• Mon, Jan. 11, 4:12 PM
    • Ladenburg Thalmann has upgraded CEVA to Buy. The DSP core IP provider rallied towards $23 today in response.
    • Shares now go for 30x a 2016 EPS consensus of $0.77. Q4 results arrive on the morning of Feb. 3.
    | Mon, Jan. 11, 4:12 PM
  • Nov. 6, 2015, 4:47 PM
    • The Philadelphia Semi Index (SOXX +2.6%) rallied after Nvidia (NVDA +13.9%) beat estimates and provided strong guidance (gaming GPUs led the way), Skyworks (SWKS +7.1%) offered good calendar Q4 guidance and RF chip peer Qorvo (QRVO +23.2%) posted better-than-feared results and guidance. The Nasdaq rose just 0.4%.
    • Also: Analog/Ethernet chipmaker Microsemi (MSCC +4.9%) beat calendar Q3 revenue estimates and offered solid Q4 guidance: Revenue of $325M-$329M and EPS of $0.70-$0.74 vs. a consensus of $323.5M and $0.72.
    • Big gainers today included specialty foundry/Skyworks supplier TowerJazz (TSEM +6%), smart TV/home automation chipmaker Sigma Designs (SIGM +16.6%), telecom/networking IC provider InPhi (IPHI +6.7%), touch controller/LCD driver supplier Synaptics (SYNA +6.1%), FPGA maker Lattice Semi (LSCC +6.6%), network processor vendor Cavium (CAVM +5.6%), DSP core IP provider CEVA (CEVA +7.2%), and analog/mixed-signal chipmakers MagnaChip (MX +4.6%) and Semtech (SMTC +5.4%).
    • On its earnings call (transcript), Qorvo mentioned Chinese smartphone demand (a recent headwind) is "seeing a bit of a rebound," and that the launch of 5-mode and 6-mode Chinese 4G phones is boosting RF chip content. Qorvo also thinks Chinese base station activity (an issue for many telecom chip/component firms) bottomed in Q3, but cautions a mobile infrastructure recovery is expected to be gradual.
    • Microsemi stated on its call (transcript) broadband gateway chip sales were a Q3 strong point, that telecom infrastructure began to improve, and that defense/aerospace sales are expected to rebound in 2016. Industrial demand remained soft in Q3.
    • MKM's Ian Ing has upgraded Nvidia to Buy, calling shares "expensive and worth it." Ing: "We see a sustainable growth trajectory, given [Nvidia's] positioning to lead in significant paradigm changes favoring more valuable semiconductor solutions: automotive evolving from driver assist to autonomous driving, gaming transitioning to virtual reality and professional or social E-sports, and cloud computing increasingly using GPU accelerators for machine learning."
    • Last week: Chip stocks sell off after NXP, STMicro, others issue soft guidance
    | Nov. 6, 2015, 4:47 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 5, 2015, 11:47 AM
    • CEVA now expects Q3 revenue of $16.2M, above prior guidance of $15M-$16M and a $15.4M consensus. EPS is expected to top prior guidance of $0.14-$0.16; consensus is at $0.15. (PR)
    • The company cites "robust licensing demand" across its IP portfolio, and growing shipments of 4G smartphones containing chips featuring CEVA's DSP cores.
    • Shares are at their highest levels since June. Full Q3 results are due on Nov. 2.
    | Oct. 5, 2015, 11:47 AM
  • Oct. 1, 2015, 2:01 PM
    • After outperforming yesterday as markets rallied, chip stocks are doing the opposite today amid a selloff. The Philadelphia Semi Index (SOXX -2.1%) is back below $80.
    • Possibly hurting the group: Digitimes reports iPhone chip suppliers are worried Apple could cut its Q4 orders, and that one "major analog IC supplier" has disclosed a slight December order cut. At the same time, Digitimes states suppliers won't know if major order cuts will happen for at leas 1-2 months. iPhone suppliers seeing major losses include NXP (NXPI -4.2%), Avago (AVGO -3.8%), Qorvo (QRVO -4.5%), Cirrus Logic (CRUS -3.1%), Fairchild (FCS -4.9%), and Analog Devices (ADI -3.8%).
