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August 8, 2014
10:00 EDTSLAB, PFPT, NMBL, NXPI, INVN, GCO, CSTE, BCRX, ASHOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Ashland (ASH) initiated with a Buy at UBS... BioCryst (BCRX) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... Caesarstone (CSTE) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Genesco (GCO) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies... InvenSense (INVN) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Nimble Storage (NMBL) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Proofpoint (PFPT) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord.
News For ASH;BCRX;CSTE;GCO;INVN;NXPI;NMBL;PFPT;SLAB From The Last 14 Days
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August 25, 2015
17:18 EDTNMBLNimble Storage says win rates remain consistent despite price competition
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17:08 EDTNMBLNimble Storage says storage market continues to experience disruption
Nimble CEO Suresh Vasudevan says "major architectural shifts are continuing to disrupt the storage market resulting in significant year-over-year revenue declines" for industry incumbents. Says SmartStack solution "gaining more and more steam," says more than doubled SmartStack customers y/y. Nimble executives are speaking on the company's Q2 earnings conference call.
16:03 EDTNMBLNimble Storage sees Q3 EPS (9c)-(8c), consensus (7c)
Sees Q3 revenue $86M-$88M, consensus $86.02M.
16:02 EDTNMBLNimble Storage reports Q2 EPS (10c), consensus (11c)
Reports Q2 revenue $80.1M, consensus $78.57M.
15:00 EDTNMBLNotable companies reporting after market close
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12:31 EDTNMBLNimble Storage technical notes ahead of results
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August 24, 2015
14:21 EDTPFPTJMP Securities says pullback in Palo Alto a buying opportunity
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09:45 EDTCSTEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Bank of America (BAC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Bristol-Myers (BMY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray... Chevron (CVX) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral... Nike (NKE) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Telsey Advisory... DreamWorks (DWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Caesarstone (CSTE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... TransAlta (TAC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Sarepta (SRPT) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... AutoZone (AZO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Allscripts (MDRX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... China Unicom (CHU) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Ross Stores (ROST) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham.
06:11 EDTCSTECaesarstone upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
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August 21, 2015
15:30 EDTCSTECaesarstone recent pullback a buying opportunity, says JPMorgan
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August 20, 2015
14:39 EDTNMBLEarnings Watch: Hewlett-Packard reports ahead of company split
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09:42 EDTCSTEStifel disputes some aspects of negative report on Caesarstone
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08:46 EDTCSTECaesarstone says 'stands by all previous public statements'
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07:50 EDTNXPINXP Semiconductors management to meet with SunTrust
Meetings to be held in Dallas/Houston on August 26, in Houston/Denver on August 27 and in Los Angeles on August 28 hosted by SunTrust.
August 19, 2015
16:58 EDTCSTEOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
The market opened deep in negative territory after a tumultuous trading session in China and a softer than expected U.S. consumer prices report. Sellers continued to push the averages lower throughout the morning, with the Dow tacking on losses of more than 200 points as investors waited for the release of the Fed minutes. The market rallied following an early leak of the minutes, which suggested officials are getting closer to raising rates but appear to be waiting for additional data. Despite the afternoon rally, the averages sold off once again heading into the close, leaving all three indices in the negatives for Wednesday. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the July consumer price index edged up 0.1% against expectations for 0.2% reading. The core reading, which excludes food and energy, also came in at 0.1% versus consensus estimates of 0.2%. There were no revisions to the 0.3% headline gain in June or the 0.2% growth in the ex-food and energy component. Component gains were muted across the board, with Energy prices up just 0.1% in July. Meanwhile, FOMC minutes showed no definitive indication of a September rate hike. Most committee members "judged that the conditions for policy firming had not yet been achieved, but they noted that conditions were approaching that point." Other members, however, believed that the inflation outlook "might not soon meet one of the conditions... for initiating a firming of