Poorly configured Universal Plug-and-Play devices could be used to launch massive denial-of-service attacks, according to Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM). More than 4 million consumer and business devices—such as routers, media servers and Web cams—could be conscripted by attackers to participate in a distributed denial-of-service attack because of weaknesses in the Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP) standard, Internet infrastructure firm Akamai warned in an advisory posted on Oct. 15. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) belongs to Technology sector. Its net profit margin is 17.40% and weekly performance is -8.36%. On last trading day company shares ended up $53.38. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -10.73%.
On Oct 14, Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) announced that it is expanding its Aruba PartnerEdge Program to better address the needs of small to mid-sized enterprises (SME) and the channel partners that serve them. With recently introduced 802.11ac products designed for the SME, a wide variety of new programs, promotions and SME enablement support, as well as a focused SME channel team, Aruba will target both the authorized and non-authorized partner community with a goal to bring new, authorized partners on board across the globe. Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) shares fell -2.41% in last trading session and ended the day at $19.44. ARUN Gross Margin is 69.20% and its return on assets is -4.60%. Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) quarterly performance is 9.27%.
Shares of Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-one ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, American Banking News reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $74.28. On 16 October, Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) shares fell -0.36% and was closed at $69.69. LRCX EPS growth in last 5 year was 28.50%. Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) year to date (YTD) performance is 28.67%.
Fashion retailer The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) board approved a new $500 million share repurchase authorization for it’s common stock. This new buyback program for Gap Inc.’s stock follows the company’s previous $1.0 billion share buyback. The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 7.60% and weekly performance is -0.49%. On last trading day company shares ended up $36.49. The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -14.15%.
On October 9, Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) accepted the Environmental Strategy of the Year Award and the Innovative Printing and Writing Campaign of the Year Award at the Pulp and Paper International (PPI) Awards 2014 held on October 8 in Boston, Massachusetts. The PPI Awards are held each year to recognize the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) shares moved up 2.12% in last trading session and ended the day at $34.76. UFS Gross Margin is 20.00% and its return on assets is 2.70%. Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) quarterly performance is -13.79%.