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August 7, 2014
13:03 EDTNVDAEarnings Preview: Analysts differ with NVIDIA ahead of Q2 earnings report
NVIDIA (NVDA) is expected to report second quarter earnings after the close on Thursday, August 7, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. NVIDIA is a semiconductor manufacturer that produces graphics chips used in personal computers as well as mobile processors used in cell phones and tablets. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 20c on revenue of $1.1B. The consensus range is 16c-30c for EPS on revenue of $977M-$1.15B, according to First Call. In its last earnings report, NVIDIA said it expects Q2 revenue of $1.1B, plus or minus 2%, which was higher than analysts' consensus of $1.08B at the time. LAST QUARTER: On May 6, NVIDIA reported first quarter EPS of 29c, which beat the consensus forecast of 17c, on revenue of $1.10B, which beat analysts consensus of $1.06B. The company said that a preliminary draft of its Q1 financial results was inadvertently emailed to an internal distribution list of about 100 individuals. Because of this error, the results were provided to the market in advance of trading as a precaution. STREET RESEARCH: RBC Capital upgraded NVIDIA on May 19 to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital. On June 19, BofA/Merrill downgraded NVIDIA to Underperform from Neutral. The firm downgraded shares based on rich valuation and peak margins. Price target was $19. Pacific Crest downgraded NVIDIA to Underperform from Sector Perform on June 23. The firm's checks indicated corporate PC demand continued but motherboard manufacturers indicated consumer demand and excess inventory would drive Q3 unit sales down 5-10% quarter-over-quarter and for Q2 VGA high-end card shipments to be down more than 50% quarter-over-quarter. PRICE ACTION: Since issuing preliminary earnings on May 6, shares of NVIDIA are down over 5.6%. During morning trading, shares of NVIDIA are down 0.4% to $17.57.
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June 25, 2015
17:56 EDTNVDAMicron plunges after Q3 results, guidance impacted by PC headwinds
Shares of PC related memory chip maker Micron Technology (MU) are plunging after reporting third quarter financial results and fourth quarter guidance that missed analyst expectations. WHAT'S NEW: After the close, Micron reported Q3 earnings per share of 54c on revenue of $3.85B, both shy of analyst estimates of 56c and $3.9B, respectively. Citing "near-term headwinds driven primarily by weakness in PC sector," Micron gave a fourth quarter revenue view of $3.45B-$3.7B which was significantly lower than analyst expectations of $4.16B. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On the company's earnings conference call, Micron said, consistent with prior expectations, "We are forecasting DRAM industry supply bit growth in the mid-20s in calendar 2015 and in the low-to-mid 20s in 2016." The company said it sees DRAM gross margins for Q4 down mid-single digits sequentially. Additionally, the chip maker said it sees Q4 DRAM bit growth flat to up low single digits. ANALYST TAKE: On June 22, Micron was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. Goldman analyst Mark Delaney downgraded Micron Technology to Sell saying rising DRAM supply will lower selling prices and contract margins. Delaney expects DRAM prices to drop up to 30% over the next three quarters and cut his price target for shares to $19 from $27. On the same day, JP Morgan lowered its price target on Micron shares to $33 from $37. The firm also lowered its estimates for Micron citing lower than anticipated DRAM pricing in the past three months. The firm, however, kept an Overweight rating on Micron, saying improving demand in other segments like mobile and the company's decision to not hold inventory during Q3 should help offset the DRAM weakness. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Micron are lower by 11.5% in after- hours trading to $21.25. OTHER PC RELATED STOCKS: In after-hours trading, PC related chip makers are also lower, with Intel Corporation (INTC) down 0.9%, NVIDIA (NVDA) lower by 1.1%, and AMD (AMD) down fractionally. Others trading lower include Microsoft (MSFT), SanDisk (SNDK), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), and Seagate (STX).
June 23, 2015
12:54 EDTNVDAPC concerns weighing on shares of Seagate, Western Digital
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June 22, 2015
17:55 EDTNVDAITC staff supports clearing Samsung, Qualcomm, in NVIDIA case, Bloomberg says
The U.S. International Trade Commission staff recommends that Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) and Qualcomm (QCOM) be absolved of patent-infringement accusations brought by Nvidia (NVDA), Bloomberg reports. Reference Link

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