$ALU (Alcatel-Lucent)

$ALU {{ '2016-01-04T14:20:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Finnish multinational communications and IT company $NOK said it has secured the go-ahead from French financial regulator AMF for its $17Bil takeover offer for $ALU. The two telecom equipment makers would combine on Jan. 14, 2016. Interim results showed $NOK would hold around 79% of $ALU shares; final results will be published in February.

$FE {{ '2018-01-22T17:57:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FE announced a $2.5Bil investment in the company that includes $1.62Bil in mandatory convertible preferred equity and $850MM of common equity. The investment comes from prominent investors, including affiliates of Elliott Management Corporation, Bluescape, GIC, and Zimmer Partners, LP.

$FE {{ '2018-01-17T20:26:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FE has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share on common stock, payable March 1, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 7, 2018.

$WEC {{ '2018-01-10T18:38:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Danny L. Cunningham, retired chief risk officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP, was appointed to the board of directors of $WEC, effective immediately, and will serve on the Audit and Oversight Committee.

$WPZ {{ '2018-01-08T22:10:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WPZ's Transco pipeline delivered 15.58MM dekatherms of natural gas on Jan. 5, 2018. The Transco system, which stretches from South Texas to New York City, also established a new three-day market area delivery record, averaging 14.90 MMdt from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2018.

$AKAM {{ '2018-01-04T18:13:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AKAM announced the appointment of Fari Ebrahimi as SVP and Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Ebrahimi succeeds Kumud Kalia and he will report to CEO Dr. Tom Leighton. Mr. Ebrahimi joins $AKAM from Avaya. He will be based in $AKAM’s corporate headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

$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.

$GOOG {{ '2017-12-22T12:16:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

“Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of the board of directors of $GOOG $GOOGL, has decided to step down. He will take up the role of Technical Advisor to the firm. Schmidt, who has been serving Alphabet for the past 17 years, will continue to serve on its Board. It is expected that the Board will appoint a non-executive chairman at the next meeting.”

$FE {{ '2017-12-21T19:19:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Mon Power and Potomac Edison, subsidiaries of $FE, announced that residential customers will see about a $2.00 decrease in their monthly bill beginning in 2018 as a result of Public Service Commission of West Virginia orders regarding vegetation management and energy efficiency programs.

$FE {{ '2017-12-20T16:56:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FE unit FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company has promoted Barry Blair to the post of General Plant Manager of its Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Ohio. Blair succeeds David Imlay, who is retiring from the company. Most recently, Blair served Perry as Manager of Operations, after holding various key positions since 1988.

$WLDN {{ '2017-12-20T16:47:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WLDN received a 3-year, $7.8MM Small Business Solutions - Direct Install Program from Potomac Edison. The 3-year contract is expected to deliver 24,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electric savings. This is Willdan's first program with Potomac Edison, a $FE utility company.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:33:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL launches its autonomous database as a power move against its archrivals in cloud computing, hoping to catch some market share. $ORCL assures its new autonomous database will cost less and believes that its customers will opt its new database rather than $AMZN's Redshift.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:21:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL to deliver the world’s first autonomous database in Jan. 2018. This new technology is expected to dramatically accelerate the growth of PaaS and SaaS businesses and keep database license business strong as well, said the company.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:10:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Despite the strength of cloud revenue in 2Q18, $ORCL's cloud growth is forecast to slow in 3Q18 to 21-25% in constant currency. Revenue for Q3 is expected to grow 2-4% with non-GAAP EPS in constant currency ranging between $0.68 and $0.70.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-14T22:08:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Making up of 16% of the company's overall revenue, $ORCL's cloud revenue came in at $1.5Bil, up 44% YoY. Of that sum, $1.1Bil was attributed to Software as a Service and $396MM to Platform- and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, up 55% and 21%, respectively.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-14T22:00:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Profit of $ORCL grew 10% YoY in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 as the tech giant continues to focus on growing its could computing business. For the quarter, the company reported earnings of $2.23Bil, or $0.52 per share, on revenue of $9.6Bil, which is up 6%. Excluding certain items, the company's earnings were $0.70 per share, up 14% YoY.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-14T21:23:00+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ORCL Oracle Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2018 Highlights

$HLIT {{ '2017-12-13T14:36:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HLIT announced that Grand Lille TV, a French regional TV news channel that is part of the Secom Group, has transitioned to HD and launched an additional channel using the Spectrum media server platform from $HLIT. This solution speeds up video distribution and enables new channels to be launched faster at a lower total cost of ownership.

$WEC {{ '2017-12-08T12:05:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

William Farrow III, CEO of Urban Partnership Bank in Chicago, has been appointed to the BoD of $WEC, effective Jan 1, 2018. He will replace Paul Jones, who will retire from the board, effective Dec 31, 2017.

$DIS {{ '2017-12-08T11:53:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS' BoD elected two new directors: Safra Catz, CEO of global-technology leader $ORCL, and Francis deSouza, President and CEO of biotechnology firm $ILMN. The elections of Catz and deSouza are effective Feb. 1, 2018.

$WGL {{ '2017-12-04T14:21:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

AltaGas and $WGL announced settlement agreement for kick-starting natural gas expansion in Maryland. AltaGas continues to anticipate closing the transaction in 1H18. AltaGas and $WGL have committed $103MM to expand natural gas infrastructure in Maryland.

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