    • However, it's worth noting several chipmakers lacking iPhone exposure are also down strongly. The list includes Himax (HIMX -3.5%), PMC-Sierra (PMCS -4.1%), InPhi (IPHI -4.6%), Semtech (SMTC -4.6%), and QuickLogic (QUIK -5.7%). Chip IP provider CEVA (CEVA -3.8%) and specialty foundry TowerJazz (TSEM -5%) are also selling off.
    • Memory giant Micron reports after the bell.
    | Oct. 1, 2015, 2:01 PM | 26 Comments
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  • Apr. 16, 2015, 3:19 PM
    • Today's notable tech gainers include Chinese online gaming/entertainment platform YY (YY +4.5%), Chinese search engine/portal owner Sohu (SOHU +5.4%), U.S. solar installer Vivint (VSLR +4.9%), U.S. solar installer Vivint (VSLR +4.9%), solar power optimizer/inverter maker SolarEdge (SEDG +5%), M2M hardware/software provider I.D. Systems (IDSY +8.9%), DSP core IP provider Ceva (CEVA +7.2%), cloud healthcare software provider Castlight (CSLT +6.1%), and NAND controller/4G transceiver vendor Silicon Motion (SIMO +4.8%). The Nasdaq is nearly flat.
    • Notable decliners include local services marketplace Angie's List (ANGI -6.6%), IP licensing firm Acacia (ACTG -4.4%), and gaming system maker IGT (IGT -5.1%).
    • Dougherty has launched coverage on I.D. Systems at Buy, and Canaccord has done the same for Ceva. Vivint is one of several solar firms to get an Outperform rating from Avondale Partners. Silicon Motion has surged to fresh 52-week highs, and is up 22% since last week's Q1 pre-announcement.
    • Angie's List is giving back some of the big gains seen yesterday after announcing long-time CEO Bill Oesterle plans to retire, and slightly hiking its 2015 adjusted EBITDA guidance. IGT is returning a chunk of the gains seen last week following the closing of the Gtech merger.
    • Previously covered: Etsy, AMD, Fairchild, SanDisk, 58.com, Audience, Travelzoo, Sequans, Carbonite, Identiv
    | Apr. 16, 2015, 3:19 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 16, 2015, 4:27 PM
    • CEVA fell sharply on a day the Nasdaq rose 1.2%. The DSP core IP developer filed its 2014 10-K after the close on Friday.
    • Shares opened the day by making new 52-week highs, before gradually selling off. Ceva rallied last month following its Q4 beat.
    | Mar. 16, 2015, 4:27 PM
  • Nov. 14, 2014, 11:01 AM
    • Declaring "the worst has passed" for CEVA, Oppenheimer has upgraded the chip IP licensing firm to Outperform, and set a $19 target.
    • Oppenheimer notes CEVA's exposure to the growing low-end/mid-range smartphone market, and its relationships with low-cost Chinese mobile chipmakers Spreadtrum and Leadcore.
    • The firm also thinks Samsung and MediaTek could expand their use of CEVA's IP. "as they work to streamline their product offerings."
    | Nov. 14, 2014, 11:01 AM
  • Jun. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM
    • Chardan has downgraded CEVA to Sell; its PT is $13.
    • The DSP core IP provider isn't far removed from a 52-week low of $13.49. Shares fell at the end of April after CEVA provided soft guidance to go with a Q1 beat.
    | Jun. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM
  • Feb. 21, 2014, 11:31 AM
    • In an article embargoed until 10:15AM ET Saturday, SA Pro contributor/fund manager Edward Schneider argues CEVA's (CEVA +3.2%) efforts to grow its DSP core IP business within non-mobile markets could lead shares to double within 18 months.
