Top 5 Information Technology Companies For 2016

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Top 5 Information Technology Companies For 2016: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Veeva Systems Inc. (Veeva), incorporated on January 12, 2007, is a provider of cloud-based software solutions for the global life sciences industry. The Company offers solutions for a range of requirements within life sciences companies, including multichannel customer relationship management, regulated content and information management, master data management and customer data. The Company offers solutions to areas, including the Veeva CRM family of applications for multichannel customer relationship management to enable coordinated and personalized customer engagement through multiple touch points; Veeva Vault for regulated content management and information management solutions to enable the management of content-centric processes; the Veeva Network master data management solutions for the management of customer master and product master data, and Veeva’s data and data services offerings, including Veeva OpenData for customer reference data and Veeva KOL Data for data.

The Company’s professional services include implementation and deployment planning and project management; requirements analysis, solution design and configuration; systems environment management and deployment services; services focused on advancing or transforming business and operating processes related to Veeva solutions; technical consulting services related to data migration and systems integrations; training on solutions, and ongoing managed services, such as outsourced systems administration. The Company offers Veeva Commercial Cloud for the commercial function of life sciences companies.

Multichannel Customer Relationship Management

Veeva CRM, the Company’s multichannel customer relationship management solutions, allow pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to market and sell to physicians, other healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations across multiple touch points, including in-person, e-mail and online. Veev a CRM provides specialized functionality, such as prescripti! on drug sample management with electronic signature capture, the management of complex affiliations between physicians and the organizations where they work, and the capture of medical inquiries from physicians. The Company has designed and built a specific application for each mobile device platform it support, including Apple iPads, Windows 8 and 10 mobile devices, Windows-based laptops and tablet personal computers (PC).

The Company’s Veeva CRM and Veeva Medical CRM enables physician-facing employees, such as pharmaceutical sales representatives, key account managers and scientific liaisons to manage, track and optimize interactions with healthcare professionals utilizing a single, integrated solution. Its Veeva CLM provides closed-loop marketing capabilities for use in in-person interactions with physicians. Veeva CLM allows customers to replace paper-based materials with interactive electronic marketing presentations while controlling the storage, distribut ion, presentation and tracking of promotional materials. Its Veeva CRM Mobile is a mobile application that runs on the Apple iPad and the Windows 8 and 10 platforms, combines the key functionality of Veeva CRM and Veeva CLM to provide users with functionality that helps maximize productivity in the field. Veeva CRM Mobile was designed to provide the functionality needed for pharmaceutical field sales representatives and other users to finish tasks in locations, such as hospitals and physicians’ offices, whether or not an Internet connection is available. Its Veeva CRM Approved Email provides for the management, delivery and tracking of regulatory compliant e-mail communication between sales representatives and physicians.

The Company’s Veeva CRM Engage provides closed-loop marketing capabilities for self-directed physician interactions via the Web. The Company’s Veeva CRM CoBrowse provides closed-loop marketing capabilities for Web-based presentations to physici ans led by the sales and marketing staff of life sciences co! mpanies. ! Its Veeva CRM Events Management enables the planning, management and execution of group meetings with healthcare professionals, and helps life sciences companies track and manage spending in order to meet transparency reporting requirements. Its Veeva Align enables life sciences companies to manage the allocation and alignment of sales and marketing resources to customers across various communication channels and define multichannel plans of action.

Regulated Content Management and Collaboration

Veeva Vault, its cloud-based content and information management solution, is used by its customers across commercial functions, including medical, sales and marketing, and research and development (R&D) functions, including clinical, regulatory and quality. Veeva Vault consists of over nine business applications and its Veeva Vault Platform. Veeva Vault applications each include a data model, deep functionality, and pre-defined workflows required to support specific industry processes. Veeva Vault can be deployed as an integrated solution across multiple applications, enabling its customers to manage various important documents and related data in a single, global system. The Veeva Vault Platform was built with the content and information management requirements of the life sciences industry in mind, including audit trail capabilities that record actions and updates enabling customers to manage their regulated content and data in a compliant manner. In addition, the Veeva Vault Platform offers functionality across various the Veeva Vault applications, such as searching, content viewing and annotation, workflow and approvals, electronic signatures, reporting and open application programming interfaces to allow for integration with other systems. The Veeva Vault Platform also includes a configuration toolset that allows customers to create their own Veeva Vault applications.

