International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (NYSE:IFF) – Equities research analysts at KeyCorp boosted their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for shares of International Flavors & Fragrances in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 7th. KeyCorp analyst M. Sison now expects that the specialty chemicals company will post earnings of $1.58 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.56. KeyCorp has a “Overweight” rating and a $156.00 price target on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for International Flavors & Fragrances’ Q3 2018 earnings at $1.58 EPS.
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International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 7th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.69 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.59 by $0.10. International Flavors & Fragrances had a net margin of 8.83% and a return on equity of 27.89%. The business had revenue of $930.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $911.57 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.52 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis.
Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021: Blackbaud, Inc.(BLKB)
Blackbaud, Inc., incorporated on March 22, 2004, is a provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community. The Company’s segments include the General Markets Business Unit (the GMBU), the Enterprise Customer Business Unit (the ECBU) and the International Business Unit (the IBU). The GMBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all emerging and mid-sized prospects and customers in North America. The ECBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all large and/or strategic prospects and customers in North America. The IBU is focused on marketing, sales, delivery and support to all prospects and customers outside of North America. It operates in four geographic regions: United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. The Company’s customers use its cloud-based and on-premises software solutions and related services to help manage donations, fundraising costs, communications with constituents and manage their finances. Its solutions are designed to meet the needs of non-profits, foundations and other charitable giving organizations, and academic institutions, from large, multi-national organizations to small, emerging entities.
The Company offers a spectrum of cloud-based and on-premises solutions, as well as a resource network that enables and connects organizations of all sizes. Its portfolio of software and services support non-profit fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments and analytics, as well as grant management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and education. It offers the global philanthropic community a system to meet any need with the constituent relationship management (CRM) system and online engagement platforms, backed by its analytic services. Its solutions can be combined with a range of consulting, training and professional services, maintenance and technical support, as well as payment processing, analytic and business intelligence services. In addition, the Company offers! solutions that stretch across the spectrum of giving activities, including CSR programs, grant management, employee involvement, foundation management and other philanthropic activities. It provides solutions and services in various areas that address various technological and business process needs of its customers, such as fundraising and relationship management; analytics and business intelligence; communication and marketing; finance and operations; K-12 private schools; arts and cultural; customer support and maintenance; payment processing; professional services; training, and CSR.
The Company’s fundraising and relationship management offerings include Raiser’s Edge NXT, Blackbaud CRM, Luminate CRM, eTapestry and everydayhero. Its analytics and business intelligence offerings include Donor Acquisition, Prospect Research, Data Enrichment and Performance Management. Its communications and marketing includes Luminate Online, Blackbaud Online Express and Blackbaud NetCommunity. Its finance and operations include Financial Edge NXT, GIFTS Online, FIMS and Blackbaud Outcomes. Its K-12 private schools offerings include onMessage, onRecord, onCampus, onBoard, Smart Tuition and Smart Aid. Its arts and cultural solution includes Altru. Its CSR solution includes AngelPoints.
Raiser’s Edge NXT is the cloud-based solution designed to manage a non-profit organization’s constituent relationship management and fundraising activity. Blackbaud CRM, also known as Enterprise CRM, is a customizable fundraising and relationship management solution. Luminate CRM is the Company’s Salesforce-based CRM offering for non-profits and is sold as a single integrated solution with Luminate Online. eTapestry is a cloud-based donor management and fundraising solution built specifically for smaller, developing non-profits. everydayhero is a cloud-based crowdfundraising solution designed to meet the peer-to-peer fundraising needs of nonprofits’ supporters. Luminate Online includes tools to build online fun! draising ! campaigns as part of an organization’s existing Website or as a stand-alone fundraising site. Blackbaud Online Express is a cloud-based fundraising and marketing tool designed for smaller non-profit organizations using Raiser’s Edge. Blackbaud NetCommunity is an online marketing and communications tool.
Financial Edge NXT is the cloud accounting solution for non-profits. GIFTS Online is a cloud-based solution built with core functions that provide grant making capabilities. FIMS is an on-premises, integrated foundation management system that helps community foundations, faith-based organizations, and education and scholarship programs manage grants, finances and donors in a centralized system. The Company’s onBoard is an enrollment management system. Its onCampus is a learning management system. The onMessage is a content management system that gives schools the flexibility to build and edit Webpages. Smart Aid offers schools the ability to accept online, customized applications for financial aid.
