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  • BMC Software: A Deeper Look Into its Key Growth Drivers

    By Kiran Gulati - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BMC, CA, CPWR

    Global spending on IT services and the software industry only grew 2.2% during 2012 due to worldwide economic uncertainty, especially in the developed countries. But with signs of economic recovery, the overall IT spending is expected to grow at around 4.1% in the coming years.

    BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC), a world leader in IT service management,  has reported a revenue compound annual growth rate, or CAGR, of 6 more »

  • This Fast-Growing IT Company Is a Bargain

    By Daniel James - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, CA, HPQ

    The recent stock market rally has left many companies trading at relatively high valuations as a result of multiple expansion. While the tech sector hasn’t rallied quite as much as the broader market, many IT companies are nevertheless trading at quite pricey multiples. Of course, there are always exceptions. One IT company is trading at a discount to the market, despite impressive growth. CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) looks like more »

  • Billionaire Ray Dalio’s Dividend Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: CA, CTL, GE, INTC, LMT

    In mid May, Bridgewater Associates, a large hedge fund managed by billionaire Ray Dalio, filed its 13F with the SEC. Even though the information in 13Fs is a bit behind - this most recent filing discloses many of Bridgewater’s positions in U.S. stocks as of the end of March - we’ve found that there are still a few uses for these filings.

    For one, we have found that the more »

  • Consider This Technology Stock

    By Vladimir Zernov - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: CA, IBM, ORCL

    Cloud-computing stocks often have sky-high valuations now. You can easily find stocks that have no current profit and which trade at 100 forward price-to-earnings ratio, or even a 400 forward P/E. Such valuations assume enormous growth that is probably not going to happen. That said, the cloud area is very attractive. There should be stocks that present good value in this area. There are a few, in fact, and more »

  • Three Technology Stocks for Solid Dividends

    By siraj sarwar - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: CA, CSCO, MSFT

    Nothing performs like the tech industry in terms of market dividends. While it is sometimes an unpredictable investment, as the tech industry, more than others, is subject to public opinion and fashion trends, it is still the industry with the highest returns on a savvy investment. In this article, I picked three companies from technology sector for solid dividends: Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and CA, Inc (NASDAQ: CAmore »)

  • This Spinoff May Breathe New Life into the Data Storage Industry

    By Mike Thiessen - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: BMC, CA, CPWR

    Detroit-based application software firm Compuware (NASDAQ: CPWR) has drawn new-found attention with its announcement that it would spin off its data storage and management subsidiary as a separate company. Known as Covisint, the subsidiary would trade on the Nasdaq Exchange under the ticker symbol "COVS." Although details about the IPO remain sketchy, Compuware has stated publicly that it hopes to raise at least $100 million through this transaction.

    Although Compuware more »

  • BMC Could Fetch a Higher Price

    By Anh HOANG - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: BMC, CA, HPQ

    Recently, some private equity groups, including Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital, have been negotiating with BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) for the potential buyout of the software company. The offering price is around $46 per share, with a total transaction value of $6.55 billion. Since the beginning of the year, BMC has advanced by nearly 15% to reach $45.40 per share at the time of writing. Is this more »

  • Monday’s Market Moving Downgrades Worth Noting

    By Brian Nichols - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: CA, JNJ, VRTX

    Stocks can be pushed higher or lower as analysts provide their outlooks. These calls are not enough to make an investment, but should be considered as part of your research. Therefore, I am assessing a few of Monday’s top downgrades, and determining if each was a good call.

    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)

    Shares of Johnson & Johnson fell lower by 1.50% on Monday after JPMorgan downgraded the stock to more »

  • Monday’s Market Moving Downgrades Worth Noting

    By Brian Nichols - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: CA, JNJ, VRTX

    Stocks can be pushed higher or lower as analysts provide their outlooks. These calls are not enough to make an investment, but should be considered as part of your research. Therefore, I am assessing a few of Monday’s top downgrades, and determining if each was a good call.

