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February 19, 2014
11:58 EDTUCTT, AMAT, LRCX, ISRGUltra Clean Holdings hits 52-week high after results, guidance top expectations
Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings (UCTT), which develops and supplies subsytems to the semiconductor capital equipment industry, are advancing after the company's fourth quarter results and first quarter guidance surpassed expectations. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Ultra Clean reported Q4 adjusted earnings per share of 26c and revenue of $126.3M, topping expectations of 23c and $125.68M, respectively. The company forecast Q1 adjusted EPS of 28c-31c and revenue of $135M-$140M, compared to expectations of 21c and $122.4M, respectively. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, research firm Stifel raised its price target on Ultra Clean to $15 from $13 after the company reported Q4 results that the firm viewed as strong. The firm expects the company's earnings growth to accelerate going forward and it kept a Buy rating on the shares. Another firm, Northland Securities, raised its price target to $17 from $9 following the company's strong Q4 report. Northland kept an Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Ultra Clean Holdings rose $1.49, or 12.5%, to $13.43 on nearly twelve times its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $13.88. Including today's move, the stock has gained about 114% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: In its last annual 10K filing to the SEC last year, Ultra Clean said its three largest customers in fiscal year 2012 were Applied Materials (AMAT), Lam Research (LRCX) and Intuitive Surgical (ISRG).
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July 22, 2014
18:33 EDTISRGOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Broadcom (BRCM), consensus up 3% after reporting second quarter results... Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), up 10.4%... Manhattan Associates (MANH), up 3%... Robert Half International (RHI), up 3.9%... Hawaiian Holdings (HA), up 3.1%... Microsoft (MSFT), up just under 1%... FMC Technologies (FTI), up 1.1%. ALSO HIGHER: Ballard Power Systems (BLDP), up 2.7% following purchase order from New Flyer Industries... Unwired Planet (UPIP), up 2.4% after filing a lawsuit against Microsoft for breach of contract. NOTABLE: Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), up 193.8% after reporting positive top line results from Phase III PB272 trial. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Xilinx (XLNX), down 8.7%... Apple (AAPL), down after reporting third quarter results and fourth quarter guidance... Juniper Networks (JNPR), down 4.7%... ALSO LOWER: Farmland Partners (FPI), down 3.8% after filing to sell 3.72M shares of common stock.
17:00 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical narrows FY14 procedure growth view to 5%-8% from 2%-8%
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16:57 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical sees international procedure growth 'lumpy' QoQ
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16:39 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical sees capital pressures in most hospitals to continue
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16:17 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical reports Q2 adjusted EPS $3.73, GAAP EPS $2.77
Consensus $2.83. Intuitive Surgical ended Q2 with $2B in cash, cash equivalents, and investments, a decrease of $920M during the quarter, primarily reflecting the impact of $1B utilized during the quarter to repurchase shares of its common stock.
16:13 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical rises after results, first look
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16:06 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical reports Q2 EPS $2.77, consensus $2.83
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15:30 EDTISRGNotable companies reporting after market close
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13:57 EDTISRGEarnings Preview: Intuitive Surgical share price flat over last 12 months
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12:53 EDTAMATApplied Materials drops following report of opposition to merger
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12:19 EDTAMATApplied Materials merger report 'pure speculation,' says Stifel
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11:36 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical July weekly volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
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10:29 EDTAMATApplied Materials weakness a buying opportunity, says ISI Group
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10:00 EDTUCTTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:47 EDTAMATApplied Materials sees strong opposition to merger in China, DealReporter says
The proposed merger of Applied Materials (AMAT) with Tokyo Electron is facing strong opposition from Chinese regulators, said DealReporter, according to contacts.
08:39 EDTUCTTUltra Clean upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Roth Capital
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July 21, 2014
18:40 EDTUCTTOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Netflix (NFLX), up marginally after reporting Q2 results... Sanmina (SANM), up 13.2% after reporting third quarter results and fourth quarter guidance above analyst estimates... Chipotle (CMG), up 10.1%... Helix (HLX), up 5.2%... Canadian National (CNI), up 1.13%... CYS Investments (CYS), up 1.7%. ALSO HIGHER: Apache (APA), up 5% after Bloomberg says JANA discloses $1B position... Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), up 1% after announcing a $5B share repurchase program... TG Therapeutics (TGTX), up 4.3% after reporting second quarter results and preliminary clinical results from TG-1101 Phase I study... DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Rambus (RMBS), down 3.6% after reporting second quarter results... Ultra Clean (UCTT), down 4% after reporting quarterly results. ALSO LOWER: Tallgrass Energy (TEP), down 5% after filing to sell 7M common units representing limited partners.
16:34 EDTUCTTUltra Clean sees Q3 adjusted EPS 13c-16c, consensus 17c
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16:33 EDTUCTTUltra Clean reports Q2 adjusted EPS 23c, consensus 20c
Reports Q2 revenue $132.7M, consensus $130.05M.
July 18, 2014
07:37 EDTISRGIntuitive Surgical Q2 expectations 'appear achievable,' says Jefferies
Jefferies says its hospital and surgeon channel checks increase its comfort level around initial Xi demand and overall placements ahead of Intuitive Surgical's Q2 results, though the firm cautions that visibility on utilization is low and procedures could come in below consensus. Jefferies thinks expectations for Q2 "appear achievable" since they incorporate near-term challenges. The firm keeps a Buy rating on the stock with a $465 price target.
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