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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Closer Look at NetApp’s High Cash-to-Debt Ratio

    NetApp’s cash-to-debt ratio in 1Q16 was 3.33x—higher than the 1.36x industry median. Its operating income was -$26 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Elliott hedge fund opens new positions in RVBD, ADSK, NWS, NVDA, Sold DLPH, NTAP – 13F Flash (D)

    In this six-part series, we will go through each one of the positions Elliott traded this past quarter. Elliott Management is a New York based $20 billion+ event driven and distressed hedge fund run by the legendary Paul Singer. The fund is secretive in its approach, but sources attribute a 15% annual net return to […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside NetApp’s Performance Since the Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    NetApp (NTAP) announced its fiscal 4Q17 results on May 24, 2017. Its share price rose 3.4% to $40.96 on May 25.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind NetApp’s Cost-Reduction Strategy in Fiscal 2018

    NetApp (NTAP) has reduced its cost base so far in fiscal 2017 in an effort to offset declining revenues.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Legacy Storage Vendors Hit by Disruptive Innovation

    Legacy storage vendors like EMC (EMC), IBM (IBM), and NetApp (NTAP) are witnessing a decline in their market share.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EMC’s Cash-To-Debt Ratio Is 1x: How Does It Compare?

    Cash-to-debt ratio measures the financial strength of a company. EMC’s cash-to-debt ratio in 2Q15 is 1x, which is lower than the industry median of 1.4x.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Glenview Capital Management starts new positions in AAP, AMT, DG, NXPI, sells NTAP, ROVI—13F Flash B

    Glenview Capital Management is a private investment management firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management. Why buy American Tower Corp. (AMT)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding NetApp’s Key Drivers in 2017

    In fiscal 3Q17, NetApp’s Strategic Solutions business accounted for 65.3% of its net product revenues, and its revenues rose 13% QoQ.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How NetApp Is Increasing Shareholder Value

    NetApp has stated that it is fully committed to executing its capital allocation programs and to creating value for shareholders.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind NetApp’s Focus on Strategic Solutions

    NetApp CEO George Kurian has stated that the firm will focus on strategic solutions “that represent our pivot to the growth segments of the market.”

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Are NetApp’s Data Fabric and Strategic Solutions Important?

    NetApp (NTAP) believes that the data fabric is the future for data management.

    By Adam Rogers
  • Technology & Communications

    Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Group business banks on storage and server

    Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Group (EG) revenue was up 1% year over year to $6.9 billion for fiscal first quarter 2014, but operating income for this group declined by 6% to just over $1 billion. In fiscal 2013, EG revenues declined 5.4% to $28.2 billion. EG offers a broad portfolio of enterprise technology infrastructure solutions such as […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Singer’s Elliott Management sells its Delphi Automotive shares

    Elliott Management trimmed its position in Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH) in 1Q 2014. The position accounted for 6.66% of the fund’s 4Q 2013 portfolio and currently stands at 0.36% of the 1Q 2014 portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Earnings Report

    How Hewlett Packard Enterprise Is Increasing Shareholder Value

    By the end of fiscal 3Q17, HPE had returned $107 million to shareholders in the form of dividends and $625 million through share repurchases.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Matters Most to Seagate in 2017

    In calendar 2017, Seagate expects to see revenue growth in 80% of its storage product revenues.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NetApp’s Key Driver: Clustered Data ONTAP

    In 2013, NetApp (NTAP) introduced its own scale-out storage solution, Clustered Data ONTAP.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Look What Just Sent Seagate’s Stock Spiraling Downward

    In fiscal 3Q16, Seagate reported revenues of $2.6 billion and a gross margin of 20.2%. Its net loss was $21 million, with diluted EPS of -$0.07.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Glenview Capital Management starts new positions in AAP, AMT, DG, NXPI, sells NTAP, ROVI—13F Flash A

    Glenview Capital Management is a private investment management firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management. Why buy Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is VMware Focused on the Hybrid Cloud Space?

