Cray (CRAY) was Downgraded by Needham to ” Hold”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Needham advised their investors in a research report released on May 4, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Cray. Sidoti Upgraded Cray on Apr 19, 2016 to ” Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $49.Cray was Initiated by Sidoti to “Neutral” on Mar 7, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Feb 29, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 49 from a previous price target of $42 .
On the company’s financial health, Cray reported $-0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.12 according to the earnings call on May 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.25. The company had revenue of $105.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $100.80 million. The company’s revenue was up 32.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.28 EPS.
Cray opened for trading at $37.84 and hit $39.5 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $39.34, with a gain of 3.88% or 1.47 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 4,48,651 shares. Company has a market cap of $1,601 M.
In a different news, on Feb 24, 2016, Charles Daniel Fairchild (VP, Corp. Controller & CAO) sold 16,545 shares at $40.85 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 22, 2016, Sally G Narodick (director) sold 15,000 shares at $41.25 per share price. On Feb 22, 2016, Brian C Henry (Executive VP & CFO) sold 83,582 shares at $41.31 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Cray Inc. designs develops manufactures markets and services the high-performance computing (HPC). The Company markets supercomputers and provides storage and analytics solutions. It also provides software system maintenance and support services and engineering services related to supercomputer systems. The Company operates through segments which include Supercomputing Storage and Data Management Maintenance and Support and Engineering Services and Other. It provides three models of customer-focused solutions: integrated supercomputing and storage solutions with tuned software; commodity-based cluster supercomputing and storage solutions and turn-key analytic solutions featuring industry standards and graph technologies. The Company offers its solutions by combining supercomputing cluster storage and analytics technology. Its customers include domestic and foreign Government and Government-funded entities academic institutions and commercial entities.