Cloud Software Stocks Rip Higher After Strong Earnings from Snowflake, Others

Many enterprise software stocks are adding to their big 2020 gains on Thursday, as investors take heart in a batch of strong earnings reports that were posted on Wednesday afternoon.

Zscaler  (ZS) – Get Report is up 24.3%, Okta  (OKTA) – Get Report is up 6.9%, Snowflake  (SNOW) – Get Report is up 16%, Elastic  (ESTC) – Get Report is up 14.2% and CrowdStrike  (CRWD) – Get Report is up 15.1% after each company comfortably beat its October quarter estimates and (generally speaking) issued strong guidance. And a number of other software names appear to be catching sympathy bids.

Palantir Technologies  (PLTR) – Get Report, which tumbled yesterday on a Morgan Stanley downgrade, is up 8.8%. Smartsheet  (SMAR) – Get Report is up 6.8%, Datadog  (DDOG) – Get Report is up 4.8%, Unity

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Data warehouse firm Snowflake reports bigger loss in first post-IPO quarterly report

(Reuters) — Warren Buffett-backed data warehouse firm Snowflake reported a bigger third-quarter loss on Wednesday, in its first quarterly results following a blockbuster market debut in September, sending its shares more than 5% lower after the bell.

The San Mateo, California-based company, which has 3,554 customers, raised $3.36 billion in its initial public offering after it was priced above the target range in the biggest U.S. listing so far this year.

Snowflake said product revenue, or sales from services on its platform, more than doubled to $148.5 million, accounting for 93% of total revenue in the quarter.

Founded in 2012 in San Francisco, Snowflake sells a cloud data platform which offers to consolidate a business’ data onto one platform. Cloud-based business services have seen rapid growth this year as offices around the world adapted to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Net loss for the quarter ended Oct.

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