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April 25, 2014
10:15 EDTCUDA, IMPV, PFPT, FFIV, FTNT, PANW, QLYS, CHKP, FEYE, SYMCBarracuda rallies after results beat expectations
Shares of IT security company Barracuda Networks (CUDA) are climbing after the company's fourth quarter revenue and earnings per share exceeded analysts' expectations. WHAT'S NEW: Barracuda reported fourth quarter earnings per share, excluding certain items, of 6c, compared with analysts' consensus estimate of 1c. The company's revenue was slightly higher than expected. "We made good progress in the fourth quarter across all of our markets and product categories, especially our higher growth market categories of network and application security and storage, which are becoming larger portions of our overall business," said Barracuda CEO BJ Jenkins. "During the quarter, we added over 7,900 new active subscribers, ending our fiscal year with more than 205,000 active subscribers. In addition to adding new customers, we also made good progress with our installed-base selling initiatives, accelerating growth in the number of multi-product customers," he added. ANALYST REACTION: Barrcuda's new products are enabling it to grow and the company is successfully convincing its existing customers to buy more products, wrote JMP Securities analyst Erik Suppiger in a note to investors earlier. The stock's valuation is attractive, added Suppiger, who reiterated a $43 price target and Outperform rating on the stock. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded IT security companies include Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Barracuda surged 8.9% to $30.15.
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October 8, 2014
08:01 EDTFTNTFortinet should be bought ahead of earnings, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest believes that Fortinet's core momentum remains strong as it continues to gain share in enterprise deals. The firm thinks the company could beat expectations. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
07:58 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $120 from $105 at Pacific Crest
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07:52 EDTPANWPalo Alto has positive catalysts, says Wells Fargo
After meeting with Palo Alto's management, Wells Fargo thinks the company's new endpoint security product could increase its long-term revenue growth by five or six percentage points. The firm expects the company's product revenue to be boosted by an existing customer refresh cycle in 2015, and Wells is confident in the company's service revenue outlook. It raised its price target on the name to $112-$129 from $113-$120 and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
07:27 EDTSYMCSymantec volatility flat, in advanced talks to split company in two, report
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05:46 EDTSYMCSymantec in advanced talks to split company in two, Bloomberg reports
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October 7, 2014
09:14 EDTFEYEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:46 EDTFEYEFireEye announces targeted attack protection for Apple platform
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07:26 EDTFEYEMandiant to hold a conference
5th Annual MIRcon 2014 is being held in Washington, D.C. on October 7-8.
05:18 EDTFEYEFireEye, SingTel announce strategic partnership in Asia Pacific
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October 6, 2014
16:06 EDTIMPVImperva names Mike Mooney as Chief Revenue Officer
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14:35 EDTCUDABarracuda Networks Q2 results likely to beat expectations, says JMP Securities
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14:09 EDTFTNTSplunk, Tableau seen by Morgan as well-positioned in Big Data space
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12:22 EDTFEYEFireEye risk/reward compelling, says UBS
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11:56 EDTFEYEFireEye fundamentals solid, expect Q3 beat, says UBS
UBS believes FireEye's valuation is compelling and views concerns as overblown. The analyst believes FireEye is poised for an increase in business activity and checks indicate a few multimillion dollar new and repeat orders. UBS expects strong 2H results and reiterates its Buy rating and $40 price target.
11:56 EDTFEYEStocks with call strike movement; FEYE MBLY
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11:15 EDTFEYEFireEye volatility increases as shares pullback
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11:10 EDTFEYEFireEye trades lower, levels to watch
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10:04 EDTFTNTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Air France-KLM (AFLYY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... BAE Systems (BAESY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale... Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush... Church & Dwight (CHD) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Colgate-Palmolive (CL) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Deckers Outdoor (DECK) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Delhaize (DEG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Fortinet (FTNT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... McDonald's (MCD) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Midcoast Energy (MEP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Mobileye (MBLY) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Myers Industries (MYE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at CL King... Nationstar (NSM) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) downgraded to Market Perform at Cowen... PetSmart (PETM) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Qlik Technologies (QLIK) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Subsea 7 (SUBCY) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Tekmira (TKMR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at ... XL Group (XL) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at FBR Capital... Xoom (XOOM) downgraded to Underweight from Equal-Weight at Evercore.
06:27 EDTIMPV, FFIV, CUDA, FEYE, QLYS, CHKP, PANW, FTNT, PFPT, SYMCJPMorgan hackers hit about nine other firms, NY Times says
The group of hackers that infiltrated JPMorgan (JPM) also penetrated about nine other financial institutions, according to The New York Times. Washington intelligence officials and policy makers are much more concerned about the attacks than they have disclosed, the newspaper added. Other publicly traded large banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Publicly traded cybersecurity companies include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC).Reference Link
05:49 EDTFTNTFortinet downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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