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July 24, 2014
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April 21, 2015
09:05 EDTFTNTFortinet price target raised to $40 from $36 at Baird
Baird raised its price target on Fortinet to $40 from $36 following its "strong" Q1 results, which the firm said were highlighted by solid execution, S&M investment directed at large enterprise, and raised 2015 guidance. Baird reiterated its Outperform rating on Fortinet shares.
08:50 EDTFTNTFortinet reported very strong results, says Wells Fargo
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07:45 EDTFTNTFortinet price target raised to $43 from $37 at UBS
UBS raised its price target on Fortinet to $43 from $37 following its Q1 results. The firm cited the company's improved pipeline management, billings momentum, and the higher than expected ramp in added sales capacity underpinning one of the healthiest demand environments in years. UBS reiterated its Buy rating on Fortinet shares.
07:15 EDTFTNTUBS to host a software tour
Software Tour at RSA Conference is being held on April 21-24.
06:55 EDTFTNTFortinet price target raised to $45 from $33 at Deutsche Bank
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April 20, 2015
18:48 EDTFTNTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Lam Research (LRCX), up 9.2%... Fortinet (FTNT), up 9%. ALSO HIGHER: Lumber Liquidators (LL), up 2% after being initiated with a Buy, $45 target at Cantor... Geron (GERN), up 2.2% after being initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Applied Materials (AMAT), up 1.6% after Lam Research reported quarterly results. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Sanmina (SANM), down 10.5%... IBM (IBM), down marginally... Rambus (RMBS), down 3.7%.
17:06 EDTFTNTFortinet up 7% following Q1 results, guidance
16:52 EDTFTNTFortinet sees FY15 adjusted EPS 51c-52c, consensus 50c
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16:50 EDTFTNTFortinet sees Q2 adjusted EPS 8c-9c , consensus 11c
Sees Q2 revenue $224M-$228M, consensus $222.1M. Sees Q2 operating margin 9%-10%. Sees Q2 gross margin 70%-71%. Sees Q2 billings $263M-$268M. Guidance from slides presentation.
16:33 EDTFTNTFortinet spikes higher after results
Shares are up over 6.3% in the extended session to $36.84, a fresh 52-week high and life high. At that price support is at $35.86, the prior life high and 52-week high. Without established resistance a drift upward to the $38.50 area may be possible.
16:27 EDTFTNTFortinet reports Q1 adjusted EPS 8c, consensus 6c
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15:37 EDTFTNTNotable companies reporting after market close
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12:35 EDTFTNTCybersecurity stocks rally after Raytheon announces joint venture
The shares of cybersecurity companies are rising after Raytheon (RTN), a major defense contractor, announced that it was forming a cybersecuity joint venture with a company in the sector, Websense. Raytheon will acquire control of Websense as part of the deal. WHAT'S NEW: Raytheon announced that it had agreed to form a joint venture with Websense, which is owned by Vista Equity Partners. Under the deal, Websense will combine with Raytheon Cyber Products, a business unit of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services segment. Raytheon will pay about $1.57B for an 80.3% stake in the joint venture. Additionally, Raytheon will pay $1.9B, net of cash acquired, to buy Websense. Of the $1.9B, $600M will be in the form of an intercompany loan to the joint venture. The combined company will be treated as a separate business segment of Raytheon, the defense contractor stated. John McCormack, the CEO of Websense, will be the CEO of the unit. The deal is expected to close next quarter. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, Wells Fargo analyst Sam Pearlstein wrote that the deal will raise Raytheon's non-GAAP, 2015 adjusted earnings per share by about 6c. However, the transaction will lower Raytheon's EPS on a GAAP basis for 2015 by 48c, driven by amortization of intangibles, deferred revenue, and one-time costs, according to Pearlstein. The analyst kept an Outperform rating on Raytheon shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Cybersecurity company Check Point (CHKP) reported stronger than expected first quarter results today. Its Q2 guidance was roughly in-line with analysts' consensus estimates at the midpoints of the ranges given for earnings and revenue. Additionally, Check Point announced a partnership with another cybersecurity company, FireEye (FEYE). The companies said they would share threat intelligence to protect customers from modern advanced attacks. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading,Check Point jumped 5.4% to $86.14, FireEye rose 3.8% to $42.39, Palo Alto (PANW) gained 2.4% to $146, Fortinet (FTNT) added 1.7% to $34.28, Proofpoint (PFPT) advanced 1.7% to $58, and Raytheon slid 0.3% to $107.40.
