Cerner Corporation (CERN) : Financial Advisory Service scooped up 6,437 additional shares in Cerner Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 3, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 63,919 shares of Cerner Corporation which is valued at $3,427,976.Cerner Corporation makes up approximately 1.76% of Financial Advisory Services portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Middleton Co Incma reduced its stake in CERN by selling 920 shares or 19.51% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,796 shares of CERN which is valued at $203,579. Cerner Corporation makes up approx 0.05% of Middleton Co Incmas portfolio.Retirement Systems Of Alabama reduced its stake in CERN by selling 2,679 shares or 0.78% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 339,213 shares of CERN which is valued at $19,043,418. Cerner Corporation makes up approx 0.11% of Retirement Systems Of Alabamas portfolio.Liberty Capital Management reduced its stake in CERN by selling 1,455 shares or 4.69% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 29,545 shares of CERN which is valued at $1,658,656. Cerner Corporation makes up approx 1.28% of Liberty Capital Managements portfolio.Bristol John W Co Inc Ny reduced its stake in CERN by selling 61,360 shares or 5.26% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,104,621 shares of CERN which is valued at $64,631,375. Cerner Corporation makes up approx 1.71% of Bristol John W Co Inc Nys portfolio.

Cerner Corporation closed down -0.19 points or -0.34% at $55.24 with 26,99,100 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $55.61, the shares hit an intraday low of $54.9 and an intraday high of $55.8 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the companys financial health, Cerner Corporation reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on May 5, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.53. The company had revenue of $1140.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1167.19 million. The companys revenue was up 14.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.45 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Cerner Corporation. Shares were Reiterated by Topeka Capital Markets on May 6, 2016 to Buy and Lowered the Price Target to $ 64 from a previous price target of $65 .Shares were Reiterated by Topeka Capital Markets on Mar 4, 2016 to Buy and Lowered the Price Target to $ 65 from a previous price target of $68 .Cerner Corporation was Downgraded by Goldman to Neutral on Feb 23, 2016.

Cerner Corporation (Cerner) is a supplier of health care information technology (HCIT). The Company offers a range of intelligent solutions and services that support the clinical financial and operational needs of organizations. The Company offers software hardware professional services and managed services. The Company operates in two segments: Domestic and Global. The Domestic segment includes the business activity in the United States. The Global segment includes the business activity in Aruba Australia Austria Brazil Canada Cayman Islands Chile Egypt England Finland France Germany Guam India Ireland Israel Malaysia Mexico Netherlands Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore Spain Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. Cerner solutions are offered on the unified Cerner Millennium architecture and on the HealtheIntent cloud-based platform. Its solutions include HealtheRegistries Cerner ITWorks Cerner RevWorks PowerWorks and CommunityWorks among others.



Earnings were offby 2 cents, and revenue was off slightly.The stock sold off roughly 5% after the numbers were released.

When something like this happens, my inner contrarian looks to see if there is more opportunity here than real danger. And after looking at the rest of the numbers, and given the transitioning nature of big tech firms like MSFT, Intel Corporation (INTC), Apple Inc. (AAPL), International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and others, I think there are some very bright spots in the report.

So bright, that Microsoft stockis a great value play that is oversold.

Like slowing iPhone 6 sales for APPL or weak chip demand from PCs for INTC, the fact that Windows operating systems are no longer the high-margin cash cows they once were is no surprise. It was inevitable.

Heres What Gives MSFT Its Long-Term Muscle

As consumers and businesses leave desktop computers behind in favor of laptops or mobile devices (phones and tablets), the revenue model is going to shrink in those legacy businesses.

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But what makes a dog or a darling isnt an ageless product line, its being able to pivot and move into new areas that are full of growth. And that is what MSFT is doing. It has made a big push into cloud computing.

Yes, it will take some time for Microsoft to transition from Windows to its cloud business, but the numbers show that MSFT is well on its way to having a hit in the cloud.

Cloud revenue was up 8% for the quarter and its Azure division was up 120% in constant currency.

Another interesting tidbit from the earnings report was the big jump in laptop sales. Its Surface Pro and Surface 4 launched to great success; revenue was up 61% compared the year-ago quarter. That also is a bullish sign that consumers are willing to spend on high-end laptops that dont have an apple on them.

And althoughMicrosoftrecently announced it was shuttering its Project Spark, a game creation tool for Xbox users, this was certainly a niche product andits encouraging to see MSFT make the move. This is especially true, since none of those on the team were sacked; all were redeployed to other projects that need resources.

