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July 7, 2014
10:29 EDTUBS, SNX, MTL, SIMO, TWO, CBSO, FTNT, URS, BRFS, INFAHigh option volume stocks:
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October 2, 2015
15:14 EDTFTNTAs many as 4.6M Scottrade users' data exposed in breach, KrebsonSecurity says
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October 1, 2015
08:00 EDTUBSSecurity Traders Association to hold a conference
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07:28 EDTUBSSEC Commissioner calls for increased transparency for dark pools, Reuters says
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September 30, 2015
10:33 EDTFTNTBattleground: Analysts agree Barracuda shares 'cheap,' diverge on ratings
The shares of Barracuda Networks (CUDA) are falling after the company reported lower than expected revenue and provided weaker than expected guidance. Research firms Piper Jaffray and JPMorgan both said that the shares are cheap in the wake of their huge decline today, though Piper downgraded the shares and JPMorgan kept an Overweight rating on the stock. Barracuda provides IT security and storage solutions, primarily for small and medium businesses. WHAT'S NEW: Barracuda last night reported second quarter earnings per share of 10c, versus analysts' consensus estimate of 9c. The company's revenue, however, came in at $78.4M, below the consensus outlook of $78.7M. Moreover, the company lowered its fiscal 2016 EPS guidance to 34c-36c from 36c-41c. Analysts' consensus estimate was 39c. Barrcuda cut its full-year revenue guidance to $320M-$323M, from $325M-$330M. Analysts' consensus estimate was $325M. The company said that its Q2 results were negatively impacted by longer sales cycles in its Europe, Middle East, and Africa region and it warned that it "saw some evidence" of slowing growth in the storage market. It also stated that its gross billings came in below its expectations. ANALYST REACTION: Piper Jaffray analyst Andrew Nowinski responded to Barracuda's results by downgrading the stock to Neutral from Overweight. Although Barracuda blamed its lower than expected billings guidance on weakness in its storage business, its security billings increased only by high single digit percentage levels, the analyst stated. The shares are "cheap," but the valuation is not compelling enough to recommend the stock, contends Nowinski, who cut his price target for shares to $20 from $40. Barracuda was also downgraded at Macquarie and at Stephens this morning.Conversely, JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty called Barracuda shares "too cheap to ignore." The company lowered its billings guidance partly due to worries about slowing storage market growth, as indicated by an industry report released last quarter, said Auty. However, the growth of Barracuda's storage business actually accelerated last quarter, reaching about 25%, the analyst stated. He believes that Barracuda's new guidance reflects the company's efforts to be "prudent." Auty cut his price target on the name to $30 from $42 but kept an Overweight rating on the shares. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other publicly traded companies in the IT security space include Check Point (CHKP), F5 Networks (FFIV), FireEye (FEYE), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Proofpoint (PFPT), Qualys (QLYS) and Symantec (SYMC). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Barracuda tumbled 33% to $15.90.
September 29, 2015
13:22 EDTUBSUBS PR reaches $34M settlement with SEC, FINRA
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13:16 EDTUBSFINRA sanctions UBS Puerto Rico $18.5M for supervisory failures
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September 28, 2015
19:11 EDTSNXOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
HIGHER: Yahoo (YHOO), up 3.3% after the board authorized Yahoo to continue to pursue the Aabaco spin-off plan... Cheniere Energy (LNG), up 0.67% after Carl Icahn raised his stake in the company to 11.43%... Republic Airways (RJET), up 7.4% after the company was upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Exelon (EXC) and Pepco (POM), higher by 1% and 2.4%, respectively, after the DC Mayor's office released a statement confirming discussions of a settlement agreement with the companies. LOWER AFTER EARNINGS: SYNNEX (SNX), down 2.7% after the company reported Q3 results, gave Q4 guidance, and raised its quarterly dividend. ALSO LOWER: Zosano (ZSAN), down 52.5% after it discontinued development of its Daily ZP-PTH treatment for severe osteoporosis and terminated a collaboration agreement with Eli Lilly (LLY)... OvaScience (OVAS), down 15.9% after the company announced it doesn't expect to meet its previous 2015 goal of 1,000 Augment treatment cycles.
16:29 EDTSNXSYNNEX raises quarterly dividend to 20c from 12c per share
The dividend will be payable on October 30 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 16.
16:27 EDTSNXSYNNEX sees Q4 adjusted EPS $1.74-$1.79, consensus $1.78
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16:26 EDTSNXSYNNEX reports Q3 adjusted EPS $1.47, consensus $1.43
Reports Q3 revenue $3.33B, consensus $3.38B.
15:00 EDTSNXNotable companies reporting after market close
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06:20 EDTUBSCOMCO probing UBS, Julius Baer for metals market price fixing, AFP reports
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September 27, 2015
14:04 EDTFTNTCybersecurity firms look prime for takeover, Barron's says
Cybersecurity companies like Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Fortinet (FTNT), and FireEye (FEYE) are becoming increasingly-attractive takeover targets for a Cisco (CSCO) or IBM (IBM), and any future dip in their stocks could represent a buying opportunity, Barron's contends in its 'Technology Trader' column. Reference Link
September 25, 2015
07:08 EDTSNXSYNNEX price target raised to $97 from $90 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital raised its price target on SYNNEX to $97 from $90 to reflect its best in breed status. The firm cited expectations for both a revenue and OM benefit in Q2, its demand opportunity for products and its ability to continue with beat and raise quarters. Brean Capital reiterated its Buy rating on SYNNEX shares.
September 24, 2015
07:36 EDTFTNTFortinet checks positive, says Oppenheimer
After conducting checks on Fortinet, Oppenheimer says the checks indicate that the company's results could come in at least at the higher end of its guidance. The firm says that the company continues to benefit from a number of positive catalysts, including more large deals and increased demand for high-end products. The firm keeps a $55 price target and Outperform rating on the stock.
September 23, 2015
12:36 EDTFTNTGovernment cyber attack affects larger number of fingerprint data
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06:43 EDTUBSUBS CEO: Mistakes, risks are acceptable, FT reports
UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti has advised his top managers to tell employees that taking more risks and making mistakes is okay, the Financial Times reports. Ermotti argues that there needs to be a "degree of tolerance" for mistakes, since various regulatory and criminal fears are stopping legitimate businesses from taking honest risks, the report says. Reference Link
September 21, 2015
09:05 EDTFTNTFortinet names Holly Rollo chief marketing officer
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07:14 EDTTWOJMP Securities to hold a conference
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September 20, 2015
18:47 EDTUBSBlackstone to announce Intertrust IPO, Bloomberg says
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