$IDCC (InterDigital, Inc.)

$IDCC {{ '2016-09-22T14:46:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IDCC's BoD approved an increase in quarterly cash dividend to $0.30 per share ($1.20 per share on an annual basis) from $0.20 per share. The dividend is payable on Oct. 26, 2016 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 12, 2016.

$ACN {{ '2017-10-16T14:58:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN said Iliana Oris Valiente has joined as Managing Director of Global Blockchain Innovation at its Emerging Technology group, effective immediately. Oris Valiente, a published author, has held various leadership roles in Deloitte’s blockchain practice. She has also founded a non-profit blockchain development organization called ColliderX.

$ACN {{ '2017-10-10T12:43:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Former US Army General George Franz has joined Accenture Federal Services, a subsidiary of $ACN, as a cyber security expert. Franz will be providing leadership for Accenture's business initiatives in the defense and security markets. Franz had served as Commanding General for the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command.

$ACN {{ '2017-10-10T11:58:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Continuing its efforts to strengthen the management team, $ACN named Nikki Mendonça President of Intelligent Marketing Operations within Accenture Operations, effective early 2018. Previously, Mendonça served OMD Worldwide as President of its EMEA region. Prior to that,  she had held management posts at Capital Radio and Leo Burnett.

$ACN {{ '2017-10-09T13:07:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has purchased IBB Consulting, as part of its strategy to expand business through mergers. IBB is a technology company that provides advisory services to the communication sector. Pursuant to the deal, about 160 employees of IBB joined Accenture. The financial terms of the acquisition are yet to be disclosed.

$GPRO {{ '2017-09-28T16:53:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GPRO launches Hero 6 Black at $499, available with retailers starting now. The technical specs include recording 4K videos at 60fps or up to 240fps in 1080p with most advanced stabilization. The Hero 6 also offers twice the video frame rates and better dynamic range for low light image handling, with all-new touch zoom and 3 times faster Wi-Fi.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T16:52:19+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN intends to ramp investments in FY18, at a rate that is faster than the revenue growth. The upbeat margin outlook is based on the expectation that contract profitability - the main driver of margin growth - will continue to progress in the coming months. The other margin drivers are payroll efficiency and a favorable geographical distribution.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T16:37:06+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN declared a semi-annual dividend of $1.33 per share in 4Q18, representing a 10% increase from the previous dividend. The company said the modest slump in US operations reflected uncertainties over certain reforms, including those pertaining to healthcare. For fiscal 2018, Accenture expects organic revenue contribution in the range of 2.5-3%.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T16:09:12+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN said bookings rose to record levels in 4Q17, helped primarily by continued demand for digital cloud and security related services. An improvement in the European market, after several quarters of contraction, contributed to the overall growth. The company expects the challenging conditions in certain markets to continue in the coming quarters.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T13:19:20+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ACN Accenture plc Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T11:46:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Driving $ACN’s strong top line growth in 4Q17, revenue of the Communications, Media & Technology division advanced 7% annually to $1.8Bil. Financial Services revenue and Health & Public Service revenue moved up 9% and 5%, respectively. There was a 10% growth in Products revenue, and a 5% gain in Resources revenue.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T11:32:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN expects its revenues to grow between 5% and 8%, in local currency, in fiscal 2018. The company is looking for GAAP earnings in the range of $6.36 per share to $6.60 per share for the year.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-28T11:25:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Professional services firm $ACN said its 4Q17 revenues grew 8% to $9.6Bil as all the business units performed well. However, earnings declined 12% to $1.48 per share from $1.68 per share in 4Q16, which included one-time gains. Adjusted earnings per share rose 13% YoY. The company, which is on an acquisition spree, recorded new bookings of $10Bil.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-26T13:53:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Professional services firm $ACN said chief marketing and communications officer Roxanne Taylor will retire on August 31, 2018. She will be replaced by Amy Fuller, who has served Deloitte as Senior Managing Director of Global Brand. Fuller will also join the company’s Global Management Committee.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-26T13:44:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT join hands with $ACN and Avanade to offer advanced cybersecurity solutions. This multiyear, multimillion-dollar partnership will provide cyberdefense solutions to clients to detect, investigate and respond to cyberthreats. In 2017, Accenture and Avanade have been named as Microsoft Alliance SI Partner of the Year, for the 10th year in a row.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-26T12:40:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Professional services company $ACN has entered into a multi-year multi-million partnership with $MSFT and Avanade to develop enhanced cyber defense solutions to help clients detect, investigate and respond to cyber threats. The collaboration is extension of a strategic relationship among the firms, which began in 2000.

$WEX {{ '2017-09-26T12:08:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WEX's BoD authorized a share repurchase program under which up to $150MM worth of its common stock may be repurchased. Repurchases may be made from time to time until Sept. 30, 2021 through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, block trades or otherwise.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-21T12:15:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN subsidiary Accenture Federal Services has appointed Dave McClure as the head of its federal CIO Leadership Agenda. Most recently, McClure served Coalfire Federal, a cybersecurity services firm, as Chief Strategist. Earlier, he was Associate Administrator of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the US General Services Administration.

$ACN {{ '2017-09-20T16:36:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN said it will open an Innovation Hub in Atlanta, US, in 2018. The facility will act as a center for Accenture people and clients to ideate, prototype and launch solutions. The company also plans to invest $1.4Bil in training, create 15,000 highly skilled new jobs and build 10 new Innovation Hubs in key US cities by the end of 2020.

$RMBS {{ '2017-09-20T14:50:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RMBS announced functional silicon of a double data rate (DDR) server DIMM (dual inline memory module) buffer chipset prototype for the next-generation DDR5 memory technology. The DDR5 memory will offer improved performance and power efficiency, providing double the bandwidth and density over DDR4.

$EBAY {{ '2017-09-19T19:12:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

E-commerce marketplace $EBAY has appointed Adriane Brown and Diana Farrell to its BoD. Brown is an adviser with Intellectual Ventures, and currently serves on the BoD of Allergan. Farrell is the Founding President and CEO of think tank JPMorgan Chase Institute. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Wesleyan University.

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