Shares of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.13 points or 0.54% at $24.28 with 4.34 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $24.16, the shares hit an intraday low of $24.15 and an intraday high of $24.42 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $15.04 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 615.59 million shares.
Symantec Corporation (SYMC) on August 12, 2016 announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec, to its 2016 list of Top 100 Executives and John Thompson, Global VP of Partner and Channel Sales, to its 2016 Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders. These annual lists recognize leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich opportunities or forging innovative new routes to success.
Greg Clark is a security industry veteran with a proven track record in building large, global companies to scale. During his five-year tenure at Blue Coat, Clark was an unparalleled leader, navigating Blue Coat through the rapidly changing world of cybersecurity and making several strategic acquisitions, including that of Perspecsys and Elastica, to strengthen the company’s technology offering. Following the closing of Symantec’s acquisition of Blue Coat on August 1, Clark now serves as the CEO of Symantec and has joined the Symantec Board. Prior to his roles at Symantec and Blue Coat, Clark founded security software firm Dascom, which later became the foundation for IBM’s Tivoli security product. At IBM, he served as a distinguished engineer for security.
John Thompson runs Symantec’s Worldwide Partner Sales, which is a multi-billion dollar ecosystem that includes more security software revenue with the partner community than any other company in the marketplace. Building on two decades of industry experience, Thompson has spent the past two years at the helm of Symantec’s channel led organization overseeing partner incentive programs, sales and coverage models across all partners resulting in new revenue growth for Symantec. Partners will continue to be a pivotal aspect of Symantec’s route to market strategy.
Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.65 points or 1.55% at $42.81 with 8.73 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $42.29, the shares hit an intraday low of $42.23 and an intraday high of $43.10 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $32.84 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 741.47 million shares.
On August 15, 2016 Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), announced one of the largest content offerings in gaming to launch this year – Destiny – The Collection. Containing every release from the award-winning action shooter franchise to date, including the new large expansion, Destiny: Rise of Iron, Destiny – The Collection is the perfect opportunity for new Guardians to join the fight for humanity’s survival. For legacy gen players, Destiny – The Collection marks the opportunity to transition to playing Destiny on a current gen system through the upgrade program which begins and runs until January 31, 2017. Destiny – The Collection will launch alongside Rise of Iron on September 20, 2016 and will be available for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One (PlayStation®Plus, Xbox Live Gold, required for some features). Gamers who pre-purchase Destiny – The Collection digitally will be able to experience Destiny, The Dark Below, House of Wolves and The Taken King immediately, while awaiting the release of Rise of Iron.
“Destiny – The Collection is the perfect starting point for gamers who have yet to experience Destiny,” said Byron Beede, Sr. Vice President of Destiny at Activision. “Destiny – The Collection contains some of the most engaging content Bungie has ever created and the soon-to-be released Rise of Iron. It also includes a character boost that will allow new players to instantly join in with friends who are already enjoying Destiny.”