|Bid||160.31 x 1400|
|Ask||160.36 x 900|
|Day's range||160.21 - 162.72|
|52-week range||124.77 - 171.78|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.20|
|PE ratio (TTM)||58.71|
|Earnings date||03 Feb 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-dividend date||18 Jul 1999|
|1y target est||162.33|
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the world’s leading research and advisory company, will report its financial results for fourth quarter 2019 before the market opens on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The press release and earnings supplement, with accompanying financial information, will be posted on the Gartner investor website at https://investor.gartner.com.
The analysts at Gartner have published their annual global device forecast, and while 2020 looks like it may be partly sunny, get ready for more showers and poor weather ahead. The analysts predict that a bump from new 5G technology will lead to total shipments of 2.16 billion units -- devices that include PCs, mobile handsets, watches, and all sizes of computing devices in between -- working out to a rise of 0.9% compared to 2019. As a point of comparison, last year Gartner revised its 2019 numbers at least three times, starting from "flat shipments" and ending at nearly four percent decline.
Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2020, an increase of 3.4% from 2019, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Global IT spending is expected to cross into $4 trillion territory next year.
(Bloomberg) -- Worldwide shipments of personal computers increased 2.3% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, continuing a 2019 trend fueled by commercial customers upgrading to Microsoft Corp.’s new operating system.Lenovo Group Ltd. held onto the top spot with almost 25% of the market amid a quest by PC makers to find new types of machines to entice customers.PC shipments climbed to 70.6 million units in the period that ended Dec. 31, researcher Gartner Inc. said Monday in a report. Competing firm IDC pegged the shipments at 71.8 million units, a 4.8% rise. For the year, the PC market grew for the first time since 2011, both firms said.For a third consecutive quarter, manufacturers received a boost from corporate clients upgrading devices to get access to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 Tuesday, according to the company’s website.With corporate upgrades expected to taper off this year, PC makers have searched for ways to shake up a market that has stagnated for years. Beijing-based Lenovo last week debuted a laptop with a folding screen at the CES consumer technology show in Las Vegas. Dell Technologies Inc. also unveiled two concepts that featured folding screens.“Despite the positivity surrounding 2019, the next twelve to eighteen months will be challenging for traditional PCs as the majority of Windows 10 upgrades will be in the rearview mirror and lingering concerns around component shortages and trade negotiations get ironed out,” said Jitesh Ubrani, research manager for IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers. “Although new technologies such as 5G and dual- and folding-screen devices along with an uptake in gaming PCs will provide an uplift, these will take some time to coalesce.”HP Inc. maintained the global No. 2 spot with 22.8% of the market during the quarter. The U.S. company has sought to make its devices more stylish and has also entered the lucrative gaming PC market. Dell was again the third-largest seller, and its 12% year-over-year increase in shipments was the biggest gain of any major manufacturer in the quarter. The company focuses on selling PCs to corporate clients, to bolster profit margins through add-on software and services. Apple Inc. came in fourth place with 7.5% of the worldwide market.To contact the reporter on this story: Nico Grant in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at email@example.com, Andrew Pollack, Molly SchuetzFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.The U.K. formally announced a merger probe into Google’s $2.6 billion takeover of Looker Data Sciences Inc. a week after its antitrust watchdogs raised concerns about Amazon.com Inc.’s purchase of a minority stake in Deliveroo.The Competition and Markets Authority said in a Tuesday statement it will verify whether the Alphabet Inc. unit’s acquisition might substantially weaken competition.The CMA said it set a Feb. 13 deadline to take a decision in this first phase review. U.S. regulators cleared the deal last month.The British competition regulator is taking a tough look at technology deals. U.K. watchdogs last week threatened Amazon with an extended competition review of its Deliveroo deal unless the e-commerce giant addressed concerns that customers, restaurants and grocers would face higher prices.Google announced in June that it planned to buy U.S.-based Looker for its cloud unit, which lags far behind Amazon and Microsoft Corp. with just 4% of the cloud-computing infrastructure market as of 2018, according to the most-recent figures from analyst Gartner Inc. U.S. regulators cleared the deal in November.To contact the reporter on this story: Gaspard Sebag in Paris at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at email@example.com, Peter Chapman, Nate LanxonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Google is facing a U.K. investigation into its $2.6 billion takeover of data company Looker Data Sciences Inc., opening up another front in the Alphabet Inc. unit’s ongoing battle with lawmakers.The Competition and Markets Authority on Thursday said that it issued an initial enforcement order, which prevents companies from integrating their services while the regulator carries out a early-stage review of the acquisition. The CMA has asked for comments on the deal by Dec. 20 before it decides whether to begin a formal probe.Google announced in June that it planned to buy U.S.