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ARRIS International Posts Strong Second Quarter

Shares of ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) are popping today, gaining more than 12% so far after the company powered past second quarter earnings estimates. The Suwanee, Georgia-based company posted EPS of $0.84, toppling the estimates of $0.65. Revenue of $1.73 billion was also above the forecasts of $1.70 billion. For the third quarter, the entertainment and communications technology company expects EPS of $0.72-to-$0.77, slightly ahead of the $0.73 consensus at the mid-point. Following the earnings report, investment firm Needham & Company reiterated a ‘Buy’ rating for ARRIS Group and upped its price target on it to $32 from $30. 26 funds in our system were long ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) at the end of the first quarter.

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Ocwen Financial Beats Revenue Estimates

Ocwen Financial Corp (NYSE:OCN)’s stock has surged by 11.63% today following the release of its second quarter financial results. The Atlanta, Georgia-based residential and commercial mortgage company reported a loss of $0.71, $0.23 worse than the consensus estimate of a loss of $0.48. However, revenue for the quarter totaled $373 million, sharply above analysts’ forecast of $324.05 million. Ocwen experienced a 35% increase in origination volume during the quarter, and a 19% jump in loan modifications to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. In a statement, Ocwen’s CEO Ron Faris said that the company continues to put legacy issues such as the Fisher cases behind it, and that it is making an effort to return to profitability in its core operations. Andy Redleaf’s Whitebox Advisors was one of 19 hedge funds tracked by us that were bullish on Ocwen Financial Corp (NYSE:OCN) at the end of the first quarter.

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Logitech Beats First Quarter Estimates

Logitech International SA (USA) (NASDAQ:LOGI)’s stock has gained more than 12% in value today after the company posted better than expected first quarter of fiscal year 2017 results. The Swiss computer company earned $0.20 per share, topping the $0.13 per share consensus target. Sales for the quarter rose by 7% to $480 million, whereas retail sales grew by 13%. Logitech upped its fiscal year 2017 retail sales outlook to an 8%-to-10% year-over-year gain on a constant currency basis. 12 hedge funds that we track were long Logitech International SA (USA) (NASDAQ:LOGI) at the end of first quarter, double the total of six funds from a quarter earlier.

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