NetApp (NTAP) is Upgraded by Cross Research to Buy

NetApp (NTAP) was Upgraded by Cross Research to ” Buy”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Hold ” on the company shares. Cross Research advised their investors in a research report released on Sep 26, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on NetApp. Company shares were Reiterated by Susquehanna on Sep 21, 2016 to “Positive”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 42 from a previous price target of $36 .Company shares were Upgraded by Goldman on Aug 24, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 32 from a previous price target of $26 .NetApp was Upgraded by JP Morgan to ” Neutral” on Aug 18, 2016.

On the company’s financial health, NetApp reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10 according to the earnings call on Aug 17, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.36. The company had revenue of $1294.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1260.17 million. The company’s revenue was down -3.1 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.29 EPS.

NetApp opened for trading at $35.88 and hit $36.1 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $35.96, with a gain of 0.71% or 0.255 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 17,97,051 shares. Company has a market cap of $10,021 M.

In a different news, on Aug 24, 2016, Jeffry R Allen (director) sold 40,000 shares at $35.10 per share price. According to the SEC, on Aug 23, 2016, Joel D Reich (Exec VP, Product Operations) sold 489 shares at $33.97 per share price. On Jun 7, 2016, Matthew K Fawcett (SVP, GC & Secretary) sold 17,808 shares at $24.98 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

NetApp Inc. (NetApp) is engaged in providing software systems and services to manage and store customer data. The Company offers a portfolio of products and services to a range of customer workloads across various data types and deployment models. Its data management solutions enable customers on-premises or in a public cloud resource to control integrate move and manage it. It offers both all-flash arrays and hybrid flash arrays and its portfolio includes hybrid and all-flash storage offerings. The Company also offers FlexPod solutions for workloads such as big data HPC and video analytics that integrate Hadoop. Its scale-out fabric-attached storage (FAS) platform uses the NetApp Data ONTAP storage operating system. Its Data ONTAP software delivers data protection data management and software for virtualized shared infrastructures cloud computing and mixed workload business applications. The Company focuses on the data management and storage markets.


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