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November 14, 2012
16:43 EDTWCC, MDLZ, SYMC, ADSK, NXYThird Point reports new stakes in Mondelez, Nexen, Symantec, WESCO, Autodesk
News For MDLZ;NXY;SYMC;WCC;ADSK From The Last 14 Days
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October 2, 2015
15:14 EDTSYMCAs many as 4.6M Scottrade users' data exposed in breach, KrebsonSecurity says
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October 1, 2015
17:05 EDTMDLZMondelez looks to sell European cheese and grocery business, Reuters reports
Mondelez is considering the sale of its European cheese and grocery business, which could be valued at approximately $3B, Reuters reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
September 30, 2015
10:33 EDTSYMCBattleground: 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.
08:44 EDTADSKAutodesk requires more patience but end still compelling, says Cowen
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September 29, 2015
15:26 EDTADSKAutodesk took 'major step' in right direction with analyst day, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty said that Autodesk took a "major step in the right direction" by giving transparency on what the company should look like through its subscription transition and beyond during its analyst day meeting. Among the "number of positives" coming from the meeting are the company's explicit revenue and margin guidance through the transition, its outlook for cash flow greater than $4 per share in FY20, and its assertion that the subscription shift is expanding its market opportunity, Auty said. The analyst has an Overweight rating on Autodesk shares.
15:08 EDTADSKAutodesk sees strong growth in ARR and subscriptions from FY16 to FY20
Autodesk sees strong growth in ARR and subscriptions from FY16 to FY20. The company notes that FY17 is the inflection point as perpetual license sales end. the company sees traditional financial metrics to normalize by FY20. Autodesk sees revenue of at least $3.5B in FY20 with sustainable double-digit growth. Sees Non-GAAP operating margin in the mid-20% range in FY20 and increasing to 30% plus. Sees free cash flow of $1B in FY20 and increasing. The company added that model acceleration continues beyond FY20. Information from company slides presentation.
08:32 EDTADSKAutodesk still sees FY16 adjusted EPS 60c-72c, consensus 67c
Sees FY16 revenue $2.47B-$2.51B, consensus $2.48B. Sees billings up 2%-4%. Sees net subscription additions 375,000-425,000.
08:31 EDTADSKAutodesk still sees Q3 adjusted EPS 5c-10c, consensus 7c
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September 27, 2015
12:43 EDTADSKAutodesk shares could rise 50% in 18 months, Barron's says
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September 25, 2015
08:59 EDTADSKAutodesk, Workday, Veeva weakness present buying opportunities, says Canaccord
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08:08 EDTMDLZMondelez shares could reach $70, says Bernstein
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September 24, 2015
08:06 EDTADSKAutodesk to acquire netfabb, terms not disclosed
Autodesk has signed a definitive agreement to acquire netfabb, a Lupburg, Germany-based developer of software solutions for industrial additive design and manufacturing. Autodesk will also make a strategic investment in FIT Technology Group, the parent company of netfabb and provider of additive manufacturing software and services. The two companies will collaborate to increase adoption of technology for industrial additive manufacturing. Autodesk plans to use foreign capital for the transaction, which is expected to close in Autodesk's Q4 FY2016. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
05:18 EDTADSKAutodesk to host investor day
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September 23, 2015
12:36 EDTSYMCGovernment cyber attack affects larger number of fingerprint data
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