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August 8, 2014
11:51 EDTINTC, BRCM, NVDA, QCOMNVIDIA rallies after Q2 quarter profit, Q3 revenue outlook top estimates
Shares of graphic chip maker NVIDIA (NVDA) are rallying after the company’s second quarter profit and third quarter revenue outlook surpassed analysts’ consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, NVIDIA reported second quarter adjusted EPS of 30c, beating analysts' consensus estimates of 20c, on revenue of $1.1B, in line with estimates. Q2 adjusted gross margin came in at a record 56.4%., the company said. Chief Executive Officer Jen-Hsun Huang noted that the company saw strong gains in Gaming, Datacenter & Cloud and Mobile, and said the company's Tesla datacenter business is benefitting from stron gdemand from cloud service providers. The executive said that the company's SHIELD tablet is generating "considerable excitement." WHAT’S NOTABLE: Looking ahead to the third quarter, NVIDIA expects revenue of $1.2B, plus or minus 2%, versus consensus $1.16B. GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins are expected to be 55.2% and 55.5%, respectively, plus or minus 50 basis points. GAAP operating expenses are forecast at approximately $463M; non-GAAP operating expenses are expected to be approximately $416M. Capital expenditures are seen at approximately $40M-$50M. During the first half of the year, NVIDIA said it returned $594M of the $1B it intends to return to shareholders in fiscal 2015. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, research firm Needham upgraded NVIDIA to Buy from Hold. The firm believes that earnings volatility has been reduced and margins have been raised by the change in the company's strategy. The firm, which has a price target of $23 on shares, believes that the stock's decline has created a good entry point. Another firm, Brean Capital, maintained a Hold rating on the shares with a mid-point target range of $20. Brean expects gross margins to be negatively affected in the second half of the year due to strength in the Tegra processor, and expects the ramp of Tegra to drive the revenue growth in Q3. The firm recommended waiting for a decline before becoming more constructive on the stock. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, NVIDIA rose $1.31, or 7.5%, to $18.77 on nearly twice its average daily trading volume. Including today’s advance, the stock has gained approximately 28% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the chip space include Intel (INTC), up 0.5%, Qualcomm (QCOM) up 0.6%, and Broadcom (BRCM), up 1.2%.
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December 11, 2014
06:06 EDTQCOMQualcomm cutting 600 jobs worldwide, CNet reports
A Qualcomm spokesperson has confirmed that the company is planning to cut 600 jobs globally, with around half the cuts coming in California, CNet reports. The spokesperson notes that the layoffs are not related to ongoing investigations in the U.S., China and the EU, commenting that the layoffs are "focused on specific projects and programs and reflects current business priorities." Reference Link
December 10, 2014
08:40 EDTBRCMBroadcom price target raised to $53 from $46 at Brean Capital
Brean Capital raised its price target on Broadcom to $53 from $46 following the company's analyst day, citing its updated guidance range, potential for return of capital to shareholders, and its leading position in its business segments. Brean Capital reiterated its Buy rating on Broadcom shares.
08:04 EDTBRCMBroadcom price target raised to $52 from $48 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer raised its price target on Broadcom as the firm believes that the tone at the company's Analyst Day was positive. The firm thinks the company's networking unit looks poised for further share gains at Marvell's (MRVL) expense. Oppenheimer continues to recommend buying the stock.
07:21 EDTBRCMBroadcom price target raised to $52 from $45 at Susquehanna
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06:54 EDTBRCMBroadcom shares continue to have upside, says Deutsche Bank
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December 9, 2014
18:21 EDTBRCMOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Korn/Ferry (KFY), up 3.1%... Analogic (ALOG), up 2.7%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Freshpet (FRPT), down 8.5% after reporting quarterly results... Krispy Kreme (KKD), down 4.9%... Broadcom (BRCM), reverses to down just below 1%. ALSO LOWER: Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO), down 1.9% after filing to sell $175M of common stock... Yum! Brands (YUM), down 4.6% after providing fiscal 2015 operating guidance.
16:10 EDTBRCMBroadcom enhances corporate governance measures
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16:07 EDTBRCMBroadcom increases dividend to 14c, authorizes $1B stock repurchase plan
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16:05 EDTBRCMBroadcom increases dividend to 14c, authorizes $1B stock repurchase plan
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16:04 EDTBRCMBroadcom raises Q4 revenue view to $2.075B-$2.15B, consensus $2.09B
Broadcom maintained the guided range for Q4 product dross margin on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. Now sees Q4 R&D and SG&A expenses closer to down about $50M and down about $40M on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively.
December 8, 2014
15:18 EDTBRCMBroadcom December volatility elevated into analyst day
Broadcom December weekly call option implied volatility is at 53, December is at 34, January is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 26 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into a company sponsored analyst day on December 10.
07:31 EDTQCOMQualcomm announces collabration with vitaphone e-health solutions
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December 5, 2014
10:56 EDTBRCMBroadcom recommended ahead of December 9 analyst meeting at BofA/Merrill
10:44 EDTQCOMOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:52 EDTBRCMBroadcom to host analyst day
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December 4, 2014
17:00 EDTQCOMSilicon Image announces new unit Qterics, Qualcomm participates with investment
Silicon Image (SIMG) announced that Qualcomm (QCOM), has made a $7M strategic investment in Silicon Image’s new subsidiary, Qterics, for a 7% ownership interest. Qterics will be focused on enabling a wide variety of solutions and services for Internet-enabled consumer products including TVs, mobile handsets, tablets, routers, home automation devices, white goods and more. Qterics is comprised of the UpdateLogic services business combined with other related Silicon Image assets, including software and other intellectual property. Current UpdateLogic General Manager, Kurt Thielen, will assume the role of President of Qterics. “Qualcomm is committed to enabling technologies that support our ‘Internet of Everything’ initiatives. Our strategic investment in Qterics further promotes IoE advancements, including the development of solutions utilizing the AllJoyn open source software framework of the AllSeen Alliance for a truly interoperable Internet of Everything,” said Michael Wallace, SVP and General Manager, Qualcomm Internet Services. In addition to the investment, Qualcomm and Silicon Image will explore opportunities to collaborate on promoting the AllJoyn open source software framework and developing new Internet of Everything services
06:38 EDTINTCIntel to spend $1.6B to upgrade China factory, Reuters says
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06:05 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; WFM QCOM
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December 3, 2014
08:06 EDTINTCIntel, Luxottica announce multiyear collaboration for wearable tech
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06:04 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; WFM QCOM
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