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Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX), Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE), NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) and Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRAK). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/5767-100free.
First Solar, Inc. Research Reports
On August 5, 2014, First Solar, Inc. (First Solar) announced that it has set a record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) research cell conversion efficiency, attaining 21.0% efficacy qualified at the Newport Corporation's Technology and Applications Center (TAC) PV Lab. As per the Company, the record has been documented in the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) "Best Research Cell Efficiencies" reference chart. The record exemplifies seventh considerable update to CdTe record efficacy since 2011. As per an analyst briefing in March 2013, First Solar exhibited a technology roadmap expecting a 22% research cell efficiency milestone in 2015. The aforesaid record shows that First Solar is progressively chasing to attain that goal ahead of schedule. The full research reports on First Solar are available to download free of charge at:
Xerox Corporation Research Reports
Xerox Corporation (Xerox) on September 2, 2014 will participate at the Citi Global Technology Conference. The event will be held at The Hilton New York Hotel, and is slated to begin at 10:15 a.m. ET. The CEO of the Company Ursula M. Burns and President of Xerox Services Bob Zapfel, have been designated to speak on behalf of the Company at the said conference. The full research reports on Xerox are available to download free of charge at:
Adobe Systems Inc. Research Reports
As per a news article on Bloomberg, on August 11, 2014, Adobe Systems Inc. (Adobe) along with Apple Inc. Google Inc., and Intel Corp., failed to convince a judge to approve a $324.5 million settlement over claims that the companies agreed not to hire each other's employees. On August 8, 2014, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh declined to grant initial approval to the settlement after stating doubts about whether it was sufficient at a hearing in June. The case is In re High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, 11-cv-02509, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose) and was filed in the year 2011. The decision of the court didn't impact the share price of the Company, and on August 8, 2014 it closed its trading session at $68.39. On the following trading day, August 11, 2014, the shares moved up slightly again, to close at $68.97. The full research reports on Adobe are available to download free of charge at:
NetApp, Inc. Research Reports
On August 7, 2014, NetApp, Inc. (NetApp) reported that the Company was endowed with two awards for its leadership and customer flash implementation at the 2014 Flash Memory Summit. NetApp was awarded Best of Show Most Pioneering Flash Memory Customer Application for its EF-Series all-flash-array organization at Diamond Light Source. The Company was also chosen by IT pros in the yearly SSD survey as the Market Leader favorite for All-Flash NAS SSD. In addition, NetApp took the lead in the four additional classifications of Presentation, Reliability, Service, and Support and Innovation. The full research reports on NetApp are available to download free of charge at:
Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. Research Reports
On August 11, 2014, Dealertrack Technologies, Inc. (Dealertrack) reported its financial results for Q2 2014 and H1 2014. The GAAP revenue for the quarter was recorded as $224.8 million, up 84.6% YoY and the GAAP net loss for the period was $1.4 million as against a GAAP net income of $3.8 million in Q2 2013. For H1 2014, the GAAP revenue was reported as $383.6 million, up 66.2% YoY. The GAAP net loss for H1 2014 was $13.0 million as compared to GAAP net income of $3.8 million in H1 2013. The Company also updated its guidance for the year 2014. The Company now expects full year GAAP net revenue to range between $829.0 million and $843.0 million, against the previous estimates of $814.0 million and $826.0 million. The GAAP net loss is forecasted to vary between $12.0 million and $7.0 million, as compared to prior guidance of $18.0 million to $12.0 million. The full research reports on Dealertrack are available to download free of charge at:
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