STX Stock – Seagate Technology Shares Slump on Poor Earnings

by Christopher Freeburn | January 28, 2014 10:21 am

STX Stock – Seagate Technology Shares Slump on Poor Earnings

SeagateLogo STX Stock   Seagate Technology Shares Slump on Poor Earnings[1]Declining personal computer shipments are taking a toll on Seagate Technology (STX[2]), which reported lower-than-expected quarterly results[3], sending STX stock down more than 10% in Tuesday morning trading.

STX stock sank after the hard drive manufacturer said it earned $428 million during its second fiscal quarter, down from $492 million in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted EPS came in at $1.32. That disappointed analysts, who had forecast adjusted earnings of $1.38 per share of STX stock, Reuters noted.

Quarterly revenue was $3.53 billion, down 4% from the same time last year. That also frustrated Wall Street, which was looking for revenue of $3.56 billion.

Seagate said it anticipated $3.4 billion in revenue for the current quarter. That, too, missed analysts, who have forecast third quarter revenue of $3.46 billion.

Last year, personal computer shipments sank about 10%[4], according to industry research firm Gartner, continuing a slide that has extended for years as consumers increasing move toward smartphones and tablets.

STX stock ended Monday trading at $58.05 per share. Prior to Tuesday, STX stock had risen more than 55% over the past twelve months.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/SeagateLogo.jpg
  2. STX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=STX
  3. reported lower-than-expected quarterly results: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/28/us-seagate-results-idUSBREA0Q1NI20140128
  4. personal computer shipments sank about 10%: http://investorplace.com/2014/01/decline-pc-market-hp-lnvgy-dell/#.UufKl3n0CX0

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