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June 6, 2012
16:32 EDTSMSC, MCHPMicrochip receives U.S. antitrust clearance for SMSC acquisition
Microchip Technology (MCHP) announced that, in connection with the previously announced definitive agreement under which Microchip will acquire Standard Microsystems (SMSC), Microchip and SMSC were granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 on May 18. Microchip also announced that the required non-U.S. filings for pre-closing antitrust clearance applicable to the merger have been submitted. The required filings were submitted in China on May 23 in Germany on May 24, in Korea on May 31, and in Turkey on June 4. Completion of the merger remains subject to antitrust clearance in these countries, along with certain other closing conditions, including approval by SMSC stockholders of the merger. The special meeting of SMSC stockholders to approve the merger will be held on July 10. Microchip continues to expect that the transaction will close in the third calendar quarter of 2012.
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February 4, 2016
07:24 EDTMCHPMicrochip sees December quarter as end of inventory correction, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Harsh Kumar noted that along with reporting "solid" December quarter results, Microchip said it believes the quarter marked the end of the current inventory correction. The company historically has credibility in calling semiconductor cycles, Kumar tells investors in a research note. The analyst, who prefers to wait for a better entry point into the stock, keeps a $55 price target and Equal Weight rating on Microchip shares.
February 3, 2016
16:22 EDTMCHPMicrochip sees Q4 EPS 65c-69c, consensus 66c
Sees Q4 revenue $552M-$568.5M, consensus $567.1M.
16:21 EDTMCHPMicrochip reports Q3 EPS 64c, consensus 62c
Reports Q3 revenue $540.3M, consensus $551.85M. Reports Q3 non-GAAP revenue $552M.
16:17 EDTMCHPMicrochip appoints Ganesh Moorthy as COO
Microchip Technology announced that its board has appointed Ganesh Moorthy as president and COO effective immediately. Moorthy joined Microchip in 2001 as Vice President of the Advanced 8-bit Microcontroller division.
14:48 EDTMCHPNotable companies reporting after market close
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10:00 EDTMCHPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AIG (AIG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Credit Acceptance (CACC) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James... CIT Group (CIT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... Cobalt (CIE) downgraded at Stifel... Cypress Energy (CELP) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Freeport McMoRan (FCX) downgraded on weak near-term outlook at Argus... Gastar Exploration (GST) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital... Intersil (ISIL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi... LyondellBasell (LYB) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital... Marriott (MAR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Microchip (MCHP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities... Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Peapack-Gladstone (PGC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... QIWI (QIWI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... STORE Capital (STOR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Spark Energy (SPKE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Stone Energy (SGY) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital... SunEdison Semiconductor (SEMI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Teradyne (TER) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Texas Instruments (TXN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... UBS (UBS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) downgraded on oil price outlook at Stifel... Xcel Energy (XEL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Xilinx (XLNX) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Axiom.
February 2, 2016
17:49 EDTMCHPMicrochip downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
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11:50 EDTMCHPOptions with increasing put volume; BKLN AKS ROK MCHP EXXI TPX ALU TXT RCL
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10:01 EDTMCHPHigh option volume stocks: DF ROK MCHP SFLY PBI IDTI IILG

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