-based Looker for its cloud unit, which lags far behind Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. with just 4% of the cloud-computing infrastructure market as of 2018, according to the most-recent figures from analyst Gartner Inc. U.S. regulators cleared the deal in November.The U.K. review -- likely to focus on how Google plans to wield its power over data -- comes as Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s Competition Commissioner, leads the charge into looking into how companies collect and use information. In August, she called tech giants “robot vacuum cleaners” sucking up valuable data in a way that can undermine competition.Vestager is currently investigating “the data business model” used by Google and others to collect information on how people use the web. She said the EU has posed “many questions to Google and others to get their views” and help the EU understand how the industry works, with a focus on contractual terms.Google agreed to buy smartwatch maker Fitbit Inc. for $2.1 billion. The tie-up, announced in October, has come under scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers.Though Google isn’t a leader in smartwatches or fitness trackers, regulators in the U.S. and elsewhere will likely have questions about what Google intends to do with the data Fitbit users have shared over the years, including intimate health and location information.\--With assistance from Jonathan Browning.To contact the reporter on this story: Giles Turner in London at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Giles Turner at email@example.com, Peter Chapman, Nate LanxonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. antitrust enforcers have broadened their scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc. beyond its retail operations to include its massive cloud-computing business, according to people familiar with the matter.Investigators at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have been asking software companies recently about practices around Amazon’s cloud unit, known as Amazon Web Services, said the people, who declined to be named because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly.The outreach by the FTC signals that the agency, which is already looking at Amazon’s conduct in its vast online retail business, is taking a broader look at the company to determine whether it could be violating antitrust laws and harming competition.The FTC and Amazon declined to comment. The agency’s scrutiny won’t necessarily result in an enforcement action against the company.AWS dominates the market for foundational cloud-computing technology that provides the storage and computing power needed to run applications. It is several times bigger than its next largest rival, Microsoft Corp.’s Azure, according to analyst estimates. Gartner Inc. puts AWS’s share at 48% and Microsoft’s at 16%.AWS accounted for 60% of Amazon’s operating income in the most recently reported 12 months. The unit’s profitability in recent years has helped keep investors happy even as the company continues to spend heavily to expand both its retail and cloud-computing businesses.Amazon also sells an array of products that run on top of those basic services, such as databases, machine-learning tools and data-warehousing products. It competes with hundreds of other software companies large and small that offer similar products.One issue the FTC could look at is whether Amazon has an incentive to discriminate against those software companies, which sell their products to clients of AWS, while at the same time competing with Amazon. The fear is that Amazon could punish the companies that work with other cloud providers and favor those that it works with exclusively.The dynamic echos that in Amazon’s retail marketplace, where third-party sellers depend on the platform to reach customers because of its size, but in many cases they also compete with Amazon’s own products. That’s a conflict that threatens competition, according to critics.The FTC’s Amazon inquiry is part of antitrust investigations sweeping across the technology industry. Federal and state authorities are investigating Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. while the House Judiciary Committee is examining conduct of those companies as well as Amazon and Apple Inc.\--With assistance from Matt Day.To contact the reporters on this story: Dina Bass in Seattle at firstname.lastname@example.org;David McLaughlin in Washington at email@example.com;Naomi Nix in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sara Forden at email@example.com, ;Jillian Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg) -- Dell Technologies Inc. will offer business clients more flexible, on-demand buying options for products like servers and personal computers, seeking to counter the lure of cloud services from Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.Customers will now be able to use Dell’s hardware based on their consumption, as a service, or through a subscription, the Round Rock, Texas-based company said Tuesday in a statement.Dell and its hardware peers have been under pressure to offer corporate clients the flexibility and simplicity of infrastructure cloud services. Public cloud titans such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have cut demand for data-center hardware as more businesses look to rent computing power rather than invest in their own server farms. Rival Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. said in June that it would move to a subscription model by 2022. Research firm Gartner Inc. predicts 15% of data-center hardware deals will include pay-per-use pricing in 2022, up from 1% in 2019, Dell said.