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Interesting Names for the Speculative Radar (ZUO, DIRV, CLDR, IMTL, NVDA)

ZUO, DIRV, CLDR, IMTL, NVDA

The speculative juices are flowing this morning across the market. Here are some names to have on your radar: Zuora Inc (NYSE:ZUO), DirectView Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS:DIRV), Cloudera Inc (NYSE:CLDR), Image Protect Inc (OTCMKTS:IMTL), and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

 

Zuora Inc (NYSE:ZUO) bills itself as a company that provides cloud-based software on a subscription basis that enables companies in various industries to launch, manage, and transform into a subscription business.

The company offers Zuora Central platform that acts as an intelligent subscription management hub that automates the subscription order-to-cash process, including quoting, billing, collections, analytics, and revenue recognition.

Its products include Zuora Billing, Zuora RevPro, Zuora CPQ, Zuora Insights, and Zuora Collect. Zuora, Inc. sells its products through its direct sales force and with GSI partners to various industries comprising software, hardware, media, transportation, construction, healthcare, education, retail, Internet of Things, and others worldwide. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

ZUO hasn’t really done much of anything over the past week, with shares logging no net movement over that period.

Zuora Inc (NYSE:ZUO) generated sales of $61.6M, according to information released in the company’s most recent quarterly financial report. That adds up to a sequential quarter-over-quarter growth rate of 6.7% on the top line. In addition, the company has a strong balance sheet, with cash levels far exceeding current liabilities ($179.3M against $121.1M).

 

DirectView Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS:DIRV) provides video surveillance solutions and teleconferencing products and services to businesses and organizations.

The company just announced that its CEO, Roger Ralston, is attending the 31st Annual ROTH Conference at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Orange County, California.

Roger Ralston, CEO and Chairman of DirectView, stated “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be able to attend this incredible conference. So far, I have had several opportunities to discuss DirectView’s security and surveillance offerings with both public and private companies operating in multiple sectors. The ROTH Conference is an excellent platform to discuss offerings and generate new ideas among business owners. DirectView will be attending other conferences this year to meet with potential investors, potential clients and coordinate with other companies.

The company operates in two divisions, Security (Video Surveillance) and Video Conferencing. The Security division offers technologies in surveillance systems providing onsite and remote video and audio surveillance, digital video recording, and services. It also sells and installs surveillance systems; and sells maintenance agreements.

The company sells its products and services in the United States and internationally through direct sales force, referrals, and its Websites.

The Video Conferencing division offers teleconferencing products and services that enable clients to conduct remote meetings by linking participants in geographically dispersed locations. It is involved in the sale of conferencing services based upon usage, the sale and installation of video equipment, and the sale of maintenance agreements.

This division primarily provides conferencing products and services to numerous organizations ranging from law firms, banks, high tech companies and government organizations.

 

Cloudera Inc (NYSE:CLDR) promulgates itself as a company that provides platform for machine learning and analytics in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

The company operates through two segments, Subscription and Services. Its platform delivers an integrated suite of capabilities for data management, machine learning, and analytics to customers for transforming their businesses.

The company provides Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub that allows companies to execute various analytic functions against a shared set of governed and secures data in public and private clouds, and data centers; Cloudera Data Science and Engineering enables users to streamline, simplify, and scale big data processing; Cloudera Operational DB that enables stream processing and real-time analytics on continuously changing data; Cloudera Analytic DB optimizes enterprise data warehouses; and Cloudera Essentials.

It also offers Cloudera Altus, a platform-as-a-service offering; Cloudera Data Science Workbench that enables self-service data science for the enterprise; Cloudera Fast Forward Labs, which delivers applied research in machine learning and artificial intelligence to its customers; and Cloudera SDX, a modular software framework that enables its customers to have a shared data experience. In addition, the company provides technical support, professional, and training services.

It serves corporate enterprises and public sector organizations primarily through its direct sales force. The company has a strategic partnership with Intel Corporation.

Shares of CLDR have been taking a hit in recent action, down about -17% over the past week. Over the past month, shares of the stock have suffered from clear selling pressure, dropping by roughly -15%.

