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STMicroelectronics NV (STM)

  • Jul. 23, 2013, 12:45 PM
    Midday top 10 gainers: UPI +42%. IPCI +30%. FIRE +28%. CSE +22%. USU +19%. DLIA +19%. SMSI +16%. URRE +16%. PRAN +14%. HSTM +14%. Midday top 10 Losers: CTG -22%. ALGT -13%. HGSH -13%. OME -10%. SPTN -10%. NAFC -10%. EMITF -9%. SILC -9%. DRTX -9%. STM -8%.
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  • Jul. 23, 2013, 9:15 AM
    Premarket gainers: FIRE +28%. CSE +23%. CBMX +22%. ARRY +13%. MTG +10%. IRWD +11%. WEN +9%. NAT +8%. FTNT +8%. PACW +7%. TI +7%. HSOL +7%. PRAN +7%. CDTI +7%. RSH +6%. ALSK +6%. INFU +6%. NQ +6%. CPRX +5%. LXK +5%.
    Losers: PENN -7%. STM -6%.
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  • Jul. 22, 2013, 6:13 PM
    More on STMicroelectronics: Q3 guidance is for revenue to be flat Q/Q (+/- 3.5%); that's below a consensus for 3.7% growth. The chipmaker blames "a softening in the smartphone market." Q2 gross margin was 32.8%, +150 bps and -150 bps Y/Y. Q3 gross margin pegged at 33.5% (+/- 2%). R&D spend -15% Q/Q and -27% Y/Y, thanks in large part to the ST-Ericsson wind-down. Sense & Power and Automotive sales (59% of revenue) +5% Y/Y, Embedded Processing (inc. ST-Ericsson) -16%. STM unchanged AH, CC at 9AM ET tomorrow (webcast). (PR) (earlier)
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  • Jul. 22, 2013, 5:06 PM
    STMicroelectronics (STM): Q2 EPS of -$0.17. Revenue of $2.05B misses by $0.02B.
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  • Jul. 22, 2013, 3:56 PM
    Ahead of this afternoon's Q2 report, STMicroelectronics (STM -0.7%) announces it's investing €1.3B ($1.7B) through 2017 on R&D for CPUs that will go into a variety of mobile and embedded devices. The French government, which together with the Italian government owns 27.5% of STM, will be contributing €600M to the project, in tandem with regional/municipal authorities. (PR)
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  • Jul. 22, 2013, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Monday’s close: CNI, CR, HLX, HXL, NFLX, SANM, STM, TXN, WRB
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  • Jul. 21, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Monday’s close: CNI, CR, HLX, HXL, NFLX, SANM, STM, TXN, WRB
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  • Jul. 12, 2013, 6:27 PM
    ARM's (ARMH +3.7%) Q2 royalty revenue should be in a range of $117M-$134M, largely favorable to a $119M consensus, argues BofA/Merrill in a note that helped shares continue their recent rally. ARM's royalty growth has been fueled both by higher royalties per mobile processor sales (thanks to the adoption of dual/quad core processors, Cortex, and Mali), and by rising shipments of low-cost embedded chips. STMicroelectronics (STM) recently announced an ARM-based microcontroller that sells for just $0.32. Q2 results arrive on July 24.
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  • Jun. 24, 2013, 1:37 PM
    Apple suppliers haven't responded well to Jefferies' note about high iPhone channel inventories, build order cuts, app processor production cuts, and memory reallocations. CRUS -4.4%. OVTI -5.7%. SWKS -3.5%. RFMD -3.5%. STM -3.9%. NTE -4.6%. NXPI -5.4%. InvenSense (INVN -7.4%), which isn't yet an Apple supplier but is expected to be one soon, is also off sharply.
  • Jun. 19, 2013, 6:12 PM
    InvenSense (INVN -1%) is "likely shut out of the iPhone opportunity this year," says Maxim's Ashok Kumar, countering several reports claiming the opposite. Kumar, who's still reiterating a Buy, says checks point to the iPhone 5S using most of the components found in the iPhone 5, which suggests current motion sensor suppliers STMicroelectronics (STM) and AKM won't be kicked out. However, he adds checks do point to a next-gen Nexus 7 design win for InvenSense, and considers a next-gen iPad Mini win possible. InvenSense only fell in line with the market today, which suggests investors (like many of Kumar's peers) are still expecting a 5S win.
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  • Jun. 17, 2013, 4:47 PM
    Rambus (RMBS) +2% AH after announcing a patent settlement/licensing deal with STMicroelectronics (STM). The deal resolves all outstanding claims - ST has been one of Rambus' ITC legal adversaries, covers the licensing of Rambus' memory and cryptography IP, and gives Rambus access to ST's silicon on insulator tech for use in future memory/interface tech development. Separately, Rambus is narrowing its Q2 revenue guidance range to $56M-$58M from $53M-$58M (consensus is at $57M). (SK Hynix deal) (LSI deal)
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  • Jun. 14, 2013, 10:56 AM
    Apple is ramping as an InvenSense (INVN +5.4%) customer and the Sep. quarter will be an inflection point for sales, says Piper in a note giving a lift to the motion sensor maker's shares. Pac Crest, Wedge Partners, and most recently Goldman have already reported of an iPhone 5S design win for InvenSense; Goldman added it thinks InvenSense "holds a cost advantage and a clearer roadmap for advanced products" than archrival and historical Apple supplier STMicroelectronics (STM), and also raised the possibility of iPad and low-cost iPhone design wins.
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  • Jun. 4, 2013, 4:33 AM
    STMicroelectronics (STM) rises 4.4% in Paris after CEO Carlo Bozotti tells Le Figaro that he is targeting order growth of 5-10% this year following an increase of 5% in Q1. The plan is to eventually achieve annual turnover of $9B (the figure was $8.49B in 2012). Bozotti notes that every 1% change in the euro-dollar rate "has an impact of €35M on operating profit per year."
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  • May. 31, 2013, 10:36 AM
    The Chinese government will reportedly end a TV subsidy program in June, a move likely to hurt sales in a market whose strong demand has been offsetting U.S./European weakness. The program, launched in June '12, provided subsidies of $16-$65 for local TV purchases. Manufacturers and suppliers that could be affected: SNE, SSNLF.PK, GLW, AUO, LPL, STM.
  • May. 28, 2013, 2:36 PM
    Intel (INTC) is the buyer of ST-Ericsson's (STM, ERIC) GPS chip business, an Intel spokesman confirms - ST-Ericsson had announced the sale of the business without disclosing its acquirer or the price paid. The purchase should strengthen Intel's GPS receiver offerings for mobile devices, and might allow it to add GPS functionality to its notebook Wi-Fi chipsets.
  • May. 28, 2013, 9:17 AM
    ST-Ericsson (STM, ERIC) manages to sell its mobile connectivity/GPS chip business/IP to an unnamed "leading semiconductor company" for an undisclosed price. That allows the JV, whose baseband processor ops have posted huge losses, to save a bit of face as it winds down following a failure to secure a buyer for the entire unit. STM +2.6% and ERIC +4.3% as European equities rally.
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Company Description
STMicroelectronics NV designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products used in different microelectronic applications, including automotive products, computer peripherals, telecommunications systems, consumer products, & control systems.
Sector: Technology
Country: Italy