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- Oil prices are continuing a recent rally after the EIA forecast global oil demand will see the most growth in 6 years in 2016, and that non-OPEC supply growth will stall. The agency also estimated U.S. crude production fell by 120K barrels/day in September. WTI crude is up 3.8% to $48.01/barrel.
- Seismic equipment and data-processing services provider Ion Geophysical (NYSE:IO), whose shares have plunged into penny stock territory, is posting big gains. Peer Geospace Technologies (NASDAQ:GEOS) is also doing well.
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- Geospace (NASDAQ:GEOS) is a standout on a quiet morning of trading. 88K shares have thus far changed hands; the 3-month daily average is 191K.
- The oil/gas seismic hardware provider has made new 4-month highs, and is now up 74% from a March low of $14.95. Shares remain down 77% from a Feb. 2013 peak of $113.73.
Tue, May 19, 3:00 PM
- WTI crude oil is down $2.13 to $58.11/barrel on worries about high Saudi production and weak global demand. Seismic exploration hardware/service providers Ion Geophysical (IO -4%), Geospace (GEOS -1.6%) and CGG (CGG -5.8%) have followed crude lower.
- Geospace and CGG have rallied over the last 6 weeks as oil prices rebounded. Ion, which hasn't been so lucky, rose last Friday in response to an insider buy.
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- Very few tech companies are posting major losses, and a larger number are posting big gains. The Nasdaq is down 0.3%.
- Notable gainers include several Chinese names: Online auto plays Bitauto (BITA +7.4%) and Autohome (ATHM +3.9%), online video platform Youku (YOKU +8.2%), and mobile game publisher Sky-mobi (MOBI +10.1%).
- Others include home automation hardware/software provider Control4 (CTRL +3.9%), oil/gas seismic hardware provider Geospace (GEOS +5.1%), and Indian site owner Rediff (REDF +12.6%).
- Youku, which has been on a roller-coaster ride, is near its highest levels seen the company posted mixed Q4 results and disclosed an SEC inquiry on March 19. Beaten-down Geospace could be benefiting from a fresh rally in oil prices; WTI crude is at $53.27/barrel.
- Previously covered: Lending Club, Alcatel-Lucent, 58.com, InvenSense, TowerJazz, Tangoe, optical networking firms
- Notable decliners: Skyworks/Qorvo, Nokia, Sanmina, Web.com
Tue, Apr. 7, 3:18 PM
- Today's notable tech gainers include privileged account protection software leader CyberArk (CYBR +7.5%), seismic hardware provider Geospace (GEOS +10.5%), M2M hardware/4G router provider Novatel (MIFI +8.4%), Chinese auto site Autohome (ATHM +5.5%), cloud revenue management software provider ServiceSource (SREV +5.4%), and unstructured data management software vendor Varonis (VRNS +4.9%). The Nasdaq is up 0.3%.
- There are fewer major decliners. Notable ones include RF chipmaker Qorvo (QRVO -3.5%), contract manufacturer Sanmina (SANM -3.4%), and IP licensing firm Worlds (OTCQB:WDDD -10.7%).
- Volatile CyberArk has risen to its highest levels since early March, two week before a lockup expired. Geospace, buoyed by rising oil prices, is up 22% over the last two days. ServiceSource's gains follow the naming of a new CFO.
- Qorvo's decline come in spite of a target hike (to $95 from $87) by Brean; the firm argues growing Chinese phone exports and rising RF chip content are offsetting domestic Chinese softness for Qorvo and peers.
- Previously covered: Twitter, FireEye, DragonWave, Axcelis, IGT, Marketo, 500.com, InPhi, Demandware, Splunk, Informatica
Mon, Apr. 6, 2:05 PM
- After closing on Thursday barely a dollar above a 52-week low of $14.95, volatile Geospace (NASDAQ:GEOS) has shot higher today as oil prices post a near-6% gain. Volume (123K shares vs. a 3-month daily average of 286K) has been fairly light.
- The seismic processing hardware provider's shares plunged in February following an FQ1 miss. With industry demand having nosedived, the FY15 revenue growth consensus is at -63%; the FY16 consensus is at +29.2%.
Mon, Mar. 16, 3:19 PM
- Though the Nasdaq is up 1.1%, major tech decliners are roughly on par with major gainers today.
- Notable gainers include telecom equipment vendor Ciena (CIEN +3.9%), data center owner CyrusOne (CONE +4.6%), optical component maker NeoPhotonics (NPTN +6.1%), software outsourcing firm Luxoft (LXFT +7.7%), supply chain software vendor Manhattan Associates (MANH +4.2%), and Chinese game developer NetEase (NTES +3.7%).
- Notable decliners include leading Chinese online video platform Youku (YOKU -4%), 4G router/M2M module maker Novatel (MIFI -5.5%), security hardware/software vendor KEYW Holding (KEYW -5.3%), Chinese online retailer LightInTheBox (LITB -8.7%), Chinese online real estate plays E-House (EJ -4.7%) and Leju (LEJU -5.3%), seismic tech provider Geospace (GEOS -7.5%), and U.S. solar installer Vivint (VSLR -4.3%).
- CyrusOne, Luxoft, and Manhattan Associates are making new 52-week highs. Geospace's decline comes as crude oil falls to fresh 6-year lows. The Chinese decliners are failing to get a boost from pro-stimulus remarks from premier Li Keqiang (they've lifted many other Chinese names).
- Previously covered: Xilinx, Neonode, MoSys, Superconductor Technologies, Himax, Alibaba, Avago, Qorvo, King Digital, iDreamSky, MicroVision
Geospace Technologies Corp is engaged in designing and manufacturing of instruments and equipment used in the oil and gas industry for acquiring seismic data to locate, characterize and monitor hydrocarbon producing reservoirs.
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