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May 12, 2014
10:17 EDTEMC, OVRL, NMBL, NTAPNimble Storage climbs following two upgrades
Shares of data storage provider Nimble Storage (NMBL) are rallying after two research firms upgraded the stock in notes to investors earlier today. WHAT'S NEW: Nimble can offer its systems to more companies as it unveils new products, William Blair analyst Jason Ader wrote in a note to investors earlier today. The new products should also enable it to increase its market share, added the analyst, who also cited the stock's recent pullback as a reason for his upgrade. Ader is impressed with the company's revenue growth outlook, management team, technology, and profit margins and expects Nimble's results to surpass analysts' expectations. He raised his rating on the shares to Outperform from Market Perform. Also upgrading Nimble was Needham analyst Richard Kugele. Nimble can grow 50% or more for the next several years, wrote Kugele, who predicted that companies with high growth rates and high valuations will attract investors once again after the market's profit taking and nervousness are exhausted. He upgraded his rating on the shares to Strong Buy from Buy, but cut his price target on the shares to $35 from $62. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other data storage providers include NetApp (NTAP), EMC (EMC), and Overland Storage (OVRL). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Nimble jumped $2.74, or 13.3%, to $23.33.
News For NMBL;EMC;NTAP;OVRL From The Last 14 Days
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March 27, 2015
10:03 EDTEMCOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: AEGON (AEG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Alkermes (ALKS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... American Eagle (AEO) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... ArcelorMittal (MT) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup... Black Diamond (BDE) downgraded to Sell from Hold at Feltl... Diodes (DIOD) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... EMC (EMC) downgraded at Pacific Crest... Epizyme (EPZM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... FutureFuel (FF) downgraded Neutral at Roth Capital... GameStop (GME) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at B. Riley... MSC Industrial (MSM) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Pioneer Energy (PES) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Power Integrations (POWI) downgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James... Precision Drilling (PDS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... SanDisk (SNDK) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Evercore ISI... Semtech (SMTC) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Swiss Re (SSREY) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Vantiv (VNTV) downgraded at SunTrust... Vivendi (VIVHY) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Exane BNP Paribas... WESCO (WCC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... World Acceptance (WRLD) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Zurich Insurance (ZURVY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman.
08:03 EDTEMCEMC downgraded at Pacific Crest
As noted earlier, Pacific Crest downgraded EMC to Sector Perform from Outperform. As reasons for the downgrade, the firm cited checks indicating weak Q1 enterprise storage demand, the company's desire to consolidate which could increase near-term execution risks, margin risks due to aggressive pricing, and changes in technology with which the company may not be able to cope.
05:56 EDTEMCEMC downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Pacific Crest
March 25, 2015
08:54 EDTNTAP, EMCNetApp Arista among potential takeover targets for EMC, says RBC Capital
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March 23, 2015
15:36 EDTEMCEMC announces the Federation Business Data Lake.
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10:00 EDTEMC, NTAPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:40 EDTNTAP, NMBL, EMCEMC downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray downgraded EMC (EMC) to Neutral to Neutral saying the company is facing increasing pressure from next-gen storage vendors and public cloud providers. Piper notes that it continues to hear Pure Storage and other vendors such as Nimble Storage (NMBL) are making inroads into the installed base of EMC. It cut its price target for shares to $27 from $30. The firm also downgraded NetApp (NTAP) to Neutral this morning for similar reasons, but says EMC has a more defensible position than NetApp.
06:37 EDTNMBL, NTAPNetApp downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
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March 18, 2015
07:49 EDTEMCSenate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing
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March 16, 2015
11:08 EDTNMBLNimble Storage management to meet with Needham
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