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January 30, 2013
19:40 EDTFIO, LVS, ALGN, FTNT, FB, QCOM, CTXS, STM, FIRE, NOW, SWKSOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Fortinet (FTNT), up 16.8%... Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), up 11.6%... Citrix Systems (CTXS), up 10.5%... Align Technology (ALGN), up 9.3%... ServiceNow (NOW), up 8%... Qualcomm (QCOM), up 6.4%... Las Vegas Sands (LVS) 4.9%... ALSO HIGHER: Sourcefire (FIRE), up 4.8% after peer Fortinet posted Q4 results that beat consensus estimates... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Facebook (FB), down 3.4%... Fusion-io (FIO), down 16.8%... STMicroelectronics (STM), down 2.7%.
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April 21, 2015
07:15 EDTFTNTUBS to host a software tour
Software Tour at RSA Conference is being held on April 21-24.
06:55 EDTFTNTFortinet price target raised to $45 from $33 at Deutsche Bank
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06:48 EDTALGNAlign Technology upgraded to Overweight, concerns overdone, says Morgan Stanley
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06:36 EDTQCOMQualcomm April weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Qualcomm April call option implied volatility is at 56, May is at 29, June is at 22, compared to its 26-week average of 22 according to Track Data, according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results after the market close on April 22.
06:17 EDTALGNAlign Technology upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
April 20, 2015
18:48 EDTFTNTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Lam Research (LRCX), up 9.2%... Fortinet (FTNT), up 9%. ALSO HIGHER: Lumber Liquidators (LL), up 2% after being initiated with a Buy, $45 target at Cantor... Geron (GERN), up 2.2% after being initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Applied Materials (AMAT), up 1.6% after Lam Research reported quarterly results. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Sanmina (SANM), down 10.5%... IBM (IBM), down marginally... Rambus (RMBS), down 3.7%.
17:06 EDTFTNTFortinet up 7% following Q1 results, guidance
16:52 EDTFTNTFortinet sees FY15 adjusted EPS 51c-52c, consensus 50c
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16:50 EDTFTNTFortinet sees Q2 adjusted EPS 8c-9c , consensus 11c
Sees Q2 revenue $224M-$228M, consensus $222.1M. Sees Q2 operating margin 9%-10%. Sees Q2 gross margin 70%-71%. Sees Q2 billings $263M-$268M. Guidance from slides presentation.
16:33 EDTFTNTFortinet spikes higher after results
Shares are up over 6.3% in the extended session to $36.84, a fresh 52-week high and life high. At that price support is at $35.86, the prior life high and 52-week high. Without established resistance a drift upward to the $38.50 area may be possible.
16:27 EDTFTNTFortinet reports Q1 adjusted EPS 8c, consensus 6c
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16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; April 20, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 78c to 21.52. Option volume leaders: AAPL VZ PBR TWTR TSLA TWTR NFLX MCP FB AMZN AA C according to Track Data.
15:37 EDTFTNTNotable companies reporting after market close
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14:48 EDTQCOMQualcomm to have Samsung foundry make next high-end chip, Re/code says
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12:35 EDTFTNTCybersecurity stocks rally after Raytheon announces joint venture
The shares of cybersecurity companies are rising after Raytheon (RTN), a major defense contractor, announced that it was forming a cybersecuity joint venture with a company in the sector, Websense. Raytheon will acquire control of Websense as part of the deal. WHAT'S NEW: Raytheon announced that it had agreed to form a joint venture with Websense, which is owned by Vista Equity Partners. Under the deal, Websense will combine with Raytheon Cyber Products, a business unit of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services segment. Raytheon will pay about $1.57B for an 80.3% stake in the joint venture. Additionally, Raytheon will pay $1.9B, net of cash acquired, to buy Websense. Of the $1.9B, $600M will be in the form of an intercompany loan to the joint venture. The combined company will be treated as a separate business segment of Raytheon, the defense contractor stated. John McCormack, the CEO of Websense, will be the CEO of the unit. The deal is expected to close next quarter. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, Wells Fargo analyst Sam Pearlstein wrote that the deal will raise Raytheon's non-GAAP, 2015 adjusted earnings per share by about 6c. However, the transaction will lower Raytheon's EPS on a GAAP basis for 2015 by 48c, driven by amortization of intangibles, deferred revenue, and one-time costs, according to Pearlstein. The analyst kept an Outperform rating on Raytheon shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Cybersecurity company Check Point (CHKP) reported stronger than expected first quarter results today. Its Q2 guidance was roughly in-line with analysts' consensus estimates at the midpoints of the ranges given for earnings and revenue. Additionally, Check Point announced a partnership with another cybersecurity company, FireEye (FEYE). The companies said they would share threat intelligence to protect customers from modern advanced attacks. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading,Check Point jumped 5.4% to $86.14, FireEye rose 3.8% to $42.39, Palo Alto (PANW) gained 2.4% to $146, Fortinet (FTNT) added 1.7% to $34.28, Proofpoint (PFPT) advanced 1.7% to $58, and Raytheon slid 0.3% to $107.40.
10:38 EDTFBFacebook volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
Facebook April weekly call option implied volatility is at 73, May is at 39, June 30, September is at 29; compared to its 26-week average of 30 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 results on April 22.
09:36 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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07:56 EDTFBFacebook Q1 results should beat expectations, says Oppenheimer
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07:04 EDTFBFacebook Q1 results should beat expectations, says Cantor
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05:51 EDTFBEU calls for 'level playing field' in telecoms market, Financial Times reports
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