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January 29, 2013
13:19 EDTSTX, WDCWestern Digital slumps following competitor's guidance
Hard disk drive maker Western Digital (WDC) is sinking after its competitor, Seagate (STX), reported stronger than expected second quarter results, but provided lower than expected third quarter revenue guidance. Seagate added that industry-wide hard disk shipments dropped 3% during its second quarter, compared with the previous three months. Seagate also stated that it was having difficulty forecasting future demand for its products. In a note to investors earlier today, Deutsche Bank analyst Sherri Scribner wrote that Seagate's outlook was similar to the prognosis provided by Western Digital last week. Both companies expect the total hard drive market to be flat to down slightly during the first three months of 2013, according to the analyst. Scribner, however, raised her price target on Seagate to $40 from $30, as she believes that the stock warrants a higher price to earnings multiple in light of what she sees as "positive dynamics" in the hard disk drive market. The analyst maintained a Hold rating on Seagate. In mid-afternoon trading, Western Digital fell $3.17, or 6.52%, to $45.47, while Seagate tumbled $3.63, or 9.70%, to $33.78.
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March 23, 2015
08:03 EDTSTXSeagate Q2 visibility remains limited, says BofA/Merrill
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March 22, 2015
17:01 EDTWDCWestern Digital, PACCAR, two others look discounted, Barron's says
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March 19, 2015
09:16 EDTSTXPope Resources appoints John Lamb to VP and CFO effective April 20
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March 17, 2015
08:06 EDTSTXSeagate decline overdone, says RBC Capital
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08:04 EDTWDCWestern Digital decline overdone, says RBC Capital
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March 16, 2015
10:02 EDTSTXOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AmerisourceBergen (ABC) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Avago (AVGO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Francesca's (FRAN) upgraded to Buy at Janney Capital... Goldcorp (GG) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Jabil Circuit (JBL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cross Research... JetBlue (JBLU) upgraded to Outperform at Raymond James... King Digital (KING) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... L.B. Foster (FSTR) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... NextEra Energy (NEE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Petrobras Argentina (PZE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Qorvo (QRVO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Royal Gold (RGLD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Seagate (STX) upgraded at Needham... Standex (SXI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at BB&T... Union Pacific (UNP) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... West Corp. (WSTC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at RW Baird... Xilinx (XLNX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Drexel Hamilton... YPF (YPF) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill.
08:18 EDTSTXSeagate upgraded at Needham
As noted earlier, Needham upgraded Seagate to Strong Buy from Buy. Needham believes that improvements in Seagate's cloud and enterprise businesses have offset weak PC demand and negative currency fluctuations. The firm expects the company to report in-line or better than expected EPS. Target remains $65.
08:03 EDTSTXSeagate announces three-year partnership with CERN
Seagate Technology announced it has entered into a three-year partnership with CERN openlab to collaborate on the development of the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform. The partnership aims to help CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, to better manage and store the 100 petabytes of data the Large Hadron Collider has generated to date, as well as the additional 2-3 petabytes of information it produces on a monthly basis. A second, future research project between Seagate and CERN will look at CERNís EOS storage system to determine whether there are opportunities to enhance and improve the system.
07:28 EDTSTX, WDCWestern Digital, Seagate estimates lowered on PC weakness at Jefferies
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06:18 EDTSTXSeagate upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham
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