Keeping talent is a very smart move, especially in these challenging times.

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Its also a bullish sign that the number of Xbox Live monthly active users was up 26% year over year. One rumor is that many of the Project Spark team were headed to techs next big thing virtual reality. Or, in Microsofts case, augmented reality.

The company has launched a development copy of the Hololens for developers people that will build apps and games for the device at a cost of $3,000. The consumer version will be far less expensive.

But this is a big gamble for MSFT because Facebook Inc (FB) has already moved into the VR space with Oculus Rift. The question will be whether people will choose VR over AR, or vice versa, long-term.

The difference between the two is that in VR, youre immersed in the world you are watching. With AR, the objects are overlaid on the room you are in, so you still see the sofa and coffee table. These are two divergent experiences and someones gamble isnt likely to pay off.

But given MSFTs powerful and popular Xbox brand and its reputation in the gaming community, the Hololens will have some solid supporters out of the gate.

Off 8% year to date, Microsoft stock is a good deal with a strong plan in place.

Richard Bands Profitable Investing advisory service helps retirement savers outperform the market without losing a minute of sleep along the way. His straightforward style and low-risk value approach has won seven Best Financial Advisory awards from the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Foundation.

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Chevron Corporation (CVX) : Financial Advisory Service scooped up 285 additional shares in Chevron Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 3, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 10,550 shares of Chevron Corporation which is valued at $1,074,623.Chevron Corporation makes up approximately 0.55% of Financial Advisory Services portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Parkside Financial Bank Trust boosted its stake in CVX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 552 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,516 shares of Chevron Corporation which is valued at $663,720. Chevron Corporation makes up approx 0.33% of Parkside Financial Bank Trusts portfolio. Seatown Holdings Pte. Ltd. added CVX to its portfolio by purchasing 142,940 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $14,605,609. Chevron Corporation makes up approx 3.97% of Seatown Holdings Pte. Ltd.s portfolio.Ims Capital Management boosted its stake in CVX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 143 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,090 shares of Chevron Corporation which is valued at $520,096. Chevron Corporation makes up approx 0.63% of Ims Capital Managements portfolio.Carroll Financial Associates boosted its stake in CVX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,459 additional shares and now holds a total of 28,401 shares of Chevron Corporation which is valued at $2,897,186. Chevron Corporation makes up approx 0.53% of Carroll Financial Associatess portfolio.Yhb Investment Advisors reduced its stake in CVX by selling 4,393 shares or 12.02% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 32,145 shares of CVX which is valued at $3,279,111. Chevron Corporation makes up approx 0.87% of Yhb Investment Advisorss portfolio.

Chevron Corporation opened for trading at $100.64 and hit $101.29 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $101.27, with a gain of 0.92% or 0.92 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 66,98,137 shares. Company has a market cap of $190,864 M.

On the companys financial health, Chevron Corporation reported $-0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.23 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.16. The company had revenue of $23533.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $22735.35 million. The companys revenue was down -31.9 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.37 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Chevron Corporation. Company shares were Reiterated by Jefferies on May 2, 2016 to Buy, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 114 from a previous price target of $110 .Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on May 2, 2016 to Neutral, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 104 from a previous price target of $90 .Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Apr 8, 2016 to Equal Weight, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 97 from a previous price target of $89 .

Chevron Corporation (Chevron) manages its investments in subsidiaries and affiliates. The Company operates through two segments: Upstream and Downstream. Upstream operations consist primarily of exploring for developing and producing crude oil and natural gas; processing liquefaction transportation and regasification associated with liquefied natural gas (LNG); transporting crude oil through international oil export pipelines; transporting storing and marketing natural gas and operating a gas-to-liquids plant. The Companys Downstream operations primarily consist of refining crude oil into petroleum products; marketing crude oil and refined products; transporting crude oil and refined products by pipeline marine vessel motor equipment and rail car and manufacturing and marketing commodity petrochemicals plastics for industrial uses and fuel and lubricant additives.



Raymond James Financial Inc. agreed to pay $17 million for "significant systemic" failures in complying with anti-money-laundering requirements, regulators said Wednesday.

The financial advisory firm's former compliance officer, Linda Busby, also agreed to leave the industry for three months and pay a $25,000 fine as part of the deal, the latest example of regulators targeting of compliance officials over alleged lapses.

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