Veeva Vault applications primarily for use by research and development departments of life sciences co! mpanies i! nclude Veeva Vault eTMF, which is an electronic trial master file application that manages the repository of important documents for active and archived clinical trials and also enables collaboration between the life sciences company sponsoring the trial and its outsourced partners; Veeva Vault Study Startup enables life sciences companies to manage the process of activating investigator sites for clinical trials, accelerating time to first patient enrollment and automating complicated processes while helping to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and connectivity with Vault eTMF; Veeva Vault Investigator Portal, which manages the collection of documentation and collaboration among trial sponsors, trial sites and the researchers conducting the trials, known as investigators; Veeva Vault QualityDocs enables the creation, review, approval, distribution and management of controlled documents, such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), manufacturing recipes and s pecifications, and Veeva Vault Submissions, which helps life sciences companies to gather and organize all the documents and other content that will be included in a regulatory submission to a healthcare authority, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Company’s Veeva Vault Registrations enables life sciences companies to manage, track and report product and registration information around the world, including registration status, variations, health authority questions and commitments and certification requests. Its Veeva Vault SubmissionsArchive is an authoritative source for submissions and correspondence that stores published submissions in a secure, globally accessible repository. Its Veeva Vault PromoMats enables life sciences companies to manage the end-to-end process for creation, approval, distribution, expiration and withdrawal of commercial content across the digital supply chain. Its Veeva Vault MedComms provides life sciences companies with a single, validated source of medical content across mu! ltiple ch! annels and geographies.

Master Data Management

Veeva Network Customer Master, the Company’s cloud-based customer master and data management solution, is designed to help life sciences companies create and maintain a single, complete and accurate record of the healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations. Veeva Network Customer Master is an industry-specific, cloud-based customer master software solution that de-duplicates, standardizes and cleanses healthcare professional and organization data from multiple systems and data sources to arrive at a single, consolidated customer master record. Veeva Network Customer Master comes pre-configured with a data model that is specific to life sciences and supports global harmonization, as well as country, market and regional data specifications within a single system. Veeva Network Customer Master also includes an intuitive user interface, free text search and filtering capabilities, and the ability to track and measure data quality and operating efficiency through key performance indicators.

Veeva Network Customer Master can be used with Veeva OpenData to simplify the process of data delivery to customers and provide bi-directional integration of requests for data enrichment. Additionally, eeva Network Customer Master can be operated in what it refers to as private mode when data from third-party data providers is uploaded to the Veeva Network solution. In private mode, the bi-directional integration between Veeva Network Customer Master and Veeva OpenData is disabled. Veeva Network Customer Master is also fully integrated with Veeva CRM in order to make the healthcare professional and healthcare organization data available to sales and marketing users. The Company’s Veeva Network Product Master is a cloud-based product master data management offering to help life sciences companies create complete and accurate product master records.

Data and Data Services

Veeva OpenData Customer Data pro! vides hea! lthcare professional and healthcare organization data that includes demographic and license information, affiliations, and other key data, such as digital profiles crucial to customer engagement and compliance. Its Veeva OpenData Compliance Data identifies and assigns healthcare professional specialty information and license status, including expiration dates, which are required to the compliance processes with respect to certain life sciences activities, such as confirming drug sample eligibility and assigning sales territories. Its Veeva OpenData Data Services manage healthcare professional and healthcare organization data. Its Veeva OpenData Email Services provides e-mail data and e-mail rental services to help improve outreach to healthcare professionals through digital channels. Its Veeva KOL Data and Services provide profile information for important healthcare professionals and other stakeholders, gathered from their conference presentations, published research, clini cal trials, grants, articles and social activity.