Cloudera Inc (NYSE:CLDR) managed to rope in revenues totaling $144.5M in overall sales during the company’s most recently reported quarterly financial data — a figure that represents a rate of top line growth of 39.7%, as compared to year-ago data in comparable terms. In addition, the company is battling some balance sheet hurdles, with cash levels struggling to keep up with current liabilities ($480.7M against $494.5M, respectively).

 

Image Protect Inc (OTCMKTS:IMTL) is our spec name in this piece. The company just announced that it is nearing the launch of its exciting new Fotofy Digital Image Marketplace, which will allow users to capture images free of charge, while allowing revenue participation for image rightsholders in an In-Image advertising network.

According to the release, the platform is “Geared to become the world’s largest digital image sharing platform, Fotofy will launch in August at fotofy.com.”

The release also notes that “The Fotofy image sharing marketplace will act as a massive library of high quality freely accessible images for use and sharing. Each image will be embedded with code that allows it to act as a carrier of an in-image advertisement. In other words, everybody wins: users find the images they desire, and image rightsholders have the opportunity to profit from a revenue stream as their creative works are circulated throughout the digital universe.”

Finally, the company says it has a goal of one trillion image sharing events within two years from launch.

On a basic note, the company promulgates itself as a company that focuses on building a community of visual artists to help defend against copyright infringement. Its tracking and recovery technology simplifies copyright protection by combining industry-leading software with a platform of visual artists and copyright experts.

The company’s Web application monitors the global Internet to seek and collect evidence for illegally used visual content; and its legal partners in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania ensure that clients receive appropriate compensation and recovering settlement fees when their work has been used without a valid license.

Image Protect finds millions of editorial websites using their client’s photos.

As an option to the standard DMCA takedown notice, Fotofy generates a block of code that allows photos to be copied and pasted into any website – similar to code references on sites that embed Youtube or Vimeo content. It’s as simple as copying and pasting the embed code into the user’s website template, i.e., WordPress, Blogger, SquareSpace, Wix, etc.

The image is then instantly transformed into an online billboard, containing in-image advertising, hot links, social sharing and dynamic messaging. This is turning the traditional Copyright Infringement model into a cooperative relationship for both parties.

Moreover, Image Protect protects and monetizes creative works. By uniting technology with a team of copyright experts, the company ensures that content providers preserve the value of their digital assets. Its web application monitors the global Internet to seek and collect evidence for illegally used visual content. Then, its legal partners across North America, Europe, and Asia ensure that its clients receive appropriate compensation for work used without valid license.

IMTL has had a difficult past week of trading action, with shares sinking something like -6% in that time. But this could be an opportunity. Chart support is nearby and we may be in the process of constructing a nice setup for some movement back the other way.

 

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates through two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor.

The market tends, rightly or wrongly, to see the company as in a competitive battle for market share in the GPU space with AMD, though each has been seeing seemingly unrestrained top-line growth over recent years.

The company’s GPU segment offers processors, which include GeForce for PC gaming and mainstream PCs; GeForce NOW for cloud-based game-streaming service; Quadro for design professionals working in computer-aided design, video editing, special effects, and other creative applications; Tesla for AI utilizing deep learning, accelerated computing, and general purpose computing; GRID provides power of NVIDIA graphics through the cloud and datacenters; DGX for AI scientists, researchers, and developers; and cryptocurrency-specific graphics processing units.

The Tegra Processor segment provides processors designed to enable branded platforms – DRIVE and SHIELD; DRIVE automotive computers and software stacks, which offer self-driving capabilities; SHIELD devices and services designed for mobile-cloud in home entertainment, AI, and gaming applications; and Jetson TX 2, an AI computing platform for embedded use.

The company’s products are used in gaming, professional visualization, datacenter, and automotive markets. NVIDIA Corporation sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, original device manufacturers, system builders, add-in board manufacturers, retailers/distributors, Internet and cloud service providers, automotive manufacturers and tier-1 automotive suppliers, mapping companies, start-ups, and other ecosystem participants.

The stock has been acting well over recent days, up something like 7% in that time. Shares of the stock have powered higher over the past month, rallying roughly 11% in that time on strong overall action.

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) pulled in sales of $2.2B in its last reported quarterly financials, representing top line growth of -24.3%. In addition, the company has a strong balance sheet, with cash levels far exceeding current liabilities ($7.4B against $1.3B).

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