“We really think it’s an important time for Dell to simplify the way we offer our portfolio and meet customers’ needs,” Sam Grocott, Dell’s senior vice president of product marketing, said in an interview. “This type of a model – as a service – was born in the cloud. As organizations have leveraged this model in the past, they have come to like it.”Dell is making it easier for clients to upgrade their hardware since they don’t have to spend a large amount of capital expenditures upfront, but can pay a smaller amount each month that counts toward a company’s operating expenditures. For the consumption programs, customers pay for the amount of storage or computing power they use. Companies can also hire Dell to completely manage their hardware infrastructure for them.While Dell’s overall sales climbed 2% in the quarter that ended Aug. 2, demand for its servers and networking gear dropped 12% in a reversal from last year, when there was unprecedented customer interest in the products.Dell still expects the vast majority of customers to pay upfront for products in the next three to five years, Grocott said.To contact the reporter on this story: Nico Grant in San Francisco at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrew Pollack, Molly SchuetzFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Fujifilm Holdings Corp. has a chance to get its focus back. The Japanese maker of copiers, cameras and health devices has extricated itself from a messy and time-consuming merger dispute with Xerox Holdings Corp. in a fashion that will relieve investors.The company will pay $2.3 billion to buy 25% of Fuji Xerox from its storied U.S. partner, taking full ownership of their 57-year-old venture. Fujifilm shares jumped 6.7% in Tokyo after the Wall Street Journal reported on the deal before trading closed. That was the biggest gain since the company launched its abortive $6.1 billion takeover bid for Xerox in January 2018.The price looks reasonable, valuing the venture at about one year of sales. Fuji Xerox had revenue of 1 trillion yen ($9.2 billion) in the fiscal year through March. Printers and copiers are hardly a growth business as the world increasingly goes digital. Global printer shipments are expected to drop 2% annually in the five years through 2023, according to figures from Gartner Inc. Yet Fujifilm’s document solutions division (which houses Fuji Xerox) had an operating margin of 9.5% last year, higher than 9.4% for the healthcare and materials solutions unit that is the company’s main growth driver these days.More importantly, the purchase is a clean solution that leaves Fujifilm free from distractions to concentrate on its business. The pursuit of Xerox plunged the company into a two-year morass. Activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason opposed the takeover, saying it undervalued Xerox. Lawsuits followed, Xerox’s CEO was pushed out, and the deal foundered. Fujifilm, which sued Xerox for $1 billion over the failed takeover, said Tuesday it will withdraw its lawsuits.It’s open to debate whether the acquisition was the right strategic step for Fujifilm. Harder to defend is the company’s decision to stay in the battle once Icahn and Deason had prevailed and pushed Xerox to reject the approach. Pride more than cold business calculation may have had something to do with that. Fujifilm’s chief executive officer, Shigetaka Komori, hates losing and won’t give up easily, a person close to the company told the Financial Times in May 2018.Tuesday’s reaction in Fujifilm shares probably owes as much to the curtailment of those entanglements as to the financial terms of the transaction. Full ownership of Fuji Xerox “will facilitate faster decision making in a rapidly changing business environment,” as Komori noted in the company’s statement. Copy that. To contact the author of this story: Nisha Gopalan at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Matthew Brooker at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Nisha Gopalan is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals and banking. She previously worked for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones as an editor and a reporter.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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Only 36% of diversity and inclusion (D&I) leaders report that their organization has been effective at building a diverse workforce, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner research also reveals that 80% of organizations rate themselves as ineffective at developing a diverse and inclusive leadership bench. Gartner analysts are discussing D&I and the role of HR in reimagining the future of work to drive performance across the organization in front of more than 1,700 CHROs and senior HR executives at the Gartner ReimagineHR conference, which is taking place here through today. According to a recent Gartner survey, only one-third of employees agree that they have the ability to influence inclusion at their organization.
Gartner, Inc. (IT), the world’s leading research and advisory company, today announced that Craig Safian, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the J.P. Morgan Ultimate Services Investor Conference 2019 in New York City. Gartner’s presentation is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Employee experience remains a top talent concern for HR leaders, yet 46% of surveyed employees report they are largely dissatisfied with their overall experience at their organization, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner analysts are discussing the importance of the modern employee experience and how it affects an organization’s overall success in front of more than 1,700 chief human resource officers (CHROs) and senior HR executives at the Gartner ReimagineHR conference, which is taking place here through Wednesday.
Only 9% of chief human resources officers (CHROs) agree that their organization is prepared for the future of work, according to Gartner, Inc. To drive future performance – of the organization, employees and the community at large – senior HR leaders must focus on five areas of work. Gartner analysts are discussing talent issues and the role of HR in reimagining the future of work to drive performance across the organization in front of more than 1,700 CHROs and senior HR executives at the Gartner ReimagineHR conference, which is taking place here today through Wednesday. “Tackling this next phase – the future of work – involves planning for and leveraging the changes in the way work gets done over the next decade, influenced by social, generational and technological shifts,” said Brian Kropp, chief of research for the Gartner HR practice.
Gartner (IT) third-quarter 2019 revenues are likely to have benefited from strength across each of the three business segments - Research, Conferences, and Consulting.