    VMware’s focus on the HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure) space will also benefit the company in the hybrid cloud space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    Paul Singer’s Elliott Management sells its shares in Time Warner

    Elliott Management sold its position in Time Warner Inc. (TWX) in 1Q 2014. The position accounted for 1.17% of the fund’s 4Q 2013 portfolio and was initiated in the same quarter.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are EMC’s Other Reasons for Considering a Sell-Off?

    Elliott Management has pressured EMC to change its federal structure. However, the firm has agreed to a “standstill agreement” until September 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Can NetApp Improve Its Profit Margins in Fiscal 1Q17?

    NetApp’s (NTAP) operating income in fiscal 1Q16 was -2% compared to 10%, 11%, and 4.6% in fiscals 2Q16, 3Q16, and 4Q16, respectively.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fund Managers

    NetApp Shines in an Underperforming Industry

    The Technology, Hardware, and Storage subsector generated returns of -0.97% in the last week, compared with 0.69% for XLK. As a whole, the subgroup is trending down due to lower demand for computers.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Glenview Capital Management starts new positions in AAP, AMT, DG, NXPI, sells NTAP, ROVI—13F Flash F

    Glenview Capital Management is a private investment management firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management. Why sell Rovi Corporation (ROVI)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Technology & Communications

    What Analysts Recommend for NetApp

    Of the 27 analysts covering storage technology (QQQ) company NetApp (NTAP), 13 gave it a “buy” recommendation, two recommended a “sell,” and 12 recommended a “hold.”

    By Adam Rogers
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    Dividends

    HP Stock: Analyzing Its Dividend Yield and Outlook

    HP (HPQ) stock hasn’t performed remarkably this year. However, the company has been regularly rewarding shareholders.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Dividends

    HPE: Dividend Hike, Buybacks Impress Shareholders

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been regularly rewarding shareholders through dividends and buybacks. This week, HPE reported its fiscal 2019 Q4 earnings.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Financials

    Elliott Management takes activist stake in Informatica

    Informatica stock surged 6.8% to $41.04 on news of Elliott’s activist stake, bringing its market capitalization to around $4.5 billion.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HP Stock Slides as Goldman Sachs Turns Bearish

    HP stock dropped around 2% on Thursday after Goldman Sachs turned bearish on it. Among the 17 analysts covering HP, only one analyst gave it a “buy” rating.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Financials

    Skyworks, PSTG, and QRVO Gain Due to Analyst Upgrades

    Pure Storage (PSTG), Skyworks Solutions, and Qorvo (QRVO) shares rose in early market trading today. So far, Skyworks has returned 4.6%, respectively.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Might Escape Tech Stock Mayhem in Q4

    Several tech stocks declined significantly on September 27, 2019. These declines spooked the market and investors in the second half of Friday.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Are Analysts on Wall Street Becoming Bearish?

    The Dow continues to trade just below its all-time high. Analysts are watchful as stocks’ valuations rise, making them expensive at their current prices.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Autodesk Fell despite Beating Q2 Earnings Estimate

    Autodesk (ADSK) shares have fallen 12% in pre-market trading on Wednesday. The company reported revenues of $796.8 million—a rise of 30.2% YoY.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tech Stocks with High Dividend Yields for a Rough Market

    When the 10-year Treasury yield dips to 1.6%, where do investors park their funds? You can look at stocks with a high dividend yield as an alternative.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Do You Play the Market with a Recession Looming?

    The yield curve inverted yesterday, driving markets down. The DJIA fell 800 points yesterday—its worst performance in 2019—on fears of a looming recession.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Cisco Stock Down 8% on Weak Outlook

    Cisco (CSCO) stock fell 8% today after releasing its Q4 results after the market closed yesterday. Cisco reported sales of $13.4 billion, a rise of 6% YoY.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    DXC Technology Tanks Over 30% after Q1 Earnings

    DXC Technology (DXC) was pummeled in early trading after it announced its Q1 results after the market closed on August 8. DXC’s revenue fell 7.4% YoY.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How HP’s Dividend Yield Stacks Up with Peers

    HP (HPQ) generated free cash flow of $747 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2019, while cash flow from operations was $861 million.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Earnings Report

    What’s the Dividend Yield Capacity of HPE and Its Peers?

