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January 30, 2015
06:45 EDTSSNLFEvercore CEO says bankers bring lots of presentations to companies
Evercore CEO Ralph Schlosstein, when asked on CNBC about whether his private equity firm ran an analysis for Samsung (SSNLF) regarding a potential acquisition of BlackBerry (BRRY), said bankers bring lots of potential acquisitions to companies. He added that often times management of the potential acquirers are not even aware of what reports they will be getting. Schlosstein did not specifically comment on Samsung. It has been reported that Evercore explored the merits of a potential Blackberry for Samsung.
06:14 EDTSSNLFPhilips: Smart LED lighting to drive demand in 3-4 years, DigiTimes reports
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January 29, 2015
11:53 EDTSSNLFQualcomm sinks after cutting outlook, confirming being dropped in Galaxy
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05:57 EDTSSNLFReport: Samsung to invest $84.23M in smartphone factory in India, Digitimes says
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05:39 EDTSSNLFNokia sees FY15 net sales to grow year-over-year
Nokia (NOK) continues to expect Nokia Networks' non-IFRS operating margin for theFY15 to be in-line with Nokia Networks' long-term non-IFRS operating margin range of 8%-11%. Nokia expects Nokia Networks' net sales and non-IFRS operating margin in Q1 to decline seasonally compared to the Q4. Nokia continues to expect HERE's net sales to grow on a year-on-year basis for FY15. Nokia now expects HERE's non-IFRS operating margin for FY15 to be between 7%-12%, based on HERE's leading market position, positive industry trends and improved focus on cost efficiency. This compares to Nokia's previous outlook for HERE's non-IFRS operating margin for the FY15 to be between 5%-10%. Nokia continues to expect Nokia Technologies' net sales to grow on a year-on-year basis for FY15, excluding potential amounts related to the expected resolution the ongoing arbitration with Samsung (SSNLF), which is expected to be concluded during 2015.
05:24 EDTSSNLFSamsung sees stong DDR4/LPDDR4 demand to continue in Q1
In the semiconductor segment, Samsung expects strong DDR4/LPDDR4 demand and solid SSD demand to continue despite low seasonality in Q1. In Q1, the company expects S.LSI volume ramp of 14nm; supply for customerís new set product to begin while demand for existing applications to slow down under seasonality. Expect solid server DRAM demand growth to continue in FY15; Mobile DRAM demand to increase driven by new OS and higher resolution display adoption in smartphones. Expect earnings to improve driven by 14nm FinFET supply and sales of high value-added products. In the Display Panel segment, Samsung sees OLED shipments to grow as demand increases for new products; focus on enhancing profitability. Expects OLED shipments to increase due to expansion of customer base in FY15; Focus on earnings improvement Secure future growth driver by increasing flexible panel sales. Expects solid supply and demand condition to continue for LCD led by trend towards UHD and larger size panel in FY15. For IT & Mobile communications, expect decrease in smartphone and tablet demand under weak seasonality in Q1. Expects smartphone competitions to intensify amid the demand growth driven by LTE and emerging market in FY15 - expects tablet growth to continue with mid to low-end demand. For Consumer Electronics segment, Expect TV demand to decrease quarter over quarter entering weak seasonality in Q1. Expect TV demand to grow driven by UHD expansion and competition over new display technology in FY15.
