Tech Stocks Little Changed in Mid-Day Trade; Western Digital Rising After Barclays Upgrade


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Technology stocks were little changed, with shares of technology companies in the S&P 500 slipping less than 0.1%.

In company news, shares of Western Digital ( WDC ) were up about 3.5% this afternoon, posting the best gain among technology stocks in the S&P 500 following an upgrade of the maker of hard drives and other storage devices to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays.

The research shop also set a $98 price target for the stock, citing increased cash return and plans by WDC to integrate its two subsidiaries.

WDC shares were ahead 3.8% at $85.76 each, earlier climbing to a session high of $85.86 a share. The stock has a 52-week range of $57.98 to $95.00 a share, advancing 45.75% over the past 12 months.

In other sector news,

(+) NTWK, (+4.4%) Reports fiscal Q3 net loss of $1.3 million, or $0.14 per share, reversing $1.6 million profit in the year-ago period. Revenue declines 25.4% to $9.4 mln. No analyst estimates were available for comparison.

(-) TTWO, (-6.0%) Forecasts fiscal Q1 net loss at least $0.13 per share wider than estimates. Revenue guidance lags Street by at least $88.15 mln. FY15 EPS outlook also misses. Q4 EPS, revenue lag year-ago comparisons but still top consensus view.

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