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February 4, 2014
11:27 EDTFTNT, INVN, NSR, PBI, ARAYOptions with decreasing implied volatility: ARAY NSR FTNT PBI FB INVN
News For ARAY;NSR;FTNT;PBI;INVN From The Last 14 Days
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March 3, 2015
13:27 EDTFTNTFortinet sees opportunity for growth in Enterprise in 2015
Comments made at Morgan Stanley investor conference.
07:27 EDTFTNTMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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March 2, 2015
07:31 EDTARAYAccuray announces first patient treatment using CyberKnife M6 completed
Accuray announced that the first patient treatment has been completed using the CyberKnife M6 System with the InCise Multileaf Collimator. The treatment was administered as a multidisciplinary effort between Dr. Steven Burton from the Department of Radiation Oncology and Dr. Johnathan Engh from the Department of Neurosurgery at UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPMC was one of the InCise MLC evaluation sites working in collaboration with Accuray.
February 24, 2015
10:28 EDTFTNTAnalyst sees 'massive' IT security upgrade cycle still in early innings
A number of trends are spurring businesses and the government to spend aggressively on cyber security offerings, benefiting companies in the IT security sector, wrote research firm FBR Capital in a note to investors today. In conjunction, the firm raised its price target on a number of stocks in the sector. WHAT'S NEW: After conducting checks, FBR Capital analyst Daniel Ives believes that spending on advanced cyber security products has increased this quarter. The ongoing series of well-publicized cyber attacks on large companies is causing businesses to become more concerned about protecting themselves from this threat, according to Ive, who believes that advanced IT security products have "massive," once in a multi-decade growth potential. Data points indicate that enterprises are looking to buy more advanced firewall/cloud security solutions, while the sizes of purchases by customers in the space have increased. Meanwhile, given the high priority that the Obama administration has placed on cyber security, the federal government's spending on IT security is likely to rise in the coming quarters and years, Ives wrote. Forecasting a 20% increase in overall cyber security spending this year, the analyst believes that the following companies should benefit disproportionately from the positive trends, since they have "the right products at the right time:" Palo Alto (PANW), FireEye (FEYE), Proofpoint (PFPT), Check Point (CHKP), and Fortinet (FTNT). The analyst raised his price target on Fortinet to $39 from $36, on Palo Alto to $160 from $121, on Proofpoint to $67 from $60, and on Check Point to $93 from $85. He kept Outperform ratings on all the stocks named. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In its own note to investors, RBC Capital said it expects Palo Alto to report stronger than expected Q2 results, driven by "impressive" revenue and margin improvements. The firm raised its price target on the shares to $150 from $145 and kept an Outperform rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION:In early trading, Palo Alto added 0.2% to $138.41, FireEye advanced 1.2% to $43.87, Proofpoint lost slipped fractionally to $56.55, Check Point rose 0.5% at $82.77, and Fortinet gained 1.3% to $33.76.
09:16 EDTFTNTFortinet price target raised to $43 from $37 at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill recommends focusing on Fortinet given 2015 revenue growth acceleration and margin improvement. The firm said Fortinet trades significantly below the peer group but is exhibiting accelerating billings and revenue growth and strong demand for new products. The firm reiterates its Buy rating and raised its price target to $43 and views downside as limited.
08:32 EDTFTNTFBR checks show strong cybersecurity deal momentum
FBR Capital raised its price targets in the next-generation cybersecurity space after its channel checks showed strong deal momentum so far in the March quarter. The firm believes the "massive upgrade cycle" for next-generation cybersecurity remains in the early days. It raised its price target for Fortinet (FTNT) to $39 from $36, for Palo Alto (PANW) to $160 from $121, for FireEye (FEYE) to $53 from $45, for Proofpoint (PFPT) to $67 from $60 and for Check Point (CHKP) to $93 from $85.
February 23, 2015
10:15 EDTFTNTCyberArk sinks after JPMorgan analyst cuts rating to sell
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09:59 EDTINVNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:56 EDTINVNInvenSense initiated with an Outperform at Barrington
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February 17, 2015
13:08 EDTARAYAccuray licenses validate competitiveness, says Brean Capital
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13:04 EDTARAYAccuray says 16 hospitals in China awarded class A user licenses
Accuray announced earlier today that class A user licenses for Accuray products were awarded to 16 hospitals during February by the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission. TomoTherapy System licenses were received by 12 hospitals and CyberKnife System licenses were received by four hospitals. Of the 16 licenses just issued, Accuray believes that six licenses will allow orders already in backlog to be recognized as revenue in the near future and 10 licenses are expected to lead to new system orders entered into backlog in the coming months. In total, between 2013 and year to date 2015, the NHFPC has released 32 of its planned 60 licenses.

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