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December 20, 2012
15:06 EDTMUEarnings Preview: Micron looks to continue run, up 13% since last report
Micron (MU) is expected to report Q1 earnings after the close on Thursday, December 20, 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 (20c) on revenue of $2.01B. The consensus range is (29c)-(3c) for EPS on revenue of $1.76B-$2.18B, according to First Call... LAST QUARTER: Micron suffered a Q4 loss that was worse than expected, reporting Q4 EPS (24c), compared to consensus of (22c). Q4 revenue also missed expectations at $1.96B, compared to consensus $2.12B. The company said sales of NAND Flash products were 12% lower in Q4 compared to Q3, due to an 11% decrease in sales volume. Also, Q4 DRAM sales were down 9% sequentially due to a 9% decrease in sales volume, while sales of NOR Flash products were approximately 12% of total net sales for Q4... RESEARCH AND REPORTS: Immediately following Micron's Q4 report, research firm RW Baird said Micron's valuation remained attractive and reiterated its Outperform rating and $10 price target. In recent days, DigiTimes, a news source focused on the semiconductor, electronics, computer and communications industries, reported that DRAM contract prices have increased 1%-2% in the first half of this month. DigiTimes also said NAND flash prices dropped 1%-2% in the first half of December... PRICE ACTION: Since the first day of trading after last quarter's report, shares of Micron have advanced about 13%. In late afternoon trading ahead of tonight's report, Micron is down 2c, or 0.29%, to $6.80.
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August 14, 2014
10:13 EDTMUDRAM prices to see 'continuous reduction,' DRAMeXchange says
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August 13, 2014
10:12 EDTMUMicron management to meet with Needham
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August 12, 2014
14:28 EDTMUPacific Crest remains on the sidelines of Micron
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August 11, 2014
07:50 EDTMUMicron pullback creates buying opportunity, says Jefferies
Jefferies attributes the recent pullback in shares of Micron to Samsung's DRAM bit growth commentary and Micron's guidance for higher capital expenditures in FY15. Jefferies expects favorable DRAM supply/demand balance to continue through 2015 and thinks Micron will continue to see near-term pricing power. The firm recommends buying the stock at current levels and keeps a Buy rating on Micron with a $38 price target.
August 8, 2014
09:10 EDTMUMicron shares should be bought on weakness, says Sterne Agee
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August 6, 2014
10:08 EDTMUMicron nears important test of support, levels to watch
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