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August 30, 2013
12:23 EDTOVTI, STM OmniVision Technologies plummets after quarterly revenue, guidance disappoints
Shares of image sensor devices company OmniVision Technologies (OVTI) are falling after the company reported first quarter revenue that fell shy of consensus estimates, and issued disappointing second quarter guidance. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, OmniVision reported first quarter adjusted earnings per share of 55c and revenue of $373.7M. Analysts' consensus expectations were for EPS of 43c and revenue of $376.58M. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The company predicted that it would report adjusted EPS of 36c-53c and revenue of $375M-$410M for the second quarter. Analysts’ consensus estimates were 49c and $406.6M, respectively. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, a number of analysts reacted negatively to OmniVision's results and guidance. Research firms Oppenheimer, Craig-Hallum, and Northland Securities all downgraded the stock. They cited margin pressure and increasing competition as reasons for the downgrade. Meanwhile, Craig-Hallum lowered its price target on the shares to $18 from $24. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, OmniVision fell $2.88, or 15.6%, to $15.53 on more than six times the average daily trading volume. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of OmniVision's competitor, STMicroelectronics N.V. (STM), were down about 3% in early afternoon trading.
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August 18, 2014
16:10 EDTOVTIOmniVision says reviewing and evaluating HCM’s proposal
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August 17, 2014
18:51 EDTOVTIInvestors should hold on to OmniVision, Barron's says
Investors should hold on to OmniVision, as the company could negotiate a slightly higher price from Hua Capital, Barron's contends in a follow up article. Reference Link
August 15, 2014
10:01 EDTOVTIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Apollo Global (APO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Calavo Growers (CVGW) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush... DaVita (DVA) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Dangdang (DANG) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Ducommun (DCO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson... Energy XXI (EXXI) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Howard Weil... Fifth Street Finance (FSC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Gilford Securities... Genetic Technologies (GENE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Harmony Gold (HMY) downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at HSBC... Ignite Restaurant (IRG) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... JDSU (JDSU) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... K12 (LRN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... KKR (KKR) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Lexington Realty (LXP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Ladenburg... Lithia Motors (LAD) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... New York & Co. (NWY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital... OCI Partners (OCIP) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... OmniVision (OVTI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird... Smith & Nephew (SNN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Subsea 7 (SUBCY) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Tencent (TCEHY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... ViaSat (VSAT) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... bebe stores (BEBE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Capital.
06:03 EDTOVTIOmniVision downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
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August 14, 2014
16:30 EDTOVTIOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:15 EDTOVTIOmniVision price target rasied to $32 following Hua Capital offer at Needham
Needham raised its price target on OmniVision to $32 from $27 following Hua Capital Management's preliminary offer to acquire all the company's shares at $29 per share cash. The analyst believes a deal near $32 is more likely given recent industry transactions, the likelihood of a higher bid and potential for other bidders to emerge. Shares are Buy rated.
12:59 EDTOVTIOmniVision competing bid 'highly unlikely,' says Wedbush
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12:30 EDTOVTIOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:53 EDTOVTIHigh option volume stocks
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09:44 EDTOVTIOmniVision volatility expected to move on non-binding acquisition proposal
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09:14 EDTOVTIOmniVision to resume trading at 9:50 am ET after disclosing buyout offer
OmniVision announced earlier that its board has received a preliminary non-binding proposal from Hua Capital Management to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the company at $29.00 per share in cash. The stock remains halted, but quotation is set to resume at 9:45 am ET and trading is scheduled to resume at 9:50 am ET, according to Nasdaq. OmniVision shares were up fractionally to $24.76 in pre-market trading prior to being halted.
09:06 EDTOVTIOmniVision reports Q2 EPS (7c)
Reports Q2 revenue $7.15M.
09:04 EDTOVTIOmniVision announces receipt of non-binding acquisition proposal
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08:55 EDTOVTIOmniVision trading halted, pending news
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