Cisco Buys Machine Learning Data Specialist Splunk for $28 Billion

Machine data analytics specialist Splunk shares jumped more than 21% in pre-market trading Thursday, after Cisco Systems Inc. agreed to buy Splunk Inc. for $157 a share in cash in a deal valued at about $28 billion. The price is a 31% premium to Splunk’s previous closing price on Wednesday. The deal value represents around 10% of Cisco’s market value. The deal is CSCO’s biggest acquisition ever and a massive push into software and artificial intelligence-powered data analysis. The SPLK … Continue reading “Cisco Buys Machine Learning Data Specialist Splunk for $28 Billion”

Amazon Stock Surges 8% After Blow Out Earnings and Raised Guidance

Retail monster Amazon.com reported much stronger June quarter revenue Thursday and raised guidance for Q3 sending the shares sharply higher. It was Amazon’s biggest earnings beat since Q4 2020 with the ongoing cost-cutting improving margins. Amazon was the last of the mega-cap tech companies to report, following Netflix, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Meta and Alphabet. AMZN reported net income of $6.7 billion, or 65 cents a share, after recording a loss of $2 billion, or 20 cents a share, a year earlier. The year-ago loss was … Continue reading “Amazon Stock Surges 8% After Blow Out Earnings and Raised Guidance”

Alphabet Stock Jumps on Google Cloud Growth and AI Messaging

Internet giant Alphabet, owner of Google reported better than expected in second quarter earnings after the close Tuesday. $GOOG reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.44, ahead of the $1.34 expected by a Refinitiv survey. Revenue for was $74.6 billion, beating a consensus estimate of $72.82 billion, the second straight quarter of accelerating growth following. Cloud revenue grew 28% year-over-year and reported operating income for the second quarter in a row ahead of expectations. Shares of Alphabet rallied more than … Continue reading “Alphabet Stock Jumps on Google Cloud Growth and AI Messaging”

Microsoft Lower on Artificial Intelligence Growth Not Until Next Year

Software giant Microsoft reported weaker than expected June 2022 (Q4F23) quarterly earnings Tuesday, MSFT also issued worse-than-expected quarterly revenue guidance. The company made $56.2 billion in revenue and a net income of $20.1 billion during Q4. Microsoft’s cloud businesses are really driving the company’s revenue. Windows and devices revenue have been hit hard again this quarter, but Xbox has rebounded on the content side. Microsoft’s cloud, office, and server businesses continue to make up for a weaker PC market. Investors … Continue reading “Microsoft Lower on Artificial Intelligence Growth Not Until Next Year”

Amazon Advertising and AWS Cloud Computing Drive Earnings Higher than Expectations

Retail monster Amazon.com reported stronger March quarter revenue Thursday and raised guidance for Q2 sending the shares sharply higher.  Amazon stock was trading at 118.19 ▲ 8.37 (7.62%) after the release. Earnings were 31 cents per share v 21 cents per share expected on revenue of $127.36 billion vs $124.71 billion expected. AWS generated operating income of $5.1 billion in the quarter, AWS determines the company’s profitability as total operating income rose to $4.77 billion. The markets were already bulled up after … Continue reading “Amazon Advertising and AWS Cloud Computing Drive Earnings Higher than Expectations”

Vicious Microsoft 20 percent Stock Gyrations After Lowers Cloud Guidance Reversing Gains to Losses

Software giant Microsoft stock took a whirlwind ride after it reported weaker than expected December 2022 (Q2 23) quarterly earnings Tuesday, with the market initially ignoring it on better cloud revenue (+38% constant currency vs +37% CC) However, that all fell apart after the earnings call. $MSFT lowered guidance, $50.5 billion to $51.5 billion in fiscal Q3 revenue vs analysts’ expectations for $52.43 billion. The stock gave back the entire initial earnings jump to go green to red, down over … Continue reading “Vicious Microsoft 20 percent Stock Gyrations After Lowers Cloud Guidance Reversing Gains to Losses”

Micron Lowers Guidance with Severe DRAM and NAND Supply and Demand Imbalance

Memory chip maker Micron reported lower fiscal first-quarter revenue, which dropped by nearly half to $4.09 billion as prices fall for both main types of memory, DRAM and NAND. MU reported a worse than expected net loss of $195 million for the quarter after the bell Wednesday. Revenue, margins and earnings were hit further by lower memory prices and industry oversupply that are driving the chipmaker’s grim outlook. Micron earnings have been drastically hurt by China weakness which is 30% … Continue reading “Micron Lowers Guidance with Severe DRAM and NAND Supply and Demand Imbalance”

Microsoft to Acquire 4% Stake in London Stock Exchange in Cloud Migration Deal

Microsoft on Monday announced they are to acquire a 4% equity stake in the London Stock Exchange Group, which owns the London Stock Exchange. The deal is part of a ten-year commercial deal with the $LSEG to migrate the exchange operator’s data platform into the cloud. MSFT will enable digital transformation of LSEG’s technology infrastructure and Refinitiv platforms on to the Microsoft Cloud. Microsoft will buy LSEG shares from the Blackstone/Thomson Reuters consortium, the British exchange operator said. The transaction … Continue reading “Microsoft to Acquire 4% Stake in London Stock Exchange in Cloud Migration Deal”

Cloud Based Atlas Revenue Drives MongoDB Stock 27% Higher

Database software developer MongoDB shares soared 27% after announcing better than expected Q3 (Oct) earnings as the demand for NoSQL databases runs hot. $MDB also raised its FY23 earnings and revenue guidance. MongoDB’s revenue rose 47% year-over-year in the quarter that ended on Oct. 31, according to a statement. Its net loss widened to $84.8 million, compared with a net loss of $81.3 million in the year-ago quarter. MongoDB Q3 22 Earnings: Highlights “The strength in our business was driven … Continue reading “Cloud Based Atlas Revenue Drives MongoDB Stock 27% Higher”

Intel Earnings Beat Lowered Expectations and Announces $10 billion in Cost Cuts

Semiconductor giant Intel stock plunged after another dismal earnings report and guidance cut. INTC reported adjusted second-quarter earnings of 29 cents a share, compared with $1.36 a share from a year ago. Intel is the 2nd heaviest weight in the SMH ETF and had been bid up prior to the report after the passing of the CHIPS and Science Act aimed at boosting US chip production. The offers more than $52 billion for US chipmakers as well as tax credits for domestic … Continue reading “Intel Earnings Beat Lowered Expectations and Announces $10 billion in Cost Cuts”