Nitesh Agrawal

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  • Discoverd, and lot yet to be Discovered

    By Nitesh Agrawal - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: AXP, DFS, EBAY, GOOG, MA, V

    Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) the provider of banking services in United states operating in Direct Banking as well as Payment Services, is steady with its strategy and business model as it achieved growth in all its leading products. For the fourth quarter its net income was $541 million marked by the growth of 7.5% than the year ago quarter.  It issues Discover card which is third largest credit more »

  • Still on the Field

    By Nitesh Agrawal - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: ADDYY, ICON, NKE, UA

    Nike (NYSE: NKE) designs, develops, and markets footwear, apparel and equipment. It posted its second quarter results in which it disclosed revenue of $6.00, slightly ahead of analysts' predictions. Recently it is on a mission to improve its profitability and as a Part of that plan it decided to sell money-losing Cole Haan, a fashion brand with its own chain of stores, and the soccer unit Umbro. Cole Haan more »

  • Slow and steady Robin Hood

    By Nitesh Agrawal - December 25, 2012 | Tickers: GDI, NOV, RBN, SPW, WFT

    Robins & Myers Inc. (NYSE: RBN) is a worldwide manufacturer and designer of engineered equipment and systems, used basically in oil and gas exploration.  Robins has entered into merger agreements with National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) in which National Oilwell will acquire all the shares of Robins for $60.00 per share in cash paying the total purchase consideration of $2.55 billion. It recently reported its first quarter results of more »

  • This Company Makes the Food We Love

    By Nitesh Agrawal - December 24, 2012 | Tickers: CAG, HNZ, K, MDLZ, NSRGY, RAH, UL

    ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG)the provider of food products of two segments namely Consumer Foods and Commercial ConAgra has been making good progress with its operating efficiency. It was its fourth straight quarter of beating estimates as it logged revenue of $3.74 billion for the recent second quarter results. Revenue rose by 7.7% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 6.9% in the third quarter more »

  • Accent on the Future

    By Nitesh Agrawal - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: ACN, IBM

    Accenture (NYSE: ACN) emerged from the Arthur Anderson in late 90’s, whose base was uprooted because of the Enron Scandal, is now perhaps the world’s largest consulting firm in short span of 11years. It is certainly off to good start for the fiscal 2013, first quarter, as it posted the revenue of $7.22 billion and Earnings per share of $1.06 for the first quarter end.

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  • Miracles of Oracle

    By Nitesh Agrawal - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: MSFT, ORCL, SAP

    Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), manufacturer of database and middleware software, ended up managing its financials well, as it is on track to bring in more than $1 billion revenue this year.  It remarkably reported a profit at 64 cents per share and adjusted revenue of $9.11 billion for its second quarter. The two recent acquisitions by Oracle of Right Now Technologies for $1.5 billion and Taleo Corporation for $1 more »

  • How sweet is this Honey

    By Nitesh Agrawal - December 18, 2012 | Tickers: GM, HON, JCI, UTX

     

    Honeywell International (NYSE: HON), a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide will pay $600 million, i.e. $10 per share, to purchase Intermec, a mobile computing device maker. Honeywell’s lower-than-expected profits have partially been attributed to the cost of this acquisition. However the company has still reported a quarterly revenue growth of 0.50%, year-over-year, for the quarter ended Sept. 30 and EPS of $2.99 over the trailing more »

  • Add Adobe to Your Portfolio

    By Nitesh Agrawal - December 17, 2012 | Tickers: ADBE, AAPL, MSFT

    Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE), which offers a line of software used by professionals, marketers, enterprises, and consumers, recently reported its fourth quarter results for fiscal 2012. It achieved its Creative Cloud subscription goals and established the Adobe Marketing Cloud as the leader of Digital Marketing during fiscal 2012. Furthermore, it reported EPS of $0.61, and revenue of $1.153 billion, far above its target range of $1.075- more »

  • Joyful is Joy Global for This Fiscal Year

    By Nitesh Agrawal - December 17, 2012 | Tickers: CAT, JOY, SDVKY.PK

    Joy Global (NYSE: JOY), the worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, made its shareholders joyous as its fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed by 18% as a result of its recent $1.1 billion acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies (”LeTourneau”) in June. The acquired company is a best-in-class organization specializing in the design & manufacture of mining technologies. Joy Global operates in two segments, Underground Mining Machinery and Surface Mining Equipment. It declared more »

  • What Does This Heart Therapist Hold For You

    By Nitesh Agrawal - November 30, 2012 | Tickers: BSX, JNJ, MDT

    Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide and it provides products for the diagnosis, treatment, management of heart rhythm disorders and heart failure. The heart company’s better than expected results must have pumped blood in investors' veins and boosted their confidence. The company reported revenue of $4.1 billion and its stock price is at an all time high in the last ten quarters.

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