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June 11, 2014
13:43 EDTMU, SNDKMicron, 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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October 16, 2014
18:36 EDTSNDKOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:48 EDTSNDK, MUMicron lower by over 1% to $28 after SanDisk Q3 results and guidance
17:35 EDTSNDKSanDisk trades lower after hours, levels to watch
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17:33 EDTSNDKSanDisk continues to trade lower, now down almost 7% after Q4 revenue guidance
17:24 EDTSNDKSanDisk sees Q4 revenue $1.8B-$1.85B, consensus $1.88B
Sees Q4 adjusted gross margin 47%-49%. Guidance from company's Q3 earnings conference call.
17:19 EDTSNDKSanDisk on track for Fusion- io to add to earnings in 2H15
Comment made on company Q3 earnings call.
16:23 EDTSNDKSanDisk lower by 1.5% to $83.75 after Q3 results
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16:08 EDTSNDKSanDisk sees demand for NAND flash continues strong
“Third quarter results reflect the strength of our diversified product portfolio, broad customer engagements and solid execution,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO. “Demand for NAND flash continues to be strong across mobile, client and enterprise, where SanDisk’s innovations are creating significant opportunities. As we focus on closing a record 2014, we also look forward to building upon our success in 2015.”
16:06 EDTSNDKSanDisk reports Q3 adjusted gross margin 49%
16:06 EDTSNDKSanDisk reports Q3 EPS $1.45, consensus $1.33
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15:26 EDTSNDKNotable companies reporting after market close
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14:47 EDTSNDK, MUEarnings Preview: Pacific Crest, RBC positive on SanDisk ahead of report
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14:36 EDTSNDKSanDisk October 86 straddle priced for 7.3% move into Q3
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October 15, 2014
15:00 EDTSNDKSanDisk October 84 straddle priced for 7.3% move into Q3
10:02 EDTMUOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:19 EDTMUMicron upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
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October 14, 2014
07:59 EDTSNDKSanDisk should be bought on weakness, says Pacific Crest
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07:47 EDTSNDKSanDisk October volatility elevated into Q3 and guidance
SanDisk October call option implied volatility is at 98, November is at 44, January is at 35; compared to its 26-week average of 32 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on October 16.
October 13, 2014
06:03 EDTMUStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; HTZ MU
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October 12, 2014
17:58 EDTMUMicron shares look more attractive, Barron's says
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