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February 26, 2013
16:18 EDTAVGOAvago announces departure of CFO Douglas Bettinger
Avago Technologies announced that after more than four years with Avago, Douglas Bettinger has resigned as CFO to pursue another opportunity. Anthony Maslowski, Avago's Vice President and Corporate Controller, will serve as interim CFO during a search for Bettinger's replacement. Maslowski joined Avago in 2006 as Vice President of Internal Audit. Prior to joining Avago, Maslowski served as the CFO for Allegro Manufacturing Pte Ltd and prior to that, he held senior finance management positions at Lam Research Corporation and Hitachi Data Systems Corporation.
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May 27, 2015
15:00 EDTAVGOBroadcom, Avago deal would make strategic sense, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Ruben Roy said he believes a merger deal between Broadcom (BRCM) and Avago (AVGO), as the companies were said by the Wall Street Journal to be discussing, would make strategic sense. Roy said that if average take-out multiples in the semiconductor space over the past several years are used as a guide, Broadcom could be valued near $58 per share in a takeover. He added that he thinks Intel (INTC) could continue to be interested in Broadcom, especially with its reported talks to buy Altera (ALTR) "in limbo." Roy maintains a Neutral rating on Broadcom shares.
14:52 EDTAVGOBroadcom declines comment on report of Avago talks
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14:27 EDTAVGOAvago could pay up to $65 for Broadcom, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest speculates Avago (AVGO) could pay $63-$65 per share for Broadcom (BRCM) and the deal would still be accretive.
14:25 EDTAVGOAvago Technologies calls active on talks to buy Broadcom report
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14:20 EDTAVGOBroadcom calls active on Avago in advanced talks to buy report
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14:10 EDTAVGOMaxim briefly trades lower after DJ report of Avago interest in Broadcom
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14:08 EDTAVGOAvago in advanced talks to buy Broadcom, WSJ reports
Broadcom (BRCM), which had a market value of $28B as of this afternoon, is in advanced talks to be acquired by Avago Technologies (AVGO), which recently had a market cap of about $34B, though it is unclear what terms the companies are discussing, said The Wall Street Journal. Following the report, Broadcom shares are up about 14% to $53.45, while Avago is up nearly 6% to trade just below $139 per share. Reference Link
14:01 EDTAVGOBroadcom jumps 8.5% after Dow Jones report on Avago takeover talks
Avago Technologies (AVGO) shares are up nearly 5% following the report.
14:00 EDTAVGOBroadcom in advanced talks to be acquired by Avago, Dow Jones reports
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May 22, 2015
10:38 EDTAVGOMizuho says buy NXP, Micron, ON Semi
Mizuho Securities initiated coverage of a number of chip makers in a note to investors last night. Among its recommendation in the space, NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Micron (MU), and ON Semiconductor (ON) were called out with Buy ratings. NXP: NXP Semiconductors dominates the mobile payment market with its NFC products, Mizuho analyst Vijay Rakesh wrote. The company's NFC chips are used in Apple's (AAPL) Apple Pay and NXP has a strong mobile payment ecosystem in China, the analyst explained. NXP Semiconductors is also a leader in providing chips used to enhance credit card security, as its Chip+Pin system has a 75% share of the global market and is in the process of being deployed in the U.S, according to Rakesh. Going forward, NXP's growth should be driven by the automotive products of Freescale, which the company acquired earlier this year, the analyst stated, adding that NXP should derive strong synergies and cash flow from the deal. He set a $140 price target on the stock. MICRON: Sales of flash memory device maker Micron's DRAM products should be boosted by a PC rebound in the second half of this year, according to Rakesh. Additionally, the company's new CFO could make its actions more predictable, pleasing investors, the analyst stated. ON: ON Semiconductor should benefit from its acquisition of Aptina, which gave ON a significant presence in the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS, market, Rakesh believes. ADAS is likely to grow rapidly around the world, driven by mandates, the analyst predicted. A second positive catalyst for ON will be the proliferation of wireless charging, added the analyst, who set a $16 price target on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, NXP rose nearly 1% to trade nearly $108, Micron gained 2.6% to $27.61, and ON was fractionally higher. Other semiconductor makers initiated with Buy ratings by the firm include Skyworks (SWKS), Synaptics (SYNA), Avago (AVGO) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY).
09:58 EDTAVGOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Allison Transmission (ALSN) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Avago (AVGO) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Blackstone (BX) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Cellectis (CLLS) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Cypress Semiconductor (CY) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Esperion (ESPR) initiated with a Sell at Chardan... H&R Block (HRB) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Horizon Pharma (HZNP) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink... M/A-COM (MTSI) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Meritor (MTOR) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Micron (MU) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Monster Worldwide (MWW) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... National Storage (NSA) initiated with a Sector Weight at KeyBanc... ON Semiconductor (ON) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Qorvo (QRVO) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... Sharps Compliance (SMED) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Skyworks (SWKS) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... StemCells (STEM) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Synaptics (SYNA) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Texas Instruments (TXN) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... TriNet (TNET) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Vascular Biogenics (VBLT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Verifone (PAY) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... uniQure (QURE) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer.
May 21, 2015
16:15 EDTAVGOAvago initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
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10:02 EDTAVGORumor: Xilinx moves up on renewed takeover chatter
Shares of Xilinx (XLNX) are moving up on speculation Avago (AVGO) is in talks to acquire the company.
May 19, 2015
12:25 EDTAVGOOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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09:42 EDTAVGOChinese professors charged with stealing secrets from Avago, Skyworks
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May 14, 2015
15:46 EDTAVGOXilinx calls active on report Avago interested in potential takeover
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15:44 EDTAVGOMaxim Integrated calls active on report Avago interested in potential takeover
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15:37 EDTAVGOAvago could spend $10B on takeover, eyeing Xilinx, Maxim, Reuters says
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15:31 EDTAVGOXilinx jumps 5% after Reuters says Avago interested in potential takeover
Maxim Integrated (MXIM) rose 5% as well after it was also reported by Reuters to be a potential target for Avago (AVGO).
15:29 EDTAVGOAvago interested in potential deal for Xilinx, Maxim Integrated, Reuters says
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