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April 16, 2014
13:13 EDTLRCX, LTXC, AMAT, KLAC, ASML, FORMASML trades lower after reducing Q2 sales view
Shares of Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML Holding (ASML) are falling today after the company reported first quarter results that were for the most part in-line with expectations but lowered its second quarter sales view. WHAT'S NEW: The company reported Q1 net sales of EUR1.4B vs. EUR892M from the same quarter a year ago, but, more importantly, said it sees lower than expected Q2 sales. For Q2, ASML expects net sales of around EUR1.6B, including EUV sales. "We are pleased to report that our first-quarter sales came in as expected, largely driven by memory customers," CEO Peter Wennink said. "Sales in the second quarter are, however, expected to be affected by adjustments of system demand from some logic customers." WHAT'S NOTABLE: As a result of lower sales expectations in Q2, the company lowered its first half 2014 net sales view to around EUR3B, including sales from Extreme Ultraviolet, EUV, systems, versus earlier guidance of around EUR3B excluding EUV. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading, ASML shares are down 4.60, or 5.4%, to $80.54. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other semiconductor equipment names are also down, including Applied Materials (AMAT), FormFactor (FORM), KLA-Tencor (KLAC), LTX-Credence (LTXC), and Lam Research (LRCX).
News For ASML;AMAT;FORM;KLAC;LRCX;LTXC From The Last 14 Days
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December 19, 2014
10:12 EDTLRCXHigh option volume stocks
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09:37 EDTAMATActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL TSLA BBRY AMZN CELG GILD JCP AMAT FB
December 18, 2014
10:01 EDTLRCXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:35 EDTAMATActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL FB TSLA PBR RAD AMAT NFLX GILD KMI TWTR
06:32 EDTLRCXLam Research upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
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06:30 EDTAMATApplied Materials added to Focus List with $36 target at Citigroup
Citigroup added Applied Materials to its Focus List and raised its price target for shares to $36 from $26. Citi says it has increased confidence in the Tokyo Electron merger closing in the first half of 2015, which it believes will unlock $2.50 per share in combined earnings power in 2016. The firm keeps a Buy rating on AMAT.
December 14, 2014
17:21 EDTLRCXNasdaq announces annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ-100
The NASDAQ OMX Group (NDAQ) announced the results of the annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ-100 (NDX), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 22. The following three companies will be added to the Index: American Airlines Group (AAL), Electronic Arts (EA) and Lam Research (LRCX). As a result of the revision in the index methodology allowing multiple share classes of index participants to be included in the index, the following three securities will also be added to the index: Comcast Corporation Class A Special (CMCSK), Twenty-First Century Fox Class B (FOX) and Liberty Global plc Class C (LBTYK). As a result of the re-ranking, the following three companies will be removed from the Index: Expedia (EXPE), F5 Networks (FFIV) and Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM).
December 10, 2014
07:49 EDTFORMGuerrant Associates to hold a summit
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December 9, 2014
10:19 EDTLRCXHigh option volume stocks
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10:08 EDTLRCXHigh option volume stocks
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07:14 EDTAMATApplied Materials price target raised to $29 from $25 at Stifel
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December 8, 2014
16:00 EDTAMATOptions Update; December 8, 2014
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10:00 EDTFORM, KLACOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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10:00 EDTAMATOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Antero Resources (AR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Apache (APA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Applied Materials (AMAT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Arch Capital (ACGL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... CU Bancorp (CUNB) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... Calpine (CPN) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Commerzbank (CRZBY) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette... EastGroup Properties (EGP) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Enbridge Energy Management (EEQ) upgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Enbridge Energy (EEP) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley... GasLog (GLOG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Hoegh LNG (HMLP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Global Hunter... LaSalle Hotel (LHO) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... Lufthansa (DLAKY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... NASDAQ (NDAQ) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Newfield Exploration (NFX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Omega Healthcare (OHI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Orange SA (ORAN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... SM Energy (SM) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Southwest (LUV) upgraded at Goldman... TSMC (TSM) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... United Technologies (UTX) upgraded at Bernstein... eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.
07:48 EDTLRCXLam Research price target raised to $92 from $80 at BofA/Merrill
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06:58 EDTLRCXLam Research price target raised to $95 from $81 at Deutsche Bank
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06:40 EDTAMATApplied Materials upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
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06:35 EDTKLACKLA-Tencor initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank
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06:31 EDTFORMFormFactor initiated with a Buy at Needham
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