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June 23, 2014
14:27 EDTMU, SNDKEarnings Preview: Analysts bullish on Micron results, outlook
Micron (MU) is expected to report third quarter earnings after the close on Monday, June 23, with a conference call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET. Micron manufactures semiconductor devices, principally Dynamic Random Access Memory, or DRAM, NAND Flash and NOR Flash memory. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 70c on revenue of $3.89B. The consensus range is 58c-79c for EPS on revenue of $3.75B-$4.29B, according to First Call. LAST QUARTER: Micron reported second quarter EPS, excluding certain gains, of 85c, compared to the 76c consensus estimate of analysts. Micron's quarterly revenue of $4.11B beat expectations for $3.99B. Revenues from sales of Trade NAND Flash products were 11% higher sequentially, primarily due to a 35% increase in sales volume offset by an 18% decrease in average selling prices. Revenues from sales of DRAM products were essentially unchanged in Q2 compared to the prior quarter, as both sales volumes and average selling prices remained stable. The company's overall consolidated gross margin was 34% in the quarter, compared to 32% in the prior quarter, as a result of a higher DRAM gross margin. STREET RESEARCH: The supply/demand dynamics for Micron and SanDisk (SNDK) are more favorable than Bank of America Merrill Lynch had previously believed, analyst Simon Dong-je Woo wrote in a note to investors on June 11. 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 "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 at the time and upgraded the stocks two notches to Buy from Underperform. In a note sent two day's later, Sterne Agee said it expected the results for Micron's May quarter to be strong and predicted that the company's guidance for its August quarter will be stronger. The firm, which expects the company's August quarter results to be boosted by a turnaround in key NAND-DRAM margins, raised its price target on the stock to $38 from $32 and kept a Buy rating on the name. Most recently, RBC Capital said it thinks that Micron benefited from healthy demand trends and gross margin expansion in Q3. The firm raised its price target on the stock to $38 from $34 on June 20 and kept its Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: Since the day after last quarter's report, shares of Micron have advanced about 30%. Ahead of tonight's report, Micron was down about 0.5% to $31.69 in afternoon trading.
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February 24, 2015
11:38 EDTMUMicron pullback a buying opportunity, says JPMorgan
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10:43 EDTMUMicron drop on Apple speculation presents buying opportunity, says Stifel
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09:46 EDTMUMicron falls sharply, levels to watch
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09:46 EDTMUMicron's May guidance looks increasingly challenged, says Cleveland Research
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February 23, 2015
10:38 EDTMUMicron management to meet with Pacific Crest
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February 18, 2015
09:59 EDTSNDKSanDisk calls active on renewed takeover chatter
SanDisk February 81 and 83 calls are active on total call volume of 1500 contracts (600 puts) on renewed takeover chatter. February call option implied volatility is at 41, March and April is at 29, July is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of 32 according to Track Data. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for large near term price movement.
09:42 EDTSNDKRumor: SanDisk moves up on renewed takeover chatter
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08:19 EDTMUMicron profitability can improve meaningfully, says Bernstein
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February 17, 2015
17:13 EDTMUPoint72 gives quarterly update on stakes
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10:00 EDTMUOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:56 EDTMUMicron rises, levels to watch
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07:41 EDTMUMicron price target raised to $45 from $42 at Jefferies
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07:22 EDTSNDKMitsubishi UFJ to hold a tour
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07:10 EDTMUMicron upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
Macquarie upgraded Micron to Outperform with a $40 price target based on expectations memory medium-term pricing trends will remain stable given structural supply constraints, which could result in $5B in free-cash-flow in CY16.
February 13, 2015
10:00 EDTSNDKOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Ametek (AME) upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird... Ascena Retail (ASNA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at KeyBanc... Cabela's (CAB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... CoreSite Realty (COR) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Cytokinetics (CYTK) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... DTS, Inc. (DTSI) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo... Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... EnLink Midstream (ENLC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Wunderlich... GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) upgraded to Buy from Sell at UBS... Great-West Lifeco (GWLIF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at TD Securities... Himax (HIMX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Chardan... Mallinckrodt (MNK) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Medical Properties upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Microchip (MCHP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Drexel Hamilton... Orbitz (OWW) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman... Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... SanDisk (SNDK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Drexel Hamilton... SkyWest (SKYW) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Stage Stores (SSI) upgraded at Sterne Agee... Tractor Supply (TSCO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Valero (VLO) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Watsco (WSO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens.
08:47 EDTSNDKSanDisk upgraded to Buy on connectivity demand at Drexel Hamilton
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07:53 EDTSNDKSanDisk upgraded to Buy from Hold at Drexel Hamilton
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February 12, 2015
19:03 EDTMUMicron and Seagate partner to leverage storage solution technologies
Micron (MU) and Seagate (STX) announced a strategic agreement to deliver storage solutions. While initially focusing on next-generation SAS SSDs and strategic NAND supply, Micron and Seagate anticipate that this multi-year agreement will extend into future collaboration on enterprise storage solutions featuring Micron NAND flash memory.
15:17 EDTMUMicron to host analyst meeting
Analyst meeting to be held on February 13 at 10 am. Webcast Link
12:08 EDTMUStocks with call strike movement; TSLA MU
Tesla (TSLA) June 240 call option implied volatility decreased 6% to 41, Micron (MU) July 35 call option implied volatility decreased 2% to 39 according to IVolatility.
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