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|Eric Mindich 1,585,644 sh (New)|
Mario Gabelli 349,000 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 125,700 sh (+1.37%)
|Ray Dalio Sold Out|
Jeff Ubben Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Chuck Royce 36,740 sh (-48.46%)
Columbia Wanger 672,300 sh (-66.71%)
(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)
|Short Percentage of Float||0.95%|
|52-Week Range $||47.80 - 70.24|
|Industry:||Application Software » Software - Application|
|Compare:||CRM, SQI, RHT, INTU, ADBE » details|
|Traded in other countries:||MS6.Germany,|
|MICROS Systems, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Maryland in 1977 as Picos Manufacturing, Inc. and, in 1978, changed its name to MICROS Systems, Inc. It is a designer, manufacturer, marketer, and servicer of enterprise applications solutions for the food and beverage, hotel and retail industries. The Company's solutions consist of application specific software and hardware systems, supplemented by various services. The food and beverage and hotel industries (sometimes referred to collectively as the hospitality industry) include numerous defined markets such as lodging (including individual hotel sites and hotel chains), table service restaurants, quick service restaurants, entertainment venues such as stadiums and arenas, business food service operations, casinos, transportation food service, government operations, and cruise ships. The retail industry consists of retail operations selling to consumers both general and specific products, such as clothing, shoes, food, hardware, jewelry, and other specialty items. The enterprise application information solutions comprise of the food and beverage information systems, hotel information systems, and retail information systems. The food and beverage information systems consist of hardware and software for point-of-sale and operational applications, ecommerce, back office applications, including inventory, labor and financial management, gift cards, and certain centrally hosted enterprise applications. The hotel information systems consist of software encompassing room reservation management systems, sales and catering, revenue management, ecommerce, business analytics, central reservations, and interfaces to third party applications. The retail information systems consist of software encompassing point-of-sale, loss prevention, ecommerce, business analytics, customer gift cards, electronic payments and enterprise applications. It markets its products and services internationally. It also sells hardware to its clients and provides field and remote support.|
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