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June 9, 2014
10:38 EDTADI, HITTHittite Microwave, Analog Devices both rise following merger
Hittite Microwave (HITT) shares are sharply higher this morning after Analog Devices (ADI) agreed to acquire the company for $78 per share in cash. Analog Devices is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of a range of analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits, while Hittite designs and develops integrated circuits, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for radio frequency microwave and millimeterwave applications. WHAT'S NEW: Analog Devices said it would buy Hittite Microwave for $78 per share in cash in a deal that reflects an enterprise value of approximately $2B. Analog Devices said it will fund the deal through cash on hand and short-term debt financing and that both companies' boards of directors have approved the transaction. The deal, which is anticipated to close near the end of ADI's Q3, is expected to be accretive to ADI's non-GAAP earnings per share. ADI President and CEO Vincent Roche commented that "Hittite’s strength in RF, microwave, and millimeter wave technology complements ADI’s RF and signal conversion expertise." On an investor presentation discussing the deal, ADI said that the deal will be accretive to gross margins and operating profits. ADI is expected to launch a tender offer for Hittite in approximately 10 business days. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Analog Devices also backed its third quarter adjusted EPS guidance of 60c-64c excluding items and revenue growth of 1%-5%. The consensus forecast of analysts prior to the report was 63c and $716.09M, respectively. PRICE ACTION: Hittite Microwave shares rose 28.7% to $77.96 and Analog Devices advanced 5.9% to $55.77 in mid-morning trading.
News For ADI;HITT From The Last 14 Days
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August 20, 2015
10:28 EDTADIOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: KING JCP URBN DKS JWN HIG ADI DAR LOW TJX
10:00 EDTADIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:35 EDTADIAnalog Devices downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura
As previously reported, Nomura downgraded Analog Devices (ADI) to Reduce from Neutral. The firm expects consumer revenues to increase to 30% in the October quarter, up from 12% one year ago, driven by Apple (AAPL). The firm believes Apple's contribution isn't worth more than 8-10x earnings or $10 per share, suggesting that at $59, the core business is trading at 22x earnings, suggesting shares are overvalued versus the group that has a multiple of 19x.
06:02 EDTADIAnalog Devices downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura
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August 19, 2015
10:00 EDTADIOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:19 EDTADIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:52 EDTADIAnalog Devices growth being driven by Apple, says Jefferies
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06:58 EDTADIAnalog Devices upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
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August 18, 2015
18:32 EDTADIOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:30 EDTADIChip makers advance after Analog Devices reports Q3 financial results
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17:10 EDTADIAnalog Devices says consumer revenues grew 'considerably' in Q3
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16:04 EDTADIAnalog Devices sees Q4 adjusted EPS 79c-87c, consensus 79c
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16:02 EDTADIAnalog Devices reports Q3 EPS 77c, consensus 74c
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14:51 EDTADINotable companies reporting after market close
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13:28 EDTADIAnalog Devices technical comments before earnings
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August 17, 2015
11:34 EDTADIAnalog Devices August volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
Analog Devices August call option implied volatility is at 68, September is at 27; compared to its 52-week range of 17 to 41 suggesting large price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on Aug 18.

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