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April 9, 2014
17:49 EDTIMPV, CHKP, FTNT, FEYE, PANW, SYMCImperva plummets after lowering Q1 EPS and revenue outlook
Imperva (IMPV), a data security solutions company, is down more than 34% in extended trading after the company lowered its first quarter earnings per share and revenue outlook. WHAT'S NEW: Imperva said it now sees a Q1 adjusted EPS view of (44c)-(40c), down from (37c)-(33c) and below the analyst consensus of (35c). The company also lowered its Q1 revenue view to $31M-$31.5M from $36M-$37M, below a consensus of $36.69M. The company said its Q1 results "were primarily impacted by extended sales cycles on deals over $100,000, which led to delays in receiving anticipated orders from customers, particularly in the U.S., which resulted in lower than expected revenue for products." ANALYST REACTION: Wells Fargo said it believes the magnitude of Imperva's Q1 miss will weigh on the Cyber Security industry since expectations for the group were relatively high going into earnings. Wells noted, however, that it saw little direct fundamental implications for other names in the group as Imperva's issues were likely more company specific. PRICE ACTION: Imperva is trading down $16.98, or 34.14%, to $32.75 in the after-hours. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other names in the space include Check Point (CHKP), Fortinet (FTNT), FireEye (FEYE), Palo Alto (PANW) and Symantec (SYMC). Both Fortinet and FireEye are trading down over 2% in the after-hours.
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July 24, 2014
12:36 EDTFTNTAnalyst says Barracuda weakness may be based on misunderstanding
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10:56 EDTFTNTBarracuda Networks pullback may be due to misinterpretation, says JPMorgan
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10:19 EDTFTNTHigh option volume stocks
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09:17 EDTFTNTFortinet best small cap idea for 2014, says RW Baird
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09:16 EDTFTNTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:43 EDTFTNTFortinet price target raised to $30 from $26 at JMP Securities
JMP Securities increased its price target on Fortinet after the company reported stronger than expected Q2 results. The firm thinks the company is well-positioned to continue gaining market share and reiterates an Outperform rating.
07:22 EDTFTNTFortinet price target raised to $29 from $26 at Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest raised its price target on Fortinet as the firm thinks the company reported impressive Q2 results. The firm believes that the company is gaining market share and seeing strong momentum. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
July 23, 2014
18:34 EDTFTNTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Fortinet (FTNT), up 7.8%... Hanesbrands (HBI), up 5.4%... 8x8 (EGHT), up 5.1%... Infinera (INFN), up 4.9%... Facebook (FB), reverses and is now trading up 5.1% following second quarter earnings conference call. NOTABLE: Twitter (TWTR), up 1.7%, LinkedIn (LNKD), up marginally, and Yelp (YELP), up 1.6% after Facebook reports second quarter results. ALSO HIGHER: Spectranetics (SPNC), up 7.1% after receiving FDA clearance for atherectomy products, Turbo-Tandem and Turbo Elite... Ariad Pharmaceuticals (ARIA), up 7.1%... Jamba (JMBA), up 3.8% after Engaged Capital reports stake in the company and announced that they had discussions with management. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: AT&T (T), down 1.2%... Angie's List (ANGI), down 16.4%... Tripadvisor (TRIP), down 11.5%... Orchids Paper (TIS), down 7.4%... Cirrus Logic (CRUS), down 6.6%... Cliffs Natural (CLF), down 1.2%... Teradyne (TER), down 4%. ALSO LOWER: Kandi Technologies (KNDI), down 3.8% after being mentioned negatively in a Seeking Alpha blog post.
16:49 EDTFTNTFortinet sees FY14 EPS 47c-48c, consensus 50c
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16:42 EDTFTNTFortinet sees Q3 EPS 11c, consensus 13c
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16:32 EDTFTNTFortinet reports Q2 adjusted EPS 11c, consensus 10c
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15:27 EDTCHKPCheck Point price target raised to $75 from $69 at JPMorgan
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13:28 EDTPANW, FTNT, CHKP, FEYECheck Point advances after results beat expectations
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12:57 EDTCHKP, PANW, FTNTCheck Point Q2 results, guidance solid, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo believes that Check Point (CHK) reported solid Q2 results and provided solid guidance, as its large deal metrics were particularly strong, according to Wells. The firm thinks the results show that spending trends in cyber security remain strong, boding well for cyber security companies Palo Alto (PANW), Fortinet (FTNT), and FireEye (FEYE). Wells keeps an Outperform rating on Check Point.
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08:46 EDTCHKPCheck Point sees Q3 EPS 88c-92c, consensus 90c
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05:39 EDTCHKPCheck Point reports Q2 EPS 89c, consensus 87c
Reports Q2 revenue $362.6M, consensus $359.45M.
July 22, 2014
13:25 EDTPANWEarnings Preview: Juniper sahres rise ahead of Q2 earnings report
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10:30 EDTSYMCSymantec accused of false claims by Justice Department
The Justice Department said it has intervened in a lawsuit against Symantec, alleging that Symantec submitted false claims to the United States on a General Services Administration software contract. The case alleges that Symantec knowingly provided the United States with inaccurate and incomplete information about the prices it was offering to its commercial customers during the negotiation and performance of the contract. "The suit contends that Symantec misrepresented its true commercial sales practices, ultimately leading to government customers receiving discounts far inferior to those Symantec gave to its commercial non-government customers," the government stated. The contract at issue was in place from 2007 to 2012 and involved hundreds of millions of dollars in sales, it added.
10:15 EDTSYMCDOJ intervenes in whistleblower suit against Symantec alleging false claims
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