    HPE spent $154 million to pay a cash dividend of $0.1125 per share in the second quarter of fiscal 2019 as part of the company’s capital return plan of $7 billion through fiscal 2019.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why IBM Considers the z14 Its Most Successful Mainframe Launch

    Mainframes, large computers that can process billions of transactions daily, are mostly used by banks, retailers, and airlines.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Nutanix Stock Sustain Strong Growth Momentum?

    Nutanix’s (NTNX) share price continues to witness robust growth. In the last year, its stock has soared nearly 115.4%.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How More Research and Development Could Help VMware

    VMware (VMW) considers it extremely important to upgrade its product portfolio by investing in R&D (research and development) on a regular basis.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does VMware’s Valuation Look Attractive?

    On September 5, VMware (VMW) was trading at a forward price-to-free-cash-flow multiple of ~16.5x.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Technology & Communications

    A Look at NetApp Stock’s Returns and Price Targets

    NetApp (NTAP) stock has returned 96% in the last 12 months, 7.3% in the last month, and 6.5% in the last three months.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Will NetApp Beat Estimates in Fiscal Q1 2019?

    NetApp (NTAP) is scheduled to release its results for the fiscal first quarter of 2019 on August 15.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pure Storage Could Benefit from Growth in Enterprise Storage

    Market research firm International Data Corporation (or IDC) has estimated the worldwide enterprise storage system revenue to grow at 34.4% YoY (year-over-year) to $13 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    What Are the Key Industry Trends for NetApp?

    According to NetApp (NTAP), the data-driven digital transformation seen across industry verticals has accelerated business outcomes.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How HPE Is Rewarding Shareholders

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been consistently rewarding shareholders with cash dividends and share buyback programs.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Importance of NetApp’s Data Fabric Solution

    Introduced in 2014, NetApp’s (NTAP) Data Fabric solution was primarily based on ONTAP, which is the company’s flagship operating system.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Has NetApp Performed since Its Fiscal 3Q18 Results?

    NetApp reported revenues of ~$1.5 billion in fiscal 3Q18, an 8.0% year-over-year increase over its fiscal 3Q17 revenues of $1.4 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Can NetApp Continue Improving Its Share in Enterprise Storage?

    Market research company International Data Corporation estimated a rise of 14% year-over-year in sales from total worldwide enterprise storage systems in 3Q17.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Western Digital’s Brand Named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

    In September 2017, Western Digital’s (WDC) brand HGST was named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage as a niche player.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    What Affected NetApp’s Enterprise Storage Market Share in 2Q17?

    The worldwide enterprise storage systems market rose 2.9% YoY (year-over-year) in 2Q17 to $10.8 billion, up from $10.5 billion in 2Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Nokia’s Valuation

    Nokia’s current book value per share of ~$3.6 compares with its expected book value per share of ~$3.6. Nokia stock is trading at a price-to-book value of ~1.6x.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Factors That Could Impact Western Digital Stock in 2017

    In fiscal 3Q17, Western Digital (WDC) reported revenues of $4.6 billion with non-GAAP earnings per share of $2.39.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    These Business Segments Could Drive NetApp’s Revenue

    US-Based (SPY) NetApp (NTAP) has aligned its strategic solutions to meet the IT (information technology) demand of its enterprise customers.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Seagate in the Cloud: Gauging the Benefits

    Tech firms Seagate, Western Digital, and NetApp are looking to provide infrastructure and solutions that businesses need to transition to the cloud.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How ONTAP Continues to Benefit NetApp

    In 2013, US-based (SPY) NetApp (NTAP) introduced Clustered Data ONTAP, its scale-out storage solution.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why NetApp Is Banking on Growth in the All-Flash Array Market

    Storage company NetApp (NTAP) has stated that flash plays a key role in customers’ IT transformations.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why SolidFire Continues to Be Critical for NetApp

    SolidFire has created several growth avenues for NetApp (NTAP).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is NetApp Optimistic about the Hybrid Cloud Segment?

    In 2015, the hybrid and private cloud spaces registered 45% growth compared to the 51% growth in the public cloud space.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Has Cisco Increased Shareholder Value?

