Tech ratings change roundup: 3D Systems, Seagate, SolarCity, SanDisk

3D Systems (DDD -3%) has been cut to Neutral by Credit Suisse.

Seagate (STX +2.1%) has been upgraded to Overweight by Morgan Stanley, and rival Western Digital (WDC +0.5%) has been upgraded to Outperform by BMO. Wesern reports tomorrow, and Seagate on Jan. 27.

SolarCity (SCTY -3.3%) has been cut to Neutral by JPMorgan. Deutsche started shares at Buy last week.

SanDisk (SNDK -2.3%) has been cut to Neutral by BofA/Merrill. Q4 results arrive tomorrow.

NetApp (NTAP +2.2%) has been upgraded to Buy by Lake Street Capital.

InvenSense (INVN -2.8%) has been cut to Hold by Needham.

FireEye (FEYE -3.7%) has been cut to Neutral by JPMorgan following a huge run-up in the wake of the Mandiant deal and the company's guidance hike.

Altera (ALTR +2.8%) has been upgraded to Overweight by JPMorgan ahead of Wednesday's Q4 report.

Tibco (TIBX -2.4%) has been cut to Neutral by Wedbush. Shares rallied last week on a report suggesting Dan Loeb is set to make an activist push.

NetSuite (N +1.1%) has been upgraded to Buy by Maxim.

Violin Memory (VMEM -3.7%) has been cut to Underweight by Barclays.

Motorola Solutions (MSI +1.8%) has been upgraded to Buy by Citi.

LG Display (LPL +3.2%) has been upgraded to Buy by BofA/Merrill.

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Comments (3)
  • 3D Printing Investor
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    No surprise DDD downgraded. The known 3D printing stocks have multiples that are not sustainable given their earnings history and projections.


    The best investments in 3D printing will be in lesser-known companies entering the space with the right technology, business model, and industry connections.


    This one (CIMT) has a trailing PE of 22 and 67% eps growth in the mrq:
    More at:
    21 Jan 2014, 10:00 AM Reply Like
  • Esekla
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    CS completely reshuffled their ratings for the sector. It's actually a change of analyst. Commentary here:



    The Needham downgrade of INVN is a little more significant (which is to say, still not very) as they have been long-time bulls. I was weeks ahead of them, though, and commented on the news before market open:

    21 Jan 2014, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • hneumann
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    Remarkable (again) that all the mentioned stocks follow the direction of the analysts. Investing (trading) seems easy this way.
    21 Jan 2014, 09:09 PM Reply Like
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