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NXPI

NXP Semiconductors

$102.01

5.89 (6.13%)

, QCOM

Qualcomm

$68.50

1.05 (1.56%)

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NXP hires investment bank amid Qualcomm interest, Bloomberg says

NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) retained Qatalyst Partners amid interest from Qualcomm (QCOM), Bloomberg reported Friday, citing sources. The investment bank will start a formal sales process to find a buyer for NXP, the sources told Bloomberg. Aside from Qualcomm, Avago, Intel (INTC) and Samsung (SSNLF) are most likely to be interested, one of the sources said. Reference Link

NXPI

NXP Semiconductors

$102.01

5.89 (6.13%)

QCOM

Qualcomm

$68.50

1.05 (1.56%)

INTC

Intel

$37.75

0.43 (1.15%)

SSNLF

Samsung

  • 23

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NXPI NXP Semiconductors
$102.01

5.89 (6.13%)

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RHCO
09/30/16
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RHCO
NXP Semiconductors could be acquired for $124 per share, says SunTrust
After Dow Jones reported that NXP (NXPI) is in talks to be bought by Qualcomm (QCOM) for more than $95 per share, SunTrust analyst William Stein says that, based on recent takeover valuations in the semiconductor space, NXP would be acquired for $124 per share. The analyst says that NXP is worth $104 per share on a standalone basis, and he does not expect the company to sell itself for $95. Stein adds that NXP would improve Qualcomm's efforts in NFC and automotive. He expects NXP's stock to rise whether or not a deal is made, and he keeps a Buy rating on the shares.
09/30/16
MZHO
09/30/16
UPGRADE
MZHO
Buy
Qualcomm upgraded on potential NXP Semiconductors acquisition at Mizuho
As previously reported, Mizuho upgraded Qualcomm (QCOM) to Buy from Neutral. The firm's analyst believes a Qualcomm (QCOM) acquisition of NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) makes significant strategic and financial sense. Qualcomm dominates automotive telematics and the firm believes the potential acquisition of NXP Semiconductors will give it incockpit market share, powertrain, safety, and an automotive processor portfolio from Freescale that creates the first end-to-end semiconductor auto supplier of the future.
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NXP Semiconductors downgraded to Add from Buy at AlphaValue
AlphaValue analyst Charles Bordes downgraded NXP Semiconductors to Add buy raised his price target for the shares to $104 from $103.
09/30/16
OPCO
09/30/16
NO CHANGE
OPCO
NXP 'cheap' for Qualcomm even after rally, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Rick Schafer says NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) still a "cheap" takeover target for Qualcomm (QCOM) even after rallying 25% over the past two days. An acquisition would be accretive to Qualcomm's earnings "under most scenarios," the analyst tells investors in an intraday research note. He thinks Qualcomm needs to diversify away from handsets and has $31B of offshore cash, the analyst contends. Schafer keeps a Perform rating on Qualcomm.
QCOM Qualcomm
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1.05 (1.56%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Qualcomm (QCOM) upgraded on potential NXP Semiconductors acquisition at Mizuho with the firm's analyst saying he believes a Qualcomm acquisition of NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) makes significant strategic and financial sense. 2. Skechers (SKX) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna. 3. Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies with analyst Christopher Mandeville saying the risk/reward is now favorable following the recent pullback in the shares. 4. Phillips 66 (PSX) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Goldman with analyst Neil Mehta citing higher multiple assumptions for midstream and chemicals segments, reduced capex spending and higher free cash flow estimates, and more achievable consensus expectations. 5. NetApp (NTAP) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Summit Redstone with analyst Srini Nandury citing optimism that the company can grow its product revenue from current levels driven by AFA sales and increasing adoption of clustered ONTAP. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
INTC Intel
$37.75

0.43 (1.15%)

