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April 20, 2012
10:00 EDTSNDK, MUSanDisk sinks after Q1 results, revenue guidance miss expectations
Flash memory device maker SanDisk (SNDK) yesterday after the close reported Q1 adjusted EPS of 63c, compared with analysts' consensus estimate of 70c. The adjusted EPS figure excludes several items, such as share-based compensation expense, and amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets. SanDisk's revenue also came in lower than expected. Meanwhile, the company predicted that its FY12 revenue would come in below its FY11 revenue of $5.66B. Analysts' consensus revenue outlook for FY12 was $5.89B. "Our first quarter results were adversely impacted by lower-than-expected pricing and demand weakness in certain segments and we expect similar trends in the second quarter as well," said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO. "We believe a seasonally stronger demand environment in the second half of the year....will allow us to deliver strong sequential revenue growth in the third and fourth quarters," added Mehotra. In a note to investors today, Deutsche Bank responded to SanDisk's results and guidance by downgrading the stock to Hold from Buy. The firm, which slashed its price target on the stock to $35 from $53, thinks that the company's market share losses are accelerating while the company's NAND business is underperforming even as that market grows. In early trading, SanDisk tumbled $5.27, or 13.02%, to $35.20. Micron (MU), which also develops flash memory devices, gave back 27c, or 3.78%, to $6.74.
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August 22, 2014
05:44 EDTSNDKStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; SNDK WAG
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; SanDisk (SNDK) 23, Walgreen (WAG) 20 according to iVolatility.
August 21, 2014
10:17 EDTMUStocks with call strike movement; MU HTZ
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08:49 EDTSNDKSanDisk gross margins to get boost from FIO, says Sterne Agee
Sterne Agee expects SanDisk's gross margins to be boosted from the integration of the FIO Enterprise SSD unit, whose acquisition closed on July 23. The firm adds that the company's new Malaysia factory should drive its tax rate lower over time. Sterne Agee keeps a $125 price target and Buy rating on the shares.
06:12 EDTMU, SNDKDRAM prices making downward correction with oversupply concerns, DigiTimes says
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05:50 EDTSNDKStocks with implied volatility movement; QCOM SNDK
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August 14, 2014
10:13 EDTMUDRAM prices to see 'continuous reduction,' DRAMeXchange says
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August 13, 2014
10:12 EDTMUMicron management to meet with Needham
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06:02 EDTSNDKStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; SNDK KMP
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August 12, 2014
14:28 EDTMUPacific Crest remains on the sidelines of Micron
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August 11, 2014
07:50 EDTMUMicron pullback creates buying opportunity, says Jefferies
Jefferies attributes the recent pullback in shares of Micron to Samsung's DRAM bit growth commentary and Micron's guidance for higher capital expenditures in FY15. Jefferies expects favorable DRAM supply/demand balance to continue through 2015 and thinks Micron will continue to see near-term pricing power. The firm recommends buying the stock at current levels and keeps a Buy rating on Micron with a $38 price target.
06:09 EDTSNDKStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GPRO SNDK
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GoPro (GPRO) 68, SanDisk (SNDK) 27 according to iVolatility.

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