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April 5, 2013
10:24 EDTFFIV, JDSU, RVBD, JNPR, FNSRF5 plummets nearly 20% after results miss expectations
F5 Networks (FFIV), which develops networking technology, is tumbling after the company last night announced preliminary second quarter results that were significantly below analysts' expectations. WHAT’S NEW: F5 said that its second quarter earnings per share would be $1.06-$1.07, versus analysts' consensus estimate of $1.23. The technology company's preliminary revenue was also meaningfully below analysts' outlook. Telecom sales and sales to the federal government fell sharply during the quarter, F5 explained. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to clients today, Piper Jaffray analyst Troy Jensen responded to the company's announcement by downgrading the stock to Neutral from Overweight. This is the fourth consecutive quarter that sales of F5's products have dropped, and the company is losing market share, Jensen wrote. Moreover, the analyst stated that he is concerned about the outlook of F5's core Application Delivery Controller market. Jensen slashed his target on the shares to $82 from $107. On the other hand, Wells Fargo was more upbeat about the company's outlook, as it believes that the results probably reflect uneven spending by telecom carriers. F5 has a number of attractive upcoming opportunities, and today's sell-off is probably a good opportunity to buy shares, wrote the firm, which lowered its target on the shares to $97-$103 from $110-$120 but maintained an Outperform rating. OTHERS TO WATCH: Several other network infrastructure companies, such as Juniper (JNPR) and Riverbed (RVBD), are trading significantly lower in the wake of F5's announcement. Also declining are companies such as JDS Uniphase (JDSU) and Finisar (FNSR) that sell optical products to telecom companies, and Radware (RDWR), which develops networking solutions and also reported preliminary results that missed expectations. In a note to clients today, Needham analyst Alex Henderson wrote that F5's lower than expected results were caused by timing issues specific to that company, and do not reflect on the outlook of companies that make similar products. TODAY'S PRICE ACTION: In early trading, F5 sank nearly 20% to $72.70, and Radware also tumbled nearly 20% to $30.20, while Juniper slid 6% to $17 and JDS Uniphase gave back 3% to $12.70.
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09:13 EDTRVBDElliiot says bought Riverbed shares, interested in raising stake but prevented
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July 16, 2014
17:23 EDTRVBDRiverbed initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham
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10:44 EDTRVBDOptions with increasing implied volatility: KORS TWX RVBD
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July 15, 2014
10:48 EDTRVBDOptions with increasing implied volatility: GLUU KORS RVBD HSH
08:53 EDTFFIVF5 Networks poised to report strong Q2 results, says Pacific Crest
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July 14, 2014
16:30 EDTRVBDOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:11 EDTRVBDRiverbed downgraded to Perform at Oppenheimer
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13:06 EDTRVBDRiverbed downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer
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12:21 EDTRVBDOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:59 EDTRVBDElliot reaffirms $21 Riverbed bid following Q2 warning
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10:54 EDTRVBDRiverbed Q2 miss strengthens Elliot case, says Wells Fargo
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10:02 EDTRVBDElliott Management reaffirms $21 per share cash bid for Riverbed
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09:16 EDTRVBDOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Citigroup (C), up 3.6% after reporting better than expected Q2 results, announcing $7B settlement with DOJ and FDIC... Apple (AAPL), up 0.7% after Barclays upgrades stock to Overweight, Morgan Stanley raises Apple estimates above consensus... Shire (SHPG), up 1.6% after receiving revised proposal from AbbVie (ABBV) of GPB 53.20 per share, which it says it would be willing to recommend to Shire shareholders. AbbVie is down 2.8% after the news... Mylan (MYL), up 4% after acquiring Abbott's (ABT) non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business in all-stock transaction valued at about $5.3B. Abbott up 1.6% after the news... Progenics (PGNX), up 13% after FDA says RELISTOR can be approved on data submitted in sNDA... Exelixis (EXEL), up 13% after announcing coBRIM Phase 3 trial met primary endpoint... URS (URS) up 8% after acquired by AECOM Technology (ACM) for $56.31 per share. AECOM shares alos up 2% after deal announcement... Whiting Petroleum (WLL), up 4.5% after agreeing to acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) in a $6B transaction. Kodiak Oil & Gas up 3%... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 11% after announcing JV's sale of 4,114 EVs in Q2. LOWER: Riverbed (RVBD), down 4.5% after saying it sees its Q2 adjusted EPS at low end of 26c-28c range... Harmonic (HLIT), down 13% after reporting preliminary Q2 earnings results.. EBay (EBAY), down 0.5% after downgraded at Pacific Crest, confirming partnership plans with Sotheby's (BID).
09:14 EDTRVBDRiverbed falls on Q2 EPS view, levels to watch
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08:32 EDTRVBDRiverbed CEO says Q2 sales 'below expectations'
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08:31 EDTRVBDRiverbed sees Q2 adjusted EPS at low end of 26c-28c range, consensus 27c
Cuts Q2 adjusted revenue view to $264M-$265M from $274M-$280M, consensus $277.42M. “Second quarter sales were below our expectations, principally in North America as we experienced longer sales cycles on some of our larger and more complex deals. We have carefully reviewed our opportunities and prospects for the remainder of the year and continue to have confidence in our ability to grow the business and deliver targeted earnings performance,” said Jerry M. Kennelly, chairman and CEO, Riverbed. “During the quarter, we continued to prudently manage expenses and focus on achieving operating leverage, as demonstrated by our solid EPS performance within our guided range.”
07:48 EDTFFIVEstimates for F5 Networks likely to rise, says BMO Capital
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July 11, 2014
09:43 EDTFNSRFinisar initiated with a Market Perform at Barrington
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July 9, 2014
10:02 EDTFFIVOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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05:30 EDTFFIVF5 Networks initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson
Target $145.
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