09/20/16
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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Ford (F) initiated with a Buy at Nomura. 2. Intel (INTC) was initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna while the firm initiated AMD (AMD) with a Neutral. 3. HSN, Inc. (HSNI) initiated with an Underperform at BofA/Merrill. 4. Bojangles (BOJA) initiated with a Strong Buy at CL King. 5. D.R. Horton (DHI) initiated with an Outperform at Wedbush. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/20/16
BMUR
09/20/16
NO CHANGE
Target $40
BMUR
Buy
Intel guidance raise not a surprise, says Brean Capital
Brean Capital analyst Mike Burton noted Intel raised its guidance last week citing the replenishment of the PC supply chain inventory and improving PC demand. The analyst said he was not surprised by the announcement given anecdotal positive data from many of the suppliers in the sector. Burton believes Intel remains well positioned and so reiterated his Buy rating and increased his price target to $40 from $38 on Intel shares.
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SUSQ
09/20/16
INITIATION
Target $42
SUSQ
Positive
Intel initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
Susquehanna analyst Christopher Rolland initiated Intel with a Positive and a $42 price target saying the company has the ability to extract value through process leadership and the best wafer manufacturing in the world.
09/20/16
ADAM
09/20/16
NO CHANGE
Target $44
ADAM
Buy
Intel price target raised to $44 from $40 at Canaccord
Canaccord analyst Matthew Ramsay raised his price target on Intel to $44 from $40 following the company's positive pre-announcement. The analyst increased his estimates as well and said with its attractive dividend yield and valuation, Intel should be a core holding for investors. Ramsay reiterated his Buy rating on Intel shares.
SSNLF Samsung

04/13/16
ROTH
04/13/16
NO CHANGE
Target $2.6
ROTH
Buy
Digital Turbine estimates, price target reduced at Roth Capital
Roth Capital analyst Brian Alger reduced his estimates for Digital Turbine (APPS) and lowered his price target on the shares to $2.60 from $3, after the company quantified the miss that it had previewed last month. The shortfall was attributed to the slashed digital ad budget of a large advertising customer, Verizon (VZ) choosing to reduce the number of slots per device for much of the March quarter, and to Verizon Samsung S7's (SSNLF) that have yet to have Ignite software included, the analyst tells investors in a research note. Alger reiterates a Buy rating on Digital Turbine's shares, considering the depressed current valuation.
04/26/16
NEED
04/26/16
NO CHANGE
NEED
Apple supply chain names to rebound, says Needham
Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill expects a rebound in the Apple (AAPL) supply chain names given its underperformance over the last 25 days and the relatively good quarterly results from Knowles (KN). Among the names, the analyst sees Cirrus Logic (CRUS) increasing its dollar content per unit about 40% for the iPhone 7 cycle, with possible upside of 80%-100% for the iPhone 7S in 2017 with the inclusion of adaptive noise cancellation. Knowles, which generated 25% of sales from Apple and less than 10% of sales from Samsung (SSNLF), posted better-than-expected results and guidance, the analyst tells investors in a research note.
06/23/16
BFIN
06/23/16
NO CHANGE
BFIN
Fitbit faces 'fight of its life,' GoPro Karma delay a problem, says BlueFin
In an update on the wearable space, BlueFin analysts John Donovan and Steve Mullane make the case that Fitbit (FIT) is "in for the fight of its life" given mounting competition that is coming from Samsung (SSNLF), Apple (AAPL), Garmin (GRMN) and Under Armour (UA), adding that the sizable inventory of Alta and Blaze devices that it must deplete in this competitive environment puts Fitbit is in a "precarious position." The analyst add that Apple's watchOS improvements "further paint Fitbit into a corner," but noted that market data suggests consumers are looking for wearables under $200, which is in the "sweet spot" of Fitbit's portfolio. Weighing in on GoPro (GPRO), the analysts wonder if the Hero5 will be compelling enough to make consumers buy another camera and note that its upcoming Karma drone is very late to market and "facing daunting odds."
08/01/16
NEED
08/01/16
NO CHANGE
Target $65
NEED
Buy
Synaptics price target lowered to $65 from $88 at Needham
Needham analyst Rajvindra Gill lowered his price target for Synaptics (SYNA) to $65 from $88 on a lower earnings multiple as he remains uncertain on whether the company has secured the OLED DDIC for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 8 versus an internal Samsung (SSNLF) solution. The analyst reiterates a Buy rating on Synaptics' shares, saying the company will remain one of the leaders in the display markets.

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