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January 9, 2014
13:51 EDTDDD, HPQ, XONE, INTC, SSYS, VJETAnalyst sees 3D printers moving closer to consumer adoption
With the launch of new, more affordable products this week, the 3D printing sector has moved closer to bringing about consumer adoption of its products, research firm Pacific Crest wrote. WHAT'S NEW: 3D printer makers made progress towards spurring consumer adoption of their products earlier this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, Pacific Crest analyst Weston Twigg wrote in a note to investors. But in the medium term consumer sales should remain relatively small, until prices drop further and the devices become simpler, the analyst believes. Nevertheless he expects the industry to grow at a 22% compound annual rate through 2020, driven by corporations. Not until 2017 will consumers begin buying 3D printer products in significant numbers, Twigg wrote. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The high valuation of the 3D printer stock is challenging, but the outlook for the industry is compelling, according to the analyst. Twigg identifies 3D Systems as his favorite name in the sector, but warns that the stock may not rise significantly in the near-term. Nonetheless he kept a Buy rating on the stock. He also has a Buy rating on another name in the sector, Stratasys (SSYS). Twigg kept a $96 price target on 3D Systems and a $145 price target on Stratasys. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, 3D Systems lost 0.6% to $95.56 but was above its earlier low point below $94. Similarly Stratasys lost 0.2% to $132.99 but was off its daily low. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the sector include ExOne (XONE) and Voxeljet (VJET). Intel (INTC) recently announced a partnership with 3D Systems and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has said that it is seeking to enter the 3D printing market.
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November 19, 2015
11:24 EDTINTCIntel targets FY15 revenue $55.2B, consensus $55.25B
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09:00 EDTHPQAerohive sell-off unwarranted, says JMP Securities
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07:43 EDTINTCHouse Energy & Commerce Committee to hold a hearing
The Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee holds a hearing entitled, "The Disrupter Series: The Fast-Evolving Uses & Economic Impacts of Drones" with Joshua Walden, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New Technology Group at Intel on November 19 at 10:15 am. Webcast Link
November 18, 2015
13:44 EDTINTCBefore the Move: Watch Intel into tomorrow's analyst day
Chipmaker Intel's (INTC) analyst day tomorrow could yield information on numerous company operations, but Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis cautions investors that the probability for positive surprises appears low given recent spending outlays. BACKGROUND: Intel, one of the largest semiconductor makers in the world, is scheduled to hold an analyst day on Thursday, November 19. Beyond providing forecasts for its various business segments and remarks on the larger computer market, Intel is expected to provide further clarity on several recent stories, including its memory joint venture with Micron (MU), plans to invest heavily in a Chinese production facility and progression towards chips on the 10 nanometer scale. STRONG OUTLOOK, MILD MEETING: Intel's pending acquisition of Altera (ALTR) and its plans to invest as much as $5.5B in a computer memory facility in Dalian, China leave little room for positive surprises at tomorrow's event in regards to 2016 margins, capital expenditures, or shareholder returns, Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis said in a recent research note. That said, the analyst views Intel's Chinese facility expansion as part of a "brilliant investment strategy that positions Intel as a partner to China" and "keeps the market open" to its microprocessors, perhaps Intel's more famed business segment. Though the two initiatives are certain to push up near-term debt load, Lipacis takes the longer-term view, reminding investors that Intel has shown consistently strong free cash flow over the past decade, leading him to forecast another $13B in 2016. The year may also bring "a number" of other positives for the company, including more data center wins after the Altera tie-up, potentially renewed sales on a cyclical uptick in PC gaming, and even the possibility of an iPhone chip contract, though Lipacis said none of those points look set to be discussed tomorrow. The analyst kept a Buy rating and $38 price target on the shares while reiterating that Thursday's Intel event may have little in store for those expecting eye-grabbing surprises. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Intel have advanced roughly 0.9% to $32.92 Wednesday afternoon. "Before the Move" is The Fly's recurring series of exclusive stories that identify potentially market moving events, along with analyst predictions, ahead of the news.
November 17, 2015
15:40 EDTINTCIntel to host investor meeting
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11:03 EDTINTCTsinghua Chairman says in talks with U.S.-based chipmaker, Reuters reports
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07:48 EDTINTCHP Enterprise announces alliance with Intel
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06:27 EDTINTCIntel November volatility elevated into investor meeting
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November 16, 2015
09:37 EDTINTCActive equity options trading on open
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November 13, 2015
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09:03 EDTDDD3D Systems announces two healthcare collaborations
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07:56 EDTSSYSStratasys' lower spending may impair competitive moat, says Stephens
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November 12, 2015
18:54 EDTVJETvoxeljet backs FY15 revenue guidance of EUR 23M-EUR 24M
18:54 EDTVJETvoxeljet reports Q3 EPS (EUR 0.91) vs. (EUR 0.41) last year
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13:24 EDTINTCEarnings Watch: Cisco seeks to break out of trading rut with Q1 report
