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January 4, 2013
10:40 EDTROVIRovi rallies after saying it will look to sell entertainment store
Rovi (ROVI), which sells digital entertainment products, is climbing after the company announced that it would look to sell its Rovi Entertainment Store business. The Rovi Entertainment Store, which the company acquired in February 2011, sells solutions that enable users to drive revenue from over the top media delivery and cloud-based entertainment, according to Rovi. The company said it's looking to sell the store in order to focus on its core assets and intellectual property. The company estimated that its fiscal 2012 earnings per share would be $2.05-$2.10, with the store classified as a discontinued operation. The company's updated fiscal 2012 revenue forecast, with the store treated as a discontinued operation, is $645M-$650M. In a note to investors earlier today, Brean Capital analyst Todd Mitchell wrote that Rovi's decision to sell the entertainment store is positive, as he believes that such a transaction would increase the company's earnings power starting in 2013, while reducing its risk. Mitchell increased his price target on the stock to $22 from $20 and reiterated a Buy rating on the shares. In early trading, Rovi rallied 82c, or 5.17%, to $16.67.
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July 29, 2015
08:04 EDTROVIRovi extends product, entertainment discovery patent license agreement to Funai
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July 17, 2015
07:41 EDTROVIRovi ruling in Netflix suit may 'embolden' pay TV providers, says Stephens
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06:18 EDTROVINegative catalysts now behind Rovi, says Brean Capital
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July 16, 2015
12:12 EDTROVIOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
Stocks began the session in positive territory after Greece's Parliament approved austerity measures that should pave the way for the country to receive a new bailout package. With earnings season gaining steam and the situations in Greece and China appearing more stable in recent days, the S&P and Nasdaq are back within striking distance of their all-time highs. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., initial jobless claims dropped to 281,000 in the week ended July 11, versus expectations for 285,000 first-time claims. The NAHB homebuilder sentiment index for July came in at 60, a point better than forecast. The Philly Fed business outlook index dropped 9.5 points to 5.7 in July, falling short of the 12.0 reading that was expected. In Europe, Greek lawmakers passed the country's austerity agreement and Euro-area finance ministers also reportedly agreed in principle to extend a $7.6B bridge loan to Greece. The loan, which will come from the European Financial Stabilization Mechanism, should help keep Greece afloat while Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras negotiates the details of the country's three-year bailout. COMPANY NEWS: Netflix (NFLX) rallied 16% and hit a split-adjusted all-time high of $114.45 per share after the streaming service operator reported stronger than expected second quarter results, including higher than expected Q2 subscriber metrics, prompting a large number of research firms to raise their price targets on the stock... The third-largest U.S. bank, Citigroup (C), posted second quarter profit, excluding adjustments and one-time items, of $1.45 per share, beating the $1.34 average estimate of analysts. Goldman Sachs (GS) reported Q2 earnings per share of $1.98, which fell far short of the consensus forecast of $3.89. However, the firm recorded $1.45B in net provisions for litigation and regulatory matters, which reduced EPS for the quarter by $2.77. Goldman Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein said the bank was "pleased" with its quarterly performance, adding that while "uncertainty in the EU" weighed on investors’ conviction, many of its businesses continued to benefit from generally improving economic conditions. Citi shares rose 3.5% following its report, while Goldman shares slipped a bit more than 1.5%... eBay (EBAY), which is set to split from PayPal (PYPL) in just a few days, reported better than expected earnings for the still-combined company. eBay also announced an additional $1B stock repurchase authorization, bringing its total buyback allowance to $3B, and confirmed it reached a deal to sell eBay Enterprise to a consortium consisting of Sterling Partners, Permira Funds and others for $925M. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Amira Nature Foods (ANFI), which advanced 16% after the company reported earnings and said it sees "double-digit" revenue growth in its new fiscal year. Also higher was Philip Morris (PM), which gained 3% after reporting better than expected earnings and revenue, excluding certain items. Among the noteworthy losers was Rovi (ROVI), which dropped 16.5% after Netflix was granted a motion of summary judgment invalidating all five of the remaining Rovi patents that were being contested in litigation between the companies. Also lower was Garmin (GRMN), which fell 9% after reporting preliminary Q2 earnings that fell short of expectations, citing the negative impact of currency movements and a "more promotional pricing environment" in the fitness segment. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was up 35.47, or 0.2%, to 18,085.64, the Nasdaq was up 54.08, or 1.06%, to 5,153.02, and the S&P 500 was up 14.10, or 0.67%, to 2,121.50.
10:45 EDTROVINetflix price targets soar as Bernstein stays bearish
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10:19 EDTROVIRovi tumbles, levels to watch
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10:00 EDTROVIOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:55 EDTROVIRovi trial loss immaterial to estimates, says Piper Jaffray
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09:31 EDTROVIRovi downgraded to Sector Weight from Overweight at KeyBanc
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05:56 EDTROVINetflix ruling irrelevant to Rovi contract renewals, says B. Riley
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05:52 EDTROVIRuling in Netflix case a negative for Rovi, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty says court filings released after yesterday's market close indicate Netflix (NFLX) was granted a motion of summary invalidating all five of the remaining Rovi (ROVI) patents that were being contested. Auty expects Rovi to sell off on the news as investors consider what the ruling may do to the company's upcoming contract renewals with Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV) and DISH (DISH). The "big 4" choosing to litigate against Rovi is "certainly a possibility," but the companies have bigger patent infringement exposures than an over-the-top vendor like Netflix, Auty writes in a research note. He keeps a Neutral rating on Rovi.
05:16 EDTROVIRovi provides update on litigation against Netflix
Rovi (ROVI) provided an update on ongoing litigation against Netflix (NFLX). Rovi has been engaged in litigation against Netflix with respect to five patents related to various features and functionality provided by the over-the-top, or OTT, video service. On July 15, Judge Phyllis Hamilton issued a ruling granting Netflix’s motion for summary judgment on the five patents at issue in the current litigation, finding the patents invalid on the grounds that they are not directed to patentable subject matter based upon the Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. As a result, the Court has entered judgment in favor of Netflix in the case. As part of the decision, Judge Hamilton also issued a claim construction ruling in the case in which the Court construed the nine disputed claim terms in the case. The Court ruled in Rovi’s favor on nearly all of the disputed claim terms, only adopting Netflix’s proposed construction of a single term. Importantly, the Court rejected attempts by Netflix to limit the scope of the patents to the area of “broadcast television,” noting that the claims contain no such limitations and the patents refer to other types of media. Furthermore, the Court rejected attempts by Netflix to limit the scope of the patents to set-top box implementations.
05:06 EDTROVIRovi enters into patent license agreement with SK Broadband in Korea
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