The Walldorf, Germany-based SAP AG (ADR) (NYSE:SAP) announced software license revenue in the second-quarter surpassed analysts’ forecasts, sending the shares almost 9% higher.
SAP, the biggest producer of business-management software, reported on Thursday that sales of new software licenses, a measure of future revenue, moved up 19% to 1.06 billion euros or $1.3 billion without currency swings. Analysts had forecasted 977 million euros in sales. The software maker had anticipated growth of 15% to 20%.
Revenue was climbed by latest products comprising the rapid database software Hana, applications for mobile gadgets and programs that can be accessed online.
Co-Chief Executives Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe boosted the rate of purchases in the three months period, adding Ariba, Inc (NASDAQ:ARBA) for $4.3 billion to boost SAP’s position in Web-based software and supply-chain claims and get ahead of archrival Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL).
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) fell -1.40% to settle at $28.82, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) moved down -2.29% to end at $28.63 while Tibco Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) plunged -1.09% to finish on Thursday at $27.10.
SAP AG (ADR) (NYSE:SAP) on July 12, 2012 increased +2.94% to the closing price of $58.40. The overall volume in the last trading session was 11.27 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $47.39-$72.52. The total market capitalization remained $69.52 billion.
SAP is ahead its 52 week low with +26.42% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -17.38%. SAP last month stock price volatility remained 1.70%. In its share capital SAP has 1.23 billion outstanding shares among them 938.50 million shares have been floated in market exchange. SAP stock institutional ownership remained 3.82%.
The stock price of SAP is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with +0.91% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -0.18%. SAP current year earnings per share experienced an addition with +89.68% while its current quarter performance remained -9.02%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.26. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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