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Amber Road IPO Races Off the Line

Amber Road Inc. (NYSE: AMBR) is a maker of cloud-based software for global trade management. The company held its initial public offering (IPO) Friday, selling 7.4 million shares at a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Juniper, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Pandora, SAP and More

Earnings season is afoot, and analysts are making their 2014 portfolio predictions at the same time that investors are trying to decide how to position their portfolio for gains or ...
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Cloud Software Sales Boost SAP Earnings, Investors Not Impressed

SAP A.G. (NYSE: SAP) reported preliminary fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results before markets opened Friday. The enterprise software company reported an adjusted quarterly operating profit of €2.09 billion ($2.8 billion) on ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BofA, Micron, Starbucks, Twitter and More

We are halfway through the first full week of trading in 2014. Analysts are out in droves with many ratings changes this week, and some stocks have managed to pull ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cisco, McDonald’s and More

This week marked the beginning of the end of earnings season, and stocks challenged all-time highs yet again. Investors and traders are looking for how to position themselves for 2014. ...
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Can Fracking Keep U.S. No.1 Oil Producer?

Two recent well-respected and long-running oil industry publications have proclaimed that booming production in North America, particularly in the U.S. shale fields, will hit a plateau as early as 2016 ...
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Who Is New BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chair John Chen?

BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) has announced that its strategic review is over. Thorsten Heins is also out as CEO. John S. Chen will be executive chair of BlackBerry's board of ...
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Microsoft’s Strong Quarter, an Appropriate Farewell to Steve Ballmer

If Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) had posted a long string of quarters similar to its most recent one, Steve Ballmer might not be on his way out the door as ...
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Why Oracle CEO Ellison’s Pay Does Not Matter

A new article in The Wall Street Journal that describes proxy adviser objections to Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) CEO Larry Ellison's pay follows months of uproar about his compensation. He ...
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BlackBerry: The Whole Worth Less Than the Sum of Its Parts?

The $4.7 billion buyout offer for BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) from Canada's Fairfax Holdings could be in trouble. The investment firm, led by former BlackBerry chairman Prem Watsa, apparently is ...
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Cisco, Google May Consider BlackBerry Bid — Reuters

Reuters has come out with a story, which, if true, would seem improbable. Apparently Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Europe's SAP A.G. (NYSE: SAP) have ...
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How Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer Will Spend His Summer Vacation

A billionaire should be able to take a few weeks off in the summer, particularly one who works as religiously as Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer. His net worth ...
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Carl Icahn Belief That a New CEO Will Help Dell Unlikely to Be True

Carl Icahn told the media and investors who have followed, and participated in, his attempt to seize control of Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) that he has a new chief executive ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (JNJ, JNPR, LLL, MCO, NOC, PEG, RBCN, SAP, SSNI, PLCE, TTS, MTN, VALE, VRTX)

Investors and traders remain on the lookout for new ideas for profits and income. 24/7 Wall St. looks over numerous research calls to find great ideas from value stocks to ...
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Larry Ellison, Highest Paid CEO of 2012

CNN Money released its list of the 20 highest paid chief executive officers of 2012. It was refreshing to see some of the CEOs that have led their companies to ...
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