$PGND (Press Ganey Holdings, Inc.)

$PGND {{ '2016-08-09T15:44:23+0000' | timeago}} • Hot News

$PGND to go private in $2.35Bil deal. The offer price represents a 20% premium to the year to date volume-weighted average price and a 62% premium to the initial public offering price for the $PGND common stock. Barclays and Goldman Sachs are acting as financial advisors to $PGND. BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as financial adviser to EQT.

$INFO {{ '2018-01-16T20:28:30+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$INFO IHS Markit Ltd. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$ACN {{ '2018-01-16T17:33:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has opened a new innovation hub in Boston’s Back Bay. The company plans to add 400 highly skilled technology jobs in Boston by the end of 2020, and to expand its US apprenticeship program to Boston. The Boston hub, the second of 10 new innovation hubs Accenture had announced last year, is designed for collaboration and ideation.

$INFY {{ '2018-01-12T13:24:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$INFY retained its FY18 revenue guidance in constant currency in the range of 5.5% to 6.5%. The guidance for operating margin for this period was also unchanged at 23-25%.

$INFY {{ '2018-01-12T13:14:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Asia's second largest software services company $INFY reported a spike in 3Q18 net earnings to $796MM from $547MM a year ago, driven by a tax reversal gain of $225MM. On a per share basis, net income jumped 46% to $0.35. Meanwhile, the Bengaluru, India-based company's revenue for the quarter rose 8% to $2.76Bil.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-12T12:40:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM appointed James Kavanaugh as SVP and CFO effective Jan. 11, 2018 to replace Martin Schroeter. Schroeter will take a new role as SVP, Global Markets, effective Jan. 11, 2018. Kavanaugh is currently SVP, Finance and Operations, and served as $IBM's VP and Controller from 2008 to 2015.

$ACN {{ '2018-01-12T12:28:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Accenture Ventures, a unit of professional services provider $ACN, has forged an ecosystem partnership with Microsoft Accelerator, a program designed for empowering start-ups, to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in India. Under the partnership, the companies will host various start-up events in India to engage with the country’s start-up network.

$ACN {{ '2018-01-10T13:47:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Expanding its digital services portfolio further, $ACN subsidiary Accenture Interactive signed an agreement to acquire German firm Mackevision, which provides immersive product content. The financial terms of the deal are not known. The buyout will help Accenture accelerate its ability to envision, create and operate XR solutions for its clients.

$ACN {{ '2018-01-09T15:24:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has appointed Eva Sage-Gavin as Senior Managing Director for Talent and Organization practice, effective immediately. She has held leadership positions at Gap, PepsiCo and Xerox. Most recently, Sage-Gavin served Boston Consulting Group as Senior Advisor and was a member of its CEO Advisory practice.

$VVV {{ '2018-01-09T13:57:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VVV, a producer of automotive lubricants, has appointed Brad Patrick as Chief People and Communications Officer. Patrick, who joins the company from Tempur Sealy International, will report to Valvoline's CEO Sam Mitchell. Previously, Patrick held key HR positions at Sara Lee, The Gillette, Delta Air Lines and Frito-Lay.

$ACN {{ '2018-01-08T15:12:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Professional services company $ACN has completed the acquisition of digital commerce agency Altima, expanding the capabilities of Accenture Interactive in various key markets including France, where Altima is headquartered. The company did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.

$ACN {{ '2018-01-05T11:44:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN has signed a five-year agreement with automotive supplier Faureica, under which the companies will co-invest and work together to enhance innovation for mobility services. The focus areas of the partnership will be cognitive technologies to reinvent the on-board user experience and services to enhance health and wellness.

$INFO {{ '2018-01-03T13:30:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$INFO appointed Lord Browne of Madingley and Nicoletta Giadrossi as new directors of the company. Also, Lance Uggla, the company’s president and COO, became chairman and CEO of $INFO on Jan. 1, 2018, following the retirement of chairman and CEO Jerre Stead on Dec. 31, 2017.

$IBM {{ '2017-12-29T11:01:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM said it has reached an agreement to resolve the patent lawsuit with $PCLN pending in the United States District Court for Delaware. As part of the confidential settlement, the parties will obtain patent cross-licenses to each company’s worldwide patent portfolio.

$ACN {{ '2017-12-21T18:19:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN plans to return about $4.3Bil to shareholders through dividends and share buybacks in FY18, and expects to reduce outstanding shares by 1%. With more acquisitions in the pipeline, Accenture expects FY18 to witness a 2.5-3% inorganic revenue contribution. According to the company, the US tax legislation will have minimal impact on its finances.

$ACN {{ '2017-12-21T17:44:12+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN is strengthening its marketing capabilities by investing to scale intelligent marketing operations. AI is being incorporated increasingly into clients’ businesses across every function and process. The company expects to record a non-cash expense of up to $500MM in FY18, to reflect the impact of lower tax rates on its US deferred tax assets.

$ACN {{ '2017-12-21T17:21:09+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ACN said strong double-digit growth in the Digital Cloud and Security divisions continues to be its main growth drivers. The company intends to invest $1.1-1.4Bil in acquisitions in fiscal 2018. Going forward, Accenture Digital will be focused on the key areas of Accenture Interactive, Accenture Industry X.O and Accenture Applied Intelligence.

$ACN {{ '2017-12-21T14:14:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN Accenture plc Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q1 2018 Highlights

$ACN {{ '2017-12-21T12:59:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN said it expects to register revenues in the range of $9.15Bil to $9.40Bil in the second quarter of fiscal 2018. During the quarter, the topline is anticipated to expand between 6% and 9% in local currency, reflecting a positive 4.5% foreign-exchange impact.

$ACN {{ '2017-12-21T12:54:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ACN raised its FY18 earnings per share guidance to the range of $6.48 to $6.66 from the earlier estimate of $6.36-$6.60. Revenue is seen growing 6-8% in local currency. Operating margin for 2018 is forecasted in the 14.9-15.1% range, and operating cash flow between $5Bil and $5.3Bil. Effective tax rate is expected to be in the range of 22% to 24%.

$ACN {{ '2017-12-21T12:44:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The major business segments of $ACN registered double-digit revenue growth in the first quarter, led by the Financial Services division that grew 14% to $2.1Bil. Revenues of Communications, Media & Technology advanced 11%, and those of Health & Public Service moved up 9%. Products and Resources revenues increased 11% and 12%, respectively.

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INFO (IHS Markit Ltd.)
Tuesday, January 16 2018 - 1:00pm
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Friday, January 12 2018 - 1:00pm
INFY (Infosys Limited)
Friday, January 12 2018 - 11:30am
ACN (Accenture plc)
Thursday, December 21 2017 - 1:00pm
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Thursday, December 7 2017 - 10:00pm
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Tuesday, December 5 2017 - 9:30pm
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Wednesday, November 29 2017 - 9:30pm
VVV (Valvoline Inc.)
Thursday, November 9 2017 - 2:00pm
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Thursday, November 2 2017 - 4:00pm
DNB (Dun & Bradstreet Corp.)
Thursday, November 2 2017 - 12:00pm
DWDP (DowDuPont Inc.)
Thursday, November 2 2017 - 12:00pm
VRSK (Verisk Analytics, Inc.)
Wednesday, November 1 2017 - 12:30pm
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Wednesday, November 1 2017 - 12:00pm
APTS (Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.)
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Friday, October 27 2017 - 12:00pm
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Thursday, October 26 2017 - 8:30pm
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Tuesday, October 24 2017 - 12:45pm
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