    In fiscal 2Q17, Cisco Systems (CSCO) returned $2.3 billion to its shareholders. This amount included $1 billion in share repurchases and $1.3 billion in dividends.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Seagate Close Its Factory in China?

    Last week, Seagate (STX) announced the closure of its manufacturing unit in Suzhou, China (FXI).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    NetApp Named a Leader in Gartner’s Solid State Array Quadrant

    Market research firm Gartner named NetApp (NTAP) as the market leader in its Magic Quadrant for solid-state arrays.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    How Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Is Increasing Shareholder Value

    HPE returned over $92 million in cash to shareholders in the last fiscal quarter. In fiscal 2016, HPE returned $3 billion in capital to its shareholders.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did NetApp Reduce Its Costs in Fiscal 2Q17?

    NetApp’s (NTAP) fiscal 2Q17 gross margin was 62.7%, which was within its guidance range.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How NetApp’s Data Fabric Strategy Helps Customers

    NetApp believes that data fabric is the future for data management. The combination of services, connectivity, and endpoints is referred to as a “fabric.”

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    This Area of Storage Is Booming for NetApp

    NetApp has stated that flash storage plays a key role in the IT transformation of businesses. The adoption of flash storage has increased in past quarters.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    NetApp’s Share in All-Flash Storage Rises Significantly

    Storage company NetApp (NTAP) has often stated that flash plays a key role in the IT (information technology) transformation of companies.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Expect from NetApp in Fiscal 1Q17?

    US-based (SPY) technology company NetApp (NTAP) will be announcing its fiscal 1Q17 results on August 17, 2016.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Expect from Western Digital’s Fiscal 4Q16 Earnings?

    Analysts estimate Western Digital to post revenues of $3.44 billion for fiscal 4Q16, with a low estimate of $3.38 billion and a high of $3.47 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Miscellaneous

    What Drove Western Digital’s Share Price on June 28?

    Western Digital (WDC) has a market cap of ~$9.1 billion. It rose by 4.6% to close at $44.11 per share on June 28, 2016.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s NetApp Gained from Its Microsoft and Amazon Partnerships?

    NetApp’s (NTAP) alliance with technology (XLK) heavyweight Microsoft (MSFT) has lasted for over 15 years now.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is the Cloud Transition Important for NetApp?

    NetApp, which started as a network-attached storage (or NAS) company, grew exponentially in the dot-com boom.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Fell on Brexit News

    On Friday, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) shares fell 7.6% on news of the United Kingdom deciding to leave the European (FEP)(EFA) Union—the Brexit.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Weak Demand and Inventory Drove Seagate’s Lower Guidance

    Recently, Seagate Technology (STX) announced its preliminary earnings results and lowered its revenue and margin estimates for fiscal 3Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cisco Continues to Bet on Partnerships in the Storage Space

    Cisco sells its UCS (Unified Computing System) products through a joint venture with EMC (EMC) and VMware (VMW). This joint venture is called VCE.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Options for Investors in the Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund

    From a purely NAV (net asset value) return standpoint, the Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund has had a forgettable one-year period until March 18, 2016, as it stood tenth among its peer group.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Factors that Can Drive Cisco Systems’ Growth

    Of its $12.7 billion revenue reported in fiscal 1Q16, Cisco derived 78% of its revenue, or $9.84 billion, from its wide product portfolio and 22%, or $2.84 billion, from services.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    Will Cisco Please Investors with Its Earnings Results?

    Cisco (CSCO) could beat all of the earnings estimates and provide strong fiscal 1Q16 results. However, its peers in the hardware space reported weaker results.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Macroeconomic Factors Affecting Technology Stock Performance in 2015

    Macroeconomic factors like the Greek debt crisis, the declining Chinese stock market, and global growth issues have made tech stocks not so attractive.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Third Platform Is Changing the IT Landscape

    The benefits provided by the third platform will put early adopters ahead of competition.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    Symantec Increased Its Share Buyback Program in Fiscal 1Q16

    In its fiscal 1Q16 earnings release, Symantec announced a $1.5 billion increase in its share buyback program. Symantec paid dividends worth $103 million.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Symantec’s Revenue Continued to Fall in Fiscal 1Q16

    On August 11, Symantec (SYMC) announced its fiscal 1Q16 results. It posted revenue and non-GAAP EPS of $1.5 billion and $0.40 per share, respectively.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Symantec Finally Finds Buyer for Veritas

    On August 11, 2015, Symantec (SYMC) made headlines when The Carlyle Group announced it has agreed to acquire Veritas, Symantec’s information management and data storage business.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Cisco Shut Down Its Data Storage Business?