policy." COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Dot Hill Systems (HILL) soared $4.50, or 86.87%, to $9.68 after Seagate Technology (STX) agreed to acquire the company for $9.75 per share, noting that it expects the deal to be non-GAAP EPS accretive in fiscal 2016. Shares of the hard drive giant fell 5.03% to $49.43 for the session... Lowe's (LOW) shares saw gains of $1.34, or 1.84%, to $74.36 following the company's earnings report this morning, while Target (TGT) rose $59c, or 0.73%, to $80.89 after beating on both top and bottom lines. On a subsequent conference call, Target executives forecast a "choppy" competitive environment in Q3, though they added that the company "will not get beat" on promotions in Q4. Separately, American Eagle (AEO) lost 7.42% to $16.92 after its quarterly numbers. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers were Palatin (PTN) and Apricus (APRI), showing respective advances of 3.19% and 7.89% after the FDA approved Sprout's female sexual dysfunction drug Addyi, with the agency remarking that it "continues to encourage drug development in this area." Note that both Palatin and Apricus are developing their own treatments in the space, and Apricus reaffirmed this morning its intent to seek a global partner as it advances its Femprox sexual dysfunction medication. Also higher was Yum! Brands (YUM), which gained $1.90, or 2.26%, to $86.10 after appointing a new CEO of its China division, adding that its same-store sales in the region "have turned significantly positive." Among the noteworthy losers was Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM), plunging $6.01, or 44.09%, to $7.62 after disclosing a legal battle with its customer Eastman Chemical (EMN) over "meet or release" contract stipulations which may impact Eastman's purchase obligations. Also lower was Caesarstone (CSTE), which lost $3.43, or 7.14%, to $44.61 after short-selling hedge fund Spruce Point said the stock has up to 75% downside due to heightened raw material costs and competitive concerns, among other factors. Separately, EOG Resources (EOG), Baytex Energy (BTE), and Vanguard Natural (VNR) saw respective losses of 4.15%, 15.53%, and 13.83% after WTI crude fell 5.02% for the session. INDEXES: The Dow declined 162.61, or 0.93%, to 17,348.73, the Nasdaq fell 40.30, or 0.80%, to 5,019.05, and the S&P 500 lost 17.31, or 0.83%, to 2,079.61.
12:53 EDTNMBLEarnings Watch: Analysts mostly bearish on NetApp ahead of Q1 earnings
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11:35 EDTCSTECaesarstone sinks after short-seller publishes 146-page report
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11:11 EDTCSTECaesarstone shares have up to 75% downside, Spruce Point says
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11:07 EDTCSTECaesarstone mentioned cautiously by Spruce Point
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August 18, 2015
09:51 EDTPFPTFireEye called top-tier security vendor in new upgrade
Shares of FireEye (FEYE) are getting a boost after Imperial Capital highlighted the company's "significant progress" when upgrading its rating on the name. California-based FireEye is a provider of cybersecurity solutions. UPGRADE: Imperial Capital analyst Michael Kim upgraded FireEye to Outperform from In-Line this morning in a note to investors, citing a favorable risk/reward at current share levels. The stock trades at the lower valuation end of similar high-growth security vendors, Kim tells investors in a research note. He believes FireEye is making "significant progress" on driving higher sales productivity and margin expansion. Ramping global adoption of the company's platform has made FireEye a top-tier security vendor, Kim argues. He raised his price target for shares to $55 from $45.50. NOT ALONE: Kim is not alone in recommending stocks in the cybersecurity space. Analysts at Piper Jaffray and Wells Fargo last week highlighted security names that they view as attractive investments. CyberArk Software (CYBR), Barracuda Networks (CUDA) and Fortinet (FTNT) were among the stocks recommended by the firms. Piper Jaffray analyst Andrew Nowinski said the recent pullback in the sector is an attractive buying opportunity. Stocks with the most attractive valuations include Barracuda, CyberArk, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks (PANW), he told investors last week. Wells Fargo analyst Gray Powell last week upgraded Israel-based CyberArk to Outperform from Market Perform saying the company's billings growth as well as its sales and marketing efficiencies are "exceeding peers by a wide margin. HACKS CONTINUE: High-profile cyber attacks continue with the Internal Revenue Service yesterday raising the number of accounts that were compromised in a data breach earlier this year. In May, the IRS revealed that 114,000 tax accounts through its "Get Transcript" application were exposed to thieves. Yesterday, the agency said a recent review revealed approximately 220,000 additional tax accounts may have been breached, bringing the total number of victims up to 334,000. Shares of FireEye are up 56c to $44.21 in early trading. CyberArk is up 13c to $60.06 while Proofpoint (PFPT), a company focused on securing email communication, is up 16c to $65.06.
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