Red Hat, Inc.

  • Clouds That Generate Revenues Not Raindrops

    By Sean Fox - August 29, 2013 | Tickers: EMC, RHT, VMW

    A New Direction for Tech

    Most tech companies guard their source code as closely as Coca Cola guards their secret recipe. Their revenues stem from licensing fees and sales of prepackaged products developed entirely in-house. How then, does a company who makes its entire source code available to the general public, generate revenues? Just ask the people who comprise Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT)! They have managed to grow their more »

  • How You Can Profit From Cloud Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: IBM, MSFT, RHT

    The software industry is expected to reach to $300 billion this year, 6.4% year-over-year growth, and continue growing to $360 billion by 2016. The spending from small and medium sized businesses, which are expected to spend around 7.1% more on software this year, is driving growth. Due to strong growth potential, companies in this industry are focusing on cloud offerings. The global cloud computing market is expected to more »

  • DUPLICATE:How To Trade This Cloud Stock

    By Tanya Kanodia - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: CTXS, ORCL, RHT

    Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. It is an American multinational and is engaged in providing various solutions to enterprises. These include its core enterprise operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, virtualization, cloud and other storage offerings. Nowadays cloud stocks are a hot topic for investors. These stocks seem very attractive to some of us, but not all of them more »

  • 3 Software Companies For Growth

    By Damian Illia - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: INFA, INTU, RHT

    The tech sector is quite unpredictable, and always rapidly changing. Within it, the application software industry has been especially characterized by its constant evolution and strong competition. Only those who can rapidly respond to ever-changing customer demands and needs can truly succeed in this field. Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA), Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) seem like interesting options in the industry. Let´s take a look at them more »

  • How You Can Avoid Amazon's Cloud Dominance

    By Dana Blankenhorn - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: IBM, RAX, RHT

    The dominance of Amazon.com in the public cloud, highlighted by the CIA's decision to award a $600 million, 10-year contract to the company, has caused huge problems for alternatives to the company's infrastructure, especially OpenStack.

    The assumption was that, while Amazon would grab early adopters and start-ups eager to develop quick-and-dirty applications, systems like OpenStack would win the “private cloud,” because it's open source infrastructure enterprises more »

  • Can This Tech Company Maintain its Growth Momentum

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: IBM, MSFT, RHT

    Last month, Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) reported its first quarter earnings report for fiscal year 2014. Revenue increased 15.4% year-over-year to $363.3 million, higher than analyst’s estimation of $359.5 million. The hike in its middleware segment and core business, Linux, drove this growth. Red Hat caught investors’ attention due to its growth figures, despite constrained U.S. IT budgets in 2013, especially for software infrastructure.

    Overall more »

  • Abandoning the Creative Suite: Will It Have an Impact on Adobe’s Stock Price?

    By Kiran Gulati - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, RHT, SYMC

    Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) abandoned its Creative Suite perpetually-licensed software entirely, replacing it with the all new Creative Cloud. This represents a major shift in its strategy from the packaged-software business model to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. The Creative Suite had been Adobe’s flagship product and a primary revenue generating stream during past several years.

    The Creative Suite was offered as packaged software, which included one-time license fee, where more »

  • 3 Tech Stocks To Consider Buying

    By David Gould - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: MSFT, ORCL, RHT

    The shift toward cloud computing, smartphones, and tables caught many industry experts by surprise. What are the market leaders in yesterday's tech world doing to adapt? Below, I review my take on Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) with a focus on analyzing how they are adapting to secular changes.

    Moving to the cloud

    Red Hat is better known as an operating system company that provides open-source more »

  • Amazon Killing the Cloud Boom

    By Dana Blankenhorn - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, RAX, RHT

    Amazon.Com (NASDAQ: AMZN) has become a classic “category killer.”

    Most investors see it as killing the category of online retail, which it absolutely dominates. It's almost five times larger than the number two in this market, according to Netonomy.

    But there's a second category Amazon is killing, the cloud.