April 17, 2015
15:08 EDTFTNTFortinet May volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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07:23 EDTWYNStarwood has look of activist target, Bloomberg says
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April 16, 2015
09:11 EDTDEODiageo reports Q3 sales down 0.7%
Diageo reports that in the nine months ended March 31, net sales declined 0.3% on an organic basis and were down 0.7% in the quarter, with volume down 1.7% in the nine month period and 0.8% in the quarter. In the nine month period reported net sales grew 4.6%. Acquisitions, principally United Spirits Limited, contributed GBP700M, partially offset by an adverse impact of currency movements of GBP298M and a reduction of GBP28M due to disposals. CEO Ivan Menezes commented: "Our performance in the quarter reflects continued tough conditions in the emerging markets and subdued consumer demand in some developed markets. However it also reflects the actions we have taken to ensure we are building a stronger business. Of key importance is that depletions continue to outpace shipments as we embed our sell out culture."
07:51 EDTBCBrunswick added to Best Ideas List at Wedbush
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April 14, 2015
10:01 EDTDPSOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AB InBev (BUD) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... AMC Networks (AMCX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Avery Dennison (AVY) initiated with a Hold at BB&T... Boston Beer (SAM) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Brocade (BRCD) initiated with a Neutral at Wedbush... Bunge (BG) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... CIRCOR (CIR) initiated with a Speculative Buy at Global Hunter... Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Canadian Natural (CNQ) initiated with a Buy at GMP Securities... Cenovus Energy (CVE) initiated with a Hold at GMP Securities... China Distance Education (DL) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) initiated with a Negative at Susquehanna... Coca-Cola (KO) initiated with a Negative at Susquehanna... Constellation Brands (STZ) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Discover (DFS) initiated with an Outperform at Wells Fargo... Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... Flex Pharma (FLKS) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... Flowserve (FLS) initiated with a Neutral at Global Hunter... Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) initiated with a Neutral at BofA/Merrill... ITT Corp. (ITT) initiated with an Accumulate at Global Hunter... Intra-Cellular (ITCI) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Microsemi (MSCC) initiated with a Buy at Topeka... Molson Coors (TAP) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Monster Beverage (MNST) initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna... New Oriental Education (EDU) initiated with a Hold at Brean Capital... OM Group (OMG) initiated with a Buy at BB&T... Pattern Energy (PEGI) initiated with a Buy at Citigroup... Pentair (PNR) initiated with a Neutral at Global Hunter... PepsiCo (PEP) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Ply Gem (PGEM) initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc... SodaStream (SODA) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Splunk (SPLK) initiated with an Outperform at Baird... SteadyMed (STDY) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Suncor (SU) initiated with a Hold at GMP Securities... SuperCom (SPCB) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley... TAL Education (XRS) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Tarena (TEDU) initiated with a Buy at Brean Capital... Ulta Salon (ULTA) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Versartis (VSAR) initiated with a Buy, $50 target at SunTrust... WisdomTree (WETF) initiated with a Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... uniQure (QURE) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital.
April 13, 2015
17:15 EDTDPSDr Pepper Snapple initiated with a Neutral at Susquehanna
Target $87.
April 12, 2015
18:11 EDTFTNTEx-hacker says many capable of launching Sony-style cyber attack, CNET says
Ninety percent of companies are vulnerable to a Sony (SNE)-like cyber attack security experts tell "60 Minutes," CNET says. Companies in the cyber security space include Barracuda (CUDA), FireEye (FEYE), Check Point (CHKP), Fortinet (FTNT), Imperva (IMPV), Palo Alto (PANW), Qualys (QLYS), Symantec (SYMC) and Proofpoint (PFPT). Reference Link
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