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June 20, 2014
12:08 EDTPRGS, TIBX, ORCL, SAP, HPQTIBCO falls after profit outlook trails estimates
Shares of TIBCO (TIBX), a provider of middleware and infrastructure software, are sinking after the company’s third quarter profit outlook trailed analysts’ consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, TIBCO reported second quarter earnings per share of 14c and revenue of $252.3M, compared to the consensus views of 14c and $252.37M, respectively. Within software revenue, license revenue was $76.5M, down 7%, while subscription revenue was $5.8M, up 63% from last year. WHAT’S NOTABLE: TIBCO forecast Q3 adjusted EPS of 15c-19c, trailing the consensus view of 24c. Q3 revenue was seen at $257M-$279M, versus consensus of $278.53M. The company noted it may accelerate share repurchases in the second half of the year. TIBCO also announced former Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) executive Todd Bradley was named as President. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, research firm Susquehanna downgraded TIBCO to Neutral from Positive. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, TIBCO fell $1.47, or about 7.06%, to $19.35 on heavy trading volume. Including today’s pull back, the stock has lost approximately 8% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other software companies include Oracle (ORCL), Progress Software (PRGS), and SAP (SAP), all of which are lower on the session.
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February 3, 2016
11:33 EDTHPQCiti slashes PC outlook, expresses caution on related stocks
Citi significantly lowered its 2016 PC sales estimates, citing recent negative data points. In conjunction with the call, the firm lowered its estimates for three companies whose results are significantly affected by PC sales: HP Inc. (HPQ), Marvell (MRVL) and Intersil (ISIL). WHAT'S NEW: Citi analyst Jim Silva now expects PC sales to drop 6% this year, down from his previous estimate of a 2% decline. Recent data points indicate that demand for PCs has dropped significantly so far this year, while inventories are above normal, the analyst explained. Constrained budgets and macro concerns are restraining demand for PCs, Silva believes. Meanwhile, "there is not enough evidence" to conclude that the launch of Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows 10 will be a positive catalyst for PC sales this year, Silva said. Citing his view of PC trends, along with increased competition in the printer space, Silva lowered his 2016 EPS estimate for HP to $1.53 from $1.64. Statements by other printer makers, including Xerox (XRX) and Canon (CAJ), suggest that HP's margins on printers will "come under additional pressure," the analyst believes. He lowered his price target on the name to $10.75 from $14.50 and expects the stock to remain range-bound until analysts reduce their estimates further or its end markets improve. Intersil has 20% exposure to the PC market and the sales of its products related to computing are still strongly correlated with PC sales, Citi analyst Atif Malik stated. As a result, the company will face revenue headwinds throughout this year, stated the analyst. Malik, who expects the company's 2016 and 2017 EPS to come in below consensus levels, downgraded the stock to Sell from Neutral and set an $11.50 price target on the shares. Estimating Marvell's PC exposure at about 60%, Malik lowered his 2016 EPS estimate for the company to 42c from 48c and kept a Sell rating on the name. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Hedge fund Starboard Value disclosed this morning that it had bought a 6.7% activist stake in Marvell. The hedge fund said the shares are "undervalued" and The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the situation, said Starboard is betting the company can its boost margins by cutting costs, perhaps exiting its mobile device business. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, HP Inc. fell 3.3% to $9.55, Marvell rose 1.25% to $8.78 and Intersil dropped 4.4% to $11.93.
09:18 EDTHPQCitigroup to hold an analyst/industry conference call
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07:41 EDTHPQCiti lowers 2016 PC estimates to down 6% from down 2%
Citi analyst Jim Suva says recent data points indicate above normal PC inventories and "materially below seasonal demand" in early 2016. The analyst cut his 2016 PC estimates to down 6% from down 2%, well below IDC's estimate of down 3%. Suva believes there is a lack of evidence to suggest that Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows' 10 launch will drive a PC refresh in 2016. The analyst cut his estimates and price target for HP Inc. (HPQ) and kept a Neutral rating on the name.
07:21 EDTSAPSAP to pay $3.9M settlement to SEC over Panama bribery charges, Reuters says
SAP will pay almost $3.9M to settle SEC charges related to a former executive's scheme to bribe Panama government officials in an effort to win technology contracts, Reuters reports. The SEC said that SAP's internal controls let Vicente Garcia, former vice president of global and strategic accounts responsible for Latin America sales, to pay $145,000 in bribes to a top Panamanian government official and offer bribes to two others in order to win contract orders, the report says. Reference Link
06:48 EDTHPQHP Inc. esimates and price target lowered at Citi
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February 2, 2016
05:41 EDTORCLStocks with implied volatility movement; ORCL COP
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January 28, 2016
15:18 EDTHPQXcel Brands collaborates with HP Inc. to create Isaac Mizrahi smartwatch
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January 27, 2016
15:19 EDTSAPSAP to hold a capital markets day meeting
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January 26, 2016
09:03 EDTSAPSAP and Lenovo sign agreement to develop cloud solutions in China
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