Top Tech Stocks
Technology stocks are little changed this afternoon, with shares
of technology companies in the S&P slipping less than 0.1%.
In company news, NetScout Systems (
) is up nearly 17.5% at $30.00 a share, earlier reaching its best
level since January 2000 at $30.09 a share after the network
equipment and applications provider reported better-than-expected
Q2 results, driven by sizable growth in its product revenues.
NTCt reported Q2 earnings of $0.34 per share, ex one-time items,
topping the Capital IQ consensus by $0.05 per share. Revenue of
$92.2 million also beat expectations by $3.44 million.
During the same period last year, the company reported EPS of
$0.34 on revenues of $84.55 million.
The company also reaffirmed its FY14 guidance, forecasting
non-GAAP EPS in a range of $1.40 to $1.50 and revenue between $385
million to $400 million. The Street is looking for a $1.45 per
share profit on $389.47 million in revenue.
In other sector news,
(+) SNDK, (+7.8%) Raised to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham &
Co, which also increased its price target for the computer memory
company by $10 to $90 a share. The upgrade follows SNDK posting Q3
EPS that beat expectations and issuing upbeat Q4 guidance.
(-) RDA, (-1.4%) Reduces Q3 revenue outlook by more than $21
million to a new range of $84 mln to $85 mln, trailing the Capital
IQ consensus by at least $22.75 mln.
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