A roundup of tech analyst ratings changes: 1) Qualcomm (QCOM -1.6%) has been cut to Neutral by Lazard. 2) NetApp (NTAP +2.6%) has been upgraded to Overweight by Morgan Stanley. 3) ExOne (XONE -5.8%) has been cut to Hold by BB&T. 4) AppliedMicro (AMCC +13.2%) has been upgraded to Strong Buy by Raymond James. 5) Portugal Telecom (PT -2.8%) has been cut to Underperform by BNP Paribas. 6) eGain (EGAN +2.8%) has been started at Outperform by Northland. 7) Himax (HIMX +2.1%) has been started at Buy by Craig-Hallum. 8) American Tower (AMT -1.4%) has been cut to Neutral by ISI. 9) QLogic (QLGC -3.8%) has been cut to Underweight by Morgan Stanley. 10) Linear (LLTC -1%) has been cut to Neutral by Credit Suisse.
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eGain (EGAN), a provider of cloud-based customer support software, drops 17.9% after reporting FQ1 revenue of $10.4M (-21% Y/Y) and EPS of $0.02; the latter missed consensus by $0.04. The company, which had surged on buyout hopes following Oracle's acquisition of competitor RightNow, is reaffirming its FY12 guidance.