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April 4, 2013
18:10 EDTJDSU, FFIV, CIEN, JNPR, CTXS, CSCOF5 Networks peers trade down after company lowers Q2 guidance
Peers of F5 Networks (FFIV) in the Telco space are trading lower after-hours, after the company lowered its Q2 EPS and revenue guidance, and said on its conference call that "the largest area of weakness was in the Telco space, where sales were down significantly on both a year-over-year and sequential basis." Shares of Cisco Systems (CSCO), Juniper Networks (JNPR), JDS Uniphase (JDSU), Citrix Systems (CTXS), and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) are all trading lower by more than 2% after the close.
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January 27, 2016
16:11 EDTCTXSCitrix sees FY16 EPS $4.65 to $4.75, consensus $4.47
Sees FY16 revenue $3.31B-$3.32B , consensus $3.31B.
16:10 EDTCTXSCitrix sees Q1 EPS 91c-93c, consensus 90c
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16:09 EDTCTXSCitrix authorizes $400M increase to share repurchase program
Citrix announced that its Board of Directors has authorized it to repurchase up to an additional $400M of its common stock. As of December 31, 2015, approximately $33M remained for repurchases from previous authorizations.
16:08 EDTCTXSCitrix reports Q4 adjusted EPS $1.66, consensus $1.19
Reports Q4 revenue $905M, consensus $877.5M.
14:34 EDTJNPR, CTXSNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Facebook (FB), consensus 68c... Qualcomm (QCOM), consensus 90c... Texas Instruments (TXN), consensus 69c... McKesson (MCK), consensus $3.13... PayPal (PYPL), consensus 35c... Las Vegas Sands (LVS), consensus 65c... eBay (EBAY), consensus 50c... Crown Castle (CCI), consensus $1.10... Vertex (VRTX), consensus 17c... Discover (DFS), consensus $1.30... SanDisk (SNDK), consensus 89c... ServiceNow (NOW), consensus 8c... Lam Research (LRCX), consensus $1.43... Citrix Systems (CTXS), consensus $1.19... Hologic (HOLX), consensus 42c... Juniper (JNPR), consensus 59c... Cavium (CAVM), consensus 28c... Cirrus Logic (CRUS), consensus 81c.
13:47 EDTCTXSVMware tanks after providing lower guidance amid Cloud transition
Shares of virtualization software maker VMware (VMW) are falling after providing guidance, confirming layoffs and announcing executive changes. WHAT'S NEW: After the close of trading on Tuesday, the software company that is 80% owned by EMC (EMC) and provides software for corporate data centers, announced fourth quarter financial results while confirming earlier reports of layoffs and announcing a new chief financial officer. VMware, along with parent company EMC, is in the midst of a proposed acquisition by Dell. The company's Q4 earnings per share and revenue came in at $1.26 and $1.87B, respectively, slightly better than analysts were expecting; however, the company's view for fiscal year 2016 EPS and revenue of $4.07-$4.16 and $6.8B-$6.9B, respectively, were well below the $4.20 and $7.21B analysts are expecting. VMware also guided first quarter EPS to 83c-85c, also below analysts' 92c consensus. Along with its results, the company confirmed earlier reports that it intended to reduce its workforce by 800 and plans to take a charge of between $55M-$65M related to this action over the course of the first half of 2016. The company also announced that its CFO Jonathan Chadwick is leaving and will be replaced by EMC CFO Zane Rowe. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On its quarterly conference call discussing its earnings, VMware company referred to its growth in "emerging" products and businesses including NSX and User Computing and Virtual SAN, all of which grew strongly over the quarter. The company said it hopes its newer products are picking up the slack due to the declining growth in its mature "compute products." Pat Gelsinger, VMware's chief executive officer, "We recognize that our blockbuster compute products are reaching maturity and will represent a decreasing portion of our business going forward." The company is upgrading its Cloud strategy to better compete with leaders like Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT), which provide Cloud services via the internet and make the corporate data center that VMware focuses on less necessary. ANALYSTS' VIEWS: Summit Research analyst Srini Nandury downgraded VMware to Hold and lowered his price target for the shares to $40 from $80 following the company's quarterly results. The company's business will get worse before it gets better, Nandury told investors in a research note. Another downgrade came from research firm Baird's analyst Jayson Noland, who cut his rating on VMware to Neutral and lowered his price target to $60 from $80. Noland said the core vSphere business is facing incremental public cloud headwinds and substantial uncertainty related to the Class V common stock being issued to finance the EMC acquisition. Providing a more constructive view was UBS who said the current valuation levels of VMware offer a significant opportunity for patient investors. The firm noted the company will temper spending and focus on leveraging public clouds, which should provide a tailwind to both capital and operating expenditures. UBS reiterated its Buy rating and $72 price target on VMware. PRICE ACTION: Shares of VMware are down approximately 40% since the Dell-EMC deal was announced last October and are down over 9% to $44.84 in afternoon trading. OTHERS TO WATCH. Other companies in the cloud computing space include Amazon, Microsoft and Citrix Systems (CTXS).
10:23 EDTFFIVOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:00 EDTCIENOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Arista Networks (ANET) initiated with a Buy at Citi... Brocade (BRCD) initiated with a Neutral at Citi... CBL & Associates (CBL) initiated with an Underperform at Boenning & Scattergood... Caleres (CAL) initiated with a Hold at BB&T... Ciena (CIEN) initiated with a Neutral at Citi... Fitbit (FIT) initiated with a Buy, $35 target at Citi... Genesco (GCO) initiated with a Hold at BB&T... Infinera (INFN) initiated with a Buy at Citi... Nabriva Therapeutics (NBRV) initiated with a Buy at Gabelli... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Buy at Citi... Seagate (STX) initiated with a Sell at Citi... Tanger Factory (SKT) initiated with an Underperform at Boenning & Scattergood... Taubman Centers (TCO) initiated with a Neutral at Boenning & Scattergood... WP Glimcher (WPG) initiated with an Underperform at Boenning & Scattergood... Western Digital (WDC) initiated with a Buy at Citi... Yirendai (YRD) initiated with a Buy at Needham.
09:29 EDTCSCOFacebook data center project supported by telco heavyweights, FT reports
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08:56 EDTCSCOEMC CEO says 'very committed' to partnership with Cisco
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06:36 EDTCIENCiena initiated with a Neutral at Citi
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January 26, 2016
15:18 EDTJNPRJuniper volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Juniper January weekly call option implied volatility is at 100, February is at 42; compared to its 52-week range of 21 to 54, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on January 27.
14:05 EDTJNPRJuniper acquires cloud networking firm BTI Systems
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10:06 EDTFFIVOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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January 25, 2016
15:59 EDTCSCOArista Networks files antitrust allegations against Cisco, WSJ says
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11:24 EDTFFIVOptions with increasing volume
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10:22 EDTFFIVOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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07:32 EDTCSCOTMC to hold a conference
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07:04 EDTFFIVF5 Networks names Mike Convertino as Chief Information Security Officer
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January 24, 2016
14:40 EDTCSCOCollapse in private tech could ripple into public markets, Barron's says
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