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June 26, 2014
08:23 EDTAMAT, NVMI, TER, RTEC, LRCX, ASML, NANOA number of semiconductor companies could be acquired, says Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest identifies Nanometrics (NANO), Rudolph Technologies (RTEC), Nova Measuring (NVMI), and ASML (ASML) as semiconductor companies that could become takeover targets. In the sector, the firm prefers Nanometrics, Teradyne (TER), Applied Materials (AMAT), and Lam Research (LRCX).
News For NANO;RTEC;NVMI;ASML;TER;AMAT;LRCX From The Last 14 Days
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February 5, 2016
17:24 EDTLRCXKLA-Tencor agrees in principle to resolve merger related suit with Lam Research
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February 3, 2016
17:51 EDTRTECRudolph Technologies announces win in patent suit against Camtek
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15:55 EDTRTECCamtek announces final ruling in patent litigation case
Camtek (CAMT) reported that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit entered its judgment regarding Camtek's appeal in the patent infringement case of Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) against Camtek regarding the Falcon systems. The Court of Appeals reaffirmed the Minnesota Court's Ruling in Rudolph Technologies' favor, and reinstated the damages originally awarded which total, including interest, approximately $14.6M, as well as the injunction in connection with sales of the Falcon systems in the United States until the expiration of plaintiff's patent. Camtek shall record a reserve for the awarded amount in its financial statements for year 2015.
10:00 EDTTEROn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AIG (AIG) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... Credit Acceptance (CACC) downgraded to Underperform at Raymond James... CIT Group (CIT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... Cobalt (CIE) downgraded at Stifel... Cypress Energy (CELP) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Freeport McMoRan (FCX) downgraded on weak near-term outlook at Argus... Gastar Exploration (GST) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital... Intersil (ISIL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citi... LyondellBasell (LYB) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital... Marriott (MAR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Microchip (MCHP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Morgan Stanley (MS) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities... Navios Maritime Partners (NMM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Peapack-Gladstone (PGC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Sandler O'Neill... QIWI (QIWI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair... STORE Capital (STOR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Spark Energy (SPKE) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Stone Energy (SGY) downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Imperial Capital... SunEdison Semiconductor (SEMI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Teradyne (TER) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Texas Instruments (TXN) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... UBS (UBS) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) downgraded on oil price outlook at Stifel... Xcel Energy (XEL) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Xilinx (XLNX) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Yahoo (YHOO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Axiom.
February 2, 2016
18:30 EDTTERTeradyne downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman
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18:28 EDTAMATApplied Materials assumed with a Conviction Buy at Goldman
Goldman Sachs analyst Toshiya Hari assumed Applied Materials with a Conviction Buy rating and $22 price target. The analyst calls Applied Materials his top pick in the semi capital equipment space.
16:12 EDTNANONanometrics sees Q1 non-GAAP EPS 1c-9c, consensus 2c
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16:09 EDTNANONanometrics reports Q4 non-GAAP EPS 0c, consensus (5c)
Reports Q4 revenue $42.68M, consensus $40.98M.
February 1, 2016
16:54 EDTRTECRudolph Technologies sees Q1 EPS 15c-20c, consensus 16c
Sees Q1 revenue $51M-$55M, consensus $51.36M. Information reported during Q4 earnings conference call.
16:49 EDTRTECRudolph Technologies sees Q1 gross margin 53%-54%
16:42 EDTRTECRudolph Technologies 'pleased' with progress of lithography business
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16:38 EDTRTECRudolph Technologies sees increased growth in MEMS market
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16:06 EDTRTECRudolph Technologies reports Q4 EPS 16c, consensus 15c
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06:32 EDTRTECRudolph Technologies receives order for JetStep Lithography System
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January 31, 2016
20:43 EDTLRCXOn The Fly: Top five weekend stock stories
Catch up on the weekend's top five stories with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Coca-Cola (KO) announced a minority stake in diary and juice company Chi, with plans to take full ownership within three years. 2. Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz is considering taking an activist position in Time Warner (TWX), the New York Post reported. 3. Toyota (TM) could temporarily halt domestic production after an explosion at a key supplier curbed its supply of steel, Reuters said. 4. Investigations into Herbalife (HLF), as well as investigations into Bill Ackman himself, have fizzled and criminal charges look unlikely, the Wall Street Journal revealed. 5. Virtu Financial (VIRT) and Ctrip (CTRP) were discussed positively by Barron's this week, as well as "tech bargains" Autodesk (ADSK), Akamai (AKAM), Western Digital (WDC), SanDisk (SNDK) and Lam Research (LRCX) and attractive banking stocks Citi (C), JPMorgan (JPM), Bank of America (BAC) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
12:44 EDTLRCXAutodesk, Akamai among top tech picks after January selloff, Barron's says
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January 28, 2016
07:50 EDTLRCXLam Research weakness would be a buying opportunity, says Cowen
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