The Company competes with Oracle Corporation, IMS Health Holding, Inc., EMC Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, OpenText Corporation and Informatica Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) shares shot up 9 percent to $32.30 after the company reported better-than-expected results for the first quarter and issued a strong revenue forecast for the year.

Top 5 Information Technology Companies For 2016: American Capital, Ltd.(ACAS)

 

American Capital, Ltd. is a business development company specializing in management and employee buyouts, subordinated debt, leveraged finance, mezzanine, acquisition, recapitalization, middle market, early venture, mature, industry consolidation, and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in senior debt mezzanine, unitranche, and equity financing for buyouts of private equity firms and direct in private and public companies. It also invests in special situations and in government. In special situations, the firm invests in troubled situations and in distressed situations. The firm also considers smaller investments as add-on acquisitions for existing portfolio companies. In this area, it invests in acquisitions of true turnarounds, 363 auctions, portfolio add-on acquisitions, operationally challenged companies; financings in exit, ABL loans, second lien refinance, and direct lending to distressed companies. The firm invests in manufacturing, services, and distribution companies with a special focus on energy sector. The firm also invests in infrastructure and structured products. The firm also invests in business services, consumer products and services, industrial, healthcare and food companies. The firm prefers to invest in Information Technology focusing on Custom information technology solutions, Technology and software enabling headcount reduction, and Technology and software enabling cost reductions in conducting transactions with or within government. The firm also invests in digital media and entertainment, internet and consumer related, communications, mobile and wireless, security and data center infrastructure, software and services, semiconductor, and other innovative technologies. The firm also invests in a variety of industry sectors, including life science services, medical device, medical tools and equipment, and healthcare services, among others. In energy producti on sector, the firm invests in lower risk oil and gas explor! ation, production and development; natural gas liquids; coal mining and coal-fired generation; uranium mining and nuclear-fired generation; wind-powered generation; and solar-powered generation. In energy transmission sector, the firm invests in oil and gas pipelines; LNG tankers and regasification facilities; and power transmission. In energy distribution sector, it targets propane distribution; gas distribution; electricity distribution. In energy services sector, the firm invests in oil and gas services and utility services. The firm also targets investments in companies that provide services or products to federal, state or local governments. It seeks to invest in human resources/benefit administration, outsourcing, transaction processing, engineering and construction, logistics, original equipment manufacturers homeland security and component, aftermarket parts and supplies, and technology. It also invests in real estate and insurance. It invests as lead or participa tive investor and also makes equity co-investments. The firm seeks to invest globally focusing on Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Mid-Atlantic, New England, North East Unites States, Canada, Central America & Mexico, and Caribbean. The firm and its affiliates invest between $10 million to $750 million per company in North America and 10 ($13.34 million) to 400 million ($533.99 million) per company in Europe. The firms investment range is between $5 million and $25 million and higher depending on the opportunity. The firm targets new investments with at least $10 million in EBITDA and enterprise values of typical transaction from $20 million and $500 million. The firm invests senior debt, subordinated debt and equity allows us to provide one-stop financing up to $500 million. The firm also has the resources to deploy over $100 million into high growth later stage companies. In special situations group, the firm invests between $20 million and $750 million per tra nsaction in a variety of investments, including: buyouts ope! rational ! turnarounds, corporate orphans and carve-outs, complex management buyouts, financings dip financings, exit financings, and mezzanine financings for sponsored buyouts. In buyouts, the firm invests in companies having Enterprise Value of up to $1600 million. In federal, state and local government, the firm invests between $10 million and $500 million in a single transaction. The firm prefers to be a majority or minority investor and makes direct minority investments of subordinated debt, senior debt and equity in middle market private and public companies. The firm prefers to take minority ownership position of up to 49%. American Capital, Ltd., formerly known as American Capital Strategies, Ltd., was founded in 1986 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland with additional offices in United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) shares rose 5.63 percent to $16.50 in the pre-market trading session as Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) reported the purchase of American Capital at $3.4 billion in cash and stock.

