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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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October 14, 2014
10:10 EDTSTMChip makers rise following Skyworks positive preannouncement
Shares of a number of semiconductor makers are climbing after one of the companies in the sector, Skyworks (SWKS), preannounced stronger than expected results. WHAT'S NEW: Skyworks, which develops chips for cell phones, raised its fourth quarter earnings per share outlook to $1.08 from $1.00. Analysts' consensus estimate was $1.01. The chip maker increased its Q4 revenue guidance to $718M from $680M. Analysts' consensus estimate was $679.5M. "Skyworks’ upwardly revised outlook demonstrates the broad-based strength of our business and our ability to capitalize on positive underlying market trends to connect everyone and everything, all the time,” said Skyworks CEO David Aldrich. "These multi-year technology trends are setting the stage for us to outperform the broader semiconductor industry in the December quarter and for the foreseeable future," the CEO added. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Skyworks' positive report comes less than a week after another semiconductor maker, Microchip (MCHP), preannounced lower than expected revenue and said it thought the sector had entered a correction. Semiconductor stocks have sold off sharply since Microchip's preannouncement and pessimistic comments. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Skyworks surged 6.4% to $48.24, Intel (INTC) rose 1.5% to $31.94, NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) rose 1.2% to $54.55, STMicroelectronics (STM) advanced 2% to $6.82, and Avago Technologies (AVG) gained fractionally to $69.30.
October 13, 2014
10:08 EDTSTMOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Bankrate (RATE) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens... CME Group (CME) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Cliffs Natural (CLF) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Dana Holding (DAN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... Darden (DRI) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Dover (DOV) downgraded to Neutral at RW Baird... DryShips (DRYS) downgraded to Underperform from Outperform at Imperial Capital... Infineon (IFNNY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... J.C. Penney (JCP) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS... Johnson Controls (JCI) downgraded to Outperform from Top Pick at RBC Capital... Juniper (JNPR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus... Kennametal (KMT) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Masco (MAS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... New Gold (NGD) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... ON Semiconductor (ONNN) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Pacific Crest... PBF Energy (PBF) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Parker-Hannifin (PH) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... STMicroelectronics (STM) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) downgraded to Sector Perform at Pacific Crest... VOXX International (VOXX) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen.
09:21 EDTSTMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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05:28 EDTSTMSTMicroelectronics downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan
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