Month: January 2021

The Technology 202: Top CEOs want Biden to close digital divide in pandemic response

Technology “became an absolute lifeline” for people to work, go to school or connect with family and friends as they stayed home during the pandemic as long as they had an Internet connection, said Julie Sweet, the CEO of Accenture and chair of the Business Roundtable Technology Committee. 

“On the other hand, it accelerated companies becoming technology businesses, which exacerbates some of the fundamental issues we’ve been facing for years, like a lack of data privacy legislation, a lack of global cooperation and the decrease in federal funding in R&D,” Sweet said in an interview. 

In recommendations released to

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Why I Plan on Selling High-Yield Dividend Stock Seagate Technology

I thought Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) would have fared better in the last year during the coronavirus pandemic. Don’t get me wrong, the stock price is up nearly 20% since I initially bought shares a couple of years ago, and the dividend (currently yielding 4.3%) was a nice bonus along the way. However, while its sales have been resilient in uncertain times, profit margins are under pressure and the most recent financial guidance left me wanting more.

Ultimately, Seagate’s stock isn’t exactly cheap anymore, and I think there are better opportunities elsewhere in the electronics hardware universe — in spite of

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Aspen Technology Inc (AZPN) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

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Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AZPN)
Q2 2021 Earnings Call
Jan 27, 2021, 4:30 p.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Aspen Technology Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions]

I would now like to hand the conference over to your host today, Karl Johnsen, Chief Financial Officer. Please go ahead.

Karl JohnsenChief Financial Officer

Thank you. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you

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Will Clean Home Technology Prevail in the Wake of Coronavirus?

It’s probably at least somewhat fair to say that the coronavirus pandemic has turned a lot of us into full-fledged germaphobes — and that includes those of us who weren’t in the habit of cramming bottles of hand sanitizer into our coat pockets and purses every time we’d leave the house. But in our now germ-conscious culture, cleanliness at home has become all the more important. And new technology makes it possible to keep our homes not just clean but sanitized and safer to breathe in, too.

Cleaner air, clearer heads

One company is at the forefront of clean home

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Better 2021 Buy: NVIDIA or Micron Technology?

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) have done well on the stock market over the past year, delivering solid gains to investors despite the upheaval caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic in 2020. But there has been a big difference in the degree of gains delivered by the two stocks.

Shares of NVIDIA have more than doubled, but Micron’s performance hasn’t been as astronomic. Will a similar story unfold in 2021, making NVIDIA a better bet for investors than Micron?

Let’s find out.

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The case for NVIDIA

NVIDIA has entered 2021 with solid catalysts in two

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