    • Shares are at the highest levels they've seen since September. They crashed in October due to a Q3 warning.
    | Feb. 21, 2014, 11:31 AM
  • Oct. 17, 2013, 9:56 AM
    • IBM (IBM -5.9%) has been cut to Neutral by UBS following its big Q3 revenue miss.
    • Xilinx (XLNX -5%) has been downgraded to neutral ratings by Piper and Raymond James, and upgraded to Outperform by Baird, and after beating FQ3 estimates and issuing soft FQ4 revenue guidance.
    • SanDisk (SNDK +5.8%) has been upgraded to Strong Buy by Needham after soundly beating Q3 estimates and issuing decent Q4 revenue guidance.
    • JinkoSolar (JKS +10.3%) has been has been upgraded to Outperform by Credit Suisse.
    • ASML (ASML -1.9%) has been cut to Neutral by HSBC a day after releasing its Q3 results.
    • CEVA (CEVA -1.3%) has been cut to Neutral by Wedbush.
    • Salesforce (CRM +0.3%) has been started at Buy by Argus.
    • SolarCity (SCTY +8.9%) has been started at Overweight by JPMorgan a week after providing strong Q3 metrics and even stronger 2014 guidance.
    • NQ Mobile (NQ +6%) and Vipshop (VIPS -0.7%) havebeen started at Outperform by Macquarie.
    | Oct. 17, 2013, 9:56 AM
  • Oct. 8, 2013, 9:45 AM
    • Finisar (FNSR +4.6%) has been upgraded to Hold by Jefferies.
    • Audience (ADNC +5.3%) has been upgraded to Buy by Chardan Capital
    • AudioCodes (AUDC -2.7%) and Ceva (CEVA -2%) have been cut to Market Perform by Oppenheimer.
    • Canadian Solar (CSIQ +2.6%) has been started at Outperform by Northland Securities.
    | Oct. 8, 2013, 9:45 AM
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  • Oct. 3, 2013, 10:49 AM
    • CEVA (CEVA -15.9%) shares plunge after it issues an earnings warning for Q3. Management now expects revenue of $10M vs. prior guidance of $11.5M-$12.5M and consensus of $12.1M.
    • CEO Gideon Wertheizer: "Our licensing and related revenues came in lower than projected for the third quarter due mainly to not closing a significant license agreement."
    • Q3 opex is expected to be $600K higher than previously guided due to a delay in R&D grants in Israel, which are now expected in Q4.
    | Oct. 3, 2013, 10:49 AM
  • Jul. 24, 2013, 3:57 PM
    CEVA (CEVA -12.8%) is ending the day with huge losses after Broadcom, which uses CEVA's DSP cores in its baseband chips, missed Q2 estimates and issued light Q3 guidance, while blaming the shortfall in large part on light baseband sales. Chip stocks on the whole have had a bad day (SOXX -1.8%), as Broadcom's numbers and a ho-hum report from ARM overshadow Apple's FQ3 beat. SIMG -3.8%. OVTI -2.8%. MU -3.9%. SNDK -2.4%. IMOS -4.5%. Broadcom set-top chip rival STMicroelectronics (STM -2.7%) has fallen for the second day in a row following its Q2 report and soft Q3 guidance, aided by a downgrade to Underperform from BofA.
    | Jul. 24, 2013, 3:57 PM
  • Jul. 24, 2013, 12:45 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: ZHNE +31%. FRO +22%. MFB +23%. CDTI +19%. TOPS +24%. VMW +16%. MHH +16%. HLIT +14%. USU +13%. VICR +13%.
    Midday top 10 Losers: SCKT.PK -20%. NBS -16%. BRCM -16%. VOCS -15%. WLT -14%. TNGN.OB -14%. CEVA -15%. SRPT -14%. IRBT -14%. PLCM -12%.
    | Jul. 24, 2013, 12:45 PM
Company Description
CEVA, Inc. engages in designing and licensing silicon intellectual property for the handsets, mobile broadband, portable and consumer electronics markets. It has been licensing a portfolio of Digital Signal Processor cores, subsystems and platforms to semiconductor and original equipment... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Semiconductor - Specialized
Country: United States