05:13 EDTSSNLFSamsung reports Q4 revenue KRW 52.73T vs. KRW 59.28T last year
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January 28, 2015
17:49 EDTSSNLFQualcomm says seeing heightened competition in China in low, mid tiers
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08:58 EDTMUMicron SanDisk have positive read-through from Hynix comments, says Sterne Agee
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05:58 EDTSSNLFSamsung look to expand DRAM capacity in 2015, DigiTimes reports
Samsung will look to expand its DRAM capacity in 2015 with its new Line-17 fab that will process 60K wafers monthly, reports DigiTimes. According to industry sources, the expanded DRAM capacity may create uncertainty for the industry bit supply growth and pricing. Reference Link
05:58 EDTSSNLFSharp estaimtes LCD TV shipments to reach 6M in FY14, DigiTimes reports
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January 27, 2015
14:08 EDTSSNLFApple leader of smartphone market in China, Reuters reports
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05:47 EDTSSNLFReport: Samsung begins smartphone production lines in Indonesia, DigiTimes says
Samsung begins smartphone production lines in Indonesia, reports DigiTimes. According to a Korean-language Edaily report that cited sources familiar with Samsung's operatives, the production lines will be able to roll out 900K smartphones a month and will be made specifically for the Indonesia market. Reference Link
January 26, 2015
18:30 EDTSSNLFApple closing in on Samsung in smartphone sales, WSJ reports
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13:05 EDTSSNLFEarnings Preview: Corning sees year-over-year sales, earnings growth in Q4
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06:46 EDTSSNLFSamsung to supply processors for next iPhone, Reuters says
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January 25, 2015
17:30 EDTMUDelta Air Lines, Ford, four others could shine this year, Barron's says
Delta Air Lines (DAL), Ford (F), Discover (DFS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Lam Research (LRCX), and Micron Technology (MU) could all provide growth at a reasonable price this year, Barron's contends in a feature article. Reference Link
January 23, 2015
16:55 EDTSSNLFMarket ends week higher after ECB announces bond purchase plan
Stocks finished higher for the week after the European Central Bank unveiled a larger than expected bond buying plan and earnings season in the U.S. picked up steam. MACRO NEWS: The European Central Bank announced that it would buy EUR 60B of government and private bonds per month through September 2016. Reports before the ECB's official announcement had suggested that the central bank would buy EUR 50B of bonds per month... On a negative note, the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global growth outlook to 3.5% from 3.8%... U.S. economic data was mixed, as weekly jobless claims and sales of existing homes in December were worse than expected, but the index of leading economic indicators and new housing permits for December came in above the consensus outlook. COMPANY NEWS: Netflix (NFLX), Starbucks (SBUX), firearm maker Smith & Wesson (SWHC), and Southwest Airlines (LUV) were among the companies whose stocks rose following their results and guidance. On the other side of the ledger, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), IT management solution provider CA Technologies (CA), UPS (UPS), and application delivery networking products maker F5 Networks (FFIV) were among the companies that fell after they reported their earnings or updated their financial outlooks... M&A reports moved a number of stocks this week. The Financial Post reported that Samsung (SSNLF) had hired investment bank Evercore (EVR) to evaluate a purchase of the troubled Canadian company. Samsung is still considering purchasing BlackBerry (BBRY), the newspaper added. However, Canada's BNN reported that Evercore said that Samsung has not been a recent client of theirs and that they prepare ideas "routinely" on their "own accord." Avon (AVP) has held talks about a potential sale to private equity firm TPG Capital, dealReporter stated. Bloomberg reported that online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) is working with an adviser to contact potential buyers and has drawn interest from private-equity funds and other Internet companies... DreamWorks Animation (DWA) tumbled after announcing a new strategic plan that will see it cut its feature production from three films per year down to two and axe about 500 jobs. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow dipped 0.37% to 17,672.60, the Nasdaq rose 1.14% to 4,757.88, and the S&P gained 0.34% to 2,051.82.
06:22 EDTSSNLFApple sees strong growth in Asian smartphone sales, CNBC says
Apple (AAPL) captured 33% of South Korea's smartphone market share in November, reports CNBC, citing Counterpoint Research. South Korean Samsung's (SSNLF) market share fell from 60% six months earlier to 46%. Apple also captured over 50% market share in Japan and saw a rise to 12% in China behind Lenovo (LNVGY) and Xiaomi. Reference Link
05:52 EDTSSNLFSamsung OLED handset pricing to reach parity with TFT LCD in 2015, DigiTimes say
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