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July 22, 2014
13:25 EDTJNPR, PANWEarnings Preview: Juniper sahres rise ahead of Q2 earnings report
Juniper Networks (JNPR) is scheduled to report second quarter earnings after the market close on Tuesday, July 22, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Juniper Networks designs and sells network infrastructure solutions for service providers and enterprise customers. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of 38c on revenue of $1.22B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is 36c-39c on revenue of $1.20B-$1.24B. In its first quarter earnings release, the company said it sees Q2 adjusted EPS of 36c-39c on revenue of $1.2B-$1.23B, and both of those forecasts were in-line with estimates. LAST QUARTER: On April 22, Juniper reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 29c which matched estimates and revenue of $1.17B against expectations for $1.15B. NEWS: Juniper announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Palo Alto Networks (PANW) which resolved patent litigation between the two companies. Under the terms of the settlement, Palo Alto Networks made one-time payment to Juniper Networks of $75M in cash and $100M in shares of common stock and warrants to purchase common stock. With this settlement, Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks planned to dismiss all patent litigation pending in Delaware and California. RESEARCH: After news that Juniper settled a patent litigation agreement with Palo Alto on May 29, UBS said Juniper's $175M settlement is a positive as it allows the company to focus on its IPO and deliver on profitability targets. The firm gave shares a Buy rating. Oppenheimer said the deal would enable Juniper to focus more intently on its Integrated Operating Plan and free up some of its resources. The firm thinks the deal will raise Juniper's EPS by about 1c per quarter. It keeps an Outperform rating on Juniper. Deutsche Bank and Janney Capital echoed positive opinions about the news. Mizuho downgraded Juniper to Neutral from Buy on June 19, but on June 30, Cantor said that it believes the company's Integrated Operating Plan has longer term implications. After the company's stock fell 15% from its 2014 peak, the firm feels that the shares can rebound significantly from current levels. It maintained a $32 price target and Buy rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: Since Juniperís Q1 report, shares of the company fell 1.38%. In afternoon trading ahead of its Q1 report, Juniper is up 2.2% to $24.99.
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September 19, 2014
07:23 EDTJNPRFCC to hold a roundtable
Open Internet Roundtable: Technological Aspects will consider the technical aspects of ensuring an Open Internet, including questions of scope, transparency, blocking, mobile networks, and reasonable network management and is being held at FCC Washington, D.C. offices on September 19 at 1:30 pm. Webcast Link
September 11, 2014
10:00 EDTPANWOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Airgas (ARG) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... CBOE Holdings (CBOE) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... CME Group (CME) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Colfax (CFX) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... Corporate Office Properties (OFC) initiated with an Overweight at Capital One... Edwards Lifesciences (EW) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... Energen (EGN) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... GreenHunter Resources (GRH) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... GrubHub (GRUB) initiated with a Market Perform at Barrington... Illinois Tool Works (ITW) initiated with a Neutral at Northcoast... IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... JD.com (JD) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Lincoln Electric (LECO) initiated with a Buy at Northcoast... Live Nation (LYV) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Medtronic (MDT) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... Midstates Petroleum (MPO) initiated with a Market Perform at Cowen... NASDAQ (NDAQ) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Newfield Exploration (NFX) initiated with an Outperform at Iberia... Newpark Resources (NR) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Nuverra Environmental (NES) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Palo Alto (PANW) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Petrobras (PBR) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... RSP Permian (RSPP) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... Sensata (ST) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Stage Stores (SSI) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Synergy Resources (SYRG) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... TE Connectivity (TEL) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Twitter (TWTR) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Walter Investment (WAC) initiated with an Underweight at Barclays... Washington REIT (WRE) initiated with an Equalweight at Capital One... Yandex (YNDX) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Yara International (YARIY) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse.
07:29 EDTPANWDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
Technology Conference to be held in Las Vegas on September 9-11 with webcasted company presentations to begin on September 11 at 10:30 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
06:24 EDTPANWPalo Alto initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital
Target $120.
September 10, 2014
09:22 EDTPANWOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Twitter (TWTR), up 2.8% after upgraded at UBS... SunEdison (SUNE), up 2.7% after Google (GOOG) to provide $145M investment in the company's Regulus solar plant... Camtek (CAMT), up 15% after receiving new orders of $3.0M from large OSAT... Doral Financial (DRL), up 12.5% after announcing sale of approximately $430M in assets... Imperva (IMPV), up 1.5% after upgraded at Oppenheimer... Mandalay Digital (MNDL), up 13.7% after updating its guidance. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Land's End (LE), up 8.7%... Palo Alto (PANW), up 4.4%. LOWER: eBay (eBAY), down 2.6% after downgraded at Piper Jaffray following yesterday's launch of Apple Pay (AAPL)... Mobileye (MBLY), down 2.5% after downgraded at Deutsche Bank... Krispy Kreme (KKD), down 2% after Q2 earnings report... GT Advanced (GTAT), down 7% after downgraded at Goldman and Piper Jaffray... Boyd Gaming (BYD), down 3.3% after downgraded at Morgan Stanley... Urban Outfitters (URBN), down 2% after reporting Q3 SSS were so far in the low single-digits negative... Armada Hoffler (AHH), down 6% after filing to sell 5M shares of common stock... AvalonBay (AVB), down 1.8% after to sell 4.5M shares in a forward sales agreement with Goldman... AngloGold (AU), down 12% after announcing plans to restructure its international mining under a new company and saying equity capital raising being contemplated.
08:31 EDTPANWRiverbed names Mike Nefkens, Steffan Tomlinson to board of directors
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08:27 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $120 from $90 at JMP Securities
JMP Securities raised Palo Alto's price target to $120 following the strong Q4 report and guidance. Shares are Outperform rated.
08:17 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $105 from $90 at FBR Capital
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07:53 EDTJNPRDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
Technology Conference to be held in Las Vegas on September 9-11 with webcasted company presentations to begin on September 10 at 10:30; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
07:51 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $101 from $93 at UBS
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07:31 EDTPANWPalo Alto price target raised to $110 from $100 at RW Baird
Baird raised its price target on Palo Alto to $110 from $100 following the company's impressive Q4 results, citing raised guidance, strength in the APT market, and new products. The firm keeps its Outperform rating on shares of Palo Alto.
September 9, 2014
18:31 EDTPANWOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:21 EDTPANWPalo Alto up almost 5% to $93.59 after reporting Q4 results and guidance
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16:08 EDTPANWPalo Alto sees Q1 EPS approximately 12c, consensus 12c
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16:07 EDTPANWPalo Alto reports Q4 EPS 11c, consensus 11c
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15:32 EDTPANWPalo Alto September weekly 89 straddle priced for 6.7% move into Q4
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15:30 EDTPANWNotable companies reporting after market close
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11:12 EDTPANWPalo Alto weekly volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
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