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August 14, 2014
11:45 EDTHILL, EMC, NMBL, NTAPNetApp rises after earnings beat, Needham upgrade
Shares of storage systems provider NetApp (NTAP) are advancing after the company posted better than expected first quarter results and received positive analyst commentary. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, NetApp reported Q1 adjusted earnings per share of 60c and revenue of $1.49B, beating analysts' consensus estimates of 57c and $1.47B, respectively. Q1 adjusted gross margin was 64.3%. WHAT'S NOTABLE: NetApp forecast second quarter adjusted EPS of 66c-71c and revenue of $1.49B-$1.59B, compared to consensus of 69c and $1.53B, respectively. For fiscal 2015, the company sees EPS growth just under 10% and revenue growth in the mid-single digits. FY15 adjusted gross margin is seen at 63%-64%. On NetApp's Q1 conference call, management said it was seeing a rebound in enterprise spending in the U.S. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, analyst commentary was overwhelmingly positive. Needham upgraded NetApp to Buy from Hold following its strong Q1 report, citing better enterprise spending. Their price target was $49. Two firms, Piper Jaffray and Brean Capital, raised their respective price targets on NetApp and Pacific Crest said NetApp is "'undervalued and underappreciated," noting that the company's Q1 results included 13% earnings growth year-over-year. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, NetApp rose $1.47, or 3.7%, to $40.77 on heavy trading volume. Despite today's advance, the stock is down approximately 4% over the past 12 months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the storage space include: EMC (EMC), Dot Hill Systems (HILL) and Nimble Storage (NMBL).
News For NTAP;EMC;HILL;NMBL From The Last 14 Days
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November 13, 2014
10:01 EDTEMCOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:14 EDTEMCEMC initiated with a Hold at Maxim
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07:36 EDTNTAPNetApp price target raised to $47 from $45 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital raised its price target on NetApp to $47 from $45 following its Q2 results. The firm feels the company's balance sheet and free cash flow generation will underpin a capital return program. Brean Capital reiterates its Buy rating on NetApp shares.
November 12, 2014
18:29 EDTNTAPOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:44 EDTNTAPNetApp reaffirms FY15 EPS growth just under 10%, consensus $3.00
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16:08 EDTNTAPNetApp announces availability of two new products on AWS
NetApp (NTAP) announced the general availability of two new products, the NetApp SteelStore appliance and the NetApp Cloud ONTAP system, on Amazon Web Services (AMZN). The company said, "Now enterprises have additional options to extend their existing on-premises data management and data protection operations to AWS."
16:01 EDTNTAPNetApp sees Q3 EPS 74c-79c, consensus 80c
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16:01 EDTNTAPNetApp reports Q2 EPS 70c, consensus 70c
Reports Q2 revenue $1.54B, consensus $1.55B.
15:29 EDTNTAPNotable companies reporting after market close
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15:08 EDTEMCEarnings Preview: Cisco reports amid analyst debate on break-up potential
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15:04 EDTNTAPNetApp November weekly 42 straddle priced for 5.1% move into Q2
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14:47 EDTNTAPNetApp technical comments ahead of results
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10:00 EDTNTAPOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Advent Software (ADVS) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Ashford Hospitality (AHT) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... AvalonBay (AVB) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB) initiated with a Buy at Compass Point... Boston Properties (BXP) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Brandywine Realty (BDN) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) initiated with a Neutral at Compass Point... CNH Industrial (CNHI) initiated with an Underperform at Macquarie... Camden Property (CPT) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Care.com (CRCM) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum... Corporate Office Properties (OFC) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... DCT Industrial (DCT) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... DDR Corp. (DDR) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Demandware (DWRE) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... DiamondRock (DRH) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Douglas Emmett (DEI) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... EastGroup Properties (EGP) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... Equity One (EQY) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Equity Residential (EQR) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Essex Property Trust (ESS) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Forest City (FCE.A) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... General Growth (GGP) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Host Hotels (HST) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Hudson Pacific (HPP) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Kilroy Realty (KRC) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... Kimco Realty (KIM) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... LaSalle Hotel (LHO) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Macerich (MAC) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... MasterCard (MA) initiated with a Hold at Topeka... NetApp (NTAP) initiated with a Buy at Maxim... Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Prologis (PLD) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Regency Centers (REG) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Ryerson (RYI) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... SL Green Realty (SLG) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... Simon Property (SPG) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Strategic Hotels (BEE) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Sunstone Hotel (SHO) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Taubman Centers (TCO) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... UDR, Inc. (UDR) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... VWR (VWR) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... VeriFone (PAY) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... Visa (V) initiated with a Hold at Topeka... Vornado (VNO) initiated with a Neutral at Credit Suisse... Westfield Financial (WFD) initiated with a Buy at Compass Point... XPO Logistics (XPO) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen.
08:12 EDTHILLSeeThruEquity to hold a conference
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06:20 EDTNTAPNetApp initiated with a Buy at Maxim
Target $55.
November 11, 2014
14:03 EDTNTAPNetApp November weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and revenue outlook
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08:42 EDTEMCEMC returns could be limited after potential spin off, says Bernstein
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November 10, 2014
15:55 EDTHILLNeedham to hold a conference
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November 7, 2014
11:18 EDTNTAPNetApp shares defended at Pacific Crest
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07:24 EDTNMBLNimble Storage has begun testing Fibre Channel, says Piper Jaffray
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