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May 27, 2014
12:06 EDTWDC, STXSeagate rises after firm recommends buying shares
Shares of hard disk drive maker Seagate (STX) are climbing after RBC Capital recommended buying the stock following its recent decline. WHAT'S NEW: Investors should own Seagate during the second half of this year and beyond, as several positive catalysts could drive the stock higher, RBC analyst Amit Daryanani wrote in a note to investors disseminated earlier today. Stronger than expected sales to companies and other organizations could enable Seagate's results to surpass expectations in the second half of this year, the analyst stated. Moreover, the proliferation of data is likely to enable Seagate to sustain a compound annual growth rate of more than about 35%, making it attractive over the long-term, the analyst contended. Additional cost cutting going forward is also likely to boost the company, added Daryanani, who kept a $60 price target and Outperform rating on the stock. PRICE ACTION: Near noon, Seagate rose 2% to $53, while Western Digital (WDC), another hard disk drive maker, climbed 2.2% to $86.66.
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November 29, 2015
12:57 EDTWDC, STXHigh-yield tech stocks could offer significant returns, Barron's says
Growth-focused investors have piled into Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Salesforce (CRM), and others, but if the "current situation" changes, high-yield stocks with compelling valuations could grab some of the spotlight, Barron's contends in a feature story. The publication names Seagate (STX), Garmin (GRMN), Qualcomm (QCOM), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), IBM (IBM), and Western Digital (WDC) as attractive plays, noting that their dividends -- ranging 3.2% to 7.3% -- look secure and offer nice rewards for those willing to wait for potential turnarounds or strategic transactions. Reference Link
November 19, 2015
10:00 EDTSTXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Dick's Sporting (DKS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi... Fairchild (FCS) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Fiesta Restaurant (FRGI) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... General Dynamics (GD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Genomic Health (GHDX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen... National Grid (NGG) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... ON Semiconductor (ON) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... Papa John's (PZZA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti... QEP Resources (QEP) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Seagate (STX) upgraded to Buy on selloff, dividend yield at Craig-Hallum... Sunoco (SUN) upgraded to Outperform at Credit Suisse... Tetraphase (TTPH) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Wendy's (WEN) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman.
07:28 EDTSTXSeagate upgraded to Buy on selloff, dividend yield at Craig-Hallum
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November 18, 2015
08:19 EDTSTXRBC Capital to hold a tour
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November 17, 2015
11:10 EDTWDCMicron the most likely target for Tsinghua stake, says Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Deepon Nag highlighted yesterday that Tsinghua Unigroup Chairman Zhao Weiguo told Reuters in an interview that his company was in talks with a U.S. semiconductor company, and that a deal could be announced as early as the end of the month. Zhao stated that a majority stake was unlikely due to regulatory concerns. Given recent moves by China in the memory market, Micron (MU) is the most likely target for Tsinghua, Nag wrote in a note to investors. Tsinghua recently announced a 15% stake in Western Digital (WDC) at a 33% premium to the company's prior closing price. A similar premium for Micron would lead to a 15% stake in Micron for $20 per share, which would equal $3.4B, the analyst points out. Shares of Micron are up 46c, or 3%, to $15.35 in late morning trading. Nag has an Outperform rating on Micron with a $30 price target.

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