Best Freight Stocks To Invest In 2016: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated(HBAN)

 

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The companys Retail and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, foreign exchange and treasury management services. Its Commercial Banking segment provides corporate risk management services and institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, personal lines, life and disability, and specialty lines of insurance; and brokerage and agency services for residential and commercial title insurance, and excess and surplus product lines of insurance. The companys Automobile Fi nance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of vehicles; financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment provides deposits, lending, and other banking services; wealth management services, and retirement plan and corporate trust services; brokerage, annuities, advisory, and other investment products. The companys Home Lending segment offers consumer loans and mortgages. The company also offers equipment leasing; and online, mobile, and telephone banking services. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Who is at the lower-end of the range for 2016 payout ratios? We expect Zions Bancorporation, Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), andBank of America to seek the least amount of capital return in 2016 (ranging between 50-60% of estimated earnings).

Top 5 Information Technology Companies For 2016: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement savings, investment, and insurance products and services worldwide. The company?s Retirement and Investor Services segment provides retirement savings and related investment products and services, including a portfolio of asset accumulation products and services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals in the United States. This segment offers products and services to businesses for defined contribution pension plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit pension plans, nonqualified executive benefit plans, and employee stock ownership plan consulting services; and annuities, mutual funds, and bank products and services to the employees of its business customers and other individuals. Principal Financial Group?s Principal Global Investors segment offers a range of equity, fixed income, and real estate investments, as well as specialized overlay and advisory services to institutional inve stors. The company?s Principal International segment offers retirement products and services, annuities, mutual funds, institutional asset management, and life insurance accumulation products in Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, and Thailand. Principal Financial Group?s U.S. Insurance Solutions segment offers individual life insurance, as well as specialty benefits in the United States. Its individual life insurance products include universal and variable universal life insurance and traditional life insurance; and specialty benefit products comprise group dental and vision insurance, individual and group disability insurance, and group life insurance, as well as fee-for-service claims administration and wellness services. The company was founded in 1879 and is based in Des Moines, Iowa.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Top 5 Information Technology Companies For 2016: Inphi Corporation(IPHI)

 

Inphi Corporation provides high-speed analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, datacenter, and computing markets worldwide. The companys analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions offers high signal integrity at data speeds while reducing system power consumption. Its semiconductor solutions are designed to address bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, maximize throughput and minimize latency in computing environments, and enable the rollout of next generation communications, datacenter, and computing infrastructures. Its solutions provide a high-speed interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, datacenters and enterprise servers, storage platforms, test and measurement equipment, and military systems. The company also provides 10G/40G, 100G, and beyond 100G high-speed anal og semiconductor solutions for the communications market and high-speed memory interface solutions for the computing market. Its products perform a range of functions, such as amplifying, encoding, multiplexing, demultiplexing, retiming, and buffering data and clock signals at speeds up to 100 Gbps. Inphi Corporation sells its products directly through its sales force, as well as through a network of sales representatives and distributors to original equipment manufacturers. The company was formerly known as TCom Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Inphi Corporation in February 2001. Inphi Corporation was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Inphi (IPHI) provides high-speed analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, datacenter and computing markets. This stock closed up 4.7% at $13.25 in Monday’s trading session.

    Monday’s Volume: 838,000

    Three-Month Average Volume: 202,080

    Volume % Change: 378%

    From a technical perspective, IPHI jumped higher here right above some near-term support at $12.44 with heavy upside volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last five months, with shares soaring higher from its low of $8.62 to its intraday high of $13.85. During that uptrend, shares of IPHI have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move briefly pushed shares of IPHI into breakout territory, since the stock flirted with some near-term overhead resistance at $13.50.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in IPHI as long as it’s trending above some near-term support at $12.44 and then once it sustains a move or close above its new 52-week high at $13.85 with volume that hits near or above 202,080 shares. If we get that move soon, then IPHI will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that move are its next major overhead resistance levels at $14.79 to $16.94, or possibly even $18.