Altru is a cloud solution that helps arts and cultural organizations consolidate admissions, membership, fundraising, merchandise and marketing. Its solutions provide payment processing capabilities that enable their donors to make donations, and purchase goods and services using numerous payment options, including credit card and automated clearing house (ACH) checking transactions, through online transactions. Its consultants provide data conversion, implementation and customization services for each of its software solutions. These services include system implementation; data conversion, business process analysis and application customization; database merging and enrichment, and credit card transaction processing; database production activities, and Website design services. It also provides a range of onsite, instructor-led online and on-demand training services. AngelPoints is an integrated CSR solution that helps corporations mobilize the collective power of their employees.
The Company competes with Microsoft, Salesforce.com and Oracle.
- [By Max Byerly]
Bank of Montreal Can decreased its holdings in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) by 2.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 15,068 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 368 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in Blackbaud were worth $948,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) delivered a solid finish to 2018 as revenue and earnings came in above expectations, enabling the company to beat its revised full-year forecast. The nonprofit-focused software developer anticipates continued revenue growth in 2019 as more customers shift toward its cloud-based solutions. However, that sales growth won’t boost the bottom line because the company expects to heavily reinvest in its business to drive accelerated growth in the future.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB)’s share price was down 2.6% during mid-day trading on Wednesday after ValuEngine downgraded the stock from a buy rating to a hold rating. The company traded as low as $69.62 and last traded at $75.34. Approximately 14,926 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 95% from the average daily volume of 303,405 shares. The stock had previously closed at $77.38.
- [By Max Byerly]
Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday.
Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)
ANSYS, a Delaware corporation formed in 1994, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and services widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia, including aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial equipment, electronics, biomedical, energy, materials and chemical processing, and semiconductors. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Company and its subsidiaries employed approximately 2,800 people as of December 31, 2015. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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- [By Lee Samaha]
The best way to play the theme is probably to buy the software companies that facilitate the creation of digital twins. Three names that spring to mind are engineering simulation company ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS), IoT platform provider PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC) and engineering software company Dassault Systemes (NASDAQOTH:DASTY).
Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021: Innodata Inc.(INOD)
Innodata Inc., incorporated on June 27, 1988, is a digital services and solutions company. The Company’s technology and services power information products and online retail destinations around the world. The Company operates in three segments, which include Content Services (CS), Innodata Advanced Data Solutions (IADS) and Media Intelligence Solutions (MIS). The Company’s CS segment provides solutions, such as development of digital content (including e-books), development of digital information products, and operational support of digital information products and systems. IADS operates through two subsidiaries, such as Synodex and docGenix. The Company’s MIS segment operates through its MediaMiser and Bulldog Reporter subsidiaries.
The Company’s CS segment provides solutions to digital retailers, information services companies, publishers and enterprises that have one or more of the business requirements. The Company manufactures both standard e-books and interactive e-books in a range of formats, including electronic publication (EPUB), Mobi and Kindle, and in over 10 languages, including Japanese and Chinese. The Company also distributes e-books to over 25 e-book retailers across North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and approximately 20 countries in the European Union. The Company has also developed a digital tool and an eReader application for its clients.
Innodata Advanced Data Solutions
The Company’s IADS segment’s Synodex business is engaged in the extraction and classification of data from unstructured medical records to provide data service solutions for insurance underwriting, insurance claims, medical records management and clinical trial support services. Synodex has developed and piloted its APS. Extract product for specific use with life insurance underwriting and claims. The Company’s IADS segment’s docGenix business is engaged in the extraction and classification of data from unstructured legal documents to a! nalyze documentation and feed actionable data to downstream applications. Using docGenix’s system, complex documents are transformed into machine readable, computer-addressable data that is down-streamed to risk collateral and other systems, and users can perform multi-dimensional, complex queries.
Media Intelligence Solutions
The Company’s subsidiary, MediaMiser, is engaged in providing media monitoring and analysis software and professional services to companies and Canadian Government institutions, as well as small- and medium-sized businesses. Through Web-based and mobile solutions, MediaMiser enables companies to analyze and share business intelligence from traditional and social media sources. For organizations that prefer to outsource, MediaMiser provides detailed analysis reports and daily media briefings. MediaMiser’s technology platform monitors, aggregates, analyzes and shares content from over 200,000 sources across social, traditional and digital media. The platform includes an analysis engine that identifies whether opinions expressed in a particular document or online text are positive, negative or neutral. Bulldog Reporter supplies media intelligence news and analysis to public relations and corporate communications professionals. Bulldog Reporter publishes a trade journal, Bulldog Reporter’s Daily Dog. In addition, it publishes Inside Health Media, a daily online newsletter that focuses on media relations, and provides media list and media intelligence services through its Media Pro online directory.
