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February 14, 2013
17:20 EDTST, MUR, SYMCThird Point reports increased stakes in Murphy Oil, Sensata, Symantec
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October 7, 2015
10:01 EDTSTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AllianceBernstein (AB) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Baidu (BIDU) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Daiwa... Brinker (EAT) downgraded to Negative from Mixed at OTR Global... CBIZ (CBZ), Inc. downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight at First Analysis... First Majestic (AG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Desjardins... Marks & Spencer (MAKSY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Nu Skin (NUS) downgraded on negative preannouncement, China headwinds at Stifel... Old Dominion (ODFL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... PMC-Sierra (PMCS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Craig-Hallum... Parkway Properties (PKY) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Phillips 66 (PSX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Potash (POT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC... Radware (RDWR) downgraded to Neutral on execution issues at Buckingham... Sensata (ST) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... Tenaris (TS) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Tesla (TSLA) downgraded at Baird on Model X timing uncertainty.
07:55 EDTSTSensata downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
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October 6, 2015
15:37 EDTMURMurphy Oil files automatic mixed securities shelf
October 2, 2015
15:14 EDTSYMCAs many as 4.6M Scottrade users' data exposed in breach, KrebsonSecurity says
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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.
September 25, 2015
09:17 EDTSTAuto suppliers decline on Volkswagen fears overdone, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo says that a 10% decline in diesel's market share in Europe would only reduce the annual EPS of Tenneco (TEN0, BorgWarner (BWA) and Delphi (DLPH) by 1%-5%, while the stocks have fallen by a median of 10.2% since September 17. The firm does not expect Volkswagen (VLKAY) sales to drop tremendously. It views fears about BorgWarner and Tenneco as "way overdone," and says that Delphi's weakness is also unjustified.

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