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OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OVTI)

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  • Mar. 8, 2013, 12:03 PM
    Evidence is growing an iPhone 5S (AAPL +0.4%) will arrive around mid-year. Mizuho says checks indicate an iPhone refresh in June or July, and that March quarter iPhone shipments will fall to the 35M-40M range (in-line with consensus). Wedge Partners: "We understand Foxconn is currently prepping production lines for ... iPhone 5S production, which we believe is scheduled to begin in the April timeframe." The firm thinks the 5S will be unveiled at the WWDC conference (typically in June), with sales likely starting in July. MacOtakara recently reported Foxconn has begun 5S production.
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  • Mar. 6, 2013, 9:40 AM
    More on Apple: Berenberg's Adnaan Ahmad has downgraded shares to Sell from Buy, while also cutting his rating on Samsung (SSNLF.PK). With smartphone growth now fueled by emerging markets, "Apple and Samsung margins are peaking and growth is going to be driven by the margin-dilutive mid-to-low-end segment," he argues. Also, Citi has cut its PT to $480, citing weaker iPhone 5 and regular iPad demand. Citi, which cut Apple to Neutral in December, now expects March and June quarter iPhone sales of 34M and 25M, below a consensus of 37M and 32M. AAPL -0.2%.
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  • Mar. 6, 2013, 9:13 AM
    Foxconn has begun production of an iPhone 5S (AAPL) that looks much like the iPhone 5, claims Japanese blog MacOtakara, which has a mixed track record (I, II) with iScoops. MacOtakara also reports NTT DoCoMo (DCM) has slashed Android phone orders for the fall, which is fueling speculation an iPhone deal is on the way. Jefferies' Peter Misek argued last month preparation for March iPhone 5S production could be responsible for new iPhone order cuts. Possible/likely suppliers: CRUS, OVTI, SWKS, TQNT, AVGO, QCOM, BRCM, NTE, MFLX, LPL. (yesterday)
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  • Mar. 1, 2013, 10:40 AM
    Apple (AAPL -1.8%) and its suppliers slump after iPhone/iPad image sensor provider OmniVision (OVTI -10.9%) issues light guidance to go with its FQ3 beat. CRUS -4.2%. SWKS -1.9%. TQNT -1.7%. AVGO -2%. RFMD -3.2%. BRCM -1.6%. On its FQ3 call, OmniVision would only attribute the guidance to "a seasonal trend of business," while adding smartphone market share trends are "highly, highly volatile right now." Like virtually all other Apple suppliers, OmniVision never mentions Apple by name.
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  • Mar. 1, 2013, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: ISRG +9%. SHS +8%. CERS +8%. DECK +8%. SQNM +7%. BBY +6%. PGH +5%.
    Losers: AT -34%. FWLT -17%. OVTI -15%. RNIN -14%. IEP -12%. ENMD -12%. YOKU -11%. SD -8%. LYG -8%. CWH -6%. RBS -6%. DB -5%.
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  • Feb. 28, 2013, 5:59 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: SFLY +8%. DECK +8%. XXIA +8%. CRM +5%. GRPN +4%.
    After-hours top losers: YOKU -17%. OVTI -10%. TRX -8%. IEP -6%. SONS -6%.
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  • Feb. 28, 2013, 5:03 PM
    Tech guidance roundup: 1) OmniVision (OVTI - earnings) expects FQ4 revenue of $300M-$330M and EPS of $0.14-$0.29, below a consensus of $371.4M and $0.32. 2) Youku (YOKU - earnings) expects Q1 revenue of RMB480M-RMB520M ($77.2M-$83.6M), below a consensus of RMB551.3M ($88.6M). 3) Splunk (SPLK - earnings) expects FQ1 revenue of $52M-$54M, largely above a $52M consensus. FY14 (ends Jan. '14) guidance is for revenue of $260M-$270M vs. a $263.2M consensus. OVTI -9.2% AH. YOKU -16.1%. SPLK +4.8%.