    A year ago cloud companies were booming. By creating virtual operating systems, using commodity PCs instead of specialized more »

  • Start Investing Now to Reach the Cloud

    By Rishabh Jain - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: ORCL, RHT, VMW

    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced its first quarter results for fiscal 2014 on June 19. The company met expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share. Looking at its recent shift towards cloud computing and some solid steps taken towards the same, the revenue growth looks pretty strong for the company, which is a common name among enterprises today more »

  • Red Hat: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    By Adrian Campos - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, RAX, RHT

    Most people with at least basic knowledge of IT infrastructure have heard about Red Hat (NYSE: RHT). The company provides one of the most widely-used operating systems for servers. The reason why many consumers may have not heard about this operating system is because Red Hat is mainly for organizations, especially those willing to pay a premium for improved security. Therefore, Red Hat isn't just another IT stock. The more »

  • Hold This Cloud Stock

    By Tanya Kanodia - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: CTXS, RHT, VMW

    Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. It is an American multinational and is engaged in providing various solutions to enterprises. These include its core enterprise operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, virtualization, Red Hat Middleware, cloud and other storage offerings. Nowadays cloud stocks are a hot topic for investors, but what about this stock?

    Core business

    Red Hat mainly deals more »

  • 3 Techs You Should Watch on Thursday!

    By Brian Nichols - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: FNSR, MU, RHT

    Technology is one of the most volatile sectors in the market, and can quickly return some of the largest gains. In this piece, I am looking at three different tech companies that are responding to strong quarterly performances, and trying to determine if any are a “buy”!

    Low expectations produce quarterly beat

    After losing almost 15% of its value in 2013, shares of Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) traded higher by more »

  • The Top 3 New Buys of Soros Fund Management

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: BRCD, CSCO, MWV, RHT

    Tracking the movement of a billionaire hedge fund manager like George Soros can provide an investing opportunity. His Soros Fund management has a total value of $8.5 billion and is known for generating returns from short-term volatility. According to the recent 13F filings of Soros Fund Management, its top three new buys were MeadWestvaco (NYSE: MWV), Brocade Communication (NASDAQ: BRCD), and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT). Let’s analyze these more »

  • A Cloud Investor Strategy for the NSA Scandal

    By Dana Blankenhorn - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, IBM, RHT

    Reports that the National Security Agency has been grabbing phone records and Internet caches for analysis aimed at catching terrorists has a lot of people spooked.

    But can it impact your investments?

    Public cloud, private paranoia

    Corporations are individuals under the law, and like people they have secrets they don't want known. So loading data onto public clouds would seem to make any paranoid CEO wake up sweating from more »

  • 3 Cloud Companies You Must Buy

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: MSFT, ORCL, RHT

    The cloud-computing industry is gaining momentum in terms of revenue growth. It is estimated that revenue from cloud services will reach $148.8 billion by 2014, compared to $68.3 billion in 2010. This growth will have an impact on technology and will provide access to advanced computing resources at lower prices. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) offer technologically-advanced products that have proven to more »

  • Here's Why Red Hat Is Going Down

    By Vladimir Zernov - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: IBM, MSFT, ORCL, RHT

    Sometimes, it’s good to be smaller than your competition because you can grow at a faster pace and impress investors. This leads to the rise in the price of your stock. This isn't always the case, of course. You can be smaller than your competition, show moderate dynamics and trade at a valuation that is twice as high than your competitors. Ultimately, investors would notice that.

    The war more »

  • A Great Play on Cloud-Based Software

    By Matthew Frankel - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, MSFT, RHT

    The world’s leading producer of Linux software and operating systems, Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) may be one of the remaining exciting growth stories left whose share price hasn’t inflated in the current bull market. In fact, shares of Red Hat are much closer to their 52-week lows than they are to the highs. With tremendous growth projected over the next several years, a strong balance sheet, and a more »

  • This Company Has a Cloudy Future

    By John Moore - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, ET, RHT, SYMC

    Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) is abandoning its packaged-software business and using the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for its web design tools. They plan to use their Creative Cloud subscription-based service to deliver products. Adobe has been scrambling since Steve jobs penned his famous, "Thoughts on Flash" memo. Adobe has been losing the web creative class (web designers and developers) ever since.

    To add insult to injury, Steve Job's HTML5 fetish more »

  • Growth And Buyback, Red Hat Looks Hot

    By Nick Chiu - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, RHT, SAP

    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), with a market cap of $9.53 billion, is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, including its Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware.

    Share repurchase

    On April 15, 2013, Red Hat’s Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $300 million of Red Hat’s common shares, replacing the previous $300 million repurchase program. The final $179 million more »

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