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February 10, 2014
10:00 EDTDRQ, FUEL, PETX, S, FEYE, ACSF, UNT, FFIV, CELPOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: American Capital Senior Floating (ACSF) initiated with an Outperform at Keefe Bruyette... Aratana Therapeutics (PETX) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Cypress Energy (CELP) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... FireEye (FEYE) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Rocket Fuel (FUEL) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... F5 Networks (FFIV) initiated with a Buy at Dougherty... Hertz (HTZ) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Sprint (S) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays... Dril-Quip (DRQ) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... Unit Corp. (UNT) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen.
News For ACSF;PETX;CELP;FEYE;FUEL;FFIV;S;DRQ;UNT From The Last 14 Days
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September 3, 2015
10:38 EDTFEYETakeover rumor, Visa deal prediction push FireEye higher
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10:19 EDTFEYEFireEye calls active
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10:10 EDTFEYERumor: FireEye moves up on renewed takeover chatter
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06:55 EDTFEYEFireEye to announce expanded partnership with Visa, says Piper Jaffray
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September 1, 2015
13:34 EDTSSprint to invest nearly $150M in Chicago by end of 2016
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12:31 EDTFUELRocket Fuel jumps 8% after disclosing rejection of Gravity4 takeover offer
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12:31 EDTFUELRocket Fuel board rejects unsolicited, conditioned proposal
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10:59 EDTFFIV, FEYECyberArk bucks downward market trend after Piper upgrade
The shares of Israeli cybersecurity company CyberArk (CYBR) are flat despite the large decline in the broader market after research firm Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold. The stock's decline has created an attractive entry point, as companies are becoming more interested in the type of products CyberArk offers, Piper analyst Andrew Nowinski contended. WHAT'S NEW: After conducting extensive checks, Nowinski believes that companies are becoming more interested in Privileged Account Management, the area in which CyberArk specializes. Enterprises are focusing on this area more intently because they realize they need to spend more on protecting their most critical assets within firewalls, the analyst stated. As a result of this trend, CyberArk's market share gains could accelerate, Nowinski believes. Moreover, the company is one of the few cybersecurity companies capable of generating 40%+ revenue growth and 20%+ operating margins, the analyst stated. Additionally, the company's 2016 free cash flow should come in nearly triple analysts' consensus 2016 estimate, said Nowinski, who set a $70 price target and Overweight rating on the shares. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded IT security companies include Barracuda (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, CyberArk was little changed at $51 per share.
07:49 EDTFFIVData networking shares should be bought on weakness, says Bernstein
Bernstein says that Cisco (CSCO), Juniper (JNPR), and F5 Networks (FFIV) are down almost 10% recently, although they have "limited exposure" to China, according to the firm. Additionally, even in the face of wider macro economic weakness, Cisco "would still be protected by a positive product cycle momentum," while Juniper would be shielded by "the late cycle nature" of the spending trends of its service provider customers, according to the firm. Bernstein keeps Outperform ratings on all the stocks named.
August 31, 2015
08:03 EDTFEYECybergy partners with FireEye for cybersecurity push
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August 28, 2015
07:17 EDTFFIVCoomunication tech stock drop likely a buying opportunity, says Wells Fargo
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05:59 EDTSSprint offers DirecTV customers free year of cell service
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August 27, 2015
20:05 EDTSSprint offers DirecTV customers free year of cell service, WSJ says
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11:25 EDTSSamsung Pay beta available on all U.S. carriers except Verizon, Verge reports
Samsung (SSNLF) Pay's beta is available on all major U.S. carriers, including AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), and U.S. Cellular (USM), except for Verizon (VZ), the Verge reports. Verizon is "evaluating" Samsung Pay currently, and may very well miss the September 28th launch of the product, the report says. Reference Link
07:57 EDTCELPPlatts to hold a conference
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August 26, 2015
09:33 EDTSActive equity options trading on open
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August 25, 2015
08:08 EDTFEYEFireEye, Adobe among quality 'flushed out' tech names, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty says that market disruptions like the one seen in the last several days have historically provided a unique opportunity to invest in high-quality names and identified FireEye (FEYE), Adobe (ADBE), Veeva Systems (VEEV) and Rovi (ROVI) as four particularly interesting tech stocks that "appear flushed out" and now offer "exaggerated" risk/reward. The firm has Overweight ratings on all four stocks mentioned above after having upgraded Rovi to Overweight this morning.
06:06 EDTSStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; S GOOG
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Sprint (S) 77, Google (GOOG) 41 according to iVolatility.
August 24, 2015
15:01 EDTFEYEWyndham slips after FTC given go-ahead for data breach lawsuit
Shares of Wyndham (WYN) have slipped in afternoon trading after an appeals court ruled that the FTC can sue the company over its allegedly poor cybersecurity practices. WHAT'S NEW: According to a Reuters report of court proceedings, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has ruled that the FTC may proceed with its lawsuit against Wyndham over data breaches in 2008 and 2009, saying the hotel company failed to take reasonable steps to protect customer information. Wyndham's allegedly lackluster data protection policies constitute "unfair and deceptive trade practices," granting the Federal Trade Commission authority to step in, said Judge Thomas Ambro. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez commented, "It is not only appropriate, but critical, that the FTC has the ability to take action on behalf of consumers when companies fail to take reasonable steps to secure sensitive consumer information," according to the report. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Today's ruling comes in the wake of numerous high-profile "hack attacks," with American Airlines (AAL), Anthem (ANTM), United Airlines (UAL) and Target (TGT) all reporting digital security breaches in recent years. Though no final verdict has been reached in the case between the FTC and Wyndham, Judge Ambro may have established the beginnings of a legal precedent potentially allowing the Commission to sue companies for not going far enough to protect consumer data and Chairwoman Ramirez appeared to share that broader tone. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Wyndham are down about 4% in intraday trading. Cybersecurity firms FireEye (FEYE) and Palo Alto Networks (PANW) are down roughly 2% and 2.7% for the afternoon.
14:21 EDTFEYE, FFIVJMP Securities says pullback in Palo Alto a buying opportunity
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