Today we look at CGI Group, a tech stock that outsources IT functions for a wide range of clients, including government agencies. The company has followed a successful acquisition strategy that has raised revenues and pushed its share price . It has continued its growth with acquisitions in the booming areas of outsourcing, cloud computing and computer security.
IBM shares are down 17% from their February 2017 peak, but that—plus the growing success of the company’s new internet business—increases its appeal. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP. (New York symbol IBM; www.ibm.com) began operating in 1911, and is now one of the world’s largest computer companies with operations in over 175 countries. Due to declining demand for its traditional mainframe computers and consulting services, the company is aggressively expanding in to faster-growing fields.
Agrium is set to see its earnings rebound this year on stronger prices and regulatory approval for its planned merger with a chief competitor. Under the terms of the upcoming merger of Potash Corp. and Agrium, POT investors will receive 0.40 of a share in the combined company for each share they hold; Agrium investors will receive 2.23 shares for each of their AGU shares. As a group, Potash Corp. shareholders will then own 52% of the firm, with Agrium investors holding 48%.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".