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  • Mar. 25, 2011, 8:41 AM
    Stocks moving on upgrades:
    -Altera (ALTR) +2.2%; Buy from Hold at Citi.
    -Akamai (AKAM) +2.4%; Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
    -IMAX (IMAX) +1%; Buy from Hold at Canaccord.
    -SAP (SAP) +1.1%; Overweight from Neutral at HSBC.
    -Las Vegas Sands (LVS) +2.5%; Buy from Neutral at UBS.
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  • Mar. 8, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: S +7%. RDNT +7%. EGHT +6%. DKS +4%. MPET +3%.
    Losers: URBN -14%. CASY -6%. TIVO -5%. NFLX -4%. LDK -3%. SSN -3%. SAP -3%. PAA -3%. GOLD -3%. MFA -3%.
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  • Mar. 2, 2011, 9:45 AM
    SAP (SAP +0.6%) co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe says the German software giant isn't in talks to sell itself, noting that the 30%-plus increase in SAP's share price over the past year makes it a less attractive target. "The best medicine for SAP to stay independent is to stay successful," Snabe says.
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  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:01 PM
    Goldman Sachs upgrades SAP (SAP) shares to Buy. Despite paying for costly litigation with rival Oracle (ORCL), SAP just reported record Q4 software revenues. SAP is +1.2%.
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  • Jan. 27, 2011, 3:50 PM
    SAP (SAP +1.6%) won't buy its way to diversity, claims co-CEO Bill McDermott, who sees partnerships as the way to go. "Consumers don’t want to be locked in," says McDermott. Contrast this with acquisition machine Oracle (ORCL +1.4%), who, incidentally, made SAP blow money on legal bills that could have funded some deals.
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  • Jan. 26, 2011, 2:56 PM
    Oracle (ORCL +1%) hits a 52-week high, breaking the previous $32.67/share ceiling, possibly on news the cost of its litigation with rival SAP (SAP +2.1%) cut into the latter's Q4 earnings. But SAP also reported record revenue, a good sign for Oracle's prospects. 
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  • Jan. 26, 2011, 1:54 PM
    Signal Hill raises's (CRM) rating to Buy from Hold, noting potential upside, given the firm "dominates" the software-as-a-service sector. Signal Hill's conclusions directly contradict a recent negative Barron's article on, titled "Shades of the Dot-Com Bubble." CRM +4%.
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  • Jan. 26, 2011, 12:29 PM
    Business intelligence software provider MicroStrategy (MSTR +15.5%) hits a new 52-week high on strong Q4 numbers, topping its prior $98.43/share max. MicroStrategy reported a Q4 profit of $1.60/share, handily beating the Street consensus of 93 cents/share.
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  • Jan. 26, 2011, 9:09 AM
    Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ -0.1%) new board members' links to CEO Leo Apotheker raise the question if they'll be objective and avoid any new meltdowns. "Directors are supposed to be representing shareholders," says a corporate governance wonk, "not the CEO or one another." H-P says its board is "talented."
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  • Jan. 26, 2011, 8:58 AM
    SAP AG (SAP): Q4 EPS of €0.37 misses by €0.49. Revenue of €4.09B (+27.2% Y/Y) beats by €0.3B. Shares +1.2% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jan. 26, 2011, 8:22 AM
    SAP (SAP +0.3%) intends to file post-trial motions to reduce the $1.3B amount it must pay to Oracle in damages, or to get a new trial. The Q4 cost of its Oracle (ORCL) litigation hit €933M, contributing to a 36% decline in Q4 profits. SAP reported record Q4 software revenue of €1.5B.
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  • Jan. 26, 2011, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday's open: ABT, ADP, ATI, BA, CBE, COP, EK, EXC, HES, LCC, LM, MWV, NYB, OXY, PX, RES, ROK, SAP, SLAB, SO, STJ, TXT, UMC, USG, UTX, VLO, WLP, XRX
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  • Jan. 24, 2011, 4:44 PM
    About 25% of enterprise resource planning customers will invest in new systems in 2011, down from 29% in 2010, says Forrester. About 72% of companies surveyed are "in a holding pattern for 2011." Oracle (ORCL) and SAP (SAP) both plan app upgrades this year, but their uptake may take some time.
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  • Jan. 21, 2011, 2:23 PM
    After a week where 2 bellwether IT firms saw serious management shakeups, Oracle (ORCL +0.8%) shares hit a 52-week high, possibly because its long-time head Larry Ellison is still in place. No doubt it helps that its new archrival, Hewlett Packard (HPQ +1.3%), also saw a major board reshuffle yesterday.
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  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:54 AM
    SAP (SAP +0.7%) raises targets as it prepares to restructure - looking to lift sales to €20B ($26.94B) by 2015 from €12.5B now, and raise its operating margin to 35%. "We need to act urgently," Germany's Manager Magazin quotes internal documents as saying.
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  • Jan. 13, 2011, 11:48 AM
    SAP (SAP) is +5.5% after offering preliminary Q4 2010 numbers that showed record quarterly apps sales of €1.50B, up 34% from Q4 2009. Total Q4 revenue will be €4B, a jump of 27% from Q4 last year. SAP is still reviewing the financial impact of its $1.3B judgment to Oracle (ORCL +0.3%), and so can't estimate profits yet. (PR)
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Company Description
SAP SE sells licenses for software solutions and related support services. It also offers consulting, training and other services for its software solutions.
Sector: Technology
Country: Germany