The Company competes with Apex CoVantage, Aptara, Cenveo, Infosys, HCL Technologies, Macmillan India, SPI Technologies, JSI S.A.S. Groupe Jouve, Thomson Digital, Risk Righter, EMSI, Parameds, Hooper Holmes, Meltwater, Cision, Infomart, Intelligent I.Q. and Custom Scoop.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Luzich Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Innodata Inc (NASDAQ:INOD) by 4.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,316,550 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 61,944 shares during the period. Innodata accounts for approximately 1.5% of Luzich Partners LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 12th biggest position. Luzich Partners LLC owned about 5.09% of Innodata worth $1,514,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Media coverage about Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Innodata earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 47.3485759085159 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) will be releasing its Q1 2018 earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th.
Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The technology company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $15.66 million for the quarter. Innodata had a negative return on equity of 10.94% and a negative net margin of 8.30%.
Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)
Sapiens International Corporation N.V. provides software solutions for the insurance industry primarily in North America, Europe, Israel, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers solutions for the property and casualty (P&C)/general insurance, as well as life, pension, and annuity markets. Its products include RapidSure, a component-based software solution used for general, personal, and commercial lines of businesses, including homeowners, fleet insurance, and specialty lines insurance products; IDIT, a component based software solution that addresses the needs of general insurance carriers for traditional insurance, direct insurance, banc assurance, and brokers markets; Insight for Reinsurance, a solution to handle P&C/general reinsurance activities of general insurance carriers and brokers; and Insight for P&C, a software solution for P&C carriers to support legacy solutions. The company?s products also comprise ALIS, a software solution for individual, group, and work site life and pension insurance products; eMerge, a rules-based model-driven architecture that enables the creation of enterprise applications with little or no coding using agile methodologies; and Decision, a business decision management solution developed for the financial services market, including mortgage banks, investment banks, and insurers. In addition, it provides implementation and integration services; custom-made IT solutions that assists organizations to meet its business challenges; and legacy modernization solution, mobile application solution, and application delivery services. Sapiens International Corporation sells its products and services through various distribution channels, which include direct sales force, system integrators, and distributors. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Rehovot, Israel. As of January 27, 2012, Sapiens International Corp. NV operates as a subsidiary of Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) shares hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as $14.50 and last traded at $14.42, with a volume of 3541 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $13.94.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) declared a … dividend on Friday, September 21st, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.2337 per share by the technology company on Tuesday, October 30th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 15th.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Qualys (NASDAQ: SPNS) and Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.
Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2021: MAM Software Group, Inc.(MAMS)
MAM Software Group, Inc., incorporated on April 17, 2003, is a technology holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides information management solutions and services, and cloud-based software solutions for the automotive aftermarket sector of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Company’s customer base consists of wholesale parts and tire distributors, retailers, franchisees, cooperatives, auto service chains and single-location auto service businesses. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the Company also provides management solutions to businesses involved in the wholesale of construction materials. The Company operates through two subsidiaries: MAM Software, Inc. (MAM US) and MAM Software Limited (MAM Ltd.). The Company provides professional informational technology (IT) services to its customers, including software and hardware installation, data conversion, training and product modifications. The Company’s solutions are available as both on-premise applications (sold through the traditional perpetual licensing model) and cloud solutions that are delivered as a service over the Internet on a subscription basis.
The Company’s products and services include business management systems, information products, online services, and customer support, consulting and training. The Company’s business management systems consist of its software applications, implementation and training, and third-party hardware and peripherals. The Company’s information products include an accessible catalog database related to parts, tires, labor estimates, scheduled maintenance, repair information, technical service bulletins, pricing and product features and benefits that are used by the different participants in the automotive aftermarket. The Company’s online services and products provide online connectivity between manufacturers, warehouse distributors, retailers and automotive service providers. These products enable electronic data interchange throughout the autom! otive aftermarket supply chain between the different trading partners. The Company’s customer support, consulting and training service provides phone and online support, implementation and training. The Company’s business management systems meet the needs of warehouse distributors, part stores and automotive service providers.
The Company’s Autopart product is developed in the United Kingdom that is sold and promoted both in the Unites States and in the United Kingdom. In the Unites States, Autopart is sold by MAM US and in the United Kingdom, it is sold by MAM Ltd. The Autopart product is designed for and targeted at warehouse distributors that seek to manage multiple locations and inventories on a single system for a regional area, and it is also suited for managing single-location franchisees or buying group members. The Autopart product provides point of sale, inventory management, an accounting module, a warehouse management module and a business intelligence reporting module. Autopart also allows the distributor to connect with their customers through its OpenWebs e-commerce solutions.
