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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Cirrus Logic

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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – February 6, 2018 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Cirrus Logic (CRUS - Free Report) .

Here are highlights from Monday’s Analyst Blog:

Cirrus Logic Crashes on Earnings Miss, Weak Guidance

Shares of Cirrus Logic crashed more than 10% in after-hours trading Monday—adding to its 4% loss in regular trading hours—after the company posted softer-than-expected earnings results and weak guidance for the current quarter.

Cirrus Logic produces high performance, low-power ICs for audio and voice signal processing applications. The company’s solutions span the entire audio signal chain, from capture to playback, providing products for the world's smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables, and emerging smart-home applications.

For the fiscal third quarter, Cirrus reported adjusted earnings of $1.59 per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.77. Total revenues came in at $482.7 million, down from $523 million in the year-ago period and significantly below our consensus estimate of $531.8 million.

“Unanticipated weakness in smartphone demand that materialized in late December drove our Q3 results below expectations and further impacted our Q4 guidance,” said Cirrus CEO Jason Rhode.

For the fourth quarter, the company now expects revenue to fall in the range of $300 million to $340 million. This is well under our current consensus estimate, which is calling for total revenues of $370.4 million.

Cirrus shares closed at $46.75 on Monday, down about 4% from Friday’s close. The stock tumbled nearly 11% to touch $40.00 per share in after-hours trading.

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