    Cisco acquired Whiptail—a data storage player—in 2013 for $415 million in order to enter into this market. Cisco plans to shut down its data storage business.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can SanDisk Continue Upward Stock Movement in 2015?

    Although SanDisk (SNDK) has declared better-than-estimated 2Q15 results, the company’s revenue fell 24% year-over-year and 7% quarter-over-quarter.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fund Managers

    Seagate’s Stock Price Falls due to Low Demand and Poor Results

    Seagate Technology (STX) is a firm that designs, manufactures, and sells data storage products globally. It was founded in 1979. It’s headquartered in California.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Symantec Misses Wall Street Expectations for Fiscal 4Q15

    On May 14, 2015, Symantec (SYMC) declared its fiscal 4Q15 and 2015 earnings results. It missed 4Q15 earnings estimates, and the share price went down 3.5%.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    IBM Ranked Top Vendor in All-Flash Storage Array Space

    In 2014, IBM sold over 2,100 flash storage systems, which translates into 62 PB of capacity. IBM provides an economical storage option that save space, energy, and IT administration costs.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Cisco Partner with IBM?

    Cisco partners with IBM to leverage the fast-growing integrated infrastructure market. Past partnerships for Cisco have been successful.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Fund Managers

    AQR Capital sold its stake in Riverbed Technology

    On October 27, NetApp announced the acquisition of Riverbed’s SteelStore product line in an all-cash transaction for approximately $80 million.

    By Diana Key
  • Technology & Communications

    HP’s 3Par storage improved features redefine the storage platform

    In 2011, Hewlett-Packard (or HP) (HPQ) launched HP P10000 3PAR Storage Systems, in accordance with its Software defined storage strategy. When it was built, it kept the enterprise-class virtual and cloud-based data centers in mind. This move was achieved through HP’s acquisition of 3PAR—a leading global provider of utility storage—in September 2010 for $2.35 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Technology & Communications

    EMC invests in software-defined storage and elastic cloud storage

    In July, 2014 EMC announced the VMAX3 TM family. VMAX3 transforms VMAX from an enterprise storage to an open enterprise data service platform. It allows organizations to swiftly shift from on premise infrastructure to an agile data center infrastructure.

    By Anne Shields
  • Technology & Communications

    Why flash technology is displacing EMC disk based storage

    According to the IDC, the amount of digital data created, replicated, or consumed is getting doubled every two years. It’s estimated that by 2020, there will be 5,200 gigabytes for every person on earth.

    By Anne Shields
  • Technology & Communications

    EMC Federation and EMC’s Information Infrastructure segments

    Under “Information Storage,” EMC offers a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise storage systems and software—including high-end storage products EMC VMAX and mid-tier EMC VNX unified storage and a portfolio of backup products for enterprise.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Paul Singer’s Elliott Management buys a new stake in Boyd Gaming

    Elliott took a new position in Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD) last quarter. The position accounts for 1.41% of the fund’s $5.05 billion portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Elliott Management buys a new stake in Hornbeck Offshore Services

    Elliott Management took a new position in Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) last quarter. The position accounts for 0.58% of the fund’s $5.05 billion portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Glenview Capital Management starts new positions in AAP, AMT, DG, NXPI, sells NTAP, ROVI—13F Flash E

    Glenview Capital Management is a private investment management firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management. Why sell NetApp Inc. (NTAP)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Glenview Capital Management starts new positions in AAP, AMT, DG, NXPI, sells NTAP, ROVI—13F Flash C

    Glenview Capital Management is a private investment management firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management. Why buy Dollar General Corp. (DG)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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