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July 24, 2014
12:36 EDTCUDA, JNPR, FTNTAnalyst says Barracuda weakness may be based on misunderstanding
Shares of IT security company Barracuda Networks (CUDA) are lower this afternoon and the slide has been attributed to comments by another company in the sector, Fortinet (FTNT), but investors may be misinterpreting Fortinet's remarks, JPMorgan wrote in a note to investors earlier today. WHAT'S NEW: During its earnings conference call last night, Fortinet talked about focusing on midmarket corporate customers, JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty wrote in a note to investors earlier today. As a result, investors may believe that Barrcauda, which focuses on that market, could encounter increased competition, Auty stated. However, Barrcauda and Fortinet are both benefiting as older companies - including Juniper (JNPR) and Dell - reduce their focus on the mid-market, the analyst contended. Additionally, Fortinet is focusing more on larger companies with up to 10,000 employees, while Barracuda continues to focus on companies with less than 5,000 employees, according to Auty. He kept a $39 price target and Overweight rating on Barracuda. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Barracuda fell 4.5% to $28.98. Fortinet, which reported better than expected revenue and profits and saw its price target raised by several firms, advanced 7% to $25.69.
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July 23, 2015
11:32 EDTFTNTIT security stocks climb after Fortinet, F5 beat expectations
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10:00 EDTFTNTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:13 EDTFTNTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:29 EDTFTNTFortinet price target raised to $55 from $45 at JMP Securities
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08:23 EDTFTNTFortinet reported strong Q2 results, says Oppenheimer
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05:27 EDTFTNTFortinet upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty upgraded Fortinet to Overweight saying the company's "very impressive" June quarter results indicate its growth investments are paying off. The acceleration in billings should lead Fortinet to post 43% year-over-year growth in free cash flow, Auty tells investors. He raised his price target for the stock to $54 from $40.
July 22, 2015
19:02 EDTFTNTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:35 EDTFTNTFortinet sees Q3 billings $285M-$295M
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16:34 EDTFTNTFortinet sees FY15 adjusted EPS 51c-52c, consensus 51c
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16:32 EDTFTNTFortinet sees Q3 adjusted EPS roughly 12c, consensus 14c
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16:22 EDTFTNTFortinet hits fresh life high after results
Shares were last at $45.70, hitting a fresh life high. High probability of range expansion with a move to $47.50 to $50 area as next objectives. Support is at the prior high at $44.12.
16:17 EDTFTNTFortinet reports Q2 adjusted EPS 11c, consensus 9c
Reports Q2 revenue $239.79M, consensus $227.74M.
15:26 EDTFTNTNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Qualcomm (QCOM), consensus 95... American Express (AXP), consensus $1.32... Texas Instruments (TXN), consensus 65c... Las Vegas Sands (LVS), consensus 61c... Crown Castle (CCI), consensus $1.06... Discover Financial (DFS), consensus $1.32... Tractor Supply (TSCO), consensus $1.11... SanDisk (SNDK), consensus 33c... SL Green Realty (SLG), consensus $1.56... Xilinx (XLNX), consensus 54c... Weatherford (WFT), consensus (12c)... F5 Networks (FFIV), consensus $1.60... United Rentals (URI), consensus $1.74... Fortinet (FTNT), consensus 9c... LaSalle Hotel (LHO), consensus 89c... Oceaneering International (OII), consensus 68c... Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), consensus 62c.
11:56 EDTJNPRJuniper July weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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10:21 EDTCUDAJPMorgan positive on Barracuda after management meetings
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty left meetings with the CEO and CFO of Barracuda Networks "even more convinced" that the company's issues in Q1 were just "growing pains" from channel expansion. The company's business should reaccelerate and the stock should move higher as the issues sort themselves out, Auty tells investors in a research note. He views Barracuda as an attractively valued way to play the security trend and keeps an Overweight rating on the stock with a $42 price target.
July 17, 2015
14:37 EDTFTNT, CUDAUCLA Health says 4.5M individuals' data possibly exposed in cyber attack
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11:13 EDTCUDABarracuda management to meet with William Blair
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10:56 EDTFTNTCVS investigates credit card breach at online photo unit, KrebsOnSecurity says
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July 16, 2015
07:59 EDTCUDABarracuda management to meet with JPMorgan
Meeting to be held in New York on July 21 hosted by JPMorgan.
July 15, 2015
08:03 EDTJNPRJuniper names Bob Worrall as SVP, Chief Information Officer
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