$UTEK (Ultratech, Inc.)

$UTEK {{ '2016-03-09T17:41:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Maker of technology manufacturing systems $UTEK said that it has received a follow-on order from one of the largest foundries in Asia for its LSA101 laser spike anneal system used for advanced annealing applications. The LSA101 system, which will be used for 28-nm production is expected to ship in the 1Q16.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T23:30:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL is in the process of testing and developing Google Maps to enhance the customer experience. The company intends to roll out Store Sales Measurement in the coming months to enable advertisers to measure revenue, in addition to store visits. Going ahead, Google sees strong growth for YouTube across all platforms, including television.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:35:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 3Q17, $GOOGL expects headcount additions to be seasonally high. Going ahead, significant contributions are expected from the growing non-ads revenue businesses, especially Google Play. Google continues to shift its focus to AI-driven computing, with efforts to make the technology available to people across the world.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:12:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL said the 20% growth in search revenue in 2Q17 was driven mainly by mobile search and YouTube. The $2.8Bil capital expenditure reflected investments in production equipment facilities and development of data centers. The internet search leader raised its stock–based compensation by 40% annually to $1.9Bil in the second quarter.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:13:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GOOGL said revenues of the Google segment grew 21% annually to $25.76Bil in 2Q17. Revenues of Other Bets division climbed 34% to $248MM. Revenues from US operations advanced 23%, and those from Europe, Middle East and Africa moved up 14%. APAC revenues grew 28%, while other Americas revenues dropped 8%.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:00:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Earnings of search service behemoth $GOOGL fell sharply in 2Q17, hurt by penalty imposed by the EU in an antitrust lawsuit. EPS dropped to $5.01 from $7 last year, despite a 21% rise in revenues. There was a 52% annual growth in aggregate paid clicks, while aggregate cost-per-click dropped 23%. Alphabet’s Other Bets division remained in loss.

$GOOG {{ '2017-07-24T20:58:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GOOG $GOOGL Alphabet Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$AMAT {{ '2017-07-24T15:52:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMAT, a provider of materials engineering solutions, has appointed Dan Durn as SVP, effective August 7, 2017. Durn, a semiconductor industry veteran, will assume the role of CFO also, effective August 24. Most recently, Durn served NXP Semiconductors as CFO. Earlier, he held leadership positions in Freescale Semiconductor and Globalfoundries.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT, the 3rd largest market cap firm in US after $AAPL and $GOOGL, reported a profit that doubled in the tech giant's final quarter of 2017. The strong performance was boosted by growth in Cloud and Office businesses. GAAP net income surged 109% to $6.5Bil. GAAP EPS spiked up 112% to $0.83, aided by tax benefits. Non-GAAP EPS grew 42% to $0.98.

$DHR {{ '2017-07-20T15:06:40+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

With nearly $900MM of free cash flow and strong conversion in 2Q17, $DHR is optimistic on further acqusitions. Adding to its strong cash flow, $DHR has $500MM to $1Bil worth of opportunities slated for 2H17. Notably, the company's two most recent large acquisitions, Pall and Cepheid, continues to perform well and became part of the core revenue.

$DHR {{ '2017-07-20T13:00:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 3Q17, $DHR sees its GAAP EPS to range from $0.74 to $0.78 and non-GAAP EPS to range from $0.92 to $0.96. For FY17, GAAP EPS to range from $3.16 to $3.23 and non-GAAP EPS to range from $3.90 to $3.97.

$DHR {{ '2017-07-20T12:56:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DHR, a science and technology company, reported a 15% YoY drop in net earnings for 2Q17 to $557.3MM, or $0.79 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, grew 10% to $0.99 per share. Sales rose 6% to $4.5Bil.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-20T12:54:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Semiconductor major $TXN, which derives about 85% of revenue from shipments to locations outside US, announced today that Brian Crutcher has joined its Board. Crutcher has been with the chipmaker for more than 20 decades. Texas' CEO commented, "He knows TI well and brings strong financial acumen and business judgment to the board."

$DHR {{ '2017-07-20T12:12:31+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$DHR Danaher Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$TXN {{ '2017-07-20T11:15:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $TXN has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on Aug. 14, 2017, to stockholders of record on July 31, 2017.

$TRMB {{ '2017-07-13T12:21:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TRMB said it is collaborating with Propeller Aero to distribute its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) analytics platform. Trimble connected site solutions to integrate with Propeller's Automated ground targets and visualization platform.

$SJM {{ '2017-06-30T12:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Branded food company $SJM has nominated Dawn C Willoughby and Kirk L Perry to its BoD. Willoughby currently serves as EVP and COO of $CLX. Earlier, Willoughby held various positions in sales management at Procter & Gamble Company. Perry is the President of $GOOGL's Brand Solutions. Prior to joining Google, he had worked in Procter & Gamble Company.

$MSFT {{ '2017-06-29T14:47:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In an undisclosed deal, $MSFT acquires an Israel-based cloud management firm Cloudyn. The Telaviv-based startup raised $20MM from investors so far. Cloudyn's tool works with cloud computing services like Microsoft's Azure, $AMZN's AWS and $GOOGL's Google Cloud. This deal will help Microsoft Azure customers to manage and optimize their cloud usage.

$NWS {{ '2017-06-27T15:58:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NWS $NWSA issued statement regarding the European Commission's decision to fine Google, a $GOOG $GOOGL company, for breaching EU antitrust rules. News Corp. said Google has profited from commodifying content and enabling the proliferation of flawed and fake news, to the detriment of journalism and of an informed society.

$NWS {{ '2017-06-27T15:57:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NWS $NWSA issued statement regarding the European Commission's decision to fine Google, a $GOOG $GOOGL company, for breaching EU antitrust rules. News Corp. strongly believes that the abuse of algorithms by dominant digital platforms should be of concern to every country and company seeking a fair, competitive and creative society.

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