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January 28, 2014
11:20 EDTSYNA, RMD, FIO, YRCWOptions with decreasing implied volatility: YRCW FIO CREE RMD SYNA
News For YRCW;FIO;RMD;SYNA From The Last 14 Days
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May 22, 2015
10:38 EDTSYNAMizuho says buy NXP, Micron, ON Semi
Mizuho Securities initiated coverage of a number of chip makers in a note to investors last night. Among its recommendation in the space, NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Micron (MU), and ON Semiconductor (ON) were called out with Buy ratings. NXP: NXP Semiconductors dominates the mobile payment market with its NFC products, Mizuho analyst Vijay Rakesh wrote. The company's NFC chips are used in Apple's (AAPL) Apple Pay and NXP has a strong mobile payment ecosystem in China, the analyst explained. NXP Semiconductors is also a leader in providing chips used to enhance credit card security, as its Chip+Pin system has a 75% share of the global market and is in the process of being deployed in the U.S, according to Rakesh. Going forward, NXP's growth should be driven by the automotive products of Freescale, which the company acquired earlier this year, the analyst stated, adding that NXP should derive strong synergies and cash flow from the deal. He set a $140 price target on the stock. MICRON: Sales of flash memory device maker Micron's DRAM products should be boosted by a PC rebound in the second half of this year, according to Rakesh. Additionally, the company's new CFO could make its actions more predictable, pleasing investors, the analyst stated. ON: ON Semiconductor should benefit from its acquisition of Aptina, which gave ON a significant presence in the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS, market, Rakesh believes. ADAS is likely to grow rapidly around the world, driven by mandates, the analyst predicted. A second positive catalyst for ON will be the proliferation of wireless charging, added the analyst, who set a $16 price target on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, NXP rose nearly 1% to trade nearly $108, Micron gained 2.6% to $27.61, and ON was fractionally higher. Other semiconductor makers initiated with Buy ratings by the firm include Skyworks (SWKS), Synaptics (SYNA), Avago (AVGO) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY).
09:58 EDTSYNAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Allison Transmission (ALSN) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Avago (AVGO) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Blackstone (BX) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Cellectis (CLLS) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Cypress Semiconductor (CY) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Esperion (ESPR) initiated with a Sell at Chardan... H&R Block (HRB) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Horizon Pharma (HZNP) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink... M/A-COM (MTSI) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Meritor (MTOR) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Micron (MU) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Monster Worldwide (MWW) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... National Storage (NSA) initiated with a Sector Weight at KeyBanc... ON Semiconductor (ON) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Qorvo (QRVO) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... Sharps Compliance (SMED) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Skyworks (SWKS) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... StemCells (STEM) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Synaptics (SYNA) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Texas Instruments (TXN) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... TriNet (TNET) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Vascular Biogenics (VBLT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Verifone (PAY) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... uniQure (QURE) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer.
07:37 EDTSYNASynaptics price target raised to $105 from $95 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan raised its price target for Synaptics to $105 saying it is incrementally positive following the company's presentation at its conference. The firm believes Synaptics is executing well and reiterates an Overweight rating on the stock.
May 21, 2015
16:14 EDTSYNASynaptics initiated with a Buy at Mizuho
Target $115.
May 13, 2015
10:56 EDTRMDResMed declines sharply, levels to watch
Shares are trading close to the lows of the day at $54.95. At that price, next support is at $53.20. Resistance is at $56.65.
10:36 EDTRMDResMed pullback overdone on SERVE-HF missing endpoint, says Piper Jaffray
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10:01 EDTRMDOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:25 EDTRMDResMed downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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05:39 EDTRMDResMed announces SERVE-HF study did not meet primary endpoint
ResMed announced that SERVE-HF, a multinational, multicenter, randomized controlled Phase III trial did not meet its primary endpoint. SERVE-HF was designed to assess whether the treatment of moderate to severe predominant central sleep apnea with Adaptive Servo-Ventilation therapy could reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure in addition to optimized medical care. The study did not show a statistically significant difference between patients randomized to ASV therapy and those in the control group in the primary endpoint of time to all-cause mortality or unplanned hospitalization for worsening heart failure. The results from SERVE-HF are preliminary and will be submitted for future publication after further analysis. A preliminary analysis of the data identified a statistically significant 2.5% absolute increased risk of cardiovascular mortality for those patients in the trial who received ASV therapy per year compared to those in the control group. In the study, the cardiovascular mortality rate in the ASV group was 10% per year compared to 7.5% per year in the control group. There were no issues associated with the performance of the ASV therapy device in the trial. ResMed is working with global regulatory authorities to proactively revise the labels and instructions for use for ResMed ASV devices to include a contraindication for people with symptomatic chronic heart failure. The company is also proactively informing healthcare providers, physicians, and patients of the cardiovascular safety signal observed in SERVE-HF.
May 11, 2015
16:37 EDTSYNASynaptics appoints Wajid Ali as CFO
announced the appointment of Wajid Ali as SVP and CFO. Ali replaces Synaptics' current CFO, Kathleen Bayless, who announced her retirement in December 2014. Ali joins Synaptics from Teledyne Technologies.
09:16 EDTSYNASynaptics likely won LG and Samsung design wins, says OTR Global
OTR Global said Synaptics likely gained the TDDI chip for the new LG G4, the fingerprint sensor in the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and a design win for a Lenovo smartphone expected to ship in late Q2.

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