$CLGX (CoreLogic, Inc.)

$CLGX {{ '2016-10-13T18:02:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CLGX expanded its 2016 share repurchase program from 3MM to 4MM common shares. The company expects to repurchase at least 4MM common shares during 2017. During the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2016, the company repurchased 2.9MM common shares for $113MM.

$SSNC {{ '2018-01-11T17:27:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SSNC agreed to buy $DST. $SSNC expects $150MM of run-rate cost savings annually, achieved by 2020. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to its adjusted EPS before synergies, and is expected to result in mid-teens earnings growth in 2019.

$SSNC {{ '2018-01-11T17:26:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SSNC agreed to buy $DST in an all-cash transaction for $84 per share plus assumption of debt, equating to an enterprise value of about $5.4Bil. $SSNC plans to fund the acquisition and refinance existing debt with a combination of debt and equity. Both $SSNC's and $DST's BoD have approved the transaction, and it is expected to close by 3Q18.

$FCN {{ '2018-01-08T14:26:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Business advisory firm $FCN has appointed Jan Naifeh as Senior Managing Director of its Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Most recently, Naifeh served SunTrust Bank as SVP of the Corporate and Investment Banking Special Assets Division. The appointment is part of FTI’s continuing investment in its healthcare industry expertise.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-04T15:19:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As part of its Healthcare NExT initiative, $MSFT partnered with Seattle-based biotech firm Adaptive Biotechnologies. Microsoft and Adaptive will build a universal blood test that will screen a person's human immune system using the former's AI and machine learning technologies. Microsoft had invested an undisclosed amount for this partnership.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-03T14:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT to acquire Pittsburgh-based data storage firm Avere Systems. The transaction terms were not disclosed. Microsoft believes that the addition of Avere Systems will add value to its cloud computing platform Azure and its customers. In March 2017, Avere closed a $14MM Series E funding in which $GOOG was one of the investors.

$CUDA {{ '2018-01-03T13:58:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CUDA has acquired PhishLine, LLC, a SaaS platform for social engineering simulation and training. Combining $CUDA’s AI-driven protection against phishing and spear phishing with PhishLine's platform gives customers comprehensive defense against email-borne targeted attacks and social engineering.

$FCN {{ '2018-01-02T14:27:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FCN announced the appointment of Elliot Sloane, former CEO and founder of Sloane & Company, as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s Strategic Communications segment. Mr. Sloane will report to Brian Kennedy, the segment’s Head of the Americas.

$CACI {{ '2017-12-21T17:45:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CACI received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide support services to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This BPA represents continuing work for CACI in its Business Systems market area.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-21T16:42:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY appointed Ronald Black and Larry Klane to its BoD. The two appointees will become directors of Verifone effective immediately. Also, the company said Eitan Raff has resigned effective Dec. 19, following a 10-year tenure as a member of Verifone's Board.

$BHE {{ '2017-12-19T12:08:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Electronics company $BHE said it appointed Roop Lakkaraju as EVP and CFO, to succeed Don Adam who will be retiring at year’s end. Most recently, Lakkaraju served as CFO of software firm Maana. Earlier, he had held leadership positions, including COO and CFO, in various private and public companies.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-13T20:41:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

With regard to the performance objectives through 2020, $PAY still expects top line growth in the 5-6% range. The company lifted gross margin growth estimate by 200 basis points in the medium range planning cycle from 41-44%. Through 2020, $PAY raised operating margin growth forecast to 17-18% from 15-16%.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-13T20:27:30+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 4Q17, $PAY reported gross margin of 40.2% and operating margin of 11.3%. For 2017, $PAY's gross margin stood at 42% and operating margin closer to 12.7% as both Taxi and China were dilutive. Moving into 2018, $PAY sees gross margins to be in the mid-43% range and operating margins post divestitures in high 13% closer to 14%.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-13T20:12:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PAY said it is planning somewhat improved 2Q18 revenue from its 1Q18 guidance and expects 2H18 to increase about 6% versus the previous year results. The 1Q18 forecast reflects normal 1Q seasonality and is based on a more balanced view of North America due to lower petro revenue on a sequential basis.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-13T20:07:29+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Given current backlog of business wins, a strong pace of new sales and new channel expansion opportunities, $PAY sees this services business will still grow organically at double-digit rate for foreseen future. Outside of North America $PAY laid groundwork for FY18 growth through additional gateway and estate management infrastructure investment.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-13T20:03:40+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PAY said connecting VeriFone's devices is a key growth driver for the company. By the end of FY17, the company grew its connected device footprint to about 1.8MM terminals enabling $PAY to generate more than $0.5Bil in recurring services revenue growing at a high-single digit annual run rate.

$DST {{ '2017-12-12T22:14:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DST has signed an agreement with ActiveOps, giving $DST the rights to distribute ActiveOps’ Workware and Active Operations Management (AOM) Method solutions in the Australian market. The agreement extends the existing alliance between the two companies in the EMEA and APAC markets.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-12T22:03:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY sold its Taxi business on Dec. 11, 2017 for $30MM in cash consideration. Verifone expects to use the net proceeds, plus available cash, to complete the balance $50MM authorized under its prior $200MM stock buyback program. Also, the BoD has authorized an additional $100MM stock repurchase program.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-12T22:01:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY expects FY18 non-GAAP EPS of $1.47-1.50. This reflects core revenue growth, higher gross margins based on a greater mix of next generation products, and accretion from share repurchases, offset partially by additional investments in next generation solutions, and changes in its non-GAAP effective tax rate.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-12T22:00:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY expects FY18 revenue of about $1.788-1.813Bil, which reflects low single digit growth on an adjusted basis excluding the divested China and Taxi businesses from the prior year. This outlook also demonstrates a return to growth in its core North America Retail and Small and Medium Business verticals.

$PAY {{ '2017-12-12T21:59:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PAY expects FY18 revenue of about $1.788-1.813Bil, EPS of about $0.66-0.69 and non-GAAP EPS of $1.47-1.50. For 1Q18, the company sees revenue of $431-433MM, EPS of about $0.02 and non-GAAP EPS of $0.22.

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