Cisco Systems (CSCO) is scheduled to report results of its fiscal first quarter after the market close on Thursday, November 12 with a conference call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET. Cisco, a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, sells Internet protocol-based networking and other products related to the communications and IT industry and provides related services. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 56c on revenue of $12.65B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 55c-59c on revenue of $12.55B-$12.81B. Along with its quarterly report, Cisco guided to Q1 EPS of 55c-57c and said it expects its revenue to increase 2%-4% year over year. LAST QUARTER: On August 12, Cisco reported fourth quarter EPS of 59c on revenue of $12.8B, beating consensus estimates of 56c and $12.65B for EPS and revenue, respectively. NEWS: On its Q4 earnings conference call, Cisco said that it was looking at acquisitions at the right price, particularly in areas like software and security. On August 31, Apple (AAPL) and Cisco announced a partnership to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and providing unique collaboration on iPhone and iPad. The next day, Cisco was among multiple other companies, including Amazon (AMZN), Google (GOOG), Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT), Mozilla, and Netflix (NFLX), announcing the formation of the Alliance for Open Media to build next-generation media formats, codecs, and technologies in the public interest. On September 3, Business Insider reported that people at Cisco still though that chairman John Chambers was running the show as chief executive officer after appointing Chuck Robbins to that role last May. On September 15, Mandiant, a FireEye (FEYE) subsidiary, said in a blog post that researchers discovered previously unknown attacks on certain routers and that such attacks replace the operating system used in Cisco equipment. About a week later, the Wall Street Journal reported that Cisco was aiming to strengthen its business in China by joining forces with Inspur group, a move which was confirmed on September 24. On October 29, Cisco announced its intention to acquire 1 Mainstream. CNBC later reported that the company paid $100M-$150M to acquire 1 Mainstream. On November 9, Ericsson (ERIC) and Cisco announced a global business and technology partnership to "create the networks of the future." The companies said that the strategic partnership will be a key driver of growth and value for the next decade, with each company benefiting from incremental revenue in calendar year 2016 and expected to ramp to $1B or more for each by 2018. STREET RESEARCH: On August 17, Morgan Stanley downgraded Cisco to Equal Weight from Overweight and maintained a $30 price target on the stock, saying it did not believe improved growth is "secular" and anticipates growth will revert to GDP like levels as the upgrade cycle concludes. Wells Fargo said on August 28 that a 10% selloff in communication tech stocks, including Cisco, had created an attractive buying opportunity. Bernstein said a week later that Cisco, Juniper (JNPR), and F5 Networks (FFIV) should be bought on wider macro economic weakness. On October 6, Citi initiated coverage of Cisco with a Buy rating and $30 price target. A week later, Barclays initiated coverage of Cisco with an Overweight rating and a $32 price target. On November 9, RBC Capital maintained an Outperform rating and $33 price target on Cisco, saying it expects the company to report slightly better than expected results. The next day, SunTrust maintained a Buy rating on Cisco, saying its partnership with Ericsson was a positive and should strengthen Cisco's service provider business. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading ahead of tonight's report, Cisco shares were up 0.5% to $27.97. In the last three months, Cisco shares are fractionally higher and virtually unchanged when discounting this afternoon's slight rise.
08:32 EDTHPQHP Inc. declares post-split regular dividend of 12.4c per share
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November 11, 2015
09:09 EDTHPQHP's Marten Mickos leaves to head HackerOne
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November 10, 2015
11:08 EDTVJET, DDD, SSYS, XONE3D printer makers tumble after ExOne results miss expectations
The shares of 3D printer makers are sinking after one of the smaller companies in the space, ExOne (XONE), reported much weaker than expected results. WHAT'S NEW: ExOne reported a per share loss of 70c, versus analysts' consensus estimate of a per share loss of 11c. The company's revenue came in at $8.9M, versus the consensus outlook of $16.9M. The 3D printer maker provided fiscal 2015 revenue of $40M against the consensus outlook of $55M. ExOne's revenue from 3D printers fell to $2.4M last quarter from $4.2M during the same period a year earlier. However, its revenue from 3D printed and other products, materials and services rose to $6.5M from $5.4M. "Machine sales growth opportunities remain very positive for ExOne and we continue to be enthusiastic about our efforts to establish a dominant market position over time," said ExOne CEO S. Kent Rockwell in a statement."But our customers' delivery scheduling and the complex revenue recognition model for certain of our products and technology have proven to be highly erratic for us to timely predict on a quarter-to-quarter basis," he added. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors today, Oppenheimer analyst Holden Lewis said that ExOne's results showed some improvement. The company reported its lowest loss in the past 12 months, and its cash burn rate declined, while its spending eased, the analyst stated. However, the improvement wasn't sufficient, as it still reported a "huge loss" and negative cash flow, Lewis stated. Moreover, the company's machine sales, upon which its future depends, were "poor," the analyst contended. But Lewis said that ExOne's finances did not deteriorate from Q2 levels, while its costs "are under control," its financial model is "stable," and its non-machine business performed well and "hints at value." He kept a $14 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, ExOne tumbled 19% to $8.44, 3D Systems (DDD) dropped 3.5% to $9.75, Stratasys (SSYS) declined 5.5% to $25.25 and Voxeljet (VJET) slid 4% to $5.85.
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09:29 EDTXONEOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: SciClone Pharmaceuticals (SCLN), up 22%... Bellicum Pharmaceuticals (BLCM), up 10.4%... Canadian Solar (CSIQ), up 8%... Rackspace Hosting (RAX), up 8.9%... Opko Health (OPK), up 6%. ALSO HIGHER: Ocata Therapeutics (OCAT), up 88.3% after being acquired by Astellas Pharma (ALPMY)... Straight Path (STRP), up 8.1% after Nikos Hecht reports 9.2% passive stake in the company... TETRA Technologies (TTI), up 3.1% after being upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: ExOne (XONE), down 23.3%... Galena Biopharma (GALE), down 12.2%... MannKind (MNKD), down 8%... Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), down 8.6%... Wayfair (W), down 1.9%... Gap (GPS), down 5.4%. ALSO LOWER: Magnum Hunter (MHR), down 30.8% after saying that factors raise substantial doubt about the company's ability to continue as a going concern... Barrett Business Services (BBSI), down 35.6% after receiving a letter from its independent auditor... Callon Petroleum (CPE), down 4.6% after its 12M share Spot Secondary priced at $8.40... Cyberark (CYBR), down 3.4% after being downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill.
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