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June 11, 2014
13:43 EDTSNDK, MUMicron, SanDisk climb after two notch upgrades at BofA/Merrill
Shares of memory technology developers Micron (MU) and SanDisk (SNDK) are rising after Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded its rating on both stocks two notches to Buy from Underperform in a note to investors earlier today. WHAT'S NEW: The supply/demand dynamics for Micron and SanDisk are more favorable than BofA/Merrill had previously believed, an analyst at the firm, Simon Dong-je Woo, wrote. Among the reasons for the change in the firm's outlook are higher memory content in laptops and tablets made in China and more aggressive promotion of flash storage by data/network operators. Meanwhile, hurdles will prevent new memory supplies from causing a glut in the market, Woo believes. Both companies should report in-line Q2 results and "upbeat" results in the second half of 2014 and in 2015, the analyst forecast. He increased his price target on Micron to $40 from $22 and on SanDisk to $125 from $80. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Also upbeat today on Micron was Credit Suisse analyst John Pitzer. The company should benefit from strong demand for its DRAM memory technology from companies and other organizations, driven by the proliferation of data tool, Pitzer contended in a note to investors earlier today. He raised his price target on the stock to $50 from $30 and kept an Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Micron rose 5.5% to $31 and SanDisk gained 3% to $100.
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June 25, 2015
07:44 EDTMUMicron volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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June 24, 2015
17:57 EDTMUWall Street applauds Senate giving go-ahead for 'fast track' trade powers
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16:00 EDTMUActionable Options for Wednesday, June, 24
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 30c to 17.32 Option volume leaders: AAPL FB NFLX BAC VALE MU BABA WMB T F EBAY FCX TWTR BBRY
09:35 EDTMUActive equity options trading on open
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09:22 EDTMUMicron shares look 'egregiously inexpensive,' says Needham
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07:43 EDTMUMicron June weekly volatility increases into Q3 and outlook
Micron June weekly option implied volatility is at 87, July is at 42, October is at 36; compared to its 52-range of 28 to 61, suggesting large near term price movement into its expected release of Q3 results on June 25.
07:30 EDTMUMicron fundamentals at inflection point, says UBS
UBS believes that Micron Technology fundamentals are at an inflection point and recommends buying the shares at current levels. The firm expects Q3 results and guidance can be better than feared and sees an earnings recovery, mostly influenced by smartphone fundamentals given significantly higher DRAM content. UBS maintained its $35 price target on Micron shares.
06:09 EDTMUOptions expected to be active
Options expected to be active: NFLX SYY MU MON NKE BBBY LEN NBG GREK
June 23, 2015
16:00 EDTMUOptions Update; June 23, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 46c to 17. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB AAPL T BAC MU BTU WMB AMZN TWTR BBRY
11:39 EDTMUStocks with call strike movement; TSLA MU
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09:36 EDTMUActive equity options trading on open
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June 22, 2015
16:00 EDTMUOptions Update; June 22, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 78c to 17.45. Option volume leaders: AAPL FB BAC CHK WMB BABA TWTR MU AMBA TSLA JPM
10:00 EDTMUOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Akebia (AKBA) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Barracuda Networks (CUDA) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... BioLineRx (BLRX) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Cabela's (CAB) initiated with an Outperform at Barrington... Chemours (CC) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Communications Sales & Leasing (CSAL) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... E.W. Scripps (SSP) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... EQT Corporation (EQT) reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays... EQT GP (EQGP) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... EQT Midstream Partners (EQM) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Energen (EGN) initiated with a Buy at KLR Group... Ignyta (RXDX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... International Game (IGT) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Leju (LEJU) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Micron (MU) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... People's Utah Bancorp (PUB) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... SouFun (SFUN) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Turquoise Hill (TRQ) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital.
10:00 EDTSNDKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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10:00 EDTMUOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:14 EDTMUOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:02 EDTMUMicron price target lowered to $33 from $37 at JPMorgan
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06:15 EDTMUMicron initiated with an Outperform at Cowen
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05:34 EDTSNDKSanDisk upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Research
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05:31 EDTMUMicron downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney downgraded Micron Technology to Sell saying rising DRAM supply will lower selling prices and contract margins. Delaney expects DRAM prices to drop up to 30% over the next three quarters and cut his price target for shares to $19 from $27. The semiconductor provider closed Friday at $24.47.
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