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July 14, 2014
10:59 EDTRVBD, CTXS, LOGM, NTCTElliot reaffirms $21 Riverbed bid following Q2 warning
Shares of information technology solution developer Riverbed (RVBD) are falling after the company cut its second quarter adjusted EPS and revenue outlook. Afterward, investor Elliot Management announced that it is reaffirming its $21 per share bid for the company. WHAT'S NEW: Riverbed announced this morning that it now sees Q2 adjusted EPS to be at low end of a 26c-28c range, which is in line with analysts' consensus forecast of 27c. The company lowered its Q2 adjusted revenue view to $264M-$265M from $274M-$280M, below analysts' consensus of $277.4M. The company said Q2 sales were below its expectations, principally in North America, as it experienced longer sales cycles on some of its larger and more complex deals. Following the company's announcement, activist investor Elliot Management, one of Riverbedís largest shareholders, said Riverbed's "poor performance this quarter reveals its decision to stonewall prospective buyers to be a serious and costly mistake." Elliot urged the board to "immediately" retain an advisor and announce a review of strategic alternatives, including a sale. Elliot also reaffirmed its previously announced cash bid of $21 per share to buy the company. ANALYST OPINION: Research firm Wells Fargo said after the profit warning that it thinks there are still fundamental reasons to be cautious about Riverbed. However, the firm also believes the company's Q2 miss strengthens Elliot's position that its $21 offer represents fair value and the activist investor's involvement limits downside risk in the stock. The firm keeps its Market Perform rating and $19-21 price target range on Riverbed. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other cloud infrastructure companies include Citrix Systems (CTXS), LogMeIn (LOGM), and NetScout Systems (NTCT). PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, shares of Riverbed were down $1.19, or 5.85%, to $19.16.
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September 17, 2014
11:47 EDTRVBDRiverbed's Scott Downie departs company to join Illumio, Re/code says
Scott Downie, who has run Riverbed's customer support operations for nearly nine years, has left the company to join security startup Illumio, Re/code reports. Reference Link
September 16, 2014
15:32 EDTCTXSCitrix acquires Android and iOS virtualization start-up, TechCrunch reports
Citrix has acquired a start-up, Virtual, that claims to be able to virtualize both Android and iOS well enough to act as an environment for bug testing and hardware emulation, reported TechCrunch, citing "a reliable source." Reference Link
September 15, 2014
08:13 EDTCTXSCitrix price target raised ot $80 from $70 at Mizuho
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September 12, 2014
20:39 EDTRVBDRiverbed announces developments in litigation with Silver Peak
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20:35 EDTRVBDJudge upholds infringement verdict against Riverbed in favor of Silver Peak
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September 10, 2014
12:42 EDTRVBDElliott says $21/share Riverbed offer stands, board not working with holders
Elliott Management issued a public statement regarding Riverbed Technology, stating in part: ďRiverbedís announcement today sends a clear message to shareholders: We donít care what you think...Going against every modern principle of shareholder engagement and good corporate governance, Riverbedís Board has decided to ignore the wishes of shareholders on every count. The Board didnít just ignore the larger message to stop entrenching and engage. It even decided to keep the Board member that was voted off, failed to articulate any meaningful changes to the compensation plan, and chose to keep its poison pill. Above all, the Board continues to ignore serious acquisition interest even after the company publicly admitted that it will miss its ď10% growth planĒ by a wide margin...We have tried to engage with this Board, and our cash offer of $21 per share for Riverbed still stands. However, the Boardís decision today indicates that these directors are simply not interested in working with shareholders constructively. As one of the companyís largest shareholders, we intend to remain fully engaged, and we will continue to work toward a value-maximizing outcome.Ē
12:39 EDTRVBDElliott says $21 per share offer for Riverbed still stands
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12:39 EDTRVBDElliott says Riverbed board not interested in working with shareholders
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08:33 EDTRVBDRiverbed affirms commitment to corporate governance enhancements
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08:31 EDTRVBDRiverbed names Mike Nefkens, Steffan Tomlinson to board of directors
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07:22 EDTCTXSCitrix coverage assumed with a Buy at MKM Partners
Target $85.

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