Zebra Technologies, a manufacturer of barcode, receipt, kiosk and RFID printers and supplies announced nowadays that they have been acquiring Motorola Solutions’ handheld unit for $3.45B. According to Zacks, Zebra Technologies Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries design and style, manufacture and assistance a broad variety of direct thermal and thermal transfer bar code label printers, receipt printers, immediate-issuance plastic card printers and secure identification printing systems, connected accessories, and help software. From a neutral” rating to an outperform” rating and dropped their price tag objective for the stock from $125.00 to $103.00 in a analysis note on Wednesday, August 12th.
Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a acquire rating to the company. In connected news, SVP Joachim Heel bought two,275 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $87.67 per share, with a total worth of $199,449.25. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is obtainable at this hyperlink. Zebra Technologies Corporation designs and manufactures enterprise mobile computer systems, sophisticated data capture devices, such as laser, 2D and RFID scanners and readers, and specialty printers for barcode labeling and personal identification.
Glassdoor has salaries, wages, suggestions, bonuses, and hourly pay submitted anonymously by 191 Zebra Technologies staff. We would not be surprised to see Zebra extend its attain with the Motionworks answer to other key sports and leagues, with stat-intensive sports such as Soccer and Basketball most likely targets. The NFL has been preparing to deploy what it calls Next Gen Stats for a extended time.
Hunting ahead, Zebra plans to release tags in 2015 that will contain each RFID and Bluetooth communication technologies enabling the integration of physiological sensing technologies such as heart monitors with true-time data transmission. Currently Zebra Technologies gives possible Motionworks consumers a quantity of additional solutions like implementation and optimization of all hardware, gameday operations and upkeep to make sure one hundred% system performance, and analytics utilizing its Time-Distinction of Arrival algorithm (TDOA) application. Even so, VDC believes this market place represents a tremendous chance for Zebra going forward.
Schools can use Motionworks like the NFL to track player performances in practice and in games and use the information for group and player improvement. Media and Broadcasters -media outlets, print media and sporting magazines can approach Zebra for its analytics platform to achieve access to information feed solutions and widgets. Glassdoor has 134 Zebra Technologies reviews submitted anonymously by Zebra Technologies workers.