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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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December 12, 2014
06:13 EDTMUMicron in talks to revise supply agreement with Inotera, DigiTimes reports
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December 9, 2014
06:25 EDTMUMicron attempt to renegotiate supply agreement with Inotera, DigiTimes says
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December 8, 2014
07:36 EDTMUMicron December volatility of 31 at low end of historic range
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December 5, 2014
13:55 EDTMUMicron CEO said to be upbeat on DRAM pricing, CNBC's Lee reports
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06:21 EDTMUDRAMeXchange: DRAM spot prices hit 7-month low, DigiTimes says
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06:00 EDTMUMicron management to meet with Wedbush
Meeting to be held in New York on December 8 hosted by Wedbush.
December 4, 2014
06:25 EDTMUPowertech Technology and Micron announce agreement for services in China
Powertech Technology and Micron Technology announced that they have entered into a series of agreements forming the basis of a long-term strategic relationship for assembly and packaging services in Xi'an, China. Under the agreements, Micron will complement its existing test and module manufacturing operations in the Xi'an High Tech Zone through the construction of a new assembly and packaging facility. Upon its completion, PTI will occupy the assembly facility and provide Micron with assembly and packaging services for a period of several years. Reference Link

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