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January 4, 2013
10:42 EDTFTNTFortinet February volatility elevated at 64
Fortinet January call option implied volatility is at 53, February is at 64, March is at 57; above its 26-week average of 47 according to Track Data, suggests larger price movement.
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May 28, 2015
13:08 EDTFTNTCybersecurity stocks rise after Palo Alto results, IRS security breach
Shares of cybersecurity firms are trading higher on an otherwise down day after Palo Alto Networks (PANW) reported third quarter financial results that surpassed analysts' expectations amidst a reported breach at the Internal Revenue Service that is seen compromising the security of more than 100,000 U.S. taxpayers. WHAT'S NEW: Wednesday night, Palo Alto reported Q3 earnings per share of 23c and revenue of $234.17M, surpassing analysts' consensus estimates of 20c and $223.22M, respectively.The company also gave in-line guidance for Q4 EPS and Q4 revenue guidance that surpassed analysts' expectations. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On Wednesday, the IRS said nearly 100,000 taxpayers had their accounts accessed in a cyber breach. The IRS announced that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through the IRSís "Get Transcript" application. This data included Social Security information, dates of birth and street addresses. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, Palo Alto had its price target raised by a number of Wall Street firms including JMP Securities, which increased its price target to $210 from $200. JMP Securities increased its price target on Palo Alto after the company reported stronger than expected Q3 results. The firm thinks the results reinforce its thesis that Palo Alto will become the market share leader in the network security market over time. The firm kept its Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In midday trading, shares of Palo Alto Networks are up over 4%, FireEye (FEYE) shares are up nearly 4%, Fortinet (FTNT) is up almost 1.3%, and Check Point (CHKP) is higher by 1.3%. OTHERS TO WATCH:Other companies in the cybersecurity space include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), F5 Networks (FFIV), Imperva (IMPV), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC).
May 27, 2015
13:55 EDTFTNTFortinet deal for Meru Networks small but meaningful, says JPMorgan
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09:09 EDTFTNTFortinet agrees to acquire Meru Networks for $1.63 per share
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May 26, 2015
09:58 EDTFTNTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: L Brands (LB) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... Dollar General (DG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... Accenture (ACN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... Expedia (EXPE) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities... The Fresh Market (TFM) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Longbow... Marvell (MRVL) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Health Care REIT (HCN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... Gold Fields (GFI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC... eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Axiom... CNOOC (CEO) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... Quintiles (Q) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... DCT Industrial (DCT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Fortinet (FTNT) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... BB&T (BBT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Guggenheim... Hercules Technology (HTGC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... InterXion (INXN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.
09:54 EDTFTNTAnalysts bullish on two Internet security players
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07:54 EDTFTNTFortinet upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham
Needham upgraded Fortinet to Buy with a $48 price target following field checks. The firm said Large Enterprises are increasingly open to UTM appliances for "performance" environments and checks suggest Fortinet is still accelerating and consensus estimates are too low.,
May 20, 2015
15:55 EDTFTNTCareFirst BlueCross BlueShield confirms cyberattack
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has confirmed that cyberattackers gained limited, unauthorized access to a single CareFirst database. This was discovered as a part of the companyís ongoing Information Technology security efforts in the wake of recent cyberattacks on health insurers. CareFirst engaged Mandiant, a unit of FireEye (FEYE), to conduct an end-to-end examination of its IT environment. The review determined that in June 2014 cyberattackers gained access to a single database in which CareFirst stores data that members and other individuals enter to access CareFirstís websites and online services. Approximately 1.1M current and former CareFirst members and individuals who do business with CareFirst online who registered to use CareFirstís websites prior to June 20, 2014 are affected by this event. All affected members will receive a letter from CareFirst offering two free years of credit monitoring and identity theft protection. Mandiant completed its review and found no indication of any other prior or subsequent attack or evidence that other personal information was accessed. Other publicly traded companies in the cybersecurity space include Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC).
08:41 EDTFTNTCisco CFO sees potential for acquistions in security
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May 18, 2015
08:11 EDTFTNTFortinet signs CRADA with DHS
Fortinet announced that it has signed a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement, or CRADA, with the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS. With the CRADA in place, Fortinet can now share and gain access to new threat information in order to help improve threat detection and prevention for users of Fortinet security solutions. The CRADA will allow Fortinet to participate in the Cyber Information and Sharing and Collaboration Program, or CISCP, which entails sharing cyber threat, incident, and vulnerability information in near real-time, drawing on data of observed threat activity submitted by CISCP participants.

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