Oracle Corporation (ORCL) - NYSE
  • Jan. 3, 2011, 1:04 PM

    With so many existing hits to refine, Apple (AAPL +2.1%) is probably done with new products lines for at least 2011, says Piper Jaffray. The focus will be on new versions of the Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod. But it's likely Apple will introduce cloud-based iTunes streaming services this year - possibly supported through its new datacenter.

    | Jan. 3, 2011, 1:04 PM
  • Jan. 3, 2011, 12:00 PM

    Many iPhone (AAPL +2.2%) users found the devices' alarm clocks malfunctioned during the weekend. Apple says the alarm problem would self-correct today, and if so, the fallout will be limited. And Hotmail (MSFT +0.4%) users also complained of missing or misplaced emails over the New Year.

    | Jan. 3, 2011, 12:00 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 3, 2011, 8:39 AM

    Companies like Intel (INTC), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), and IBM (IBM) are among the tech companies sitting on big piles of cash very likely to be invested in acquisitions this year. Probable buyouts will be in the areas of cloud computing, clean technology, alternative energy, life sciences, and the internet.

    | Jan. 3, 2011, 8:39 AM
  • Dec. 31, 2010, 2:47 PM
    Gleacher & Co.'s crystal ball says hot areas in 2011 include hosted and managed apps, solid state storage, and storage and server virtualization. Gleacher also claims 2010's best performing stocks were ones with high revenue growth. They were F5 Networks (FFIV), up 150%, VMWare (VMW), up 112%, NetApp (NTAP), up 60%, and Apple (AAPL), up 54%.
    | Dec. 31, 2010, 2:47 PM
  • Dec. 31, 2010, 1:19 PM

    In some ways, 2010 was good for storage, but "2011 will be a great year," given the growth of cloud services, says one optimist. Storage middleware and flash solid state drive products will also sell well. But margins will drop as storage becomes more of a commodity in this much-consolidated industry.

    | Dec. 31, 2010, 1:19 PM
  • Dec. 30, 2010, 3:45 PM

    Wells Fargo is relatively upbeat on Intel (INTC +0.5%), as opposed to others on the Street who think its EPS will fall this year. Earnings will stay flat at $2, as Intel rolls out its new Sandy Bridge PC processors, and moves into the tablet PC market. Wells Fargo keeps Intel as a Top Pick.

    | Dec. 30, 2010, 3:45 PM
  • Dec. 29, 2010, 2:50 PM

    Shares of business apps vendor Lawson Software (LWSN) hit $9.53/share, exceeding the prior 52-week high of $9.52/share. Lawson recently acquired cloud service firm Enwisen. Lawson is +0.4%.

    | Dec. 29, 2010, 2:50 PM
  • Dec. 29, 2010, 10:25 AM

    Cloud marketing and CRM software provider RightNow Technologies (RNOW) is +13.5% after Piper Jaffray lifts its rating to Overweight from Neutral. Checks indicate a "healthy deal pipeline heading into 2011," says Piper.

    | Dec. 29, 2010, 10:25 AM
  • Dec. 29, 2010, 7:24 AM
    A federal judge agrees SAP (SAP) needs to pay interest on the $1.3B copyright-infringement award it owes Oracle (ORCL), but says Oracle's estimate of $211.7M is way off. SAP says the court-ordered interest payment will be closer to $16.5M.
    | Dec. 29, 2010, 7:24 AM
  • Dec. 28, 2010, 2:58 PM

    Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ +1.4%) former CEO Mark Hurd asks a Delaware judge to let him intervene in a shareholder’s lawsuit. Hurd hopes this will let him keep a sealed letter about his departure private. The SEC is also investigating Hurd's exit.

    | Dec. 28, 2010, 2:58 PM
  • Dec. 28, 2010, 11:11 AM

    Apple (AAPL +0.4%) tops its 52-week high of $325.72/share, and may even hit a $300B valuation. No suprise: Apple is a unique high tech giant that can "generate consistent high growth, strong profits and a steady stream of must-have new products." Some think it will top Exxon (XOM) as most valuable U.S. firm.

    | Dec. 28, 2010, 11:11 AM
  • Dec. 28, 2010, 10:39 AM
    Sales of external storage devices will rise 14% for Q4 2010 from Q4 2009, with growth exceeding 10% in 2011, says Barclays Capital. A survey of 20 storage resellers reinforces this thesis. Most of the resellers also say both NetApp (NTAP -0.7%) and EMC (EMC -0.2%) sales are in line for Q4.
    | Dec. 28, 2010, 10:39 AM
  • Dec. 28, 2010, 9:29 AM
    After big vendors spent some $10B on data storage and warehousing companies, there are 5 other technology sectors ripe for mergers, says GigaOm. Acquisition candidates include companies that offer data center networking gear, cloud platforms and gateways, big data solutions, and virtual desktop infrastructure.
    | Dec. 28, 2010, 9:29 AM
  • Dec. 28, 2010, 9:08 AM

    SAP (SAP) is disputing Oracle's (ORCL) demand for $212M in interest, on top of the $1.3B award SAP must pay for software theft. "The jury's award...really, overcompensates Oracle," says a recent SAP court filing. Premarket, SAP is +0.5% and Oracle is +0.1%.

    | Dec. 28, 2010, 9:08 AM
  • Dec. 27, 2010, 10:05 AM

    The IT sector will rise in 2011, along with the overall economy, says an optimistic John Dorfman. One promising company is disk driver maker Western Digital (WDC -0.8%), undervalued at 6 times earnings. So is Intel (INTC -0.7%), which this year saw 9 company insiders buy their own shares - a good sign.

    | Dec. 27, 2010, 10:05 AM
  • Dec. 23, 2010, 4:03 PM

    Smarting from the $1.3B legal drubbing Oracle (ORCL) gave it last month, SAP (SAP) may be preparing to file an appeal. Court filings show SAP has hired 4 attorneys from San Francisco firm Durie Tangri LLP, which focuses on patent litigation. Maybe at least they can knock off the $212M in interest Oracle demands.

    | Dec. 23, 2010, 4:03 PM
Company Description
Oracle Corp. provides enterprise software and computer hardware products and services. The company is organized into three businesses: Software and Cloud, Hardware Systems and Services. The Software and Cloud business operates through the following segments: New Software Licenses and Cloud... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Application Software
Country: United States