    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)

    Shares of Johnson & Johnson fell lower by 1.50% on Monday after JPMorgan downgraded the stock to more »

  • This Stock Has it All But is Quite Expensive

    By Anh HOANG - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: CA, HPQ, SWI

    Shareholders of SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) must feel quite happy. The stock has experienced a decent increase in price over the past twelve months, rising from $39 to more than $59, which represents a gain of more than 50%. Jim Simons of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies expressed his bullish attitude toward this stock, buying nearly 1.5 million shares in the third quarter of 2012. Should investors consider SolarWinds a good more »

  • 5 Cheap Stocks With High-Growth and High-Yield

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 5, 2013 | Tickers: CA, ESV, HRS, IAG, MSFT

    Historical evidence suggests that over a long period of time, value stocks beat growth stocks, and on the whole, dividend-growth stocks beat the overall market. Thus, it may be assumed that stocks that combine the characteristics of both value and high-dividend growth stand a good chance to outperform Mr. Market in the long run. This assumption about value stocks’ outperformance versus growth and core stocks is supported by empirical research more »

  • This Stock has it All but is Quite Expensive

    By Anh HOANG - March 31, 2013 | Tickers: CA, HPQ, SWI

    Shareholders of SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) must feel quite happy as the stock has experienced a decent increase in its price In the past twelve months, rising from $39 to more than $59, representing a gain of more than 50%. Jim Simons of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies expressed his bullish attitude toward this stock, buying nearly 1.5 million shares in the third quarter of 2012. Should investors consider SolarWinds a more »

  • Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones Shakeups

    By Marshall Hargrave - March 22, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CA, EBAY, LOW, WAG

    Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones has been one of the most successful traders over the last few decades, amassing a net worth in excess of $3.3 billion. His investment firm, Tudor Investment, manages some $12 billion and was adding a number of stocks to its portfolio during the fourth quarter across a variety of industries, including a big increase in a popular tech company. Let's check out Tudor's more »

  • Change Is Starting To Take Hold At This Company

    By Reuben Brewer - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: CA, EBAY, HPQ, IBM

    Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has been trying to change from a hardware company to a software and services company for some time. However, top level turmoil and acquisition troubles have been major stumbling blocks. Fortunately, the company may finally be getting its footing. There's still more time to wait, but the signs are starting to look better for HP.

    The Back Story

    HP has been a tough company to more »

  • How Much is Compuware Worth?

    By Anh HOANG - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: BMC, CA, CPWR

    At the end of 2012, Elliott Management Corp offered to acquire Compuware (NASDAQ: CPWR) at around $11 per share, with a total transaction value of $2.3 billion. However, Compuware has rejected Elliott’s bid, as it thought that the offer was too low and not in the shareholders’ best interest. In addition, Compuware mentioned it was looking for a better offer from different buyout firms. Let’s look closely more »

  • From Bad To Worse

    By Reuben Brewer - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: CA, JNJ, YUM

    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has been hard hit by a recent food scandal in China. Management is regrouping, but has openly said that only time will heal this wound. Is Yum! destined to lose in China or is this a buying opportunity?

    The Chicken Issue

    The problem at Yum! is related to chicken from a supplier that KFC actually stopped using. Authorities claim that the chicken provider failed to meet more »

  • The “Great Rotation” Nonsense

    By Reuben Brewer - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: CA, XOM, HCP, HCN, LMT, RDS-B, TOT, VTR

    The stock market hit massive air pockets when the technology and housing bubbles burst. It has come back from both, but still hasn't offered investors great returns. In fact, if you look from market peak to market peak, stocks haven't gone anywhere in years. Now, with the markets hitting all time highs again, if ever so slightly, some market pundits are calling for more advances on the theory more »

  • Why Is Billionaire Paul Singer Getting Deeper Into BMC?

    By Marshall Hargrave - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: BMC, CA, IBM, MSFT, SPLK

    Billionaire investor and hedge fund manager Paul Singer continues his push for the sale of BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC)Singer, via Elliott Associates and Elliott Management, now owns 13.69 million shares, or 9.6% of BMC, making Elliott and Paul Singer BMC's largest shareholder. The recent purchase is a 8.6% increase in shares from the 12.6 million Elliott owned at the end of the third quarter more »

  • 4 High Yielding Tech Stocks to Buy

    By Mark Holder - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: CA, CY, INTC, STX

    After years of weak stock returns and strong cash flow generation, tech stocks have become the new high yielding asset class. In the old days, tech stocks didn’t even pay dividends, but now investors can find a solid selection of high yielding tech stocks. Even the great Apple now provides a dividend yield in excess of 2%.

    The following high yielding tech stocks all provide yields in excess of more »

  • Should You Follow Elliott Associates to Detroit?

    By Robert Hanley - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: CA, CPWR, IBM, RAX

    On January 25, technology services company Compuware (NASDAQ: CPWR) disclosed a recent $11 per share cash offer from investment company Elliott Associates, which was subsequently rejected.  Instead, the company’s board initiated a dividend and announced plans for an IPO of Covisint, the company’s application software unit.  While Compuware seems intent on going it alone, its long term performance indicates a lack of competitiveness against larger peers, including IBM more »

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