Business Software & Services Stocks Under Review -- Microsoft, Cognizant Technology Solutions, CA Inc., and Iron Mountain

Aug 10, 2016, 07:30 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

In today's pre-market research,'s focus is shifted on Business Software and Services, or software-driven activities such as productivity, enterprise information management, security, and customer relationship management. Stocks in review are Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH), CA Inc. (NASDAQ: CA), and Iron Mountain Inc. (NYSE: IRM). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free research reports in PDF format at:


Redmond, Washington headquartered Microsoft Corp.'s shares rose 0.24% and finished Tuesday's trading session at $58.20. A total volume of 16.89 million shares was traded. In the last month and the previous three months, the stock has advanced 10.67% and 14.87%, respectively. Additionally, the Company's shares have gained 6.39% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.76% and 10.58%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Microsoft, which develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 74.89.

On July 20th, 2016, research firm Wunderlich reiterated its 'Hold' rating on the Company's stock while it increased the target price of the stock from $55 a share to $60 a share.

As per notes filed with the SEC, on August 01st, 2016, Microsoft entered into an underwriting agreement for the issuance and sale of $2,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 1.100% Notes due 2019, $2,750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 1.550% Notes due 2021, $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 2.000% Notes due 2023, $4,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 2.400% Notes due 2026, $2,250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 3.450% Notes due 2036, $4,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 3.700% Notes due 2046 and $2,250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company's 3.950% Notes due 2056. Sign up and read the free research report on MSFT at:

Cognizant Technology Solutions  

On Tuesday, shares in Teaneck, New Jersey headquartered Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. recorded a trading volume of 4.35 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 4.04 million shares. The stock ended the session 1.10% lower at $57.67. The Company's shares are trading 2.29% below their 50-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions, which provides information technology, consulting, and business process services worldwide, have an RSI of 45.18.

On August 5th, 2016, the company reported that revenue was $3.37 billion for Q2 2016, up 9.2% from $3.09 billion in Q2 2015. GAAP net income was $252.4 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared to $420.1 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, in Q2 2015.

On August 08th, 2016, research firm Needham reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $70 a share to $68 a share. The complimentary research report on CTSH can be downloaded at:

CA Inc. 

Shares in New York headquartered CA Inc. closed the day at $34.03, climbing 0.47%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.32 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 13.80% in the previous three months and 21.23% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 2.05% and 14.39% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of CA Inc., which provides information technology (IT) management software and solutions that help organizations plan, develop, manage, and secure applications and IT infrastructure in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 51.36.

On July 15th, 2016, research firm Barclays downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Overweight' to 'Equal Weight'. The research firm also revised upwards its previous target price from $33 to $35.

On August 3rd, 2016, CA Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular, quarterly cash dividend of $0.255 per share of common stock. The dividend will be paid on September 13th to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 25th, 2016. Register for free on and access the latest report on CA at:

Iron Mountain  

At the closing bell yesterday, shares in Boston, Massachusetts headquartered Iron Mountain Inc. ended 0.05% lower at $36.77. A total volume of 2.02 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.99 million shares. The stock has advanced 40.23% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 14.67%. Furthermore, shares of Iron Mountain, which together with its subsidiaries, provides storage and information management services in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific, have an RSI of 27.91.

On August 2nd, 2016, Iron Mountain announced a deal to acquire the information management operations of Santa Fe Group A/S, in 10 regions in both Europe and Asia for approximately €27 million (approximately $30.2 M). Get free access to your research report on IRM at:


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