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  • Alibaba, Amazon Started at Buy at Morgan Stanley; Plenty of e-Commerce Growth Left

    30 October 2014, 1:21 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    As one sharp-eyed reader observed, I was remiss yesterday in not picking up on an initiation of coverage of Internet names yesterday by Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty, including Amazon.com (AMZN), Alibaba Group Holding (BABA), and eBay (EBAY). Huberty takes…
  • Sprint: Credit Suisse Ups to Hold, Softbank Could Buy Them Out

    30 October 2014, 12:29 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of Sprint (S) are unchanged at $6 despite a boost from Credit Suisse’s Joseph Mastrogiovanni, who this morning raised his rating to Neutral from Underperform, based on an expectation customer losses are going to turn a corner, and that backer…
  • RF Micro, TriQuint Slip Despite Canaccord Upgrade; Bulls Cheer Margin Outlook

    30 October 2014, 11:47 am by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of RF Micro Devices (RFMD) and TriQuint (TQNT), two wireless chip companies that are in the process of merging, are trading down today with a broadly weak Nasdaq, despite better-than-expected results from both companies, with RF Micro yesterday…
  • Samsung Falls, Apple Rises, Xiaomi Shoots Out of Nowhere in Q3 Smartphone Rankings

    29 October 2014, 11:00 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Two market research firms, IDC and Strategy Analytics, tonight released their smartphone shipment estimates for Q3, showing a big jump year over year, and a dramatic leap for Chinese upstart vendor Xiaomi. Strategy Analytics estimates the industry shipped 320…
  • RF Micro FYQ2 Rev, EPS Beat; Q3 View Beats as Well

    29 October 2014, 4:59 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of wireless chip maker RF Micro Devices (RFMD) are down 5 cents, or 0.4%, at $12, in late trading, after the company this afternoon reported fiscal Q2 revenue and earnings that beat analysts’ expectations, and forecast this quarter’s results…
  • Akamai CEO: Customers’ DIY Efforts The Largest Competitor

    29 October 2014, 4:47 pm by: Alexander Eule

    Following a better-than-expected Q3 earnings report this afternoon from Internet bandwidth provider Akamai Technologies (AKAM), CEO Tom Leighton called to chat briefly preceding the company’s conference call with analysts this evening. Said Leighton,…
  • JDS Uniphase Jumps 6%: FYQ1 Beats, Q2 View Light

    29 October 2014, 4:37 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of fiber-optic component and test equipment supplier JDS-Uniphase (JDSU) are up 67 cents, or 5.4%, at $13.10, after the company this afternoon reported fiscal Q1 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations, but forecast this…
  • Cavium Q3 Revenue, EPS Beat

    29 October 2014, 4:28 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Communications chip maker Cavium (CAVM) this afternoon reported Q3 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations, Revenue in the three months ended in September rose nearly 24%, year over year, to $97.8 million, yielding EPS of 40 cents,…
  • Atmel Slips: Q3 Revenue Beats, EPS In-Line

    29 October 2014, 4:27 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Microcontroller maker Atmel (ATML) this afternoon reported Q3 revenue that was slightly ahead of expectations, and earnings per share in line with consensus. Revenue in the three months ended in September rose to $374.5 million, yielding EPS of 12 cents.…
  • F5 Networks FYQ4 Beats, Forecast In-Line; CEO McAdam to Retire Next Year

    29 October 2014, 4:22 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Networking equipment vendor F5 Networks (FFIV) this afternoon reported fiscal Q4 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations, forecast for this quarter’s results in line with expectations, and said its CEO will retire next year.…
  • MobileIron Jumps 5%: Q3 Beats, Q4 Rev View Beats

    29 October 2014, 4:13 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of mobile device management software vendor MobileIron (MOBL) are up 51 cents, or 5.4%, at $9.92, after the company this afternoon reported Q3 revenue that topped analysts’ expectations, and a better-than-expected net loss per share. Revenue in the…
  • Cirrus Logic Jumps 7%: FYQ2 Beats, Q3 Rev View Well Above Consensus

    29 October 2014, 4:10 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of chip maker Cirrus Logic (CRUS) are up $1.59, or almost 7%, at$23.48, in late trading, after the company reported fiscal Q2 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations, and a substantially better-than-expected Q3 revenue view.…
  • Akamai Up 5%: Q3 Revenue, EPS Beat

    29 October 2014, 4:05 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Internet bandwidth provider Akamai Technologies (AKAM) this afternoon reported Q3 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations. Revenue in the three months ended in September rose 26%, year over year, to $498 million, yielding EPS of 62…
  • QuickLogic Rising: Q3 Rev In-Line, Net Loss Beats

    29 October 2014, 4:03 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Programmable logic chip maker QuickLogic (QUIK) this afternoon reported Q3 revenue in line with consensus and a smaller-than-expected net loss. Revenue in the three months ended in September rose to $4.1 million, yielding a net loss of 6 cents. Analysts had…
  • Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Apparently Hacked

    29 October 2014, 2:17 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    In a brief note to clients a short while ago, J.P. Morgan‘s Tien-tsin Huang, who follows computer services, noted that CurrentC, an electronic payment system competing with Apple‘s (AAPL) Apple Pay, has been hacked. “We just received notification…
  • Stratasys Less Threatened Than DDD by HP 3-D Printer, Says UBS

    29 October 2014, 2:03 pm by: Tiernan Ray

    Photo courtesy of Rich Doherty. Shares of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) are down 21 cents, or 0.6%, at 35.33, after the company’s EVP for its PC and printing unit, Don Weisler, this morning gave a presentation about the company’s new technology for improving…
  • InvenSense Plunges 24%: Crushed by Lower Prices in Apple, Samsung Wares

    29 October 2014, 10:07 am by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of sensor maker InvenSense (INVN) are down $5.22, or 24%, at $16.26, after the company yesterday afternoon reported fiscal Q2 revenue and earnings per share that missed analysts’ expectations, and forecast results this quarter lower as well. …
  • Alibaba Rising: Goldman Lone Bear Among Upbeat Initiations; Pac Crest Sets $125 Top Target

    29 October 2014, 9:10 am by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) are up 33 cents at $100.01, in pre-market trading, after the stock received upwards of 17 initiation notes from underwriters this morning who finally became free of restrictions on voicing their views following the…
  • Facebook Drops 7% on Higher Spending; Bulls Argue No Big Deal

    29 October 2014, 8:42 am by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of Facebook (FB) are down $5.89, or 7.3%, at $74.88, after the company yesterday afternoon beat fiscal Q3 expectations on a 14% rise in active users, but forecast this quarter’s revenue lower and set its expenses are set to soar by as much as 75%. The…
  • SunPower Rising: Q3 Rev, EPS Beats, Q4 View Misses

    29 October 2014, 8:26 am by: Tiernan Ray

    Shares of SunPower (SPWR) are up a penny at $30.84 in early trading after the company this morning reported fiscal Q1 revenue and earnings per share that topped analysts’ expectations, but forecast this quarter’s results below consensus. Revenue in the…

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