|March 13, 2014|
|13:19 EDT||FEYE, TGT||FireEye up after report says company warned Target before breach|
Shares of computer security firm FireEye (FEYE) are higher today after Bloomberg Businessweek published a feature regarding Target's (TGT) credit card breach. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In the article, published online today and featured as the cover of the print edition of the publication, Bloomberg reported that FireEye malware detection software was installed on Target's network and detected an intrusion well in advance of Target coming public about its issues. FireEye warned Target of exfiltration malware on Nov 30, according to the report. PRICE ACTION: FireEye shares were up more than 3% earlier in the session before the maket sell-off steepened. In early afternoon trading, FireEye remains up about 0.7%, near $78.18.
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|July 18, 2014|
|18:12 EDT||TGT||Visa, MasterCard denied bid to dismiss opt-out swipe fee suits, Bloomberg says|
Merchants that opted out of the swipe-fee settlement brought their own suits, which Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) were not approved to dismiss, Bloomberg reports. Merchants such as Target (TGT) and Macy’s (M) pursued their cases after dropping out of an earlier settlement over swipe fees, Bloomberg added. Reference Link
|July 16, 2014|
|13:06 EDT||FEYE||IT security stocks advance after upbeat Goldman note|
Shares of a number of IT security stocks are rallying after Goldman Sachs wrote that it was upbeat on the sector in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew Niknam assumed coverage of the Security Software sector with an Attractive rating. Cyber threats have become larger and more costly, so many companies are increasing the amount of money they spend on IT security, Niknam wrote. Spending on security is increasing by the highest rate since 2010, the analyst estimated. Companies in the sector should see their free cash flow growth accelerate, while cash rich tech companies could become interested in carrying out M&A transactions with security vendors, the analyst predicted. Additionally, more mature companies in the sector should be able to buy back more of their shares going forward, Niknam believes. He identified Palo Alto (PANW) as his top pick in the space, as he believes that the company provides "the most unique blend of disruptive long-term growth and accelerating profitability." The company is poised to gain additional market share, while its growth going forward should beat expectations, Niknam stated. He raised his price target on the shares to $97 from $91 and kept a Conviction List-Buy rating on the stock. Meanwhile, the analyst upgraded another stock in the sector, FireEye (FEYE), to Buy from Neutral after assuming coverage of the shares. The company's status as the market leader in fighting Advanced Persistent Threats, or APTs, leaves it well-positioned in the current market, he contended. An IT survey indicates that most respondents plan to increase their APT-related spending, and 59% of the respondents say they plan to spend more money on solutions from a new vendor, Niknam reported. Furthermore, FireEye's revenue growth likely accelerated in Q2 and its revenue should beat expectations in 2014 and 2015, while the company's free cash flow should come in above consensus levels next year, Niknam predicted. FireEye may eventually be acquired by another company, according to Niknam, who raised his price target on the shares to $42 from $36. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Niknam initiated coverage of Proofpoint (PFPT) with a Buy rating as he predicted that the company's growth and free cash flow would beat expectations in the near-term and he believes that the company could also become a takeover target. The analyst started coverage of Fortinet (FTNT) with a Neutral rating. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, Palo Alto climbed 3% to $78.36, FireEye rose 3.5% to $34.99, Proofpoint climbed 3.6% to $34.46, and Fortinet rose 1% to $24.24.
|09:23 EDT||FEYE||On The Fly: Pre-market Movers|
HIGHER: Time Warner (TWX), up 15% after company confirmed that it rejected an $80B takeover offer from 21st Century Fox (FOX, FOXA), as had been reported earlier this morning... Apple (AAPL), up 2% after announcing an enterprise mobile partnership with IBM (IBM), which is also up 2%... International Game (IGT), up 9.5% after agreeing to be acquired by GTECH for $4.7B in cash and stock... FireEye (FEYE), up 5% after shares upgraded at Goldman... Precision Drilling (PDS), up 4% after announcing strategic agreement with Schlumberger (SLB), upgraded at Deutsche Bank... Mellanox (MLNX), up 4.7% following upgrade at Jefferies. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Intel (INTC), up 5.4%... HCA Holdings (HCA), up 6%... Textron (TXT), up 3.2%... Abbott (ABT), up 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: PNC Financial (PNC), down 2.5%... MGIC Investment (MTG), down 3.6%. LOWER: Yahoo (YHOO), down 3% after downgraded at CRT Capital following second quarter earnings report... Ares Capital (ARCC), down 2.5% after filing to sell 11.85M shares of common stock... Nationstar (NSM), down 2.4% after downgraded at Wells Fargo... Walter Investment (WAC), which was also downgraded at Wells Fargo, down 1.6%.
|05:47 EDT||FEYE||FireEye assumed with a Buy from Neutral at Goldman|
Goldman upgraded FireEye to Buy after assuming coverage of the stock and raised its price target for shares to $42 from $36. Goldman believes FireEye is positioned as the market leader in battling Advanced Persistent Threats.
|July 13, 2014|
|15:54 EDT||TGT||GameStop, TJX, Staples, three other retailers look cheap, Barron's says |
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|July 8, 2014|
|10:54 EDT||FEYE||FireEye volatility flat on wide price movement |
FireEye July call option implied volatility is at 60, August is at 67, September is at 62; compared to its 26-week average of 68 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.