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Big Data is all the Rage

David Becker
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Big data is key for nearly every IT company as cloud computing has become more the norm than the exception. Teradata Corp (NYSE:TDC) provides analytic data solutions worldwide. The company offers data warehousing solutions that include software, hardware, and related business consulting and support services

The stock price was hit ahead of the company earnings. TDC reported earnings of 84 cents per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, which beat the consensus estimate by a nickel. Earnings per share increased 15.1% from the year-ago quarter.

The 52-week range of TDC is $39.16- $65.96, and the stock hit a 52-week high in September. Earnings increased 11% latest quarter and the 3-year growth rate of earnings was a positive 14%. Sales increased 4% quarter over quarter and the three-year growth rate of sales was up 20 %. The company boasts a robust profit margin of 25.4%.

Recent insider buying makes the stock look attractive. The CEO Michael Koehler purchased 10,000 shares of the company stock on February 10, 2014 for total proceeds that were slightly more than $400,000 dollars. Director David Kepler purchased 2000 shares on 2/13/14 for total proceeds of 86,000. There were no insider sales in February and the last insider sale was in September.

The technical picture for the stock show a stock attempting to form a bottom. The stock hit support twice in the last three months near $40 and bounce. The RSI (relative strength index is printing near 48, reflecting consolidation. Momentum is positive with the MACD printing in the black, after recently generating a buy signal. This occurs when the spread (the 12-day moving average minus the 26-day moving average) crosses above the 9-day moving average of the spread.

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