The Company’s VAST product is designed for and targeted at large- to medium-sized automotive service and tire chains that seek to manage multiple locations and inventories for a regional area. It is also suited for managing single-location stores that are part of a franchise or a buying group. VAST provides point-of-sale, inventory management, electronic purchasing and customer relationship management capabilities. VAST also allows the service provider to connect with parts and tires warehouse distributors and parts stores either through VAST’s online services and products or through other industry connectivity solutions. The Company’s Autowork Online is developed in the United Kingdom and is sold both in the Unites States and in the United Kingdom. In the Unites States, Autowork Online is sold by MAM Software, Inc. and in the United Kingdom, it is sold by MAM Software Limited. The Autowork! Online p! roduct is designed for and targeted at small single-location automotive installers. The Autowork Online product provides estimate, job card, parts procurement and invoice capabilities. It also allows the automotive installer to connect with parts distributors to purchase components. Autowork Online is delivered as a service over the Internet, commonly known as software as a service (SaaS), allowing customers to purchase the solution on a monthly basis. The Company’s Trader product is designed for and targeted at generic wholesalers and distributors.
The Company provides product catalog and vehicle repair information required to enable point-of-sale transactions. The principal information service for both MAM Software, Inc. and MAM Software Limited is Autocat+, an auto parts catalog that uses the data-as-a-service (DaaS) distribution model. Autocat+ provides access to a database of automobile vehicle applications for the Unites States and in the United Kingdom markets that enables users to access information about parts. The Autocat+ service is centrally hosted and data is accessed by users through the Company’s business management software, a desktop application, or Web application. In addition, information products developed or resold by MAM Software, Inc. include Interchange Catalog, a database that provides cross references of original equipment manufacturer part numbers to aftermarket manufacturer part numbers; Price Updating, a service that provides electronic price updates; Labor Guide, a database used by automotive service providers to estimate labor hours for purposes of providing written estimates of repair costs to customers; Scheduled Service Intervals, a database of maintenance intervals, and Tire Sizing, a database that cross-references various tire products and applications.
Both MAM Software, Inc. and MAM Software Limited offer online e-commerce services in the form of business-to-business and business-to-consumer implementations. The Company’s online services in! clude Ope! nWebs e-Commerce Gateway Services and OpenWebs e-Commerce Browser Services. In the United States and Canada, VAST’s e-commerce gateway services use automotive industry standard messaging specifications to deliver online services that connect the automotive aftermarket supply chain for the purpose of purchasing parts and tires, fleet and national account transaction processing, online product and price updating for parts and tires. In the United States and Canada, VAST’s e-commerce browser services enable warehouse distributors and parts stores to provide an online service to automotive service providers for the purpose of purchasing parts and tires, accessing account information and other browser-based channel management services.
In the United Kingdom, MAM Ltd.’s Autonet online services connect manufacturers, warehouse distributors, parts stores and automotive service providers for the purpose of purchasing parts and tires, fleet and national account transaction processing, and product information and price distribution. The Company also offers phone and online support service for its customers. Both MAM Software, Inc. and MAM Software Limited provide a customer-only support portal that provides customers direct access to tutorials, online documentation and information related to products and services. The Company offers training at both MAM Software, Inc.’s and MAM Software Limited’s facilities, as well as at the customers’ facilities and online for product updates.
MAM US has two divisions: VAST and Autopart. The VAST Division develops open business management systems and distribution channel e-commerce systems for the automotive aftermarket supply chain. The Autopart Division provides software solutions to the North American automotive aftermarket. The Autopart division focuses on jobbers and warehouse distributors, supplying a localized version of the Autopart software.
The Company’s MAM Ltd. is a provider of software to the automotive aftermarket in the Unite! d Kingdom! and Ireland. MAM Ltd. specializes in providing business management solutions to the motor factor (also known as jobber), retailing and wholesale distribution sectors. MAM Ltd. also develops applications for vehicle repair management and provides solutions to the retail and wholesale tire industry.
The Company competes with Epicor Inc., WHI, Autologue, DST, Fuse 5, Maddenco, ASA, Tasco, RO Writer, AutoZone, Inc., Genuine Parts Company, Advance Auto Parts, CAM Systems, Tyreman, Team Systems, Kerridge, Chatsworth, EDP, Blue Rock, OGL and Ramtac.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
B. Riley reiterated their neutral rating on shares of MAM Software Group (NASDAQ:MAMS) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.