterprise market, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has been undeniably late in pursuing ...
  42. Why Salesforce.com Keeps Picking on SAP (CRM, ORCL)

    July 8, 2015
    Pick any recent Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) earnings call, and chances are you will hear CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff ...
  43. Apple’s New Business: Bonds

    June 26, 2015
    Apple and Oracle are using their massive cash piles to buy up corporate debt. With bond markets looking increasingly rickety, ...
  44. Who Will Emerge As Market Leader In Cloud Sector?

    June 22, 2015
    Both Oracle and Amazon are seeking to increase market share in cloud computing, and despite slow revenue increases, they ...
  45. Oracle, Rite Aid & FedEx Highlight Quiet Earnings Week

    June 14, 2015
    Things will be pretty quiet on the earnings front again this week as we wait for the new season to begin. However, a few ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. What Education Do You Need To Become A Billionaire? (MSFT, ORCL)

    April 5, 2015
    What kind of education does it take to become a billionaire? We take a look at the formal and informal education of the world's ...
  48. How to Do the Fundamental And Technical Combo Trade

    March 31, 2015
    Fundamental and technical analyses should be viewed as complementary rather than competing practices. When combined, these ...
  49. Go To College Or Become An Entrepreneur?

    February 26, 2015
    The rising cost of higher education and high unemployment rate following the Great Recession has caused many young people ...
  50. The Top 10 Hidden Factors Affecting Software Stocks

    February 10, 2015
    Want to invest in software? Here are the most important factors affecting profits, revenues, and stock price of software ...
  51. 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.
  52. 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 ...
  53. A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    January 27, 2015
    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  54. The Top 10 US Software Companies

    January 15, 2015
    Want to invest in top software companies listed in the US? Here is a list to get you started.
  55. 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 ...
  56. This Tech Giant Just Doubled Down On Cloud Computing

    December 8, 2014
  57. Who are Microsoft's (MSFT) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Discover the main competitors of technology giant Microsoft and the stiff competition facing this industry leader. Find out ...
  58. Who are Intel's (INTC) main competitors?

    December 1, 2014
    Explore Intel's many competitors in its six operating segments. Explore different niche companies and companies that compete ...
  59. Stocks Breaking Below Head and Shoulders Patterns

    October 15, 2014
    The head and shoulders is a classic topping pattern. These 4 stocks are sporting the pattern, which can indicate how far ...
  60. The Key To Apple's Scale? Half A Billion iPhones

    September 24, 2014
    Since 2000, Apple has grown into a $610 billion company with a market cap larger than the GDP of all but 20 countries. Just ...
  61. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of September 15

    September 14, 2014
    Ostensible economic bellwether FedEx (NYSE: earnings spotlight midweek, and the consensus forecast calls for earnings growth. ...
  62. A Billionaire Activist Could Spark This Bargain Stock To 30% ...

    August 4, 2014
    Today, one of the best places for value investors is technology. This comes as the share prices of some dot-com-era companies ...
  63. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of June 16: FedEx, Oracle ...

    June 14, 2014
    Scheduled quarterly reports from BlackBerry (NASDAQ: earnings front. Analysts are looking for year-over-year growth on the ...
  64. How Oracle Remains A Relatively Unknown Software Giant

    May 15, 2014
    Among the world's largest corporations by market cap, few companies are as unfamiliar to the everyday consumer as Redwood ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. Online Advertising Takes The Lead

    April 22, 2014
    Advertisers are now spending more on online ads than ever before. For investors, that means the time could be right to bet ...
  67. Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For March 25

    March 25, 2014
    Here's a look at the top tickers trending on StockTwits.com. Himax Technologies: Downgraded at Bank of America Analysts ...
  68. Stocks Flying Higher Into The New Year

    December 27, 2013
    Currently flying higher, these are stocks are watch over the next week.
  69. The Time Is Right To Buy Hewlett-Packard

    November 28, 2013
    Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.
  70. Microsoft Surprises The Street With Good Earnings

    October 25, 2013
    Microsoft released better-than-expected earnings. Even with the recent run-up, it remains too cheap for investors to ignore. ...
  71. Why 'Big Blue' Is Singing The Blues