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  • Feb. 28, 2013, 4:30 PM
    OmniVision (OVTI): FQ3 EPS of $0.56 beats by $0.15. Revenue of $423.5M beats by $12.15M. Shares +1.6% AH. (PR)
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  • Feb. 28, 2013, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Thursday’s close: AIRM, AL, ALSK, BID, CLNE, CPNO, CRM, DECK, DRH, ENDP, GPS, GXP, HTGC, JOE, KOG, KYAK, MCP, MDR, MDVN, MENT, MTZ, MXWL, NGD, NOG, OPTR, OVTI, PANW, RNDY, RST, SD, SLXP, SONS, SPLK, SSRI, TEG, TESO, UHS, WR, XTEX, YOKU
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  • Feb. 27, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Thursday’s close: AIRM, AL, ALSK, BID, CLNE, CPNO, CRM, DECK, DRH, ENDP, GPS, GXP, HTGC, JOE, KOG, KYAK, MCP, MDR, MDVN, MENT, MTZ, MXWL, NGD, NOG, OPTR, OVTI, PANW, RNDY, RST, SD, SLXP, SONS, SPLK, SSRI, TEG, TESO, UHS, WR, XTEX, YOKU
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  • Feb. 20, 2013, 2:55 PM
    H-P (HPQ -1%), rather than Apple (AAPL -1.9%), might be to blame for Foxconn's hiring freeze, thinks UBS' Steve Milunovich. Milunovich, among the first to report of a major drop in iPhone build rates for the March quarter (a report vindicated by Apple's FQ2 guidance) says his sources indicate nothing has changed. Meanwhile, Jefferies' Peter Misek (previous) claims FQ2 iPhone build orders have fallen to just 20M-25M, but believes 5S builds will start in March. CRUS -5.1%. SWKS -2.3%. TQNT -2.6%. BRCM -1.6%. OVTI -3.1%. Update: H-P states its PC ops don't rely on the Shenzhen, China facility that has seen a hiring freeze.
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  • Jan. 30, 2013, 6:44 PM
    Some mobile chipmakers are ticking higher following strong calendar Q4 reports from Qualcomm and Skyworks. CRUS +0.9% AH. AVGO +1.3%. RFMD +1.2%. BRCM, TQNT, INVN, and OVTI could also end up moving. Meanwhile, strong reports from Citrix, Fortinet, and ServiceNow have produced modest gains in some enterprise IT names. RHT +1.1% AH. VMW +0.8%. FFIV +0.6%. INFA +1%.
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  • Jan. 23, 2013, 5:08 PM
    NASDAQ 100 futures -0.5% AH after Apple trades lower on mixed FQ1 numbers and light FQ2 revenue guidance. As one would expect, Apple chip suppliers are also lower. CRUS -6.5% AH. QCOM -1.1%. BRCM -1.7%. SWKS -5.1%. AVGO -1.3%. TQNT -1.4%.
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  • Jan. 16, 2013, 11:40 AM
    Is the bad news fully baked in? Apple (AAPL +3.6%), which closed yesterday trading around 7.4x FY13E EPS (exc. cash), has rallied back above $500 in spite of Pac Crest's downgrade. The company has received favorable notes today as well: Cowen says its checks lead it to believe Apple's smartphone share rose to ~23.5% in calendar Q4 from 16.4% in Q3. Some suppliers are also up: CRUS +4.5%. OVTI +1.4%. Sterne Agee is defending Skyworks (SWKS +3.5%) after meeting with its CFO.
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  • Jan. 14, 2013, 11:19 AM
    On cue, Apple's (AAPL -2.8%) sell-side fans are defending it following reports of iPhone component order cuts due to weaker-than-expected demand. UBS, one of the first to report of production cuts, says it detects no change to iPhone orders since December, though it worries shares could be pressured near-term. Wells Fargo notes Apple's 65M-unit iPhone 5 display order (per The Nikkei) was "an unrealistic number to begin with." JPMorgan says it only forecast 25M calendar Q1 iPhone 5 builds regardless. Notable Calls: "This sure feels like capitulation, doesn't it?"
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  • Jan. 14, 2013, 9:12 AM
    Unsurprisingly, iPhone chip suppliers are joining Apple in getting hit by the WSJ and Nikkei's order cut reports. CRUS -5%. QCOM -1.4%. BRCM -1.3%. SWKS -3.7%. TQNT -1.2%. AVGO -1.9%. Can Samsung (SSNLF.PK - +1.2% in Seoul), which just announced 100M cumulative Galaxy S phone sales, pick up the apparent slack for some of these companies?
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Company Description
OmniVision Technologies Inc designs, develops and markets semiconductor image-sensor devices. Its main products are CameraChip image sensors and CameraCubeChip imaging devices.