Fly News Breaks for August 11, 2017
WDC, MU, STX
Aug 11, 2017 | 09:50 EDT
Cleveland Research sees the DRAM supply/demand situation seeing limited change throughout 2018, with price expected to climb further in the first half of the year. NAND supply is likely to remain constrained through at least the first quarter of 2018, added the firm, which keeps a Buy rating on Micron (MU) and a Neutral ratings on Seagate (STX) and Western Digital (WDC).
News For MU;WDC;STX From the Last 2 Days
Aug 23, 2017 | 09:42 EDT
As previously reported, Cleveland Research downgraded Seagate to Underperform from Neutral. The firm's analyst said another miss and cut in guidance down is likely following checks that indicate Seagate is on track to finish towards the lower-half of guidance. Cleveland said there is no evidence of success in 10TB/12TB and channel forecasts are more optimistic on Western Digital/Toshiba ramp in 14TB. Further, margins are likely capped due to enterprise weakness, price pressure in 2.5' SMR and lower units.