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August 8, 2014
11:51 EDTQCOM, INTC, BRCM, NVDANVIDIA 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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March 22, 2015
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March 20, 2015
07:24 EDTBRCM, INTCBroadcom chip renews competition with in-house hardware makers, WSJ says
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10:46 EDTINTCChinese firms using IBM technology in server chips, WSJ says
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March 18, 2015
06:27 EDTNVDATesla CEO calls autonomous cars 'solved,' says Tesla will be leader, WSJ says
Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk believes self-driving cars are "a solved problem... we know exactly what to do and we will be there in a few years," reports the Wall Street Journal, citing statements given at the Nvidia (NVDA) graphical processor conference Tuesday. Musk added that "I think [Tesla] will be the leader in autonomous cars that you can actually buy." The Journal notes that Nvidia will make its autonomous car development platform available in May to researchers and car makers. Reference Link
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March 17, 2015
15:01 EDTNVDANVIDIA introduces new GPU called Titan X, says Raymond James
Raymond James said NVIDIA introduced its new GPU called Titan X at the 2015 GPU Technology Conference, with two or three more announcements expected to be made. The firm believes the company's position continues to strengthen as it moves into all segments of computing from smartphones to supercomputers and becomes less tied to consumer PCs. Shares are Strong Buy rated.
14:10 EDTNVDATesla CEO says will put a lot of effort into autonomous cars
The Tesla CEO Elon Musk is speaking at NVIDIA’s 2015 GPU Technology Conference.
14:00 EDTNVDATesla CEO sees NVIDIA technology aiding future of autonomous driving
The Tesla CEO Elon Musk is speaking at NVIDIA’s 2015 GPU Technology Conference.
13:50 EDTNVDANVIDIA's Drive-PX will bring deep learning to ADAS
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Comments from NVIDIA’s 2015 GPU Technology Conference.
12:31 EDTNVDANVIDIA introduces 'Titan X' GPU at technology conference
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12:17 EDTNVDANVIDIA CEO confirms plans to unveil new GPU at conference
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March 16, 2015
11:33 EDTNVDANVIDIA volatility increases into investor meeting
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06:09 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; CSCO QCOM
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