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BUSINESS
May 4, 1999
Platinum Software Corp., which was sued last year by an Illinois company with a similar name, said Monday that it has changed its name to Epicor Software Corp. The Irvine-based business software developer said that its Nasdaq stock symbol will be changed to EPIC effective today. Platinum Software was sued by Platinum Technology International Inc., which claimed a trademark right to use of the "Platinum" name.
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BUSINESS
February 27, 1999 | (P.J. Huffstutter)
Irvine-based Platinum Software Corp.'s stock slumped 15% on Friday amid heavy trading, as two financial analysts unexpectedly downgraded the shares. The maker of company management software saw its shares fall $1.31 to $7.25, after analyst Alex Kotlar at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette downgraded Platinum from "buy" to "market perform" and Robert D. Kugel, an analyst with First Albany Corp., lowered his rating to "buy" from "accumulate." About 1.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1998
Platinum Software Corp.: The Irvine accounting software company reported profit of $5.7 million, or 19 cents a share, for the fourth fiscal quarter, contrasted with a net loss of $2.9 million, or 12 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue for the quarter ended June 30 rose 79% to $32.2 million from $18 million. The company posted profit of $13.3 million, or 45 cents a share, for the year, contrasted with a net loss of $4.4 million, or 20 cents a share, for the prior year.
BUSINESS
December 13, 1996
BKP Capital Management Inc. and its affiliates raised their stake in Irvine-based Platinum Software Corp. to 8.1% from 7.1% of the financial software developer's common stock. The investment group purchased 208,500 shares at $10.98 to $12.75 a share between Oct. 28 and Dec. 6, according to a report filed this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BKP investors now hold 1.49 million shares in Platinum Software, which has been trading around $12.50 per share on the Nasdaq market.
BUSINESS
May 4, 1993
Platinum Software Corp.'s executive officers are not planning to sell any of the 1.7 million Platinum shares that the group holds, the company said Monday. Platinum made the relatively unusual announcement in response to "rumors" about a possible stock sale by executives, company spokesman Robert Crutchfield said Monday. Stock sales by executives at Platinum, which recently completed a secondary public stock offering, had been prohibited by the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1993
Platinum Software Corp. said Thursday that it will take a charge of up to 65 cents a share on its acquisition of FRx Software Corp. With 8.2 million shares outstanding, according to the latest figures available, the charge could total as much $5.3 million. FRx, based in Denver, is author of the financial software "FRx: The Financial Reporting Extender." Irvine-based Platinum said it will integrate an unreleased version of the FRx software with its own line of financial software.
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