STMicroelectronics price target raised to $34 from $28 at Craig-Hallum » 09:1601/2301/23/20
Craig-Hallum analyst Anthony Stoss raised his price target for STMicroelectronics to $34 from $28 as continued content growth and now a recovery in key end-markets have him optimistic about its prospects for fiscal year 2020 and beyond. Moreover, the analyst sees STMicroelectronics benefitting from Chinese OEMs' shift away from sole sourcing chips from U.S. suppliers as the company is based in Europe. Stoss reiterates a Buy rating on the shares.
STMicroelectronics sees Q1 revenue $2.36B, consensus $2.25B » 05:4501/2301/23/20
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Net revenues are expected to be $2.36B, a decrease of 14.3% sequentially, plus or minus 350 basis points. Sees Q1 gross margin of 38%, plus or minus 200 basis points.
STMicroelectronics reports Q4 EPS 43c, consensus 37c » 05:3601/2301/23/20
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Reports Q4 revenue $2.75B, consensus $2.68B. Jean-Marc Chery, STMicroelectronics President & CEO, commented: "We closed 2019 with a solid fourth quarter sales and financial performance. Net revenues grew 7.9% sequentially, above the mid-point of our guidance of 5.0%, with all product groups contributing to the growth. Our gross margin was 39.3%, 110 basis points higher than the mid-point of our guidance, mainly due to better than expected manufacturing efficiencies and improved product mix. On a sequential basis, our operating margin was up 360 basis points to 16.7% and free cash flow increased to $461 million in the fourth quarter. Our 2019 financial performance, with net revenues of $9.56 billion and an operating margin of 12.6%, is aligned with the full year expectations we provided in April 2019. ST's first quarter outlook, at the mid-point, is for net revenues of $2.36 billion, increasing year-over-year by 13.7% and decreasing sequentially by 14.3%; gross margin is expected to be 38.0%, including about 80 basis points of unsaturation charges. For 2020, we plan to invest about $1.5 billion in CAPEX to support our strategic initiatives and revenue growth to progress towards our mid-term revenue ambition of $12 billion."
STMicroelectronics joins Zigbee Alliance board of directors » 09:0201/2101/21/20
The Zigbee Alliance…
The Zigbee Alliance announced that STMicroelectronics has joined its Board of Directors. Along with other Zigbee Alliance promoter member companies, ST is set to play a vital role in the adoption and evolution of Zigbee, aiming to simplify development for manufacturers and increase device compatibility for consumers.
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STMicroelectronics, ROHM enter multi-year silicon carbide wafer supply agreement » 05:5001/1501/15/20
ROHM and STMicroelectronics announced it signed a multi-year silicon carbide, or SiC, wafers supply agreement with SiCrystal, a ROHM group company having a top share of SiC wafers in Europe. The agreement governs the supply of over 120 million dollars of advanced 150mm silicon carbide wafers by SiCrystal to STMicroelectronics during this period of demand ramp-up for silicon carbide power devices.
Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades » 10:1501/0801/08/20
BA, STM, FEYE, CSLT, WAT
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Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Boeing (BA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Cowen with analyst Cai von Rumohr saying while Dave Calhoun is good choice to lead the company, additional costs from the MAX production suspension and certification delays will hold Boeing's free cash flow to $15 per share in 2020 and $26 in 2021 with a "flattish" 2022. 2. STMicroelectronics (STM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs with analyst Alexander Duval saying since STMicroelectronics was added to the firm's Buy List in August of last year, shares are up by 53%, and it is now being downgraded following its outperformance with its thesis being largely played out. 3. FireEye (FEYE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA with analyst Tal Liani saying FireEye's stock has been range-bound between $10 and $20 for the past four years due to a slow turnaround process and legacy components hurting growth reacceleration, adding that he sees the potential for this scenario to continue. 4. Castlight Health (CSLT) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Wells Fargo with analyst Jamie Stockton saying the loss of Walmart (WMT) as a flagship customer and continued churn within the Jiff customer base drove organic growth from 14% in 2018 to negative 9% in 2019. 5. Waters (WAT) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Needham with analyst Stephen Unger saying a series of end-of-the quarter channel checks revealed continued weakness in demand for LC instruments within the pharmaceutical end-market in Q4 and an expectation of continued sluggish demand in 2020. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
STMicroelectronics downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs » 17:4501/0701/07/20
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Goldman Sachs analyst Alexander Duval downgraded STMicroelectronics to Neutral from Buy with a price target of $27.40, up from $26.30. Duval noted that since STMicroelectronics was added to the firm's Buy List in August of last year, shares are up by 53%, and it is now being downgraded following its outperformance with its thesis being largely played out.
Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations » 10:1001/0601/06/20
AMRN, STM, CMP, RPAY, TRP
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Amarin (AMRN) initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan. 2. STMicroelectronics (STM) initiated with a Hold at Jefferies. 3. Compass Minerals (CMP) initiated with a Buy at CL King. 4. Repay Holdings (RPAY) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust. 5. TC Energy (TRP) initiated with an Underweight at Morgan Stanley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
STMicroelectronics initiated with a Hold at Jefferies » 07:1701/0601/06/20
Jefferies analyst Mark…
Jefferies analyst Mark Lipacis initiated coverage of STMicroelectronics with a Hold rating and $30 price target. The analyst likes the company's s fundamentals and believes it will increase its dividend within 12-24 months. However, he thinks the potential for multiple expansion is low since STMicroelectronics is in a capital expenditure cycle. As such, Lipacis prefers to wait for a better entry point.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations » 10:1612/1812/18/19
AX, AESE, WM, RSG, STM, KMI
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Axos Financial (AX) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush. 2. Allied Esports Entertainment (AESE) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens. 3. Waste Management (WM) was initiated with an Outperformer at CIBC while Republic Services (RSG) was initiated with a Neutral. 4. STMicroelectronics (STM) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord. 5. Kinder Morgan (KMI) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.