    October 18, 2013
    International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), long considered by investors to be a calm port in the often-stormy seas of technology, ...
  72. Activist Investors Set Their Sights On Bill Gates

    October 4, 2013
    Activist investors are setting their sites on Bill Gates and want him off of Microsoft's board. Many feel that he hold an ...
  73. Salesforce.com Shows Some Reacceleration

    August 30, 2013
    Improved billings growth will cheer the owners of this expensive SaaS leader.
  74. Workday Surfing The SaaS Wave

    August 28, 2013
    Workday beats the Street's growth targets, but valuation is still crazy
  75. Is Improving IT Demand Enough To Maintain Teradata's Rebound?

    August 26, 2013
    Teradata may be Big Data, but that hasn't proven to give it any edge in terms of growth
  76. Microsoft Critics Get Their Way, As Ballmer Announces Impending ...

    August 23, 2013
    Ballmer's impending retirement as CEO sets off a long-awaited celebration in Microsoft shares
  77. 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 ...
  78. Workday Working Some Major Market Mojo

    August 20, 2013
    Workday may be about to radically change enterprise software, but the market has already gone crazy with valuation.
  79. 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 ...
  80. Another Bad Quarter Highlights Microsoft's Growth-Vs-Value Problem

    July 19, 2013
    Microsoft isn't giving investors any reason to believe in management's vision or ability.
  81. 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
  82. Paychex Still Muddling Through

    June 27, 2013
    Paychex's recovery potential is more than reflected in today's price.
  83. Progress Software Showing Signs Of Life In A Tough Market

    June 27, 2013
    Progress may be showing signs of the growth that investors badly need from its restructuring efforts
  84. TIBCO Stabilizes, But Needs Growth

    June 21, 2013
    TIBCO didn't miss, but the company needs to start showing better growth and expanding margins
  85. Is It Oracle, Or Is It The Market?

    June 21, 2013
    Another miss at Oracle, but the long-term value is still very interesting
  86. Relief At Red Hat, But The Long-Term Growth Debate Will Rage ...

    June 20, 2013
    Red Hat didn't miss, but significant growth reaccleration is still missing
  87. 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
  88. 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.
  89. Salesforce.com Still Growing And Still Expensive

    May 24, 2013
    Cloud software and services continues to take share in the enterprise IT market, and Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) remains a ...
  90. Cost Improvements Are Good, But Hewlett-Packard Needs Revenue ...

    May 23, 2013
    Restructuring seems to be helping margins, but HP needs revenue growth to really turn around
  91. NetApp Is Probably Cheap, But The Headwinds Aren't Going Away

    May 22, 2013
    NetApp is suffering from the wider tech malaise, but the company appears to have established itself as the clear #2 player ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. After The Hurricane, Is It Safe To Visit Aruba Networks?

    May 9, 2013
    After a big quarterly miss, can investors afford to trust the long-term opportunity at Aruba?
  94. BMC Software Shows Again That Getting Full Value Is Tough Without ...

    May 6, 2013
    BMC's sluggish growth results in a takeout bid that doesn't seem to fully value the company.
  95. IBM Makes It Official – Tech Has Some Troubles

    April 19, 2013
    IBM sees a broad miss and the valuation is still too high.
  96. Weak PC Growth And Slow Mobile Penetration Weighing On Microsoft

    April 19, 2013
    Microsoft is still not delivering what tech investors really want, but the value looks real.
  97. F5 Networks Takes Another Whirl In The Tech Spin-Cycle

    April 5, 2013
    F5's guidance adds more fuel to the tech bear bonfire.
  98. Red Hat's Valuation Looks More Reasonable, But Expectations Could ...

    March 28, 2013
    While Red Hat's model doesn't generate much leverage, the revenue growth is still looking solid.
  99. Approved: Paying Online Sales Tax

    March 26, 2013
    States will now be allowed to collect sales taxes on purchases made from Internet-based retailers even if the retailer has ...
  100. Can ServiceSource Turn It Around?

    February 11, 2013
    ServiceSource has to prove to the Street that it has a viable long-term model.
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