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- Twitter (TWTR) has been started at Neutral by Sterne Agee. Shares -1.4% premarket after dropping 7% on Friday in the wake of neutral/bearish coverage launches. Shares still +58% from their $26 IPO price.
- Veeva Systems (VEEV) has received four bullish ratings and two neutral ones on underwriter coverage day. Shares +0.6%.
- American Tower (AMT) has been upgraded to Buy by Citi.
- Youku (YOKU) has been upgraded to Buy by Brean ahead of Thursday's Q3 report. Shares +3.1%.
- BT has been upgraded to Overweight by JPMorgan after outbidding Sky for the U.K. TV rights to Champions League games.
- Netgear (NTGR) has been upgraded to Sector Perform by RBC.
- Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY, DTEGF) has been cut to Sell by Goldman after striking a $729M deal to buy wireline carrier GTS Central Europe.
- Lam Research (LRCX) has been cut to Neutral by Susquehanna.
- Diodes (DIOD) has been cut to Outperform from Strong Buy by Raymond James ahead of tomorrow's Q3 report.
Oct. 11, 2013, 9:23 AM
- Intel (INTC) has been cut to Neutral, and Nvidia (NVDA) to Underperform, by Macquarie. Intel's Q3 report arrives on Tuesday. Intel -0.6% premarket, Nvidia -0.9%.
- Micron (MU) has been cut to Underperform by Wells Fargo following its FQ4 results (I, II) and FQ1 pricing guidance. Shares -2.1%.
- Synaptics (SYNA) has been cut to Neutral by JPMorgan two days after announcing the Validity Sensors deal and forecasting strong FQ1 sales. Shares -1.5%.
- Corning (GLW) has been cut to Neutral by Piper. Shares -1%.
- Iron Mountain (IRM) has been cut to Underweight by Barclays a day after announcing CFO Brian McKeon is leaving. Shares -2.2%.
- LG Display (LPL) has been upgraded to Buy by Citi.
- Diodes (DIOD) has been upgraded to Buy by Longbow.
Dec. 27, 2012, 5:46 PM
Dec. 27, 2012, 11:23 AMThough it's paying a giant premium to acquire BCD Semiconductor (BCDS +94%), Diodes (DIOD +2.9%) is trading higher after announcing the deal, as the Street applauds BCD's potential to expand Diodes' product line and Chinese customer base. BCD is currently trading at $7.72, 3.5% below Diodes' $8/share buyout price. | Comment!
Dec. 26, 2012, 4:31 PMDiodes (DIOD) is buying BCD Semiconductor (BCDS), a Chinese analog chipmaker incorporated in the Cayman Islands, for $151M in cash, or $8/share. The price represents a 101% premium to BCD's close. BCD, which has $39M in cash/equivalents and has posted $112M in revenue over the last 12 months, expands Diodes' analog product line and gives it a chance to cross-sell to the major Chinese OEMs that rely on BCD. (PR) | Comment!
Nov. 9, 2012, 10:34 AMAnalog chipmakers Diodes (DIOD -7%) and Microsemi (MSCC -5%) are heading south following their Q3 reports (I, II). Though Diodes' Q4 revenue guidance ($160M-$167M vs. $164M consensus) was in-line, its gross margin forecast of 23%-27% is underwhelming, given the midpoint is below Q3's 26.2%. Microsemi is guiding for Q4 revenue of $262M-$268M and EPS of $0.57-$0.60, mostly below a consensus of $268.1M and $0.60. The chip industry remains mired in a slump. (Diodes PR) (Microsemi PR) | Comment!
Jun. 29, 2012, 11:19 AM
May. 9, 2012, 12:37 PMAnalog chipmaker Diodes (DIOD -8.5%) is off sharply post-earnings. The decline comes even though Q1 EPS was in-line and the company guided for Q2 revenue of $155M-$164M, largely above a $155.5M consensus. A Q1 gross margin of 23.3% (down 150 bps Q/Q and 1220 bps Y/Y), which Diodes attributes to weak pricing, mix shifts, and inventory reductions, could be weighing on shares. Q2 gross margin is expected to be 24%-28%. (PR) (transcript) | Comment!
Mar. 9, 2012, 10:49 AMAnalog chipmaker Diodes (DIOD +5.7%) jumps after slightly adjusting its Q1 revenue guidance range to $140M-$148M (prior range was $138M-$148M), a move that calmed investors who have seen earnings estimates for the company steadily move lower. Diodes' gross margin and operating expense guidance remains unchanged. | Comment!
Feb. 8, 2012, 5:36 PM
Nov. 9, 2011, 3:52 PMDiodes (DIOD -16.6%) shares sink after Q3 results miss expectations and the semiconductor firm gives downward Q4 guidance. CEO Keh-Shew Lu sees continuing broad-based weakness, particularly within consumer and PCs. Benchmark calls the company "classically cyclical," in that when global economies weaken, gross margin also can sink. | Comment!
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Diodes Inc manufactures & distributes application specific semiconductor products for consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial & automotive markets. It offers as diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs & DC-DC switching, among others.
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