Aruba falls on cautious Wells Fargo note; Ruckus also drops


Wells Fargo's Jess Lubert thinks Aruba (ARUN -9.8%) will report solid FQ1 results on Thursday, but also thinks its FQ2 guidance might be in-line "in line to slightly below [Wells Fargo's] estimate of $167 million and consensus of $166 million."

Lubert is also forecasting FQ2 EPS of $0.15, below a $0.16 consensus. He also thinks the enterprise/carrier Wi-Fi hardware vendor might not meet 2H14 growth and op. margin expectations.

Though expecting Aruba to likely "remain confident in its ability to capitalize on enterprise wireless demand and the ramp of new product," but could "express incremental near-term caution due to macro concerns and the need to invest for growth."

Enterprise Wi-Fi kingpin Cisco recently reported only 8% Y/Y Oct. quarter revenue growth for its wireless ops, after reporting 32% growth for the July quarter.

Rival Ruckus (RKUS -5.8%), which has relatively higher carrier Wi-Fi exposure, also sold off. Shares of both companies have priced in some bad news this year.

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