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January 21, 2014
05:52 EDTNXPI, VLKAYNXP Mantis CAN tranceivers approved by Volkswagen for chokeless use in vehicles
NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) announced that Volkswagen (VLKAY) has approved Mantis for use in its vehicles without the need for a common-mode choke, enabling significant system cost savings in applications. With increasing functions being introduced into the car, the performance of a modern IVN becomes increasingly critical to the vehicle's safe and reliable operation, with electro-magnetic emission and immunity against electro-magnetic interference being critical parameters to control. Automotive manufacturers define strict specifications which all transceivers must adhere to before being approved for use in the vehicle. Traditionally, a common-mode choke has been required to reach the performance limits in the application, creating an additional cost of approximately 10c-15c per module.
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August 21, 2014
09:00 EDTNXPISeveral semi companies have positive read through from deal, says Sterne Agee
After Infineon (IFNNY) bought International Rectifier (IRF), Sterne Agee thinks the deal indicates that the shares ofother players in the sector - including Spansion (CODE), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), and Avago (AVGO) - can rise further. The firm keeps Buy ratings on the latter three stocks.
07:18 EDTVLKAYChina considering new anti-trust rules for auto sector, China Daily says
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August 18, 2014
16:52 EDTNXPIOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:18 EDTNXPIThe Fly: Midday Wrap
The market opened in positive territory following news that Russia and Ukraine were working on a potential ceasefire. The market had faltered on Friday following reports that the Ukraine army had attacked a Russian military vehicle after it crossed into Ukraine territory. The market opened sharply higher and then received an additional boost when the NAHB Housing market Index came in above expectations. The averages quickly moved to session highs, lifting the S&P to its highest level ever and putting August on track for the best monthly performance since February. ECONOMIC EVENTS: The NAHB homebuilder sentiment index rose 2 points to 55 in August. The index had climbed 4 points to 53 in July. This is the highest level since January's 56. The single family sales index edged up to 58 from 56 (revised from 57). The future index was 65 from 63 (revised from 64). The index of prospective buyer traffic improved to 42 from 39 (revised from 39). Data was better than expected. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of discount retailer Dollar General (DG) were higher by about 10% after the company announced a proposal to acquire rival Family Dollar (FDO) for $78.50 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at $9.7B. Shares of Family Dollar rose approximately 5% on the news. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Sensata Technologies (ST), which rose 5.6% after after agreeing to buy privately held Schrader International for $1B. Also higher was Lannett (LCI), which gained 9.3% after the company said fourth quarter and full-year 2014 earnings per share and revenue would exceed analysts' consensus estimates. Among the noteworthy losers was Monster Beverage (MNST), which fell about 4% after research firm Jefferies downgraded the shares to Hold from Buy saying the valuation looks full following its recent rally. Also lower was NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), which dropped 2.3% after Goldman Sachs downgraded the company to Sell from Neutral, and downgraded the semiconductor sector to Cautious from Neutral. The firm expects consensus estimates to move lower due to cyclical headwinds, increased Q4 and Q1 seasonality, and a RF correction. Goldman lowered their price target on the shares to $54 from $58. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 168.13, or 1.01%, to 16,831.04, the Nasdaq rose 44.11, or 0.99%, to 4,508.87, and the S&P 500 was higher by 16.79, or 0.86%, to 1,971.88.
10:29 EDTNXPIGoldman cuts sector view on semiconductors to Cautious
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10:01 EDTNXPIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:03 EDTNXPIOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:36 EDTNXPINXP Semiconductors shares should be bought, says Sterne Agee
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08:04 EDTNXPISemiconductors sector downgraded to Cautious from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman downgraded the Semiconductors sector to Cautious given signs the cycle is turning based on expectations for a slowdown in semiconductor revenue growth, above trend semi unit shipments that should normalize, and stretching lead times. As a result, the analyst sees risk to Q4 estimates and sees further downside of 10%-25% for the SOX (SOX) and downgraded NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) to Sell from Neutral, InvenSense (INVN) to Neutral from Buy, and removed Maxim Integrated (MXIM) from the Conviction Buy List.
07:37 EDTVLKAYReport says Russia may bar car imports if new sanctions enacted, Reuters says
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06:10 EDTNXPINXP Semiconductors downgraded at Goldman
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05:44 EDTNXPINXP Semiconductors downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
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August 15, 2014
13:25 EDTVLKAYU.S. appeals court upholds dismissal of Porsche short squeeze suit, Reuters says
Porsche (POAHY) has convinced a U.S. federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a lawsuit that alleged the luxury car manufacturer of fraudulently controlling the market in Volkswagen (VLKAY) shares after they quietly amassed a large position in Volkswagen and created a "massive short squeeze" in October 2008, Reuters reported. The U.S. appeals court said Porsche could not be held responsible under U.S. securities fraud laws because the alleged wrongful conduct, which was brought on by more than 30 hedge funds who held short positions in shares of Volkswagen at the time, took place outside of the U.S., Reuters added. Reference Link
10:01 EDTNXPIOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:18 EDTNXPINXP Semiconductors initiated with a Buy at Stifel
Target $78.
August 13, 2014
13:31 EDTVLKAYAudi up against penalty for monopolistic demeanor in China, Reuters says
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August 12, 2014
08:27 EDTNXPIMorgan Stanley remains positive on Semiconductor industry conditions
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August 9, 2014
15:53 EDTVLKAYVW recalls 151k Tiguans on stalling possibility, WSJ says
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